At 8/15/08 04:55 PM, Toast wrote:
you must admit there's a big difference in terms of productivity and activity between the regs. Sure, we do have an AS war from times to times, but it doesn't match the endless flash debates, AS quizz threads, AS wars, AS arenas, art showcase threads, and all this kind of things. I think it's not false to say that there was more active people in the inglor times. You could hit refresh every 20 seconds to see someone replying to your posts, here I just find myself refreshing for hours before giving up. No offense to the new regs, but I also think that there were a lot more regs that were extremely good at programming in 2006/05.
Yeah.. I'm with Toast. It may be true that everyone has there own 'golden age' to reminicse about... and for me it was what Toast's calling 'The Inglor times'. This is when I was most into Newgrounds, or atleast this forum. That's when this place was a little community to me. I have drifted away over the past year or two. I feel part of the reason for me drifting away is getting busy, but also loosing the ability to sit and read. I found something interesting yesterday..
This article I found was quite reassuring that others are thinking like me. It's an article about how reading on the internet, possibly deteriorates the way you read. Makes you look for snippets, and scan text's rather than actually read and indulge it.
This is a feeling i've had for a while so finding it (how random was this.. I searched for a picture of Jack Kerouac on PicLen's, the result I liked was from a book review blog, which I 'scanned' and managed to find within the first few blog posts, a link to the article) was reassuring and now i'm trying to counteract this by reading thoroughly.
I feel that posting and reading and replying here so much has done this to me, so I'm suing. Nah just kidding, but yeah I do feel me posting, scanning etc here for so long has done it, as this is the place on the internet I visit the most.
Anybody else back this theory?
LINK to ARTICLE :: Is Google making us stupid?