Activity here is really weird

 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
More people are back and online lately, sometimes with 10 or more online at the same time constantly throughout the day, yet almost no one will post. So this creates this situation where activity is up but also not at the same time.

I think about why this is and there's probably a few reasons, namely a lack of interesting topics to respond to. While I like the more laid back attitude this place has now and would like to post more, 80% of the time I look there just isn't anything worth engaging with. "Make your own threads" you might say (ignoring that I just posted this one right now) but the desire just isn't there most the time.

Figured I'd throw the topic out there to see what others have to say. Challenger being gone eliminates probably a 3rd of the site's activity, and most other threads are some combination of SC's mental decline or anime shit. None of those things being stuff I want to engage with anyway. The rest of the topics being shitposts or question threads that don't lead to the same level of discussion as they used to.

Again, just throwing this out there because I want to hear what others have to say.


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
Also fuck megathreads.


 
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megathreads are dope and gave the site 2 more years of life tbh


 
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im boring so i cant think of any good topics


 
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I could start my annual MLB Playoffs thread but I don't wanna talk to myself since the sports people that were here are gone


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I could just argue about anything like a retard if that boosts activity.


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
I could just argue about anything like a retard if that boosts activity.
That would just make you Challenger 2.0


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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
megathreads are dope and gave the site 2 more years of life tbh
They're fucking stupid, especially when it applies to large franchises. At one point there were like 5 fuckin Evangelion threads but we only get the one Halo magathread, which was originally just supposed to be a Halo 5 thread. It's fucking dumb. I've been stubborn about not posting in them since basically they started being a thing, but now it's to the point where I can't really talk about Halo unless I post in it.


 
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megathreads are dope and gave the site 2 more years of life tbh
They're fucking stupid, especially when it applies to large franchises. At one point there were like 5 fuckin Evangelion threads but we only get the one Halo magathread, which was originally just supposed to be a Halo 5 thread. It's fucking dumb. I've been stubborn about not posting in them since basically they started being a thing, but now it's to the point where I can't really talk about Halo unless I post in it.
so besides being stupid and dumb, what's the issue exactly


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
megathreads are dope and gave the site 2 more years of life tbh
They're fucking stupid, especially when it applies to large franchises. At one point there were like 5 fuckin Evangelion threads but we only get the one Halo magathread, which was originally just supposed to be a Halo 5 thread. It's fucking dumb. I've been stubborn about not posting in them since basically they started being a thing, but now it's to the point where I can't really talk about Halo unless I post in it.
so besides being stupid and dumb, what's the issue exactly
The fact that it's stupid and dumb

duh


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I try to keep any news/updates about NTE in the one thread considering it's pretty spoilery for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, but I can't vouch for other people making Eva threads, and they're usually only about NGE which is an entirely different story. I'm confused though; if multiple Eva threads are an issue, how would having a long-term "general" for it's discussion be a problem (other than having two different discussions in one thread for two different storylines)?

At one point there were like 5 fuckin Evangelion threads


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
I'm just bitching because I hate megathreads, not because they're an actual problem


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I think there's just an overall lack of interest in posting from the members still here (me included) and idk if there's any way to really fix it. I don't think it necessarily means the content has become worse. Threads that probably would have gotten a lot more traction back in the day don't seem to get nearly as much now (e.g. the Mandalorian thread). Dune is something I'm personally really excited for, but when a thread popped up I didn't have much to say.

There's probably too high of expectations for threads to have "discussion value". I went to a random page from 2016-era and it was just a lot of nonsense, but threads were being created at a significantly higher rate. This kind of goes in hand with my problem with mega-threads. Back in private groups during b.next: there would usually be a designated "offtopic/shitpost thread", which would eventually cause the creation of new topics to become taboo, and then activity would inevitably start to dwindle.


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I think part of the problem with any community that's been around for long enough is that topics dry up because everybody knows everybody. It doesn't really matter what the topic is after a while, you get a feel for who's going to respond and why they're going to respond. The talking point issue can be circumvented in physical presence aka people hanging out and doing shit together but not neccessarily talking. With the shiternet being what it is, it'll always burn out like this. I've seen it happen on many smaller sites over time unless there was some bigger binding force at large.


