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Old 12-29-2017, 03:49 AM   #1   Add To Ignore List  
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I've never seen this forum so empty. Haven't logged in 6 months, not because I didn't want to, but there simply is nothing going on here... plus I had nothing smart to say, still don't.

Croteam should seriously hurry up with the next proper Serious Sam game, maybe the place will be more lively.

Also what's up with using http://forums.seriouszone.com/images/statusicon/forum_old.gif, forum looks ugly. Sub forums are all over the place, so many with no new replies in months... Garry's Mod... what happened here ?
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:04 AM   #2   Add To Ignore List  
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The forums went offline for a while and was in a state of limbo until the decision was made to keep them around. Seems like it quieted down a whole lot after that. Discord was already sucking up a lot of the activity that would have otherwise been on the forums but that especially became the case while the future of the forums was unknown.

Your point also stands that it doesn't help that it has been 6 years since the last game. Hopefully Sam 4 or Talos 2 kicks things off around here.
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:03 AM   #3   Add To Ignore List  
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Not only Discord, but Steam and Social networks too. There are news - everybody comments in FB. There is new community content - everybody comments on Steam or FB...
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:57 PM   #4   Add To Ignore List  
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It's a shame to me that these forums are more inactive than before. I really posted here a lot.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:57 PM   #5   Add To Ignore List  
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I hope SS4 revitalizes this forum, I'm not sure it will though.
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I check in from time to time, I also find this pretty sad :/ after they removed the chatbox everything went down.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:30 AM   #7   Add To Ignore List  
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*Shrug*
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:30 AM   #9   Add To Ignore List  
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I thought the first few posts were a bit depressing, but I can see things got better and we have a very constructive discussion going on now
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The same crap with serioussite forums. Im finding more and more now that forums are a far quieter place than ever before. Especially in the last year.
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The games are dead too, are there any competitive SS Classic players at all? Croteam made a big mistake by not putting enough advertisement in it, they should release the multiplayer only mode from SS classic like Quake Live but for free and they should fix that fucking net code. I roamed around servers and all the old players are gone, even servers in SS fusion 2017 are empty asf. Too bad. SS was as skillful as Unreal Tournament, with enough tweaks it could've been close to quake.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:49 AM   #13   Add To Ignore List  
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Are forums as a whole becoming obsolete these days? What are kids using these days to chat with strangers? Is it this Discord thing I keep hearing about?
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:35 PM   #14   Add To Ignore List  
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I think Discord killed the forum (although the forum was already starting to have some inactivity before opening the server in Discord). Sad to hear (specially for nostalgic people), but it's true.

At some way, Discord revitalized the community, but the sacrifice is the forum's activity. I don't think the "inactivity" of Croteam at releasing games is affecting the activity of the forum. This was going to happen someday and seems to be that the time is now.
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Agreed. Showcase threads are very empty too, I miss the time when people were active, but I understand that.
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It doesn't help that there are many problems with the forums (occurred after the switch to a different server) that have still gone unfixed. It seems like folks finally realized they could fix the logging out bug by clearing out cookies. But there are still several things (like the unread threads link) being completely broken. When it becomes a hassle, folks are less likely to stick around.
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:10 PM   #17   Add To Ignore List  
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That's exactly why I stopped checking the forums every day.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:24 PM   #18   Add To Ignore List  
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Even if I don't post often, I won't stop to visit this place, never!
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So long as it exists? Yeah.
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I rarely check in here either, but I do like to once in a while to just check in and see how everyone is doing. Glad L-D keeps the forums up and running, though the work it takes to do it, I am not sure it is more trouble than it is worth for his time.

Anyhoo, if you do read this L-D, props to you for keeping the forums up and running. Maybe have a resurgence someday, though I doubt you will see many of us old farts on here, (talking about us old by age, not by member sign-up). But, it will be good for the forums to get new blood.

Hope everyone on here has a nice new year this 2018.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:18 AM   #21   Add To Ignore List  
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I think I haven't been around here in like a year or something... Although I'm active on the discord server either. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I don't see any Christmas Spam thread for 2017? Sad...

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Old 01-11-2018, 08:10 PM   #22   Add To Ignore List  
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I have too many IRL projects going on to fix the site properly, but I might be able to get something done. WID. It would be helpful if someone with Linux sysop experience could help me.

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I said I'd help you. Not many problems that another person could help with though. Whether it's setting up the server or checking logs for errors, that's only within the ability of the admin and you absolutely don't ever want to give superuser privileges to anyone else, not even yer mum.
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Why it was necessary to move from chatbox to discord? I love the forum, but it's really empty now
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:40 PM   #26   Add To Ignore List  
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Discord is a million times better than a chatbox.

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Discord is a nice place, sure, but honestly I find it a bit harder to navigate than the forums, especially on a massive server such as S!

But that's probably just me
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Discord is a nice place, sure, but honestly I find it a bit harder to navigate than the forums, especially on a massive server such as S!

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There are only three channels on our Discord to keep track of. Four if you want to get the latest sam map/mod releases. So it's easier to follow than the forums.

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Still a lot more noise to filter out plus some really annoying people in the Discord. The good thing about forums is that people usually think about what they're going to say before they post it. I don't think that I ever had enough posts to use the chat box when it was still around but I preferred things how they were back when I joined.
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