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Board activity

on: November 13, 2009, 10:26:20 pm
Is it me or has board activity decreased quite a lot from a few years ago? :(

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Re: Board activity

Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 11:27:27 pm
I just made this infographic to show, yes, there has been a dicline in activity, but I would say the quality of help offered is overall the same or better.

There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Board activity

Reply #2 on: November 14, 2009, 08:32:53 pm
I've been thinking about this as well, although I mostly lurk here.

What do you reckon the reason for this is?

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Re: Board activity

Reply #3 on: November 14, 2009, 08:52:01 pm
The 06/07 relationship is rather interesting, but moreso the jarring cliffdrop from the end of 07 to the beginning of 08. o_O

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Re: Board activity

Reply #4 on: November 14, 2009, 09:02:45 pm
I think some of the more experienced and advanced artists that frequented this board have left and now been replaced.
Perhaps pixel art is seen as less interesting overall.

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Re: Board activity

Reply #5 on: November 15, 2009, 03:13:53 pm
Definitely not less interesting in the eyes of the masses, on the contrary I'd say it's because DA and pixeljoint sorta catch lots of the enthusiastic beginners, and pixelation is seen as a place where the 'old grumpy' pixellers hang around, haha : D

We're seen as more exclusive now? We're less unique? Aruno ' 0 '

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Re: Board activity

Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009, 06:22:42 pm
Is that chart based off of only the new board or the old board as well, I always figured this place was dead because no one knew to look for it again so long after the board died that one time. (if so I can't believe the new forum has been around for almost 3 years already!)

I think probably the lack of activity is what is killing the activity, people see pixeljoint booming and figure they would rather go there. Or the fact that people lurk too much, myself included.

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Re: Board activity

Reply #7 on: November 15, 2009, 08:09:19 pm
Actually I donīt feel the forum activity is declining, the last collaboration activity shows that.
I also donīt see pixelation stand in any "competition" with pixeljoint, they also have a forum there, but its different than here.

That topic remind me, I should get out of lurkmode more often. :o

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Re: Board activity

Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009, 01:31:43 am
I think a large portion of pixeljoint as it stands are almost or entirly lurking type people. In that we come and read everyone else's posts but rarely contribute anything ourselves. (atleast I work like that, and i lurked for some time on the original forum and then this one before i even bothered to join)

So just because there are less posts overall doesn't necessarily mean less people are actually visiting. This is the only site i check consistantly every day for replies (not even my email am i that good at checking). But i've posted... maybe half a dozen times this year? So it's all open to interpretation.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2009, 01:36:05 am by heyy13 »

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Re: Board activity

Reply #9 on: November 16, 2009, 03:18:08 am
Actually I donīt feel the forum activity is declining, the last collaboration activity shows that.

Yeah that's true, it's most likely just people lurking then. I guess people don't require Crits as much anymore. I think we should get more activities going anyways, the commercial critiques and stuff. I always really enjoy those things.