why is GN slowly dying?

Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by mtosev, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. mtosev

    mtosev Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Messages:
    9,320 (3.24/day)
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    Maribor, Republic of Slovenia, EU
    i'm pretty sure that most ppl on here have noticed that ppl on GN are posting less and less and that the user base is also declining
    so what should be done to fix this (if anything)?
     
  2. remixedcat

    remixedcat Skooma Addicted Admin! Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    16,521 (6.67/day)
    Likes Received:
    258
    Location:
    a dream within a dream
    It's really hard to promote forums at places and places like facebook are more frequented than forums these days :(

    Also Ford had that IRC server up and I quit going to it becuase I want more people here talking on the forums rather then on IRC or skype or what-not. Every time a forum I would be on would be like "we need an IRC server" or "let's get on skype" and I would be against it becuase I would say "it's gonna kill the forums becuase everyone will be there instead of here" so....

    It's a hard time for forums in general not just this one, however with this whole NSA and FB being butt buddies thing it will change and people will prolly go back to forums more becuase the webmasters and staff have control and not just one big entity and the NSA.

    Also the E3 thing and the Google I/O thing pretty much have all the attention lately.

    Around certain times of the year traffic on some sites declines for a few months then picks up. I have that on my sites as well.
     
  3. Magibeg

    Magibeg Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    2,368 (0.89/day)
    Likes Received:
    0
    Could also be a time factor. Personally my life just transitioned from free time early 20's to workaholic late 20's.

    I still go on here quite a bit lurking, but the time to make posts and follow up on them just isn't there.
     
  4. mellowsause

    mellowsause Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,794 (1.22/day)
    Likes Received:
    45
    I say, quit handing out infractions like cookies for some bs reasons and everything will be fine.
    Seriously, that was a terrible reason to give an infraction, not that I care (or will miss this shit hole)....
     
  5. remixedcat

    remixedcat Skooma Addicted Admin! Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    16,521 (6.67/day)
    Likes Received:
    258
    Location:
    a dream within a dream
    Encouraging spam isn't developing the forum. ;)
     
  6. JC316

    JC316 Local Mechanic

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    7,445 (2.59/day)
    Likes Received:
    220
    Location:
    DFW, TX
    People change, get busy, get banned, get butthurt, etc. I still visit daily.
     
  7. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Messages:
    28,171 (9.90/day)
    Likes Received:
    774
    Location:
    IA, USA
    Had nothing to do with it. TheJesus and I knew from the get go that it would likely be a week or month long novelty and then no one would use it. That's exactly what happened.


    I think things like Facebook and Twitter are ultimately to blame. They suck up people's free time which means they don't have time to participate in things like forums. As much as I hate to say it, forums in general are a thing of the last decade. People simply don't take the time to formulate long, drawn out arguments that forums are designed for.

    I bet we could count which forums are growing in a meaningful way (active participation) on only one hand. Society is evolving and forums, blogs, and instant messengers are victims.
     
  8. erocker

    erocker General Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    5,772 (2.01/day)
    Likes Received:
    52
    Because roast beef sale at Arby's.

    I fucking love Arby's.
     
  9. remixedcat

    remixedcat Skooma Addicted Admin! Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    16,521 (6.67/day)
    Likes Received:
    258
    Location:
    a dream within a dream
    me too!
     
  10. HossHuge

    HossHuge Well-Hung Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,126 (0.76/day)
    Likes Received:
    289
    I come here because the people that frequent this area of the internet universe are interesting, provide comic relief, teach me new stuff and just general cool banter.

    I hardly ever post on TPU anymore because I find it too watered down.

    Edit: Who gives a shit about more people?
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
  11. mellowsause

    mellowsause Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,794 (1.22/day)
    Likes Received:
    45
    do you REALLY think that they care about one like?
     
  12. noangel1987

    noangel1987 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,534 (0.77/day)
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Electric Ladyland, USA
    My face hurts
     
  13. jmcslob

    jmcslob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Messages:
    14,171 (5.09/day)
    Likes Received:
    557
    This thread makes me want blue pot...
    The type of people that enjoy these types of communities aren't that big..and little niche sections like this aren't well known...
     
  14. entropy13

    entropy13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Messages:
    6,049 (2.14/day)
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Philippines
    lol yeah which makes the spammers/bots going here weird.

    It's like trying to advertise in a town with 100 people in it rather than in the mall in the next town that has 1,000 visitors per day.
     
  15. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Messages:
    28,171 (9.90/day)
    Likes Received:
    774
    Location:
    IA, USA
    I suspect it is because W1z hasn't installed/updated anti-spam security on General Nonsense. It's amazing we even got the YT BBcode.
     
  16. jmcslob

    jmcslob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Messages:
    14,171 (5.09/day)
    Likes Received:
    557
    I also think that economic conditions are stabilizing around the world and people are returning to the real world....

    All of us that are left are basically fucked up...lol...admit it...you all know its true.
     
  17. Bundy

    Bundy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    3,868 (1.47/day)
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Its the hot girls thread that makes me come.
     
  18. Brandenburg

    Brandenburg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Messages:
    7,484 (3.41/day)
    Likes Received:
    113
    Location:
    Waco,TX,USA
    i try to post here but i havent been feeling right.. so i lurk more than i post.. im still here though and i loves ya all:)
     
  19. Magibeg

    Magibeg Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    2,368 (0.89/day)
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yea but that means you only hang around for about 15 seconds.
     
  20. theJesus

    theJesus I admin in the nude Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,348 (9.24/day)
    Likes Received:
    168
    Location:
    A sexy place
    Work and gf.
    Yeah, unless the site goes down or otherwise breaks in a spectacular fashion, we might as well not even have an admin.
    Pun intended?

    No, but we do.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page