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Title: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: CursedSkylark on April 16, 2018, 01:55:03 PM
So, I, and probably many other people are getting kinda unnerved that shoutbox and Forum posts are being rather sporadic recently.

So I ask, is the Forum dying? Has the Forum reached it's peak in activity? I am concerned a lot, and I feel like it may be the end of the Forum sooner or later if we don't do anything about it. I know some places still tend to be active, but this is about the Forum in general.

What are your opinions about this? Is this really going to be the end or is it just a normal Forum phase at this time of year?


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ianiant on April 16, 2018, 02:23:49 PM
It is trying to die on us, but I know that if we work together, we can prevent it from happening.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Nickito on April 16, 2018, 02:24:43 PM
Check the active member registry there are like 40 of us
We're good


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ianiant on April 16, 2018, 02:26:30 PM
That's about as many active users as there were Resistance members at the end of the Last Jedi. Not doing good, unless we're the spark that will light up a whole new era of Flipline.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Nickito on April 16, 2018, 02:27:40 PM
Trust me, when Scooperia comes out there will be a lot of new users.
Alternatively we could all move to /r/Flipline, if that subreddit gets big enough I'm sure we could get endorsed by Matt and Tony.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: hyewon on April 16, 2018, 02:57:16 PM
When Scooperia comes out there'll be new users that the majority of won't stay


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Phil Swift on April 16, 2018, 03:04:30 PM
Its only "dead" cause not much is happening right now. PNC, Scooperia, and KCP will make this place a lot more lively, you just gotta wait.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: The color of mood is blue on April 16, 2018, 03:16:24 PM
The forum is on its decline. The peak of activity was around 2013-2015, after that activity has slowly declined. I doubt it will end until the majority of users go off to college, in around 2-5 years. We should be fairly safe but don't expect activity to be revived


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ianiant on April 16, 2018, 03:17:51 PM
The forum is on its decline. The peak of activity was around 2013-2015, after that activity has slowly declined. I doubt it will end until the majority of users go off to college, in around 2-5 years. We should be fairly safe but don't expect activity to be revived

Have you read any of Nickito's points?


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: The color of mood is blue on April 16, 2018, 03:18:49 PM
Have you read any of Nickito's points?
Activity will peak at major events but it won't last


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ianiant on April 16, 2018, 03:20:22 PM
Activity will peak at major events but it won't last

This forum isn't just a group of random people who have become friends. Forumers come and go, and new, younger forumers may replace the older ones.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Keeza Andrews on April 16, 2018, 04:35:19 PM
So, I, and probably many other people are getting kinda unnerved that shoutbox and Forum posts are being rather sporadic recently.

So I ask, is the Forum dying? Has the Forum reached it's peak in activity? I am concerned a lot, and I feel like it may be the end of the Forum sooner or later if we don't do anything about it. I know some places still tend to be active, but this is about the Forum in general.

What are your opinions about this? Is this really going to be the end or is it just a normal Forum phase at this time of year?
There's State tests in USA at this time of th eyear.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Moana on April 16, 2018, 05:29:15 PM
This forum isn't just a group of random people who have become friends. Forumers come and go, and new, younger forumers may replace the older ones.
It does seem more and more like that though, the main people on here are just sticking around for their friends.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: The color of mood is blue on April 16, 2018, 05:31:53 PM
It does seem more and more like that though, the main people on here are just sticking around for their friends.
That's what I do, and pretty much everyone that I would consider a friend does that too :P


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ianiant on April 16, 2018, 05:37:30 PM
It does seem more and more like that though, the main people on here are just sticking around for their friends.

But more Flipline fans will come along.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Nickito on April 16, 2018, 05:52:37 PM
This forum isn't just a group of random people who have become friends. Forumers come and go, and new, younger forumers may replace the older ones.
Actually they're both right
Users come for Flipline and stay for the friendships. There isn't a single user here who didn't at some point enjoy playing Gamerias or other Flipline games, even if they don't currently play them.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: hyewon on April 16, 2018, 08:38:59 PM
But what about when Flash games die? Not many people will come on the forum for that apps. They're not nearly as popular as the games themselves.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ianiant on April 17, 2018, 04:00:59 AM
But what about when Flash games die? Not many people will come on the forum for that apps. They're not nearly as popular as the games themselves.

1. Outside of the forum, the apps are starting to gain a lot of popularity.
2. I have an idea:

Do what Matt and Tony did with Forum Games and make subsections. What I mean is there will be one thing for the gameria itself, then subsections for PC, HD, and To Go!


