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Denzer
July 21st, 2009, 09:03 PM
How do you see PC in 20-30 years? How many mods or staff members? Do you think PC will be still alive? Discuss the future on PC here!

Pokehead
July 21st, 2009, 09:07 PM
Knowing how the internet works, PC might be alive in the next 5 years. I think many of us will be back to see how the yungns are doing, and maybe trade a little ourselves (I plan to anyhow :P).

Though I've only been a member for about a month now, I have to say, I really like people here at PC, most are quite friendly and not very elitist, something that's hard to find in internet forums these days. If anything, I hope that spirit remains.

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
July 22nd, 2009, 04:26 AM
I have a weird feeling that I'm going to be here for years and years and years :D

Yamikarasu
July 22nd, 2009, 04:38 AM
I'm pretty sure the earliest members have already been here for 6 years, so it can be done. I've been here for only one year, not counting that I lurked here before I registered. I don't plan to leave anytime soon.

I would think something would come up within 20 or 30 years to cause PC to shut down. However, no websites on the internet have been around for 30 years, and very few have been around for more than twenty, since the internet hasn't exist for more than 25 or so years. So we really don't know how long PC might last.

If Pokemon is still even a remotely popular franchise (It can happen, look at Mickey Mouse or even Mario) then there will be communities for it, and there isn't any reason PC won't be one of the major communities like it is now.

kohei
July 22nd, 2009, 04:49 AM
PC may merge with some other online Pokemon community in the future, but since the fandom is still so huge, I believe it will stay.

Heck, even after Pokemon is gone, it maybe left standing for people to discuss about it, and as resource for media studies students/professors as well.

Captain Fabio
July 22nd, 2009, 05:55 AM
I am sure, if it was still here in 20 - 30 years time, nearly everyone would have left to life their life...

Mitchman
July 22nd, 2009, 06:26 AM
I see PC in 20 years being part of the old net a net so old and dull that augmented reality isn't available in their imaging and it can't support touch controls.

Ayselipera
July 22nd, 2009, 07:45 AM
As long as there is a stong fan base of pokemon lovers then yes. The only way I could see it ending is if pokemon stopped making games, shows, etc. and there was no longer a new generation to become interested in it since there wouldn't be anything to introduce them to it.

Kazukii
July 22nd, 2009, 07:54 AM
I respect PC & all but I doubt it'll still be going strong by then.. I get the feeling Pokemon might have died by then.

yomamathecableguy
July 22nd, 2009, 08:00 AM
Well, I've been here for almost 2 years now, and I have only seen improvement. There have been no signs of decline at all, which is pretty impressive for a forum. I think PC will be here for a long, long while. At least I hope it is. ^_^

Cherrim
July 22nd, 2009, 08:15 AM
Well, so long as we (read: Steve XD) have the means to keep it up, I'm sure PC will be here. Assuming it doesn't cave in on itself while it's still popular, I imagine Pokemon will slowly lose popularity and "die out" and PC will just sort of fade into obscurity and just be around for those who use it to socialize with friends anyway. By then I can't imagine it'd take too many resources so a select group could probably keep it afloat.

But yeah, it's already been 7 years and Pokemon shows no sign of stopping so... as long as it's able to, PC will be around.

ShadowLeader
July 22nd, 2009, 08:47 AM
One of these two:

Pokémon looses popularity, PC shrivels up and dies.

or

Pokémon looses popularity, PC improvises and creates even more sections devoted to non-Pokémon related topics and such and continues to thrive for years to come.


Basically, it all depends on if the Admins decide to let it die or not. They control the future:O

BHwolfgang
July 22nd, 2009, 08:53 AM
It will die in 2012... Well, that's my prediction.

Cid
July 22nd, 2009, 09:07 AM
I've been thinking about it before. I've got thoughts on what would happen after 5 years or so, but not 20-30 years.

In 5 years, I think PC will still be here, and I'll still be here (lurking), but in 20-30 years, there will probably be an event to cause PC to shut down, as I saw Yamikarasu post.

In terms of Pokemon losing popularity, ending or anything of the sort, I don't think that would completely stop PC from continuing. People who like to go here because of the community part will still hang out and be around. But It'd greatly remove a whole lot of new users to come, I'm sure of that.

It's possible that PC will still be around after that long, as long as the people don't get tired of being here.

Mewtwo42
July 22nd, 2009, 12:13 PM
I see this forum still alive even after Pokémon has lost most its popularity. There will still be die-hard pokemon fans from around the world posting on PC.

