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3/29/2015 11:04:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Before there were lots of users but now there's only few.Is this true? And why is that?
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3/29/2015 11:06:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 11:04:46 AM, ClashnBoom wrote:
Before there were lots of users but now there's only few.Is this true? And why is that?

It feels that way to me also. I think it has something to do with Obama and net neutrality, but don't ask me why, they just seem to be behind all my problems.
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3/29/2015 11:45:31 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Nah. I think it is just a new generation of users who are less forum-centered
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3/29/2015 12:01:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 11:04:46 AM, ClashnBoom wrote:
Before there were lots of users but now there's only few.Is this true?

No, its not true at all.

And why is that?

The opinions and polls section have been bringing in more off-site traffic than ever. If you want to see a debate site that has a popularity problem, head over to edeb8
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3/29/2015 12:05:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
This is by no means the case. We just have lost some of the old guards that were forum centered, and picked up an entire user base that is different entirely. Some centered around polls, some in the forums, some in debates.

If anything statistics show that more people are using the site now, than when it started by nearly 50 percent if I remember maxes post correctly
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3/29/2015 12:09:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 12:01:56 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/29/2015 11:04:46 AM, ClashnBoom wrote:
Before there were lots of users but now there's only few.Is this true?

No, its not true at all.

And why is that?

The opinions and polls section have been bringing in more off-site traffic than ever. If you want to see a debate site that has a popularity problem, head over to edeb8

Remember when I made a similar forum post (or advanced a similar opinion) to this two years ago? lol!

There's more people now than when we joined.
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3/29/2015 12:12:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 11:04:46 AM, ClashnBoom wrote:
Before there were lots of users but now there's only few.Is this true? And why is that?

Have you created a new account, or are you basing this on your three week experence?
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3/29/2015 12:15:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 12:12:19 PM, TBR wrote:
At 3/29/2015 11:04:46 AM, ClashnBoom wrote:
Before there were lots of users but now there's only few.Is this true? And why is that?

Have you created a new account, or are you basing this on your three week experence?

LOL
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3/29/2015 12:26:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 12:12:19 PM, TBR wrote:
At 3/29/2015 11:04:46 AM, ClashnBoom wrote:
Before there were lots of users but now there's only few.Is this true? And why is that?

Have you created a new account, or are you basing this on your three week experence?

Holy sh*t! You called the alt out in no time flat.
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3/29/2015 12:47:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I would like to see more people in the forums. I do try to do my part behind the scenes by being an informal ambassador to some new people. I am constantly an ambassador to a small group of them, I don't try to shape their behavior, just become friendly. I perhaps should encourage them to atleast say hi in the forums.
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3/29/2015 12:57:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 12:12:19 PM, TBR wrote:
At 3/29/2015 11:04:46 AM, ClashnBoom wrote:
Before there were lots of users but now there's only few.Is this true? And why is that?

Have you created a new account, or are you basing this on your three week experence?

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3/29/2015 1:00:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
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3/29/2015 1:07:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
There is a very popular political forum I have spend time at nearly every day for about 12 years. Yes, it has changed over time. It goes through different cycles, and at each cycle there are people saying how wonderful the last cycle was, and that the new one sucks. That's just how it happens. Some people feel that way because they don't like change, others wanting to prove they are elders.

On a technical forum I spent a good deal of time on, one day in a off-topic conversation I insulted every Catholic and a good deal of Christians by not expressing condolences for the dead pope. I had been on the forum since... "the early days", and when uses balked saying "this is not who we are <blah><blah>" my first reaction was who are THEY to tell ME what this site is. Then I though about it, they were completely right. Not about the pope, but that they had every right to tell me what the community should look like. User longevity give some privileged, but not a club. New(ish) members get to build the community they want too.

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3/29/2015 9:20:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
It's not just the forums some polls barely even get votes and Asians are not in this site anymore I think me and a few others are the only people who live in Asia left.
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3/29/2015 9:22:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 12:12:19 PM, TBR wrote:
At 3/29/2015 11:04:46 AM, ClashnBoom wrote:
Before there were lots of users but now there's only few.Is this true? And why is that?

Have you created a new account, or are you basing this on your three week experence?

I used my brother account a little more than a year ago.
I will change my sig weekly. Week 4.

Fun fact of the week
Clumsy alien Jar Jar Binks was introduced in The Phantom Menace for comic relief, but he was initially a two-faced mercenary who was to betray Qui-Gon Jinn, a Jedi Master played by Liam Neeson.

Joke of the week:
Nerd 1: "Why can't you trust atoms?"
Nerd 2: : "Cause they make everything up!"
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3/29/2015 9:23:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 1:40:05 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
DDO is a lot more popular than it was just two years ago

But two years ago people were more active.
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Clumsy alien Jar Jar Binks was introduced in The Phantom Menace for comic relief, but he was initially a two-faced mercenary who was to betray Qui-Gon Jinn, a Jedi Master played by Liam Neeson.

