New link in the top of page "IRC Chat".
Register | Login
Views: 60482436
Main | Memberlist | Active users | Calendar | Last Posts | IRC Chat | Online users
Ranks | FAQ | XPW | Stats | Color Chart | Photo album
07-27-17 12:42 AM
0 users currently in General Chat.
Xeogaming Forums - General Chat - Your internet birthplace? | |
Pages: 1 2Next newer thread | Next older thread
User Post
legacyme3

Octorok








Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 6 hours
Posted on 07-16-17 09:59 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, it's one thing I really feel kind of sad about, because I got into the board scene really late in the game.

I like forums and boards a lot more than the current trend towards social media like commenting. It feels a lot more direct, and personal, and lends itself better to a long running dialogue between groups of people with like-minded interests.

I had a few good years of experiencing that, but again, since I got into it so late, it feels as if I may have just been born at the wrong time.

Vizzed is an interesting place, but it has also dipped severely in activity over the past couple years. Was super active for a good many years, which made me think that boards could last even in this new "era" of sorts, but with diving activity, I'm not so sure that's still the case.

Would really like to be proved wrong on that one.
Xeoman

Rocklops
Administrator








Since: 08-14-04
From: 255

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 19 min.
Posted on 07-16-17 11:40 PM Link | Quote
We're still around and not really going anywhere. XG could use some new blood though, like you! Hehe. A lot of people have moved on and whatnot, which is fine. But yeah I'd love to see some more regulars around here again.

I even saw Vizzed in a Kotaku article a few months ago... because they had to remove roms or something I think.
legacyme3

Octorok








Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 6 hours
Posted on 07-17-17 12:26 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xeoman
We're still around and not really going anywhere. XG could use some new blood though, like you! Hehe. A lot of people have moved on and whatnot, which is fine. But yeah I'd love to see some more regulars around here again.

I even saw Vizzed in a Kotaku article a few months ago... because they had to remove roms or something I think.


I don't remember if they were in a Kotaku article or not, but Vizzed did have to remove a ton of games because of a Nintendo DMCA.

I don't know where the original thread outlining it was, but essentially Nintendo forced Vizzed to remove basically every game anyone would ever want to play there, Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, etc.

He may have moved the thread out of the Elite forums, but the first DMCA had a list of literally thousands of urls and games, and more than a few users have pinpointed and put the blame on a singular user (who is still, somehow, allowed on the site anyway but whatever). The second one dealt with a workaround that was found, that allowed users to play the removed games anyway.

It was an ugly mess, and I'm not even all that sad about it. David was playing with fire for years with Vizzed, and now that the flame finally bit him, it's been an odd year and a half or so of things.

The lower activity can be blamed on Nintendo, but there are a lot of factors. The community just continues to degrade, and it's no longer an enjoyable place to be. More than a few regular users have quit out of disgust, but they'll probably be back.

Vizzed is a black hole.
Xeoman

Rocklops
Administrator








Since: 08-14-04
From: 255

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 19 min.
Posted on 07-17-17 12:51 AM Link | Quote
That rings a bell, Nintendo doesn't mess around with that stuff.. since they want to legally sell their own roms.

You'll probably notice some people like Cyro Xero and whatnot were here at some point. It surprises me that a handful of veterans like him are still active over there, not that I have any hard feelings about it at all, but I tend to think a lot of these people just quit AB's entirely and then notice a handful of them just decided to stay loyal to another place. Strange surprises sometimes.
legacyme3

Octorok








Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 6 hours
Posted on 07-17-17 01:05 AM Link | Quote
Yeah, Cyro Xero is still around over there, but I wouldn't call him active over there either. Just sticks out more since his username is so bright, and he's easier to see

When it comes to staying loyal to one place, I guess we're all guilty of it to some degree. Like, obviously I don't have 25,000 posts at more than one forum. It's rather difficult to do it in one place, let alone several haha.

I think a lot of what drives this perceived loyalty, ends up just being perceived activity. Despite low activity for Vizzed, for example, it's still more active than most Acmlm Boards. I don't know if I've seen one that is as active as that one is, although 99% of what is said is total junk, and not worth saying in the first place.

But when you have a site that panders to teenagers, I'm not sure what one expects. I don't know, that whole side of things is worlds behind me at this stage. I haven't been "active" anywhere for a long time.
Pages: 1 2Next newer thread | Next older thread
Xeogaming Forums - General Chat - Your internet birthplace? |



xeogaming.org

AcmlmBoard 1.92++ r4 Baseline
?2000-2013 Acmlm, Emuz, Blades, Xkeeper, DarkSlaya*, Lord Alexandor*
*Unofficial Updates
Page rendered in 0.082 seconds.