Gerri Shin
July 22nd, 2009, 12:19 PM
If PC is still around in 20 years and I'm still here, I'll be one old old old guy here. I have my doubts about any of this though mostly about me being here that far along the road.

Gold warehouse
July 22nd, 2009, 12:30 PM
PC would not exist in 20 years because the internet would have imploded by then.

Caelus
July 22nd, 2009, 12:44 PM
It might exist within 20-30 years if Pokemon is still popular by then or if new generations are still coming, though unlikely.

I would probably still be here by then, mostly inactive anyway...

Or it could die within a few years and only the more dedicated members would still be here. Who knows.

Citrinin
July 22nd, 2009, 01:16 PM
I don't think Pokémon would still be popular by then (of course, if it is, there's little reason this should die out). However, like some others have alluded to, the networks forged on PC will (hopefully) remain,

22sa
July 22nd, 2009, 01:56 PM
If pokemon stops being produced, this forum will die a years following due to a lack of new members.... pokemon won't last forever.

Jack O'Neill
July 22nd, 2009, 03:40 PM
If pokemon stops being produced, this forum will die a years following due to a lack of new members.... pokemon won't last forever.
In the event Pokémon dies out, the forum will have to change its focus to other things, like so:

Ace Combat, Call of Duty, Command & Conquer, Diablo, Final Fantasy, Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto, Half-Life, Halo, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Persona, StarCraft, Tales, Touhou, and Warcraft Community - We're still working on a shorter name!
(We used to have Pokémon boards!)

How much do you want to bet something like that will happen within the next decade or so?

daigonite
July 22nd, 2009, 03:47 PM
I don't, but Master Hama does!

http://goldensun.rpgplanet.gamespy.com/images/icons/lg/master_hama.png< PC will become a Golden Sun forum.)

... but isn't that what... Golden Sun forums are for?...

http://goldensun.rpgplanet.gamespy.com/images/icons/lg/master_hama.png< With the release of GS DS, EVERYONE WILL LOVE GOLDEN SUN MWUAHAHAHAAHAAHAHA)

Jesus Christ! I think Master Hama wants to hack into PC to make it a Golden Sun forum!

RUN, WHILE YOU STILL LIKE POKéMON.

dotKarma
July 22nd, 2009, 05:35 PM
Ehh, Pokemon will have probably died out by then, unless it somehow stays around or makes a comeback after dying out, so I doubt it.

jasonresno
July 22nd, 2009, 05:47 PM
Man, I think I've been here pushing six years. Just not active the entire time. It's really hard to gauge thirty years though, IMO. The internet and our concept of what it is to connect via forums and such could be completely changed by some innovation. Or one day the guys running this site might decide to shut it down. It's just really hard to know.

I think that a forum like this, provided nothing happens to the administrators or their want to keep the site going, can be completely comfortable in its skin for years to come.

Haza
July 22nd, 2009, 06:16 PM
It would be amazing if the internet in 20 yrs was still anything the way it is but Im not expecting it to exist that long.

Shem
July 22nd, 2009, 06:52 PM
I see it lasting as long as Pokemon does and further. I'm not saying it will last forever, but longer than Pokemon.

22sa
July 22nd, 2009, 06:54 PM
In the event Pokémon dies out, the forum will have to change its focus to other things, like so:

Ace Combat, Call of Duty, Command & Conquer, Diablo, Final Fantasy, Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto, Half-Life, Halo, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Persona, StarCraft, Tales, Touhou, and Warcraft Community - We're still working on a shorter name!
(We used to have Pokémon boards!)

How much do you want to bet something like that will happen within the next decade or so?
It won't happen, no way....

But lolz, those games sure are you.

Mr. Downstairs
July 22nd, 2009, 10:40 PM
I don't think Pokémon would be all that popular (much less, around) in 20-30 years. I know I won't be here, though. So that's -1 in the staff. :|

Jude Mathis
July 22nd, 2009, 11:00 PM
uhh.. if PC was here in 30 years, it would probably be totally different, aside from the fact that it would still be a Pokemon/Gaming forum. >__> I have a feeling noooone of the same members would be here. & If they were, there's something wrong.. xD;

Ausaudriel
July 22nd, 2009, 11:16 PM
In the event Pokémon dies out, the forum will have to change its focus to other things, like so:

Ace Combat, Call of Duty, Command & Conquer, Diablo, Final Fantasy, Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto, Half-Life, Halo, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Persona, StarCraft, Tales, Touhou, and Warcraft Community - We're still working on a shorter name!
(We used to have Pokémon boards!)

