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This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by MegaFan13 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:32 am

Rn there are barely anyone posting on the forums sadly, the main reason is probably because people don't know what else to talk about since the update has been taking a lot longer than usual. It's kinda sad, well it will be back alive once 1.5 releases! So see yall when that happens
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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Bean man » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:43 am

I came to this realization in my post I made similarly to this. Yeah, once the hype dies down we're left with only a few users active every once in a while.

Still excited for 1.5 though.
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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Gravitrax64 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:40 am

What we need is something that draws attention to the forums. Something that not only makes the forum a little more special than just Discord, but also even advertises it a little.
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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Bean man » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:52 am

Gravitrax64 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:40 am
What we need is something that draws attention to the forums. Something that not only makes the forum a little more special than just Discord, but also even advertises it a little.
Yeah, I suggested more Mega man related content on here because at the moment this page is really bland. Other than the logo and E-tanks on the side nothing here is Mega man related. The main page of Mega maker has Mega maker gameplay footage in the background and is presented in a fancy way. Maybe if the forums looked more polished people would want to join?
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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by rollerC » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:03 am

Bean man wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:52 am
Maybe if the forums looked more polished people would want to join?
The trick with this is a) convincing the other moderators who are mainly Discord users and haven't really touched forums to add new "gimmicky" stuff that is commonplace in most forums, and b) getting someone on the devteam to focus on the community aspect of MMM.

Both are very very hard barriers to leap over.

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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Blast Man » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:03 am

rollerC wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:03 am
b) getting someone on the devteam to focus on the community aspect of MMM.
Maybe i can? I can help you with it. I have tons of knowledge with communities. I know every hot meme, every hot joke, and nearly every Pronto Man-type. If you need to send me info, i do not have a discord so simply private massage me (this includes, optionally, stuff like beta versions and more if i'm hired for that too)

Also we do need to change the forum's background. Maybe to a Mega Man-blue version of the old Mega Maker-era menu background.
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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by epicawesomeman13 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:20 pm

Honestly, I think the reason the forums are dead, is because they're forums. Nobody really cares about them much anymore, most people who would be on forums are on reddit.
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Post by Nigel Chinclucker » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:35 pm

I've been here more often than the Discord and Reddit. From what I've seen and experienced on the MegaMaker reddit, there's not much activity there except for posting levels and talking about some parts of the game. There's way more community feelings here than the subreddit.
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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Yoshi2018 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:52 pm

Am I the only one who thinks the forums are actually decently active?

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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by rollerC » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:15 pm

Blast Man wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:03 am
rollerC wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:03 am
b) getting someone on the devteam to focus on the community aspect of MMM.
Maybe i can? I can help you with it. I have tons of knowledge with communities. I know every hot meme, every hot joke, and nearly every Pronto Man-type. If you need to send me info, i do not have a discord so simply private massage me (this includes, optionally, stuff like beta versions and more if i'm hired for that too)
We’re not looking for a new member of staff at the moment, but you’ll know if we do. Having a Discord would be a pretty important factor in being considered, as Discord holds the majority of activity for MMM.

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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Jevedor » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:41 pm

I think a decent # of people lurk. I know I do most of the time. Im on here daily, and rarely ever close the tab. I just dont post so much, unless I have something to in particular to say.

I think the Community aspect of MMM could use a boost, but it is what it is. I prefer the Forums to Discord, as its very difficult to jump in and out of the discord conversations. The Discord group feels very cliquey and isnt particularly welcoming, which has nothing to do with the Discord format really. At least the forums are fairly welcoming. I havent dove into the reddit community, not my style... I fell like Reddit is like the craigslist of social communication :lol:

Anyway, I think the real reason the forum only gets so much new in the way of posting in between updates is really theres only a limited amount to talk about.

I do wish there was a forum section where people could create themseslves stronger profiles and gather their levels, videos and screen shots, but thats about it.

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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Nuclearminer » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:52 pm

we should all move to discord
more fun is there
idk what im doing anymore
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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Jevedor » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:03 pm

Nuclearminer wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:52 pm
we should all move to discord
more fun is there
How do you figure? I cant follow anything, its all just banter and little substance and everyone seema grumpy all the time. I follow Announcements, General and Feedback.

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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by LightDaemon » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:19 pm

NO FORUMS ARE NOT DEAD.

AND NO WE WILL NOT ALL MOVE TO DISCORD.

I BARELY FOLLOW WHATS HAPPENING OUT THERE.

AND LEVEL SHOWCASE IS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY BETTER HERE.

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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Gravitrax64 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:51 pm

LightDaemon wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:19 pm
NO FORUMS ARE NOT DEAD.

AND NO WE WILL NOT ALL MOVE TO DISCORD.

I BARELY FOLLOW WHATS HAPPENING OUT THERE.

AND LEVEL SHOWCASE IS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY BETTER HERE.
I think we just need to add more personality to the forums.
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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Bean man » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:51 pm

Gravitrax64 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:51 pm
I think we just need to add more personality to the forums.
+1

Basically my thoughts.
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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by LightDaemon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:29 am

I think we just need to add more personality to the forums.
I hardly follow you. This forum rocks imo. The only problem being that there's nobody. Might be due to the fact that forums in general are dead.

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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by TheCreativeEye » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:32 pm

Nuclearminer wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:52 pm
we should all move to discord
more fun is there
The discord server is boring.
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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Neo Cutman » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:38 pm

This is normal since it has been a long time since the last release. Probably the forum will have a lot of activity after the 1.5 update

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Re: This forum keeps on dying and reviving itself

Post by Royalguard » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:05 pm

Seems like forum traffic is cyclical, at least at the moment.

Based on attempting to examine patterns in user and spambot activity over time, these seem to be roughly the four stages of the cycle:

Peak Traffic: The period around when an update first releases, and user hype is at its maximum.

High Traffic: The period where people are now used to the new content in the update, a large influx of new levels come in, and lots of discussion regarding the current update takes place.

Average Traffic: The period where user content for the current update starts slowing down, and user discussion shifts to discussing what could be in the next update.

Low Traffic: The period where people's ideas run dry, and people seem to get distracted by other games or activities, until the next update releases.

Perhaps user traffic wouldn't dip so low if there was some way to keep users more engaged during two latter periods of the cycle where things hit a bit of a dry spell. Not sure what exactly could be done though...

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