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Title: Inactivity
Post by: FiahOwl on June 14, 2015, 07:01:16 AM
May 2012 had 3800 posts; May 2015 had 900! So much inactivity!

And yesterday in a span of five hours there were 20 messages on the IRC, on a SATURDAY!

Are we just becoming more involved in real life or are we just becoming more involved in ourselves?
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: Gordon Freeman on June 14, 2015, 07:27:11 AM
USF is just really boring now
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: Darvince on June 14, 2015, 07:33:52 AM
We are the content creators, we are the ones who make it boring for ourselves. Want to make it less boring? Make something interesting or write something interesting. Personally I think it's the slow flux of people becoming more involved in their respective communities: me, conlanging communities, Bla, gay communities, matty, art communities, and all others are so inactive on IRC as to not even make a dent anymore. It's sad but true. Naru, smj, yqt, tmc, and I'm sure others that I'm forgetting used to be much more integral parts of the community than they are now. Trying to work against this flow away from USF and into other communities seems to be nearly impossible, but there are still the few of us for which USF and/or its IRC is basically all that we have, which consists of blotz and osmotischen, but you have worldbuilding communities and nue has hurricane communities as well as college in the near future.
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: Bla on June 14, 2015, 10:13:03 AM
I think the main problem is we've talked about everything, said every sentence that's possible, had every possible conversation, in all languages, invented and played all possible forum games, and so on. There simply isn't anything more we can do, unless we want to repeat what we've already done.

I guess it was inevitable.
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: matty406 on June 14, 2015, 10:26:26 AM
goodnight sweet prince
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: Gordon Freeman on June 14, 2015, 11:27:35 AM
I think the main problem is we've talked about everything, said every sentence that's possible, had every possible conversation, in all languages, invented and played all possible forum games, and so on. There simply isn't anything more we can do, unless we want to repeat what we've already done.

I guess it was inevitable.

Welcome to the phase space.
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: Darvince on June 14, 2015, 11:33:39 AM
I think the main problem is we've talked about everything, said every sentence that's possible, had every possible conversation, in all languages, invented and played all possible forum games, and so on. There simply isn't anything more we can do, unless we want to repeat what we've already done.

I guess it was inevitable.
this is why we started conlanging
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: atomic7732 on June 14, 2015, 12:51:00 PM
kolbla

yeah i'm not on irc for hours at a time because i'm playing games with people

A good portion of potential irc-ing has been converted into skyping and other collective gaming activities. I know most people on the IRC haven't participated in this very much, but it is increasing. For example, it initally, and still usually is, just me and TMC (and sometimes Yqt), but fiah now joins us when we play SpeedRunners.

There have been a few tuto-dar-fiah-me calls in the past few months but they are hard to start and perpetuate because we usually don't have a common activity. It's usually "conlanging" or "mapping" but that's not really something that everyone can talk about at once. Everyone's in different places, doing entirely different things, or in the case of mapping, only one person is actually doing it.

Blacraft calls seem to work though.

As for the forum, collaborative project/game topic activity has declined. So I guess that would be most of it.
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: Bla on June 15, 2015, 08:49:23 AM
A good portion of potential irc-ing has been converted into skyping and other collective gaming activities. I know most people on the IRC haven't participated in this very much, but it is increasing. For example, it initally, and still usually is, just me and TMC (and sometimes Yqt), but fiah now joins us when we play SpeedRunners.
I haven't noticed this, but I guess it's just me being in a different time zone combined with college. Same with Blacraft calls and activity besides from one several months back with Jorster.
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: Darvince on June 15, 2015, 08:54:05 AM
blacraft is like

dead
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: FiahOwl on June 15, 2015, 11:48:39 AM
God is dead
Blacraft is dead
Save me free market
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: blotz on June 15, 2015, 12:44:50 PM
lets repeat everything
everyone make duplicates of every thread go
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: atomic7732 on June 15, 2015, 01:11:49 PM
I haven't noticed this, but I guess it's just me being in a different time zone combined with college. Same with Blacraft calls and activity besides from one several months back with Jorster.
it's usually in the evening North America Time
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: blotz on June 15, 2015, 05:41:15 PM
woah that's almost NATO
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: Darvince on June 15, 2015, 06:04:08 PM
North America Time Online
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: FiahOwl on July 03, 2015, 03:55:12 PM
Least posts for June since 2009

Let's try to make July a good month

and fail

But let's try!
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: vh on July 03, 2015, 04:11:55 PM
there is only one way to stop the decline



one last resort



one last stand



ctam
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: Darvince on July 03, 2015, 05:45:15 PM
why aren't you posting in it u himmlers
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: Darvince on July 04, 2015, 07:25:09 PM
lets repeat everything
everyone make duplicates of every thread go
http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,301.msg1160.html#msg1160
http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,1999.msg19544.html#msg19544
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: Darvince on September 22, 2020, 05:01:35 PM
there is only one way to stop the decline



one last resort



one last stand



ctam
indeed
Title: Re: Inactivity
Post by: atomic7732 on September 22, 2020, 07:20:17 PM
wow the forum has actually been more active this year than last