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Posted Oct 27, '11 at 10:11pm

Roger721

Roger721

614 posts

Hello. While I was exploring AG-based Xats, I've met several unactive/banned/"old-school" AG Users. Most of them said that, one of the main reasons to their inactivity here is that the site was better before.

Is that true?

How better? They say that the threads had more quality back in time.

Well, I can't tell if it was. I joined June 26th, so that's not too much knowledge on our awesome site...

- R

 

Posted Oct 27, '11 at 11:00pm

master565

master565

3,874 posts

It's not that the site was better, it's that it's community was. While i wasn't here (active) for the high point of the forums, i was here while they were better. Most threads that come up these days (mostly in the tavern) are terrible and uninteresting, the general skill in sections such as the AMW is relatively low, and the average intelligence of the users is depressingly stupid. The last part of that may not necessarily be true in real life, but they put absolutely no thought into their posts. Even when i come up with an interesting thread idea, I'm usually not motivated enough to actually write it up because of the majority of responses it's going to get i know are going to unintelligent, because whenever i have tried this in the past, i fail to spark any intelligent conversation. At the end of they day what happened is, most of old generation of AG users left for whatever reason, and the ones that remained are not at all pleased with the new generation, while the new generation see and have accepted it's current state as the standard and are pleased with it.

 

Posted Oct 28, '11 at 5:07am

Cenere

Cenere

12,941 posts

Knight

What Master said, pretty much.
Even more so because trying to get them to improve their threads and posts isn't a particularly easy task, which is why I hope the AGv3 forum is going to be a new sparkling one, or at least a cleaned version of this, without any old posts left.
They might be amusing to read and part of site history, but it really does bump down the ability to keep proper order everywhere.

And well, then there is the matter of generations all together.
Vets everywhere are going to be nostalgic of the time when they were newbies on the site. It doesn't matter if the site has improved or changed at all since the start, it's the "when I was..." feel that matters. Just ask your parents.
Besides, AG has gone from having a small and active community to having a larger community, which obviously changes the dynamics of the community entirely.

I would appreciate if everyone would read this, look at their posts and try and up the quality and length of them, at least to preserve mod (in)sanity, because at some point we are probably going to snap and get nasty, if it continues down this spiral.

 

Posted Oct 28, '11 at 7:23am

sensanaty

sensanaty

862 posts

Agreed with master, I don't have much posts, but that's because I was ashamed of my lack of knowledge compared to a lot of, at the time, active users. But now, it just feels like AG has been overloaded with 13-15 year olds that still haven't the knowledge for most of the 'smarter' threads on here.

 

Posted Oct 28, '11 at 7:29am

sensanaty

sensanaty

862 posts

And also , I've notices the Mods are less involved in the posts, I remember when mods were active everywhere, Tavern, Newcomers etc.
I'm not sure if it's just because of the AGv3 development or they lost interest aswell.

 

Posted Oct 28, '11 at 7:58am

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,868 posts

Knight

Missed the good old days frolicking in the AMW with the more active users...I feel like an old veteran haha; excuse my self-indulgence.

But yes, it was way more active before, and hence much more fun. There were a couple of trolls that provided entertainment, for good or for bad.

Also, when Cen was not a mod. Also, when more of the mods were active. God, I miss those AG days.

 

Posted Oct 28, '11 at 8:16am

sensanaty

sensanaty

862 posts

it was way more active before

Firetail was really frequent on teh forums, I haven't seen him in any threads for such a long time

 

Posted Oct 28, '11 at 8:22am

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,868 posts

Knight

Firetail was really frequent on teh forums, I haven't seen him in any threads for such a long time

Anyone in the Top 100 were, but they're mostly all gone...

 

Posted Oct 28, '11 at 8:26am

sensanaty

sensanaty

862 posts

but they're mostly all gone...

Zega! Did he delete or what??

 

Posted Oct 28, '11 at 8:43am

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,868 posts

Knight

Zega! Did he delete or what??

I heard from Knight he got banned due to spam. Perma or temp? Idk.