Joke of the week:
Nerd 1: "Why can't you trust atoms?"
Nerd 2: : "Cause they make everything up!"
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3/29/2015 9:26:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 9:23:54 PM, ClashnBoom wrote:
At 3/29/2015 1:40:05 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
DDO is a lot more popular than it was just two years ago

But two years ago people were more active.

That's BS
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3/29/2015 9:29:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 9:22:14 PM, ClashnBoom wrote:
At 3/29/2015 12:12:19 PM, TBR wrote:
At 3/29/2015 11:04:46 AM, ClashnBoom wrote:
Before there were lots of users but now there's only few.Is this true? And why is that?

Have you created a new account, or are you basing this on your three week experence?

I used my *brother's account a little more than a year ago.
I will change my sig weekly. Week 4.

Fun fact of the week
Clumsy alien Jar Jar Binks was introduced in The Phantom Menace for comic relief, but he was initially a two-faced mercenary who was to betray Qui-Gon Jinn, a Jedi Master played by Liam Neeson.

Joke of the week:
Nerd 1: "Why can't you trust atoms?"
Nerd 2: : "Cause they make everything up!"
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3/29/2015 9:32:25 PM
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At 3/29/2015 1:00:55 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
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3/29/2015 9:32:48 PM
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At 3/29/2015 9:32:25 PM, GamrDeb8rBbrH8r wrote:
At 3/29/2015 1:00:55 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

What's an adage?

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3/29/2015 9:55:15 PM
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At 3/29/2015 9:20:58 PM, ClashnBoom wrote:
It's not just the forums some polls barely even get votes and Asians are not in this site anymore I think me and a few others are the only people who live in Asia left.

What the heck do Asians have to do with this??? Just because there are less of them doesn't mean that there are less people joining DDO elsewhere....

Plus, the polls section is just as active as ever. Even if it weren't it could just be the fact that the questions are uninteresting. Don't blame it on the nonexistent loss of DDO users.
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3/29/2015 10:07:04 PM
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At 3/29/2015 9:55:15 PM, BLAHthedebator wrote:
At 3/29/2015 9:20:58 PM, ClashnBoom wrote:
It's not just the forums some polls barely even get votes and Asians are not in this site anymore I think me and a few others are the only people who live in Asia left.

What the heck do Asians have to do with this??? Just because there are less of them doesn't mean that there are less people joining DDO elsewhere....

Plus, the polls section is just as active as ever. Even if it weren't it could just be the fact that the questions are uninteresting. Don't blame it on the nonexistent loss of DDO users.

There were polls that got a hundred votes. And there are alot of users but not active ones.
I will change my sig weekly. Week 4.

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Clumsy alien Jar Jar Binks was introduced in The Phantom Menace for comic relief, but he was initially a two-faced mercenary who was to betray Qui-Gon Jinn, a Jedi Master played by Liam Neeson.

Joke of the week:
Nerd 1: "Why can't you trust atoms?"
Nerd 2: : "Cause they make everything up!"
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3/29/2015 10:12:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Also there seems to be a new trend lots of people are making goodbye forums.(granted they're sill here but they still wanted to leave.)
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Clumsy alien Jar Jar Binks was introduced in The Phantom Menace for comic relief, but he was initially a two-faced mercenary who was to betray Qui-Gon Jinn, a Jedi Master played by Liam Neeson.

Joke of the week:
Nerd 1: "Why can't you trust atoms?"
Nerd 2: : "Cause they make everything up!"
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3/29/2015 10:13:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 10:12:59 PM, ClashnBoom wrote:
Also there seems to be a new trend lots of people are making goodbye forums.(granted they're sill here but they still wanted to leave.)

That always happens.
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3/29/2015 10:25:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/29/2015 12:12:19 PM, TBR wrote:
At 3/29/2015 11:04:46 AM, ClashnBoom wrote:
Before there were lots of users but now there's only few.Is this true? And why is that?

Have you created a new account, or are you basing this on your three week experence?

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3/30/2015 12:39:13 AM
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At 3/29/2015 10:07:04 PM, ClashnBoom wrote:
At 3/29/2015 9:55:15 PM, BLAHthedebator wrote:
At 3/29/2015 9:20:58 PM, ClashnBoom wrote:
It's not just the forums some polls barely even get votes and Asians are not in this site anymore I think me and a few others are the only people who live in Asia left.

What the heck do Asians have to do with this??? Just because there are less of them doesn't mean that there are less people joining DDO elsewhere....

Plus, the polls section is just as active as ever. Even if it weren't it could just be the fact that the questions are uninteresting. Don't blame it on the nonexistent loss of DDO users.

There were polls that got a hundred votes.

That doesn't change anything about it. Simply because there were polls like that doesn't mean we aren't active in the polls. That evidence is selective and subjective because they are only some of the cases here.

And there are alot of users but not active ones.

That isn't the case. Recently we have had a big flow of new DDO users come in and actually stay. Bluesteel once estimated in the past that we have about 200 users online usually (If my memory isn't messed up). The demographics state we have 319 users online currently at the time of writing, which is more than a 50% increase in users online.
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