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Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 07:15 AM Reply

Now I'm fully aware it's early in the morning for the states, however this is just depressing man.

What happened newgrounds?

Obligatory newgrounds was better back in the day thread. Also, I've been around since 04, don't let the account fool you.

(Incoming 99 user calling me a youngster)


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 07:20 AM Reply

At 12/16/12 07:17 AM, Austerity wrote: I joined in 04 originally too and am hoping that it gains a much bigger userbase in the future.

Maybe I'm behind in the times, but isn't this like THE place to be for online flash games? I just don't get it. Not even that long ago we had atleast 3x the traffic we do now. There is literally no reason to use this forum, if I wanted to discuss something it would take like an hour to get a response, in that time I could have gone elsewhere.

Very frustrating.


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 07:22 AM Reply

At 12/16/12 07:15 AM, FallenMartyr wrote: Now I'm fully aware it's early in the morning for the states, however this is just depressing man.
What happened newgrounds?

It's the weekend, early morning, forums on any site have a drop in activity ... take your pick.

Obligatory newgrounds was better back in the day thread. Also, I've been around since 04, don't let the account fool you.

Indeed. Only old school users feel their opinion needs to be backed up by their sign-up date.


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 07:35 AM Reply

At 12/16/12 07:20 AM, FallenMartyr wrote:
At 12/16/12 07:17 AM, Austerity wrote: I joined in 04 originally too and am hoping that it gains a much bigger userbase in the future.
Maybe I'm behind in the times, but isn't this like THE place to be for online flash games

1. That answer your question my friend. The reality now is that nearly everyone who can afford an internet connection and a computer has a smartphone which is fully capable of playing these flash games 10 times better at a better convenience.

2. Flash artists that are popular took their weight to Youtube as the payout and reach is far greater.

I remember seeing kids playing flash games back down in the compute lab round here, now that place is either filled with senior student studying or just an occasional person checking his email.

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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 07:43 AM Reply

oh cool, an opportunity to link to this:

http://stats.grounds.li/bbs_topics
http://stats.grounds.li/bbs_posts

2 graphs of new topics and new posts to the forum over time

At 12/16/12 07:20 AM, FallenMartyr wrote: Maybe I'm behind in the times, but isn't this like THE place to be for online flash games? I just don't get it. Not even that long ago we had atleast 3x the traffic we do now. There is literally no reason to use this forum, if I wanted to discuss something it would take like an hour to get a response, in that time I could have gone elsewhere.

Newgrounds is a website with many things, the forum is just one of those things and one thing doesn't necessarily represent the size or activity levels of the entire website.

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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 07:55 AM Reply

i joined seven days ago and i think this forum is still doing pretty well, in fact probably better than before!

--supergandhi64


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 08:13 AM Reply

I think my first account was 03, but I don't flaunt that fact due to the breaks that were sometimes years in between and how little I care to catch up on what happened during the forums between that time. A lot of forums I used to regularly visit are pretty dead now, but this one still gets a modest amount of traffic. However, I do faintly remember even back then in 03 people were always complaining about new sign-ups and how it was much better back in the day. Maybe it's just you outgrowing the website and your subconscious telling you to move on. *Shrug*


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 08:13 AM Reply

Yeah, that is depressing.
From Wikipedia:
In 1998, Tom Fulp of Newgrounds created a spoof of Teletubbies called Teletubby Fun Land which resulted in a law suit from the BBC. This resulted in a boost of notoriety and media exposure, and the video was renamed Telebubby Fun Land.

We need something more like that so that we can get a boost of notoriety.


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 08:24 AM Reply

And actually when it said that there were 15 users online that was just for the general forum and not on the rest of them. In the entire BBS there are 58 online right now so you are very inaccurate.

At 12/16/12 07:55 AM, supergandhi64 wrote: i joined seven days ago

That's why you don't know anything at all and you're wrong.


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 09:52 AM Reply

At 12/16/12 08:25 AM, Amaranthus wrote:
At 12/16/12 08:24 AM, Dragen wrote:
At 12/16/12 07:55 AM, supergandhi64 wrote: i joined seven days ago
That's why you don't know anything at all and you're wrong.
He's a fucking gimmick troll account, ignore him.

Don't talk about my home-boy like that sucker

--Idioteque123


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 09:59 AM Reply

At 12/16/12 09:52 AM, Idioteque123 wrote:
At 12/16/12 08:25 AM, Amaranthus wrote:
At 12/16/12 08:24 AM, Dragen wrote:
At 12/16/12 07:55 AM, supergandhi64 wrote: i joined seven days ago
That's why you don't know anything at all and you're wrong.
He's a fucking gimmick troll account, ignore him.
Don't talk about my home-boy like that sucker

--Idioteque123

thanks for sticking up for me, dude. don't pay any mind to that kind of posts, though. it's just negative chakra looking for people to propagate itself through. the way sound can only move through matter this negative chakra only flows through the mind of humans, we can't let ourselves become a medium of negative energy proliferation

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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 10:09 AM Reply

Early morning on a weekend, hmmm, I wonder why there is so little traffic....could it be everyone is asleep because they were up till 3am playing world of warcraft or out partying?


