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Charizard632
February 28th, 2010, 07:03 AM
I decided to leave a forum called "The Super Mario Party Website Forum", because it was polluted. I felt very dissapointed. Now I'm here to discuss about this forum. It's generally safe, but it's so crowded, that I'm not able to recognize the users there is, but I know a few members well.

This Name is Exactly 36 Letters Long
Dogboy2979
Solar Abarusu (Sorry about the misspelling)

There are too many users there, that I would like to go to a forum where there is about 100 active users or less. This forum has like 10,000 active members, and that's too much!! I may have to find or make a new forum.

PokemonLeagueChamp
February 28th, 2010, 07:05 AM
Then why are you even here?

Tox
February 28th, 2010, 07:07 AM
That's not a bad thing. There's always someone to talk to. It's good to have a lot of people around. It keeps the site going. If you don't like that, then maybe this isn't the site for you. You can't really complain though. You hardly expect anyone to ban new members from joining or ask a few to leave because one member is unhappy.

Charizard632
February 28th, 2010, 07:16 AM
Well, having just like 50 or 75 members will make you have friends quickly, but if there is like 9,245 active members, you will not recognize them all. I like a roomy forum with just a few members like 50 or 75. This forum has like 9,245 active users! The main reason why I joined is because the previous forum I joined isn't working.

Zet
February 28th, 2010, 07:23 AM
I would have to say there's a lot less active members than that amount you just said. But then again this is the internet and it's a crowded place and finding a forum with 100 active users or less would be hard to find since forums grow big over time and you'll just find yourself running around in circles until you can't find any more forums to join.

Wish
February 28th, 2010, 07:23 AM
Well surely you're not going to even know all 9245 of those active members!

After about 5 years on PC, I only know less than 1/128 of that population. I find myself comfortable with the circle of friends I have. I suggest you stick to a particular section and befriend the regulars there. There's always someone to talk to though, which I find amazing.

Timbjerr
February 28th, 2010, 07:23 AM
Wow...just wow...I've seen people make pretty petty complaints about PC, but this is the stupidest complaint I've seen. (/)_-)

You don't have to try and befriend everyone on the forums you know. Just make a friend at a time until you're satisfied. Somehow, I think your completely missing the point of a web forum. XD

but then again, you can call me a hypocrite if you want. There was an era where I, along with several other old-timers from the 2003 era, left the board due to a flood of n00bies...at least I came back on a new account years later. :P

Galukxy
February 28th, 2010, 07:25 AM
This Name is Exactly 36 Letters Long
Dogboy2979
Solar Abarusu (Sorry about the misspelling)

There are too many users there, that I would like to go to a forum where there is about 100 active users or less. This forum has like 10,000 active members, and that's too much!! I may have to find or make a new forum.

This Name is Exactly 36 Letters Long- he's had a name change it's um something like 'THE WONDERFUL PIXY GUY' or something

and I think it's great there are so many active users here thats how its supose to be XD

OM3GA Umbr30n
February 28th, 2010, 07:39 AM
-face palm-
That pretty much describes this problem
i mean it would only be too crowded if there was like 10 million members half spammer a quarter inactive and one eighth mean and horrible O.o

Captain Hobo.
February 28th, 2010, 07:51 AM
There is like 16,000 active users I think that is good because you will have one to talk and it keeps the forum going. You don't want every thread to have only like 5 posts do you?

The Doctor
February 28th, 2010, 07:56 AM
I Have Three Words For You.

GET. OVER. IT!

Forums are supposed to be crowded, if you want a Forum with 100 members or less then you will abrely get any interaction on it with anyone. The more people a forum has on it the better, i like this frum and all teh people i have made more friends here and it is much betters i think than having less and less members on it so:


GET. OVER. IT

Esmas
February 28th, 2010, 08:06 AM
It's a discussion board. Wouldn't you want more people to discuss?

Alli
February 28th, 2010, 08:15 AM
There are too many users there, that I would like to go to a forum where there is about 100 active users or less. This forum has like 10,000 active members, and that's too much!! I may have to find or make a new forum.

