View Full Version : Have you ever been inactive?

February 13th, 2013, 10:18 PM
Seeing as how I recently came back from being inactive for 2+ years I was wondering how many other users have had stretches where they rarely posted or even logged in.

Have you ever been inactive? If so, how many times and how long were they?

I was slightly inactive when I joined because I was new to this place and Serebii was my main forum, but about a month later I lost my password there so I came here and I think I stayed active until around mid 2010/late 2010.

February 13th, 2013, 10:32 PM
Yep. I was inactive a few months after I first joined for about nine months. Since then I've had moments of little activity, small inactivity moments (like the time i read all of Detective Conan. did nothing else but that for two weeks and that included not going on PC), but nothing as huge as that. And now I'm not planning anything of the sort unless I plan on quitting being a mod here and leaving.

February 13th, 2013, 10:41 PM
If you don't count those two weeks in late June-early July 2011 (which I don't want to even mention) I am almost never inactive, since this is the first real "fun" Pokemon forum I joined and even though I do juggle between a lot of forums, it's here where I hang out a lot.

Even though I may have been invisible at the time of this post, I am usually online almost all the time, so I guess it's a no to inactivity.

February 13th, 2013, 10:47 PM
well, i hate to say this but yes.

when i first joined, school was literally holding me back from any sort of technology, so yea, went inactive after i joined bet people thought i was the join-and-leave kind

then came back in april...... had a swell time. then... exams were coming up in september, so that triggered another week-long's leave.

and finally came the october-november part, where pc trolls were on the loose. i hated them so i migrated over to another pokemon forum along with hikari during that time

so das about it, i think ;D

Kikaito plush
February 14th, 2013, 1:15 AM
Wasn't my fault but yes I have been inactive before

the reason was I was in hospital because I need an op on my leg..

February 14th, 2013, 5:21 AM
I've been inactive for three or four times. I guess it lasts for about two to four weeks, school being the main reason.

February 14th, 2013, 10:31 AM
Yep, just at random times. It does seem to be that whenever there's a big Pokemon announcement, I subconsciously float back here.
Hopefully I'm here to stay this time. :)

February 14th, 2013, 12:47 PM
I was inactive in late 08 to early 09, the first time I had changed my username to Sydian. I was tired of having to say "hey i used to be silversmearglesplatter" to people, so for the remainder of time I had before I could change my username back to SSS, I just stayed inactive. I was back up and running once I changed it back to that. Obviously you can see I eventually didn't care and I'm so happy I chose Sydian as my permanent username instead of SSS.

Only other times I've been inactive were because I was away in London and had no computer access and then another time last March when I took a DLoA. But I got on my alt account most of that time. I just didn't want to get on this account at all for personal reasons.

Evil Stud Muffin
February 14th, 2013, 12:58 PM
In the one month I've been here, I have never been inactive. I'm posting every day, here till the wee hours of morning, and I regret nothing. You guys are all so cool!

Captain Gizmo
February 14th, 2013, 1:04 PM
I've been inactive for like... 3-4 days max? Due to my Mixed Martial Arts competition, I had to go until Edmonton for it. And I don't usually use the internet when I'm out travelling :C

Sweets Witch
February 14th, 2013, 3:03 PM
Once for maybe two years, and other time fooor...six? I don't remember, but it's been years. A large number of years.

February 14th, 2013, 3:09 PM
Yeah, definitely.

There was a time where I felt PC had lost it's flavor, and I sorta just stopped coming on. It was really random, trust me. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that I had gotten a Facebook or something, I don't know. But I was inactive for the majority of 2011 and early 2012. Then I just randomly came back, cause I realized how much I missed the place. Sadly, everyone else I knew on the forum, or most of them anyway, had also moved on, so I had to adjust, which I did.

Other than then, I was also out for three months last year due to putting college work as a priority. By by work, I mean college apps. Gah.

February 14th, 2013, 3:20 PM
Sometimes I had my head set on leaving this place simply because there were too many "memories of my old friends", but now I realize, hell, that is stupid.

No website holds memories of anything unless you choose to be clingy and attached to it. It's just a discussion forum.

And I love the people here. So I decided to stay.

February 14th, 2013, 6:08 PM
I was inactive from when I joined in May 2004 to September, due to going to Serebii instead.
Then there was the summer of 2007 when I stayed with my sister; I logged on when I could but it was maybe 1-2 times a week, because I didn't have a computer of my own.
The last time I was hugely inactive was like half of 2009. Something like May-August I didn't have good Internet access. Got it back for a few months, then was inactive again November-Decemberish because I broke my USB wireless receiver.

Haven't been gone from PC for huge stretches of time since 2010.

