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Old 07-22-2013, 10:29 AM
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Default Activity pit of doom

It's getting sad around here.

ASB's dead, Mafia's been dead, and roleplaying before that...

TCoD's dying.

Any ideas to boost activity? Like, say, advertising? *Hasnoidea*

Obviously we can expect a boost in activity with the new games, but that might not last. Ideas?
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:42 PM
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It seems like we're all waiting on each other to make posts, and no one does, so we just kinda sit here.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:44 PM
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I'm up for any ideas anyone has :(

I've noticed fewer threads recently and decided to make threads every time I get the idea for one rather than thinking "nah, it'll annoy people!" but I can't think of what else I could do beyond just being a bit more proactive about posting here.
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According to Negrek, if anyone wants to take up the ASB baton they should contact her. We just need someone who is experienced and willing enough to run it.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:51 PM
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did everyone piss off to irc or something
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Hahah I wish but no, #tcod's been in basically the same boat for years. It hasn't been getting any quieter I guess but it isn't showing any signs of making a comeback either.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:17 PM
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What if we all try to contribute three posts a day?
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The important thing is not the amount of posts, but what you post. You could make fifty posts in the Games forum, but that's not exactly contributing to the forum.
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I'm more interested in what punishment we should come up with for those who don't post enough.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:05 AM
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I've been under the impression a large amount of the activity dip is because of the "server busy" messages. I couldn't quite judge it personally since they don't show up for admins, but I know one forum I went to started showing that message all the time and I just gave up trying to go there regularly after a while.

In which case it could get somewhat better once I manage to actually get the time to move the forums.
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Yeah, things should improve once we get a new server, but it's unlikely to rebound to what it was anytime soon.

Condensing and pruning things here might help. For instance, the creativity section seems really spaced considering the activity it gets.

Also bringing new things to the table and discussing interesting stuff that is already here could help, perhaps? (New Phoenix Wright? Edward Snowden and lack of online privacy? Pet photo thread?)
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I have a ton of ideas for threads, but I am worried about it being basically considered spam.
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i personally think it's because there's not really anything new to discuss in serious business, and that that ASB/Mafia/SZ etc. have all slowed down or are empty. those are the kinds of things people come back for: arguing and playing games. lots of people that have left were mostly here for ASB or something.
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...because I have no idea what to post here.

I just read the entire thread so far and was thinking "I don't know what to post because I don't really have anything to input on this subject" and then I was like, "wait a sec."
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[23:53:13] +0riginalTrainer: This is a direct result of the patriarchy.
[23:53:51] +J.D.Deuce: feminism is awesome
[23:53:52] +Viscereal: uh please address me by my pronouns
[23:53:59] +Viscereal: loom/looms/loomself
[23:54:35] +0riginalTrainer: You white male cis scum, check you privilege. No matter how many documents you throw in front of me, the wage gap is real.
[23:54:58] +J.D.Deuce: you've been warned lol
[23:55:14] +B1SHARP: So you believe that fathers deserve the same leave after they have an at home newborn as mothers?
[23:55:40] +0riginalTrainer: So you believe that women should be drafted too?
[23:55:45] +B1SHARP: Yes
[23:55:45] +Viscereal: yes, when they have a baby shove itself through their dick they can get work off
[23:55:47] +Takron Galtos: I'd settle just for at-home leave actually be guarunteed without penalties for mothers.
[23:55:51] +Superbird: you know what we need right now
[23:55:53] +Takron Galtos: That's not even standard yet.
[23:56:00] +0riginalTrainer: What I hate about feminism is that it turns a lot of male issues into female issues, then calls it feminism.
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[23:56:03] +Superbird: a tourney to distract everyone from controvertial discussion
[23:56:03] @amr97: another tournament
[23:56:06] @amr97: hurry hurry
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Default Re: Activity pit of doom

It's simple then, to me-- open up ASB, and try to spark some new interest in the SZ.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:25 PM
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It's just not opening ASB, it's getting refs, having someone man the shops, etc.
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You can't just say 'open ASB', you need someone who is actually able to open it. Who is willing capable of that? Probably only people that are super busy, if anyone.

Getting refs and such would come later, if the person running ASB was quality.
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I think if ASB is brought back, it should be run by multiple people. With a divided workload (and the added help from the ASB Control Panel, which I hope is brought back), even if someone running it gets busy there will be enough people in control to keep it running smoothly.
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We could have about 5 people running everything and 2 of those could be the heads of ASB.
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