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shenanigans
August 24th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Following a brief (and now ended) period of very on/off activity from me, I thought this would be a nice thread idea. What's the longest amount of time you've ever spent being inactive, and why did you spend it being inactive? Were you as active as before when you came back?

Meganium
August 24th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Hmm, let's see...The last time I took a looooong absence was last year, actually. I started my new semester in college, and that prompted me to forget this place. :/ It was a 3-4 month absence. Before my absence I wasn't as active as today, despite the fact that I was new. After returning, I felt that my activity skyrocketed.

Kyoko
August 24th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Quite a few months in either 08 or 09 and I was inactive because ~LEAVING PC FOREVER!!!~ was the cool thing to do between my friends :P I was gone for a few months and then I would sign on once or twice a month but not do anything. Then finally this year I picked it back up a bit and posted more :)

Kevin
August 24th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Oh... Back in the springtime I left PC for about a month because I just wanted to take a break from PC and online friends and spend time offline more. Plus I was busy and stuff.

And I think I was active as before... maybe.

Overlord Drakow
August 24th, 2011, 03:47 PM
What's the longest amount of time you've ever spent being inactive, and why did you spend it being inactive? About two years or so, got bored of Pokemon battling.


Were you as active as before when you came back? Became a lot more active upon my return but I am bored of competitive battling again so I expect my activity to dwindle again now.

Sammi
August 24th, 2011, 04:19 PM
For me, inactivity is just plain not logging in. I typically post when I log on, and I log on daily, so...

Due to moving: Several months in 2009 (about end of July to September) of actively not logging in, and a month or two at the end of that year due to breaking my wireless receiver. I'd moved to my sister's apartment, and for awhile she didn't have Internet and no wireless receiver on her desktop to mooch off of neighbors. She inherited a laptop for a bit and was able to use that though. Then in October I bought a receiver for my desktop and it was okay until I broke it. Got truly active again January of 2010 when I moved into my new apartment and got a wireless card, something I couldn't break. :p

After that, the summer of 2007. Stayed with my sister that time too, but I was able to log on at least once a week.

Due to boredom: May - September 2004. Joined that May, posted around a day or two, and then only came on when I was bugged to post in the Ash fanclub. Just wasn't interested in PC, I guess. Came back in September when I got bored/mad with SPPf. I haven't been bored with the place since. Yeaaaaah.

Every time I come back, I'm just as active as before, if not a bit more since I missed stuff.

Ash
August 24th, 2011, 04:19 PM
About two-three months after I first joined PC (around the time I started school back up) I had basically left PC. I don't remember having any intentions at the time, but there were some people from PC that said that I should come back and talk in the fanclub that got me active the two months I was at PC. So, I eventually came back after about nine months (basically the summer after I left) but instead of participating more in the club I instead ventured into Other Trivia and had pretty much stayed there sense. :P

During the time of my 'absence' I was still on the computer a lot, but instead of being on forums I was at Livejournal roleplaying. I think the time I started roleplaying less was actually the time I started to be around PC more. Apparently I sucked at doing both and so I had to give up one to do the other. xD;

I'm pretty sure I'm more active than I was beforehand, but apparently I was everywhere back when I first joined PC. Hm, perhaps I should try to be everywhere again.

minajeh
August 24th, 2011, 04:48 PM
i just joined like two days ago
so...

Captain Hobo.
August 24th, 2011, 05:20 PM
One time way back when I went inactive for like 3 months. I just joined a bunch of new forums and forgot about this one:(

I am not as active as I was before I left, but I am trying to be more active.

Yoshikko
August 24th, 2011, 05:41 PM
I think that's around 6 months. My first account here was today exactly one year ago, but school took priority.

PlatinumDude
August 25th, 2011, 12:49 AM
The longest I was inactive here was around 5 days when I went to computer camp (PC was blocked there). I also became inactive there for another 5 days because I had to go back to that same camp for another week.

Truality
August 25th, 2011, 01:12 AM
Longest hiatus from PC was 6 months, I was just too busy with an issue I had irl (and still have). I came back because I love this site and all it offers to its members.

Cassino
August 25th, 2011, 04:57 AM
What's the longest amount of time you've ever spent being inactive, and why did you spend it being inactive?
About six months, because I couldn't stand some of the staff. The roster has changed a lot since, mostly for the better.

Were you as active as before when you came back?
Yes, though I've since made a note to stay away from CQ&F unless I have my own feedback/queries to submit.

Mr Cat Dog
August 25th, 2011, 05:07 AM
I'll be surprised if anyone tops this: my longest hiatus was 5 and a half years. I just got sick of this place and up and left. The forum atmosphere was much worse than it is now, I didn't like staffing, I was kinda growing out of Pokemon: a perfect storm for leaving really, really bitterly. Apart from about two or three look-ins in the intervening period, it was surprisingly easy to stay away.

But, I'm back. Yay! In terms of activity, I'm probably slightly less active than I used to be (at one point, I think I was averaging about 15-20 posts per day! Crazy!) but I'm not a hermit or anything, am I?

Patatas Fritas
August 25th, 2011, 05:27 AM
Well over my three years here I've had numerous periods of inactivity, from days to months.
If I'm remembering right my longest period of inactivity was around half a year back sometime in 2010, I was just generally bored and had nothing to do on PC - I came back in late 2010 for a few months before leaving again in February 2011 until late April;early May. I don't think I've been as active since my inactivity just because all the stuff I used to do isn't really around anymore. I post every now and then but I'm not as active as I used too be~

Actor
August 25th, 2011, 06:17 AM
About a couple of months after I joined I was inactive. Didn't really bother with fourms at all and just focused on Youtube. Came back on July to check PC again, then I got into it and I've been stuck in here since.