February 15th, 2013, 1:17 AM
I was innactive most of last year, mainly because I just couldn't be bothered coming on.. plus I had very little downloads, so I couldn't go on the forums much. But now I have UNLIMITED DOWNLOADS!! :D

February 15th, 2013, 2:08 AM
I was inactive on 2011 for practically the whole year, until December, then went on another spell until the whole year and came back on around September/November, stayed on this spell ever since.

February 15th, 2013, 3:03 AM
I joined in March 2010 but after a few weeks or so, I just went inactive. By June 2010, I came back for a very short bit then left again.. it wasn't until July 2011 that I came back for real and just started posting. Then I've had some small periods of inactivity here and there due to school getting in the way. Otherwise, I haven't had any major cases of inactivity since 2010.

February 15th, 2013, 3:14 AM
I had some history of inactivity because of school issues. Like for 2 and a half years?

February 15th, 2013, 4:50 AM
I've had a couple of big activity dips whilst at uni (most recently being this week!) and there were a couple in the past from similar cases of irl overload, but in general I've always remained pretty constant with activity. The amount of posts I make varies a lot depending on how much I feel like writing that day, but activity in general is usually the same!

February 16th, 2013, 12:22 AM
I was completely inactive on my first account here, where I managed just one post in nearly a 2 year span (Jan. '08 - Dec. '09). Even when I finally moved to this account, there were many points where I went inactive for months at a time, up until Autumn of 2011 or so. Since then I've hung around for basically the whole time, other than points where I might have missed no more than a week due to work or something. Even on the days I don't post, I still find myself reading through the forum at least once or twice a day.

February 16th, 2013, 12:36 AM
The only time I was inactive since I joined, was in May of 2012 when I left for a few days to a week so I could focus on real life things. Had some work I really needed to be done and could manage to be here and do work at the same time. There was also a time in October where I said I leave because I was upset over things, but I ended up not doing it anyway.

February 16th, 2013, 2:47 AM
The only time i've been inactive is when i first joined this place in June 2012.I hadn't really done anything the first few months after i joined and only had been active since September.

February 16th, 2013, 9:16 AM
I've been here a while, and there has been times where school and life's gotten hectic and I needed to take a little LOA from here. I always seem to find myself back here though.

February 16th, 2013, 5:39 PM
Only once, though that only consisted of me not posting for... two-three weeks, if I recall. I was trying to give the forum I was escaping from another chance but that didn't work out so I came back here. Since then, none at all!

The Grubby Pup
February 16th, 2013, 5:43 PM
I'm like ALWAYS inactive. I like being mysterious. But...I do always come back. And that...mah friends...is the punchline of the joke. :p

February 16th, 2013, 6:08 PM
No longer than a couple of days, at most. Probably not even that long. PC is addictive...

February 16th, 2013, 6:08 PM
When i joined in July 2012 i was inactive. Then in December, i began to get active.

February 16th, 2013, 6:39 PM
No, I haven't had a stretch of inactivity at PC, but I only just joined in August 2011 and I was quite active until I got modded and then my activity exploded.

February 16th, 2013, 6:42 PM
I have, and it was from around April to June 2012 when I had little to no interest in forums as a whole (except one, but that was minimal interest at best) and PC was definitely no exception. But since then I haven't experienced more than a day or two's worth of inactivity.

Shining Raichu
February 17th, 2013, 3:21 PM
I've been inactive lately in the sense that my life has picked up a lot and I have less time to be here, but I'm still signing in every day and I have posting binges, so I don't think this really counts.

By the definition of inactive that this thread is using, no I've never been inactive.

February 22nd, 2013, 2:08 PM
No, I'm always around PC! My activity never just suddenly drops off because I get bored and forget to come back. Never do I ever just leave a VM conversation hanging for weeks or months on end or forget about threads I'm meant to be maintaining.

Ahahaha yeah no. I was away for a good four years at one point because there was some adolescent ~drama~ and I forgot to come back after that was done with. Then I hung around from like July 2010 to January 2012 and then I kept wandering off and forgetting to come back. There tend to be weeks in between visits for me now. Hard to believe there was a time I'd have PC open constantly, only really going offline to sleep, posting all the time, etc. Weird.

February 22nd, 2013, 6:36 PM
yeah...i took some different times off for many reasons!and i get back when i felt i want to..

February 22nd, 2013, 6:46 PM
oh man, i was super active when i joined and the few years after that. more recently i just returned after some two years of inactivity. this has been going on since 2009 or so. i'll probably get bored again by next week and maybe you'll see me in 2015.

Hydro Pumper
February 23rd, 2013, 1:51 AM
Haha yeh I have definitely been inactive from PC. Unfortunately. ;(

Last May I went through a busy period, though once I got through it my routine for logging on here was just subconsciously lost. I came back to check from time to time, though I didn't post or interact in any events.

February 23rd, 2013, 4:46 AM
One month around 2010. It felt so weird XD