How much do you want to bet something like that will happen within the next decade or so?
Wow, your post is actually useful for once. :P Anyway, that is the most likely outcome. A huge chunk of people who come to PC have already lost interest in Pokemon, and even for those who do still like it, we have interests in other related things (gaming, anime, etc.)

It's not a stretch at all to think that when Pokemon starts to die out we revamp the community into an anime/gaming-based one. (It'd be weird to not be "PC" anymore though.. O_o)

Avey
July 22nd, 2009, 11:19 PM
Wow, your post is actually useful for once. :P Anyway, that is the most likely outcome. A huge chunk of people who come to PC have already lost interest in Pokemon, and even for those who do still like it, we have interests in other related things (gaming, anime, etc.)

It's not a stretch at all to think that when Pokemon starts to die out we revamp the community into an anime/gaming-based one. (It'd be weird to not be "PC" anymore though.. O_o)

Yeah, I can see where Jack and Ausaudriel are comin' from and I agree.

But that doesn't mean we couldn't keep it calling it PC - all you need to do is find something clever with the initials of PC in regards to a gaming community.

Gummy
July 22nd, 2009, 11:31 PM
They didn't think that plumber in the red jumpsuit would last 20 years, but just look at him now. I feel that if Pokemon remains close to its roots, it can become as immortal as Mario. As our current members grow out of their love for Pokemon, new members will [hopefully] fill their spots. I admit that the popularity will take a noticeable drop, and maybe PC itself won't exists in 20 years, but I do believe some Pokemon forums will exist and maybe a select few will thrive. I know I plan on sticking with you guys for a long time.

Jack O'Neill
July 23rd, 2009, 01:18 AM
Wow, your post is actually useful for once. :P Anyway, that is the most likely outcome. A huge chunk of people who come to PC have already lost interest in Pokemon, and even for those who do still like it, we have interests in other related things (gaming, anime, etc.)

It's not a stretch at all to think that when Pokemon starts to die out we revamp the community into an anime/gaming-based one. (It'd be weird to not be "PC" anymore though.. O_o)
Since when are my posts not useful? In any case, I'm actually surprised people are agreeing with me with on this. I most likely won't be around these parts to actually such a transition from Pokémon to other games and anime take place, but whatever.

However, ACCoDCnCDFFGoWGTAHLHKHMGSPSCTTWCC is definitely a pain to type out. We really do need to work on a shorter name and acronym, just in case they actually need to be used.

processr
July 23rd, 2009, 02:21 AM
I wouldn't be awfully surprised if in twenty or thirty years time a new technological advancement will have superseded the Internet. Whether PC adapts or not is up in the air. If the Internet's still around, I see no reason why the 'ownership' of the forums can't be passed along to other members if Steve does lose interest.

Edit: 'The Community' clearly has to be the shortened name.

Ascaris
July 23rd, 2009, 04:40 AM
PokeCommunity will shut down in another five to ten years, maybe sooner. And it mostly likely won't even be because of the death of the frachise but of the eventually decay due to outside influences.

jasonresno
July 23rd, 2009, 07:04 AM
Yeah for everyone thinking PC will be dead in that long (and it's possible) if you would have asked anyone how long Pokemon would last when it first came out I bet you wouldn't have people saying it would turn into a world devouring craze that would last as long as it has.

And you ask me six years ago (or five) how long PC would last and I'm not so sure I'd say five or six years. It's just the nature of forums to poof. But PC is part of one of the greatest fandom/fads known to our planet and as such it is above such rules.

NeonFire
July 23rd, 2009, 09:55 AM
Pokecommunity will indeed STILL be working on a better slogan.

Netto Azure
July 23rd, 2009, 11:08 AM
Just like other forums it will either merge to consolidate the remaining Pokemon Fans or as was said earlier remain as an archive to the Craziness awesomeness that is the Pokemon Fandom. :P

Okamii
July 23rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
it all depends on the fans! we r PC's future to success. if we stop liking pokemon then population goes down then eventually will shut down. so i think it will last longer than pokemon and i predict that Pokemon will only last about 10 more years or if even that. so maybe in about 15 years PC will have shut down.

Vrai
July 23rd, 2009, 07:53 PM
I wouldn't be awfully surprised if in twenty or thirty years time a new technological advancement will have superseded the Internet. Whether PC adapts or not is up in the air. If the Internet's still around, I see no reason why the 'ownership' of the forums can't be passed along to other members if Steve does lose interest.

Yeah, I was thinking along the same lines. I mean, the internet didn't exist 20~30 years ago; who's to say there's not going to be something new then?

If PC does stick around, well.. then I guess I'll be one of those creepy old dudes that hang around little kids' forums. :/