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 10:15 AM Reply

I don't mind it. It's humble. I know people, sort of.


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 10:16 AM Reply

Yeah well I've been here since 1986 so get on my level.


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 10:38 AM Reply

At 12/16/12 07:55 AM, supergandhi64 wrote:

the way sound can only move through matter this negative chakra only flows through the mind of humans, we can't let ourselves become a medium of negative energy proliferation


--supergandhi64

Oh shut up you fucking cunt.


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 11:01 AM Reply

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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 11:02 AM Reply

The forums are very unpopular compared to the rest of the site.

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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 11:41 AM Reply

At 12/16/12 07:55 AM, supergandhi64 wrote: i joined seven days ago and i think this forum is still doing pretty well, in fact probably better than before!

You're wrong my good sir. These forums used to be blown up by posts like no tomorrow. Back in 2006 to 2008 was crazy with posts everywhere, even at my favorite portion of the site, the Clubs and Crews. Now, it just seems like a wasteland. :( I still gonna enjoy this site for what it is though since it is a magnificent site. :)


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 11:49 AM Reply

Let's all pretend sign up date matters. This has never happened.


Yea, I farm Anal Penguins. Do something about it.

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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 12:00 PM Reply

At 12/16/12 11:49 AM, AnalPenguinFarming wrote: Let's all pretend sign up date matters. This has never happened.

I agree. Post count is where it's at.


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 12:03 PM Reply

At 12/16/12 07:15 AM, FallenMartyr wrote: Obligatory newgrounds was better back in the day thread. Also, I've been around since 04, don't let the account fool you.

my first account is from 1997


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 12:05 PM Reply

At 12/16/12 12:05 PM, Cherry wrote:
At 12/16/12 12:03 PM, ExpletiveDeleted wrote:
At 12/16/12 07:15 AM, FallenMartyr wrote: Obligatory newgrounds was better back in the day thread. Also, I've been around since 04, don't let the account fool you.
my first account is from 1997
my first account is from 987 BC

whoa


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 12:07 PM Reply

At 12/16/12 07:43 AM, citricsquid wrote: oh cool, an opportunity to link to this:

http://stats.grounds.li/bbs_topics

Whoah, what was up with July 18, 2007? Was that a redesign release?


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 12:09 PM Reply

It'll be 14 users when i'm done with you!

ROUND HOUSE KICK!

i win


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 12:11 PM Reply

At 12/16/12 12:09 PM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote: couldn't be, the 07 redesign was in april

There's definitely a big spike there (it's actually July 17, when I zoomed in).
Over 20,000 posts apparently...


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 12:18 PM Reply

At 12/16/12 12:11 PM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote: well idr if there was anything else that day, i wasn't too active in 07

It was definitely redesign.

I found the a range of thread IDs for that date (736000s)... and there were like 4-5 topics all on about the redesign.
Here's one that's pretty conclusive:

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/736787/

I remember we allowed people to make whatever threads they wanted, because the staff wanted people to be excited. So the usual rule of "we already have that topic" was loosened (although there are a lot of deleted threads in that range :)).


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 12:18 PM Reply

bitching and moaning about how much better NG used to be always resolved the probelm 999% of the time
now what's interesting to talk about on general


you're all doing a great job

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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 12:18 PM Reply

I've been lurking the site since early '06. The Flash Portal has gotten loads slower. And do the Collections even get updated anymore? It actually looks like it has gotten smaller! What's up with that?

What we need is to force Newgrounds back into popularity. We should volunteer people to advertise Newgrounds everywhere. Maybe spawn some new memes. That should bring us back.


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Response to Users Online (15) Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 12:43 PM Reply

At 12/16/12 12:18 PM, Chdonga wrote: What we need is to force Newgrounds back into popularity. We should volunteer people to advertise Newgrounds everywhere. Maybe spawn some new memes. That should bring us back.

Memes... maybe.

See, Armour made some excellent points back on the first page. The wider spread of content over several online platforms means NG loses some of it notoriety for the *only* spot online to have what it has. Back in 2006, Facebook was barely a thing... Youtube was popular but nowhere near what it is now. If you wanted cool, original games, head to NG.

Even the type of kid who was the lifeblood of these forums (Male, aged 13-18) are in very different mindsets when it comes to the Internet. That's how fast things changed. Instead of loyally attaching themselves to the BBS, they have so much more choice... including Facebook, or Twitter, etc.

Simple advertising might bring more traffic to site, but it won't necessarily bolster our BBS community. It was stronger (if we count strength as number of posts/topics) back in the day because everyone felt more part of something unique. Flash itself is fighting a huge battle of relevancy.

So if we want this place to flourish again, it will take NG becoming more relevant to the digital world of today.


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