Trust me. You don't want that. I was an admin on a forum with 100- members, and even I was bored. There were no problems to take care of. There was no one to talk to except other staff members, heck even the staff threads were inactive. That was the downfall of that forum: too less of activity. This forum is successful because there are so many active members, active threads, and active staff. It's a good thing that there's so many people. And besides, it's not like being on a "crowded forum" can ignite claustrophobia.

The Doctor
February 28th, 2010, 08:16 AM
I Dont Know Why You Commented On Ma Post.

A HIGH AMMOUNT OF USERS IS GOOD:

More Interaction
More Friends
More Dicussion
More Battles
Chances Of Posts Being Updated.

Esmas
February 28th, 2010, 08:27 AM
Yeah, I've been an admin or a moderator on several forums that have only had about 100- members, and it's incredibly boring. I find that mostly the staff post threads, which kind of flood the forum, and there's only one or two members that actually actively post stuff. I mean, wouldn't you rather post and wait only a few minutes for a reply, rather than wait days?

Ash
February 28th, 2010, 08:40 AM
I found that forums with only about 100 members or something aren't really active, or simply die off. So I really don't quite understand why you would not want a very active forum with many active members. It means that there is always something going on here, and you're not looking at places that haven't been posted for days.

Alistair
February 28th, 2010, 08:40 AM
As others have said before, a board with a small population is boring. I had one once, and with only 20-some active members, it died pretty quickly. Nothing being talked about, nothing new coming, almost nothing, really.

If you really want to make more friends here, I would suggest going around to various parts of the board and posting there. The most active members of those areas could befriend you. And who knows? You could find yourseld interested in something you weren't before.

But this whole "this forum is too crowded" thing is a bit rediculous of a complaint. The board isn't filled with a bunch of trolls, spammers, and flamers, and be glad for that.

The Doctor
February 28th, 2010, 08:45 AM
Well, having just like 50 or 75 members will make you have friends quickly, but if there is like 9,245 active members, you will not recognize them all. I like a roomy forum with just a few members like 50 or 75. This forum has like 9,245 active users! The main reason why I joined is because the previous forum I joined isn't working.


Thats a dumbass thing to do. When i joined a month or so back what i did was go down to the bottom and see how many members there were, i didnt want someplace with 200-300 members, HELLO!? Snoozefest Dot Com.

Thats A Tip, when searching for a forum always check how many members there were,

I saw a LOT of Pokemon forums, i chose this one because a. it had the most members and b. it looks much more well designed

Synaesthesia
February 28th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Um, okay? You pretty much posted that you joined here and are now thinking of leaving. Congratulations. If you want to leave, doesn't seem like you've got too many friends, wouldn't be that hard huh?

PC is popular. Get used to it. It's not like everyone here is friends with the 16,673 other active users here. Just post around and eventually you'll make friends. But don't go complaining in a thread, which essentially you're asking PC to kill off a few thousand members. Cause you do know that's the only solution to your little problem. That, and suck it up and make a few friends.

Sorry if this sounds mean but your little complaint is a bit ridiculous, in my opinion.

Sajuuk
February 28th, 2010, 09:25 AM
So, you want forums to die??

Sorry, but why on earth did you bother joining PC if it's too busy? Forums are meant to be that way, if you don't like it, that's just tough luck, because a lot of forums are like this.

Um, okay? You pretty much posted that you joined here and are now thinking of leaving. Congratulations. If you want to leave, doesn't seem like you've got too many friends, wouldn't be that hard huh?

PC is popular. Get used to it. It's not like everyone here is friends with the 16,673 other active users here. Just post around and eventually you'll make friends. But don't go complaining in a thread, which essentially you're asking PC to kill off a few thousand members. Cause you do know that's the only solution to your little problem. That, and suck it up and make a few friends.

Sorry if this sounds mean but your little complaint is a bit ridiculous, in my opinion.

This is pretty much the truth imo. :D

emoBill™
February 28th, 2010, 09:27 AM
I agree with pretty much everyone here.
You decided to join this forum. Oh no, it's got a lot of members.
Do you want us to start closing the forum to new users?
That's a pretty stupid thing to do, imho.
o3o

Kirbychu
February 28th, 2010, 09:37 AM
I feel for you.

