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suineg

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Someone make a donation that I can refund, testing something that I fixed.
 
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It looks like I lost donor status somewhat recently when I noticed there were some likes I couldn't use anymore. My yearly auto-payment to Suineg's PayPal just went through today, though. With the change to the forums, did we need to cancel the recurring donation and switch to the new donation system?
 

suineg

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It looks like I lost donor status somewhat recently when I noticed there were some likes I couldn't use anymore. My yearly auto-payment to Suineg's PayPal just went through today, though. With the change to the forums, did we need to cancel the recurring donation and switch to the new donation system?
Nope, I fix all the renewals manually when they come across.
 

kudos

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This place has become a shitty alt-news haven. Most user interactions revolve around the terrible politics thread. What the fuck has happened to the community over the years?
Don't go to it if you don't want to read it!
When the entire purpose for the creation of this board (MMO's & gaming) becomes dead then the community dies with it.

As of writing this the General forum has 3x the posts as MMO's. If you include the Gaming forum with MMO forum it still doesn't beat it. By about 100k posts.
 
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khorum khorum strikes again
This place has become a shitty alt-news haven. Most user interactions revolve around the terrible politics thread. What the fuck has happened to the community over the years?

When the entire purpose for the creation of this board (MMO's & gaming) becomes dead then the community dies with it.
The discussions over MMOs & gaming aren't dead.
 

kudos

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khorum khorum strikes again


The discussions over MMOs & gaming aren't dead.
Sure they are. 90% of MMO is shit posting when there are any posts at all. I'll give Gaming more credit as that place seems to be quality posts, just low amounts in comparison. I'd love to see statistics of posting rates per day for the last 3 months between the forums. suineg suineg any ability for that?
 

Erronius

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Sure they are. 90% of MMO is shit posting when there are any posts at all.
There has always been a disproportionate amount of shitposting. It might even be fair to say that more people have always participated in the MMO threads simply to shit on those MMOs and the people that play them than there were people who participated in rational MMO discussions.

The simple reality is that interest in MMOs has been waning for years, both here and in general. More and more new MMOs seem like they're rehashes, copying other MMOs, and they all have retention issues. Gamers are like gypsies now and most start a game, try it, get bored quickly and then move on. And the discussions we have largely reflect that. So the best discussions we have are either people getting their hopes up for a game being released, and then inevitably having their hopes and dreams crushed yet again, or it's more "EQ DONE RIGHT" and "Become one of the Fallen!" discussions where we mock BradCo endlessly.

So I dunno what you really want. Our posting habits are going to reflect our interests, and we can't really change the reality in regards to the current state of MMOs, so....
 

suineg

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Sure they are. 90% of MMO is shit posting when there are any posts at all. I'll give Gaming more credit as that place seems to be quality posts, just low amounts in comparison. I'd love to see statistics of posting rates per day for the last 3 months between the forums. suineg suineg any ability for that?
We have been over this before. Politics gets more posts but gaming gets more views.
 

Vanessa

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This community is growing up and getting older too. It's been in existence now for two decades; that's remarkable. Obviously our tastes change as we get older and that's perfectly normal to start caring about politics more as you age, as well as a shift toward conservative values. Reminds me of the saying "If you're young and not liberal, you lack a heart. If you're old and not conservative, you lack a brain".

When (if) this community presses on for another twenty years (yeah right!), it'll be more about retirement, our health going to shit and so on LoL!
 

Izo

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This community is growing up and getting older too. It's been in existence now for two decades; that's remarkable. Obviously our tastes change as we get older and that's perfectly normal to start caring about politics more as you age, as well as a shift toward conservative values. Reminds me of the saying "If you're young and not liberal, you lack a heart. If you're old and not conservative, you lack a brain".

When (if) this community presses on for another twenty years (yeah right!), it'll be more about retirement, our health going to shit and so on LoL!
It's kinda like a MtF vagina - use it or lose it.