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Old 01-24-2005, 10:17 AM
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Default Activity???

Something I've been DYING to ask....

Why do the other two rival boards (PC and SPPF) have SO MUCH MORE activity?

At 6:11 in the morning:






BOTH boards have triple/quadruple activity! How can we INCREASE our activity?

My suggestion: UPDATE the site. There are MANY things that are outdated, and need to be added/updated.

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Old 01-24-2005, 10:27 AM
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Maybe it's because they have more members?

I mean, activity is always good, but Serebii is ridiculous!
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Old 01-24-2005, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: Activity???

DC is right. We can increase our activity by increasing our members.

PF, why do you only look at homw many Members are online? WHy not look how many in total they have?

Now the real question is this: How do we increase members?
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Old 01-24-2005, 02:58 PM
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Yeah. And how do we do that without those spammy members? VT for example.
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: Activity???

Well, in the ProBoards forum, we had a lot of members. Then we switched to another forum, but that was up for only a week or so. Finally we moved to the very cool vBulletin and lost a lot of members in the process of moving.

What I would do is go to Pokémon Chatrooms and invite people.
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Yeah. And how do we do that without those spammy members? VT for example.
Why don't we think of how to get rid of you too since you're one of those spammy members too?

Also, the website certainly doesn't have enough updated content to attract newbies. You need to redo the strategy guide, maybe find more animated Pokemon pictures or something, get a cooler layout or something.

And I'm kinda sad how newbies are signing up for the URPG then they do absolutely nothing there because the URPG is like, dead. I would suggest doing something to make the URPG active again as it's one of the main attractions of PE2K.
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:45 PM
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Why don't we think of how to get rid of you too since you're one of those spammy members too?

Also, the website certainly doesn't have enough updated content to attract newbies. You need to redo the strategy guide, maybe find more animated Pokemon pictures or something, get a cooler layout or something.

And I'm kinda sad how newbies are signing up for the URPG then they do absolutely nothing there because the URPG is like, dead. I would suggest doing something to make the URPG active again as it's one of the main attractions of PE2K.
No i'm not. -_- Your just saying that because you hate me for no reason at all, and frankly I don't care.
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: Activity???

The reason they're so much more active? Simple; only about 1 in 10 people that register at message boards post for more than a few weeks. Only around 1 in 20 stay active for long periods of time.

For example, try to think of all the main PE2K members. By this, I mean the members that have been here for around here the entire year or so this vBulletin forum has been up. How many can you think of?

Hm... Neo, Mattew, Matt, Raik, Dark Pikachu, Ryan, Satou, JIG, Tamer, lil_Lep, Harry, Cat, ElimN8 (Currently unactive), Paperfairy, Mario, ygseto, Dratini, Kenny, Sutiivun, Dark Master X, Bron, Marco, DarkComet/Thanatos, Alakazam, Seven, me.

I'm sure there are a few more... But above are probably the most active out of a whole 2500 members. Sorry if I forgot anyone.

The point is we have nowhere near as many active members as there are members in a whole. SPPf and PC having 2 to 3 times the amount of members we have is obviously going to mean they have many more people active.

What you must remember is that this is a single board: if too many people came here it would be disorganised, and even harder for Ryan and the moderators to manage. Don't forget the bandwidth usage would be over the top, causing the forums to go down even more periodically than usual, and costing tRO more money than it already does (Don't come at me saying "SPPf can manage loads of people!". Read down).


PE2K is a small community; those that stay here for long periods of time become known to everyone on the forum, which is why the forums are so organised. If this became a larger forum like SPPf then new members wouldn't become half as well known, even in twice the time, driving them away only because the forums are like any other Pokemon forum.

As much as people would like more activity, I prefer PE2K just the way it is.
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No i'm not. -_- Your just saying that because you hate me for no reason at all, and frankly I don't care.
I hate you for no reason?

God, you need to get into a PE2K chat someday or something. Frankly, everybody knows you're a freagin spammer, only that I'm like the only one who actually says it out in the forum.

We could do without people like you, seriously. Spam isn't exactly what I would consider helpful in this situation.
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I hate you for no reason?

God, you need to get into a PE2K chat someday or something. Frankly, everybody knows you're a freagin spammer, only that I'm like the only one who actually says it out in the forum.

We could do without people like you, seriously. Spam isn't exactly what I would consider helpful in this situation.
We could do without ******** like you too. The only people who even say that is cat, and others and I don't like them either.
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We could do without ******** like you too. The only people who even say that is cat, and others and I don't like them either.
...point is that, you haven't been to an ACTIVE PE2K CHAT where we talk about idiots like you. Everybody agrees with me you're a freagin spammer, you know, one day I'll save a log and send it to you so you know how much people hate you.

And oh, I'm a @$$hole :[[ Did anybody hear him, he called me an @$$hole? I demand someone try to agree with him now, so he doesn't feel all sad for nobody agreeing with him.
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:54 PM
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*sighs* I'm not going to continue this. It's stupid, and i'm trying to keep my cool... later.
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:57 PM
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Personally, the resin I chose PE2K was cause those other two are too crowded for me . Having every one jump on you at once, having every one push infront of you to post first, its jest not my type of place to be !

P.S. Maybe one resin ppl don't like coming here is the fact that "some ppl " like to give others a hard time. If the rules where more "Upfront" I think more members would read them and know what NOT to do so UPSCALE members could leave them along.
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:34 PM
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Personally, the resin I chose PE2K was cause those other two are too crowded for me . Having every one jump on you at once, having every one push infront of you to post first, its jest not my type of place to be !
I definitely agree. A forum shouldn't just be about quanity, it should be more about quality. Sure, we may have less members on, but it's far better than having hordes of lousy members that don't know how to behave or don't know how to respect people.

It's very easy to feel lost in the crowd at those other forums, but here everyone's presence matters much more, and everyone is given far more respect, something everyone deserves as a person.

I honestly think the situation is fine. Sure, more members are always welcome, but I'd rather have good, honest, and respectful people come to this forum rather than people who are just out looking to use a forum's resources and never give back or contribute anything, something that is far more apparent at other forums...
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I agree with what Kamon said.

PE2K is like, to use a simile that Daniella once used in a very insulting fan fiction, a small forest (town) where everyone knows everyone. Now that I think of it: it's like Animal Crossing, except instead of animals, we're Pokémon, and there's lots more to do. A rural town, yep, that's what PE2K is.

And frankly, I like it. I know everyone at the forum (basically, I've been here as long if not longer than most of you) and I know these people. I know these people like the back of my hand. I've been here... two years last November. Two years of my life with four months break at one point. That's pretty long, if you ask me. You get to know people and you start to care about them.

And personally, if there were quadruple the members there are now, I wouldn't like it as much. It would lose that personal touch. Maybe out of those 10 000 members only two hundred would be active, but that's about four times as many as there are now.
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