I came from one of those smaller forums where everyone was friends. Community forums are nice. The problem was that once Platinum was released everyone started hating Pokemon, so I left. ._.

I love the activity here though, keeps me from getting bored... :/

kthxbai

VCaliber
February 28th, 2010, 09:40 AM
Agreed. I mean, if you have too few people then the forums just die. This isn't to many in any large sense here. You are going to find its the same way everywhere. I hope you don't go to Smogon, they have like three times the members we do.

helix
February 28th, 2010, 09:53 AM
A large active forum population only means more circulation of ideas, excitement, and a reason to come back.

Also, taking timezones and RL into account, not everybody's active all the time, and some members only visit specific boards on the forum.. Thanks to good management and a generally awesome population, the forum has yet to be 'polluted' imho.

Now that the Pokecommunity is as 'huge' as it is, I don't see how its size is a quickly reversible thing. So if this large community doesn't suit you, the best thing I could recommend is that you find a smaller one.

Sweet Candace
February 28th, 2010, 09:53 AM
The more active members, the more "friends" you can make. That'll make you feel better.

And why are you here if you're complaining about the forum crowding.

.Gamer
February 28th, 2010, 10:01 AM
You know...........................nobody is forcing you to stay at PC. You cold always try Mysidia (rofl).

emoBill™
February 28th, 2010, 10:07 AM
You know...........................nobody is forcing you to stay at PC. You cold always try Mysidia (rofl).
True. Mysidia has like less than 100 active users.
If you don't want tons of members, try searching smaller forums.

NiKaNoRoU
February 28th, 2010, 10:09 AM
2 cents:

A forum with little members only makes you able to recognise each one of them, you may not even befriend them, as there are a lot of factors around that matter. In PokéCommunity, it takes a while to even remember the names of the staff members (unless you look at forum leaders' for a while).
This forum leans towards Pokémon gaming, which will naturally attract a lot of members. Also, considering the features, new members join at an even more rapid rate. But still, 10k active members (though I doubt the number) isn't 'big', with forums like offtopic.com reaching 210K+ of active members. How would you feel like if you posted this on their forums?
Topic-wise, the more the members on a forum, the bigger the benefits:

You get more opinions about a subject, as more people post in it.
Your contributions become more popular, faster.
It's bigger of a challenge, if you take the path of the 'constructive poster'.
There are more, but I decided to make a small parenthesis, after all.

Last time I checked, there are a lot of people to choose from in real life, but only a few become 'your friends'. The same happens on the internet.


I guess that you need no further explanation, after 25 posts of critique against you. Case rest.

RelentlessRamenRaider
February 28th, 2010, 10:17 AM
Haha! This is the stupidest complain i've heard on ANY forum.

The purpose of an internet, KEYWORD: INTERNET, forum is for a multitude of people to gather and discuss things. Of course, there are some that place you under a wait to be approved. Otherwise anyone can register and join.

What you call "crowded", I call plentiful.

Such a ridiculous rant. Get off you computer and go sit in a corner somewhere.

The Doctor
February 28th, 2010, 10:25 AM
^^ I Lolzed, Good Comeback Dude. He is right, if u dont want a good forum then go play with yourself or something xD

Rukario
February 28th, 2010, 10:43 AM
/me adds 1000 new users to Charizard632's threads, replies and VM,s so that he is WAY OVER CROWDED out even more.

Amore
February 28th, 2010, 10:45 AM
Yeah, don't complain, it's good the forum is active.

Certain people go in certain areas, depending on what interests them, for example, I like the manga, trading, and battling, so I go to:
1.Trade Corner
2.Pokespec fan club
3.S & MYeah, well, those mods hate me, so I avoid there in order to stop fighting.

But seriously, have you seen smogon?They have 100s of active threads in every section.

Avey
February 28th, 2010, 10:48 AM
The main reason I hang out on over-crowded forums is because of the wonderful reiteration you get to see in Community Questions & Feedback threads. Pretty much the only valid reason for being on a forum anymore.

Ivysaur
February 28th, 2010, 11:11 AM
And I think we already hit the point where all the possible new replies are going to be a copy of a previous one, soo...