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Moana on April 17, 2018, 07:13:20 AM
But what about when Flash games die? Not many people will come on the forum for that apps. They're not nearly as popular as the games themselves.
They're actually very popular about now.

If Matt and Tony really, REALLY want to keep the forum alive they could advertise this place in apps, I suppose.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Cosmic on April 17, 2018, 10:03:00 AM
But what about when Flash games die? Not many people will come on the forum for that apps. They're not nearly as popular as the games themselves.
The apps probably make more revenue than some of the games. They are popular.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: hyewon on April 17, 2018, 03:32:37 PM
I did not realize that, my apologies

I don't think that many people came on the forum due to the apps though


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Nickito on April 17, 2018, 07:46:39 PM
Well no, the apps are in no way linked to the website afaik


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: hyewon on April 17, 2018, 07:50:08 PM
That's what I thought :')


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: SCP 457 on April 26, 2018, 10:48:17 AM
it definitely isn't at its peak


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: SCP 457 on May 21, 2018, 03:01:44 PM
okay now i think the forum's dying


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: The color of mood is blue on May 21, 2018, 03:07:34 PM
it might gain some activity in june since everyone's doing finals


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Phil Swift on May 21, 2018, 03:29:39 PM
it might gain some activity in june since everyone's doing finals
And summer for most people


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Lovingly on May 21, 2018, 04:37:34 PM
the  only time when its active is when i talk about deep bloop in the sb


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Nickito on May 21, 2018, 06:20:43 PM
It will become more active once Scooperia comes out, and when school is out. Right now most of the target audience is busy. I only have time to check in maybe 2 or 3 times a day.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: cozyhighway on May 27, 2018, 04:24:58 AM
:'(


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Keeza Andrews on June 03, 2018, 11:35:54 AM
Most likely it's just the end of this forum generation.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ghost on June 03, 2018, 10:16:54 PM
At this point we should just let it die. It ran its course, and now it's comparable to a sick puppy waiting to be put down.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ianiant on June 03, 2018, 10:19:24 PM
At this point we should just let it die. It ran its course, and now it's comparable to a sick puppy waiting to be put down.

No


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: The color of mood is blue on June 08, 2018, 08:43:33 AM
It's at a very low point, it might not survive more than a year at most. It's had a good long life though


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ianiant on June 08, 2018, 08:45:33 AM
It's at a very low point, it might not survive more than a year at most. It's had a good long life though

 D:


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: The color of mood is blue on June 08, 2018, 08:47:06 AM
I don't like to believe it either but it's probably best to accept it, and to keep in touch with forum buddies on other sites and places


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ianiant on June 08, 2018, 08:49:21 AM
I don't like to believe it either but it's probably best to accept it, and to keep in touch with forum buddies on other sites and places

There has to be a way to save this place.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Josh_Legacy on June 08, 2018, 09:15:46 AM
I can't imagine Scooperia would make activity go up because people would be super busy trying to beat the game, there would be no one on the forum.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Phil Swift on June 08, 2018, 09:35:27 AM
I can't imagine Scooperia would make activity go up because people would be super busy trying to beat the game, there would be no one on the forum.
I would be on the forum.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: why on June 08, 2018, 10:13:48 AM
everyone's becoming more inactive and not a lot of people are new so


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ghost on June 08, 2018, 05:53:50 PM
Let's face it. There's no way to boost the activity here. It's slowly gone downhill since 2015, and frankly it's about to flatline.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Louie on June 08, 2018, 07:26:32 PM
I'm going to make a post everyday even when the forum dies. When no one is left, there'll be me! Posting on every topic ever made. A wasteland with one man, ME. Yeah. Okay idk what that was but I'm still gonna do it. I mean, I'll start once its actually dead but my prediction is that its not gonna die until its deleted by someone like Matt or something. There'll always be someone posting on here.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Lovingly on June 08, 2018, 08:26:01 PM
all good things come to an end


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Chika~ on June 09, 2018, 01:02:35 AM
I have slowly starting lose interest but like the last time i lost intrest (completely)  i came back. Forumers come and go.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: The color of mood is blue on June 09, 2018, 09:40:01 AM
I don't think we should have hope that it'll become active again, but we also shouldn't just give it up. The people that are here might as well enjoy the time spent here until it dies


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Bandero on June 09, 2018, 09:59:26 AM
The mindset of "the forum is going to die soon" is what kills the forum.

If we stay optimistic and hope for the best, rather than just quitting, the forum won't die.

