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phillip1882

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are the forums dead?
« on: September 28, 2016, 01:32:38 pm »
haven't seen much discussion for the most recent chapter.
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Re: are the forums dead?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 03:11:53 pm »
No I wouldn't say they're dead.  Things have been a little slower, lately.  In general, people don't use forums as much as they used to, thanks to things like reddit.

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Re: are the forums dead?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 01:09:37 pm »
That said, some of the threads are older than 2014, and can likely be shifted to the Graveyard.
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Re: are the forums dead?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 08:57:27 am »
Well, I think it's okay to leave them there for people who want to look at them.  It'd be too much work to move every old thread to the graveyard.

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Re: are the forums dead?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2016, 02:00:15 pm »
There should not be a separate forum, but a thread underneath every comic page. Use preferably Disqus 

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Re: are the forums dead?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2016, 10:18:51 pm »
I think I'd agree with this. Especially since the only active topics I can see are:

  • Mistakes Thread
  • Chapter Whatever

Pretty much nothing else. Disqus allows viewing of comments in real time, rather than going back and forth to another forum, and it focuses the topic on the page at hand.
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Re: are the forums dead?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2018, 12:21:14 am »
Sorry for picking up an old topic, but I was just wondering: If the forums are almost dead, then where else is everyone?
Twitter has even less activity and the website doesn't link to any other social platforms. Are people talking on Patreon and Twitch instead?
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Re: are the forums dead?
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2018, 10:14:09 am »
Having tried twice to make my own forum, and failed miserably both times (the forum was made for free, and wasn't attached to any other pages), I can say with certainty... sometimes you just make too many sections. People retain interest in certain topics, and really, this website might be better served with a Disqus page, since the posters are mostly interested in the website itself (but this doesn't allow side announcements, like the making a Live Action.

I do think Flipside could take stock of inactive sections and possibly wipe them in favor of a cleaner forum with only a few sections.
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Re: are the forums dead?
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2018, 01:13:42 pm »
Yeah I understand that. I was just mainly wondering where the rest of the rather large following is, i.e. whether or not I am missing most of the action. I mean, the Patreon following is doing quite well and I assume that the total number of readers is typically about 100 times the paying followers. Also Brion rarely visits the forum lately.
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