Pokemon Trainer Touko
August 25th, 2011, 06:58 AM
Around 2 weeks because I was on a school trip and we weren't allowed to bring any electrical devices. D:

Talli
August 25th, 2011, 07:07 AM
a year and a half ?

I was in hospital lot over that time, I was too tired after I came out of Hospital

vaporeon7
August 25th, 2011, 07:30 AM
A bit more then a week. It was because I went on a holiday where I had no internet.

Yes, that is pretty much death to me.

:3

Toshiro.
August 25th, 2011, 08:40 AM
When I go inactive, it's only usually for a months time. I actually just got back from being inactive for a month. When I go inactive its either because I have irl things I need to handle, or I get tired of the forum for a bit.

Forever
August 25th, 2011, 08:47 AM
I'll be surprised if anyone tops this: my longest hiatus was 5 and a half years.

Betting an old member will come back today just to top you. It's totally possible, and would be ironic lool.

Anyway, a month in 2008 lol :x aka when name changes system changed, skins renamed, AA's recoloured etc and I thought PC was weird to come back to. As for why, yeah not a fan of people then, lol.

I've been without Internet for short periods of time, but really I've mostly always been around since I joined. :(

Mew~
August 25th, 2011, 11:30 AM
When I joined. I actually forgot I had this account until I tried to join again and it said my e-mail was already used. But other than that, I guess around a few weeks when I was on holiday. I'm always on here every day.

King Gumball
August 26th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Well right now. I only go on every few days to post a little, then take a couple days away. I have a lot of work right now and am losing interest in pokemon :/

metalheadtomboy
August 26th, 2011, 03:12 PM
For a whole year my wifi stopped working so the logest was a year.

Cherrim
August 26th, 2011, 04:34 PM
The longest I've literally been unable to visit PC for was probably about a week? I can't think of any time in particular but I'm sure there must have been a week somewhere that I didn't sign on. No? Really? Oops. OH. Wait. I ~quit~ for about a month back in 2004... even if I still kind of lurked as a guest once a week or so. :x

But the longest I've been inactive in the not-really-around-nearly-as-much-as-I-should-be? One or two months. D: I'd get on and make a few posts every week for sure but that's nowhere near ideal for an admin, haha.

Karma Police
August 26th, 2011, 04:50 PM
lol, 1 year or so. I joined back in August 2010 just to get hacks. Then I returned in May this year to start hacking, but now I RP :3

Owl
August 27th, 2011, 07:30 AM
6 months I'd say. For school and other purposes. After all, rl is more important, am I right?

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
August 28th, 2011, 04:40 AM
Wow, the most I've ever been away has been two or three weeks. Though over summer periods I used to only come on like once a week due to a no-internet situation.

Honest
August 28th, 2011, 09:29 AM
Technically, my longest time of inactivity was last summer, cause I could barely get on the computer. >> I was also out for a lot of this year, actually, but I did sign in every two weeks or so to see what was going on, so I guess that doesn't really count...

Amaruuk
August 28th, 2011, 08:13 PM
[css-span="font-family: "Tahoma"; font-size: 11px; color: #4b373d;"]For the past couple of years I've been drifting away from PC around October and returning again the following April, so 6 months is both the longest and a typical hiatus for me. Why these months in particular I don't really know. Life just gets busy, I guess, and then eventually I notice things picking up in certain parts of PC and drift back. As for activity level I've never been as active as I was in 2009, not even way back when on my old accounts. This is mostly due to how lonely I was IRL that year, to be honest. X3[/css-span]

Melody
August 30th, 2011, 05:11 PM
My longest sprint of inactivity was about a year and a half, back when my only internet connection was what time I could sneak on at lunch in the library. I didn't really return until I actually got internet at home two years after I left even if I came back to lurk regularly 6 months before I got it.

Arcanine
August 30th, 2011, 06:32 PM
A few years ago my laptop kicked the bucket and took me awhile to find a new one that I liked. So I took a month off from PC (I wasn't without a computer for that long, I just wanted to take some time off), but even then I was getting on with alt accounts and getting on as a guest. That's the longest one time inactivity gap that "Arcanine" took.

Tapioca
August 30th, 2011, 06:50 PM
The longest I've been away from PC is a few months. I would sign on sometimes to see if I had any VMs(which I sometimes did) and then get off again lmfao.

There was an entire year where I didn't post at all though.

Binary
August 31st, 2011, 08:14 AM
I was inactive for almost a whole year once, and I don't remember posting anything at all during that period. I did however, occasionally login to check PMs and stuff. It was in 2007/08, I think. I've been on quite an inactive streak lately too, so hey.~

Ayselipera
September 3rd, 2011, 10:59 AM
3 - 4 months I think because I didn't enjoy myself here anymore and since coming back I haven't been as active.

God
September 3rd, 2011, 08:36 PM
About six months, from Jan this year to June, I posted a bit, left for a couple of months and then came back. And now you can all see the terrible poster be active on these forums 3-4 hours per day.
whoopty doo

moments.
September 3rd, 2011, 10:56 PM
Uh, like in the middle of last year, I sort of lost interest and just didn't come here for a few months. That was basically because I lost my motivation and inspiration for graphics, and I don't really do too much else here, so I dropped off. But otherwise, I'm generally here, even if just lurking without posting. But yeah. :D