The forum is comprised of the community that uses it, and if that core community stays, then the forum can't die.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Lovingly on June 09, 2018, 10:20:59 AM
Most of us don't care about the forum dying tho


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Gato on June 09, 2018, 10:31:56 AM
I don't think we're being pessimists about it, we're realistic
I remember 2016, everyone was very active, we had a lot of topics and things going on every day, when the KCP hit there were many people here advertising and voting
Last year was less active even with KCP hitting, very little people joined for that
Now we're just not doing much, but I guess I can have hope Scooperia can rescue the forum for a lil bit


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: The color of mood is blue on June 09, 2018, 10:44:08 AM
I don't care about the forum itself dying :/ I just want to stay friends with everyone I know here


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Phil Swift on June 09, 2018, 11:11:18 AM
tbh, I don't think it's as bad as people think. It's really only the people who don't care about flipline anymore that are leaving


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ianiant on June 09, 2018, 08:27:37 PM
The mindset of "the forum is going to die soon" is what kills the forum.

If we stay optimistic and hope for the best, rather than just quitting, the forum won't die.

The forum is comprised of the community that uses it, and if that core community stays, then the forum can't die.

^^^^


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Ghost on June 10, 2018, 10:20:44 AM
tbh, I don't think it's as bad as people think. It's really only the people who don't care about flipline anymore that are leaving
This is exactly what I'm talking about. The only reason I even bother to check up on the forum is to see how people are doing. I don't care about the Gamerias anymore.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Lovingly on June 12, 2018, 08:09:49 AM
There's also the illusion that the more you talk in the shoutbox the more active you are. Most of the people who aren't interested in Flipline are in the shoutbox. The shoutbox isn't as active as it used to be so that gives the impression that the forum is dying. Also, Flipline is very dry in terms of content for like over a year. Forum activity will rise when Scooperia is released then slowly plummet until the next PC game.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Rossome on June 13, 2018, 11:08:49 AM
Wasn't there supposed to be a Forum update a while back ago? Last year Matt and Tony mentioned it, but it still hasn't come.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: SpongeBob29 on June 15, 2018, 04:23:51 PM
Wasn't there supposed to be a Forum update a while back ago? Last year Matt and Tony mentioned it, but it still hasn't come.

That's what I was wondering too. It's been almost a year now (11 months, to be exact).


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Moana on June 15, 2018, 04:56:36 PM
That's what I was wondering too. It's been almost a year now (11 months, to be exact).
Actually, it's been a bit over 2 years. The update was first mentioned in February 2016.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: SpongeBob29 on June 15, 2018, 05:38:01 PM
Actually, it's been a bit over 2 years. The update was first mentioned in February 2016.

I wasn't active during February 2016, so I didn't know they planned about that earlier.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: why on June 19, 2018, 04:41:02 AM
i think we stay here for friends, not for games


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Louie on June 19, 2018, 03:56:16 PM
i think we stay here for friends, not for games

That's why I stay


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Oofis on June 19, 2018, 09:03:39 PM
We all came here because of the games, that goes without saying, but I'm pretty sure no one stayed for longer than a week for just the games


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: why on July 23, 2018, 10:38:50 AM
also, i don't think scooperia will affect the forum activity


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: The color of mood is blue on July 23, 2018, 10:48:26 AM
It's pretty active here rn but after scooperia has been otbfor a week it will decline as people are preparing for school


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Q-Cumber on July 23, 2018, 01:38:17 PM
No it's not. You can have forum anywhere. That means it's gonna stand


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Cosmic on July 23, 2018, 01:41:29 PM
It's pretty active here rn but after scooperia has been otbfor a week it will decline as people are preparing for school
People will be preparing the week after Scooperia? Christ, I only finished school on July 20th.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Sean on July 23, 2018, 01:50:15 PM
My school starts August 20th, so I still have about a month.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: snivader on July 23, 2018, 02:05:54 PM
I'm already preparing a tiny bit, not too much. then busy from 30th August onward so hey I have some time.


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Oofis on July 25, 2018, 02:22:38 AM
If anything this forum has become even more dead with everyone being away on holiday or summertime happinesses or whatever, if we don't get more people then this place might as well be taken down forever (actually please don't do that, I have wizard school and my music reviews which I'm doing right now and I promise I'll have them all done soon don't rush me pls)


Title: Re: Is this the end of the Forum?
Post by: Moana on July 25, 2018, 05:03:10 AM
No, this community will probably remain for a while. It may regrow in popularity unexpectedly but assuming that that doesn't happen it will just remain as a place for longtime community members to check up on even when we are adults, just like AOL was and is for a lot of Millenials.