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  1. AztecComplex

    AztecComplex
    Banned Member

    Didn't we have over 200,000 at the old place? This seems like very low. I know many accounts over there were inactive but here we quickly got to 30,000 and then slowed down to a crawl to get to 40,000 in the next 10 months.
     
  2. Oheao

    Oheao
    Member OP

    That was from 2004-2017, so 13 years of gaining members to reach that point. However, you are correct that it has slowed quite a bit since the beginning, but that's because we don't really have a consistent source from which new members can come, unless other forums implode and its users move here, or some other unforeseen event occurs, we're never going to get a huge influx again.
     
  3. AztecComplex

    AztecComplex
    Banned Member

    My biggest problem with offtopic Era is not the Trump threads. They're usually fine and relevant. My problem is that offtopic has become an all encompassing bad news aggregator many times just random and providing no reflection. Just depressing shit for the sake of being depressing and shocking.
     
  4. AztecComplex

    AztecComplex
    Banned Member

    Did the old place have one or more of this consistent sources of new users coming? If so which ones?
     
  5. Oheao

    Oheao
    Member OP

    I'm not sure to be honest, I was never actually a NeoGAF member, I actually came from VGChartz myself.
     
  6. Unknownlight

    Unknownlight
    Member

    Message boards aren't really a thing anymore. Social media / Twitter / Reddit / Discord are the new hotness.

    I'm surprised and pleased that Era is as strong as it is.
     
  7. Mediking

    Mediking
    Member

    There's actually alot I wanna say about this.... but for now..... LET'S GO, RESETERA!!!
     
  8. saenima

    saenima
    Member

    Probably around a third or more of those were dead or banned accounts. The actual traffic was pretty much the same as it is here now. I would guess the vast majority of active posters just shifted over here.
     
  9. Oheao

    Oheao
    Member OP

    Speaking of which, at least a few hundred of the members, and maybe a few thousand, are probably literally dead.
     
  10. saenima

    saenima
    Member

    Or in jail!
     
  11. Oheao

    Oheao
    Member OP

    That too!
     
  12. gozu

    gozu
    Member

    The others got stuck in the middle, because the middle is a great place to be ^_^
     
  13. xxracerxx

    xxracerxx
    Member

    Yuck
     
  14. Liquidsnake

    Liquidsnake
    Member

    I can't argue with that. Its almost like click bait titles or something to that effect.
     
  15. AztecComplex

    AztecComplex
    Banned Member

    I forgot to mention its also become the place to be if you want to know who's the latest racist asshole in the world. Many times racist shit deserves a thread and a news report but often times I feel like Era loves to post new threads about every single new racist shit in existance even if it's the smallest, most banal, thing just because. Every. Single. One.
     
  16. adj_noun

    adj_noun
    Member

    *PLEASE READ OP*

    it started to double as *hey here is a juicy thread* and now people are preemptively adding it to their own thread titles
     
  17. Strike

    Strike
    Member

    No. At least as far as I know. I was making a joke about how the last place did and now I have a couple shirts that I can't use.
     
  18. shira

    shira
    Community Resetter Member

    I asked for E3, they said no.

    Could be in the future idk
     
  19. LosDaddie

    LosDaddie
    Member

    GAF had the benefit of being around before social media’s rise. No place will ever reach those heights again.

    Plus, like others have said, GAF’s supposed userbase didn’t account for banned users. The active users was much smaller
     
  20. Antrax

    Antrax
    Member

    Yeah, tons of forums died over the years, and various groups of them would end up at other living forums like GAF. But now pretty much every forum is dead but here and a few more. So the people here are more or less the last people who still go to forums over other types of sites like Reddit, Twitter, and Discord
     
  21. Star-Lord

    Star-Lord
    Member

    Last of a dying breed.
    [​IMG]
     
  22. i-Lo

    i-Lo
    Member

    And how many of them are alt and troll accounts?

    Anyway, I hope the number of moderators are commensurate with the userbase here.
     
  23. LanceX2

    LanceX2
    Member

    Since may we went from 8 million posts to 11 million.


    The other forum only had 60,000

    Were doin good guys
     
  24. Sgt. Demblant

    Sgt. Demblant
    Member

    Hi, new posters.
    PM me your social security number and I'll tell you all about ERA Prime. It's great.
     
  25. Oheao

    Oheao
    Member OP

    That can't be right, can it? I think NeoGAF is more active than that at least.
     
  26. Falchion

    Falchion
    Member

    Very impressive growth in less than a year.
     
  27. SkyMasterson

    SkyMasterson
    Member

    I actually went back a few days ago and looked through the front page and active users online...it was super depressing.

    This place rules and I'm really happy it exists.
     
  28. cyress8

    cyress8
    Member

    It's a wasteland over there.
     
  29. Bengraven

    Bengraven
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  30. AztecComplex

    AztecComplex
    Banned Member

    Hold on. In the same time we had 3 million posts the old place had 60,000? For real!?
     
  31. Nacho

    Nacho
    Member

    I've been watching that counter for the last couple months... It's going so slow! Is there a wait process like there was for gaf or are we just not super popular?
     
  32. Zefah

    Zefah
    Member

    And most were probably shit talk about ResetERA or disgusting eugenics talk by white supremacists.
     
  33. Unknownlight

    Unknownlight
    Member

    Both. There's a wait process, and the majority of people who want to join already have.
     
  34. Maneil99

    Maneil99
    Member

    Not sure if this is allowed, if not let me know ASAP but this is what became of the old place
    [​IMG]

    SMH.
     
  35. Hecht

    Hecht
    Welp Administrator

    Appreciate the kind words, but we aren't here to sit back and make fun of other forums - locking the thread.
     
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