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I think part of the problem with any community that's been around for long enough is that topics dry up because everybody knows everybody. It doesn't really matter what the topic is after a while, you get a feel for who's going to respond and why they're going to respond. The talking point issue can be circumvented in physical presence aka people hanging out and doing shit together but not neccessarily talking. With the shiternet being what it is, it'll always burn out like this. I've seen it happen on many smaller sites over time unless there was some bigger binding force at large.

Plus nobody has done anything with their lives the past six years so nothing has entered the ecosystem

We're like a time capsule


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Also there isn't any topics/subjects that unite people on this forum, like this forum is a spinoff from bungie (from what I was told) and everybody should be at least familiar with games like Halo and Destiny and maybe play with each other, but that's just not the case for some people here. Like for example for me Destiny sucks ass and Halo might be alright but there is just games that are more fun than Halo for me so I don't bother picking it up.

Another problem is that this is a forum and on the one hand topics are grouped, you can always go back to some old topic and post in it (as long as it's not too old) so topics are not lost or mixed up, but on the other hand you usually don't get feedback to your posts right away and when you are talking to someone here you have to think of all you want to say or to ask in advance in one post because the person you talk with might not visit the forum everyday, and writing something in advance takes a lot of effort and your brain would like to avoid things that takes an effort.


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
I think part of the problem with any community that's been around for long enough is that topics dry up because everybody knows everybody. It doesn't really matter what the topic is after a while, you get a feel for who's going to respond and why they're going to respond. The talking point issue can be circumvented in physical presence aka people hanging out and doing shit together but not neccessarily talking. With the shiternet being what it is, it'll always burn out like this. I've seen it happen on many smaller sites over time unless there was some bigger binding force at large.

Plus nobody has done anything with their lives the past six years so nothing has entered the ecosystem

We're like a time capsule
Eh I don't think that's completely true per say but there are very good reasons for not sharing everything from your personal life especially considering this website's history


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
like this forum is a spinoff from bungie (from what I was told)
So wait where did you come from?


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like this forum is a spinoff from bungie (from what I was told)
So wait where did you come from?
Do you remember that one time when uhhh, if I remember correctly, Deci proposed a raid on some weeb discord in Anarchy and you went to owner of that Discord to warn him so he would umm kill the invite link probably or something? So I met Deci in that discord, he was bitching about this place sometimes and I knew this must be a perfect place for me to be in, so I InFiLtRaTeD found this place, too bad I missed all the weebs here.


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like this forum is a spinoff from bungie (from what I was told)
So wait where did you come from?
Do you remember that one time when uhhh, if I remember correctly, Deci proposed a raid on some weeb discord in Anarchy and you went to owner of that Discord to warn him so he would umm kill the invite link probably or something? So I met Deci in that discord, he was bitching about this place sometimes and I knew this must be a perfect place for me to be in, so I InFiLtRaTeD found this place, too bad I missed all the weebs here.
damn, if you had been like a year sooner you would've been one of the pinnacle weebs


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
like this forum is a spinoff from bungie (from what I was told)
So wait where did you come from?
Do you remember that one time when uhhh, if I remember correctly, Deci proposed a raid on some weeb discord in Anarchy and you went to owner of that Discord to warn him so he would umm kill the invite link probably or something? So I met Deci in that discord, he was bitching about this place sometimes and I knew this must be a perfect place for me to be in, so I InFiLtRaTeD found this place, too bad I missed all the weebs here.
I don't remember that, but it sounds plausible


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Eh I don't think that's completely true per say but there are very good reasons for not sharing everything from your personal life especially considering this website's history
Yeah

I've definitely tried to share very little about my personal details to keep it from just being used as ammo, but I'm not as concerned about it now that most of those users are gone.


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I've been stubborn about not posting in them since basically they started being a thing, but now it's to the point where I can't really talk about Halo unless I post in it.
Most of the Halo thread is just people sharing clips or complaining about 343 anyway. You're not really missing much.

I get most of my Halo talk in discords like Halopedia now