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Yusshin
April 28th, 2010, 10:37 AM
Did you notice that PC's "slowing down"? Seriously, four weeks ago, I was over-active. There were so many good topics sprouting up, and I replied to all of the ones that perked my interest.

Now there's nothing left! All of the good topics have been replied to, DCC is slow, HGSS is slow, and everything's already been posted or talked about. We need more good topics!

I'm thinking of coming up with a variety of topics to boost up the activity in OC. It's dying. A few topics appeared a few days ago, but they're dead now. What's been said has been said, so no one replies anymore.

We should all brainstorm ideas to make good threads for our favourite PC forums D:<!

Anyone else notice the slowing down? Or am I just crazy :s N> more activity.

Cassino
April 28th, 2010, 11:39 AM
PC isn't slow, ye just too fast. I find sometimes there's an increase in activity occasionally, and it will of course have down moments in direct contrast to this. As most of the members here are here for the hacking section, the rest of the board is in general less active than the total user number would imply... Bearing in mind though, as I'm only really around GSC, GPG, PG and the off-topic section, I have a fairly narrow outlook on the site as a whole, so I can't claim my post is especially truthful.
Might I also add this thread makes you, ironically, look like a troll, but I understand that's not your intention.

Mika
April 28th, 2010, 11:47 AM
To be honest, I think it's the time of year. >.>;

Seniors in the US are getting ready to graduate on top of AP Exams not to mention semester finals if you're a college aged student in the US[or Canada tho most of theirs are done now] and in Europe and parts of Asia, it's college entrance exam season. In Australia, the semester is just getting tough as they've passed the halfway point and are now getting an incredible amount of work put on their shoulders.

I posted this earlier, didn't wanna retype it lol. XD [/lazy]

I mean I just had finals for my one glass and my friend just got back home for the summer form her university and she's exhausted. All my other friends [outside the US] are going nuts over exams. I get that PC looks really dead but if memory serves me correctly, I think it'll spruce itself right back up come end of May early June when schools let out. :3

Yusshin
April 28th, 2010, 12:14 PM
I don't mean to be a troll xD I'm not pointing at anyone or trying to be mean.

It just seems that no one's posting or making new topics :< and, being addicted to PC, that bores me to death lol!

I'm just wondering if that's just me who's noticed a decline in the activity of PC in the last week or so. S'all.

chikorita125
April 28th, 2010, 12:22 PM
people have lives to live, not just on there pc

Yusshin
April 28th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Indeed, but activity just suddenly dropped. That's what I don't get.

Are there exams in some countries? I know Canada has exams in a month. I'm not sure for other countries, though. Of course, people have personal reasons, too. It's just the sudden drop that made me go: "Ehhhh No one's here anymore" lol

BakingBluePotatoe
April 28th, 2010, 01:30 PM
Exams and SOLs are coming up here in Virginia..

GOTTA STUDY! GOTTA PASSE NGLISH! (I'm failing English, lol)

Muffin™
April 28th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Meh, maybe people are not thinking for moar flame wars?

EmeraldSerenade
April 28th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Exams are going to be done where I live pretty soon too, so I might have to go inactive for a bit Dx
...Maybe your posting too much? ^^

Alinthea
April 28th, 2010, 02:26 PM
Coursework and exams are coming up shortly for me.

Honest
April 28th, 2010, 03:11 PM
xD, Ryo and Forever do a good job at keeping OV alive, dont you think? xD

Well, I used to be big on thread making before, but as of late, I guess I've grown lazy. >_>

And I actually do believe it has to do with the time of year. Around now, high schoolers take there AP exams and all. Seeing as I forgot (yes, forgot!) about them, I didn't sign up, thus I don't have to worry. xD

Mattysaurus
April 28th, 2010, 04:30 PM
Oh Snaaaaaaap. Look at you with your typos, Mika. ;D

I don't really think it's slowing down. I am probably just slowing down. I've been coming here less and less. D:

Fxcking Tatertots
April 28th, 2010, 04:33 PM
Meh, maybe people are not thinking for moar flame wars?

This. ^

Either that, or people are busy with real life stuff or busy with their friends/family/boyfriend or girlfriend/ fiance/ whatever.

zappyspiker
April 28th, 2010, 10:20 PM
I remember this time last year it was real active but everything seems to be slowing down - and not just in PC too! I go on a ton of forums but they al seem to be slowing down

Forever
April 28th, 2010, 10:42 PM
PC slowing you down? Have a gay change my title scan!

I've been... well, noticing PC's activity since 06. (didn't pay attention in 05), and really... PC's WAY more active than it was four years ago, as far as members being on. There was nowhere near the amount of users online as there is now. Probably that's due to the games being released, but yeah... although, PC was actually more active in the past - for OVP, during 2009, OVP was actually more active than it is now, having threads with over 30 replies, many of those being on the first page, now it's not so common. I haven't really noticed much of a change in OT, although OC/OVP defs were more active in the past. I guess with a smaller member group, everyone was more close-knit, now there's more people, the discussions can't flow as freely.

Also, just noting, from the past threads I've viewed from 2004/2005, they seemed to be active because the rules were less strict as they are now. Also, less enforced, too. I guess what we'd consider spam now, just occured a lot back then. Although this isn't referencing 2010 - early 2010, specifically, it shows how as the rules kinda change, people change. Activity comes and goes. I dunno, I don't think it's as much to do with school and such, since really, in highschool I could still get good grades and be on PC at the same time, so it's possible. I just think that it has something to do with times, as well as trends changing. People get bored of threads - and PC, easily. Because of this, activity kinda would decrease overall, since generally people kind of think the same... and uh, another reason. PC's trolls/noobs/famous people who people get obsessed with kinda aren't around anymore, so people don't think it's as fun.

Basically, what I'm saying is... I blame HeartGold and Soulsilver. PC's still kinda active. XD;

*Firestar*
April 29th, 2010, 11:23 AM
I haven't noticed it particually slow down, for one thing I barely ever seem to get to a topic before the second page arives. Back in 2007/08 activity wasn't as much as it is now, and I'd usually have to wait a day before I got a reply, because not as many people from England were on here. Now though, I can have a nice ol' chat before going to beddy-bies XD lol! But yeah, if anything, activity is increasing. Plus it is coming up for exam time here, GSCE's and the like, so people are going to be studying and making sure they pass exams, rather than wasting (well not exactly wasting, but it is really) perfectly good study time. Over the Easter break, I studied every night for at least half an hour, and I'm pretty confident now. But people do have lives to live as well, and since it's summer almost, people will want to get outside and enjoy the weather.I know I do :D

Sammi
April 29th, 2010, 12:28 PM
Yes, it's a slow time for PC. It happens a lot, I find. You just have to stick it out for awhile. Soon enough it picks right up again and you'll be happier. :p

It's not just that it's exam/assignment time for the people in school, it's that PC itself hasn't really changed lately, meaning nothing shiny, new, and exciting. There hasn't been anything new added to the forum lately, and since there's enough mods to go around, there's been pretty much no promotions, either. And on top of that, there hasn't been much going on Pokemon wise. Activity might pick up once more Black/White information comes out, for the Pokemon areas of the forum. Everywhere else will probably have to wait closer to summer (for the Northern Hemisphere), I suppose.

Is it next month yet? :(

Cherrim
May 5th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Honestly, PC just slows down every year around this time. You'd think that as summer approaches and more and more schools are letting out, that we'd see more activity, but I think most people use PC as a procrastination tool of sorts and as more people have more free time, they just go do other things.

PC is always pretty dead in the months before and during summer.