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Title: 100 Members
Post by: Zackirus on March 27, 2010, 06:55:58 PM
Well This forum to celebrate 100 members in the forum. So to everybody who uses the forums and to everyone who is going to sign up for the forums cheers, to the first milestone in this forums history! Now, I will talk about my experiences in this forum.

When I first joined this forum I was quite nervous, having being on the old forums continuity but seeing that the most active member had already had around 1000 posts I thought my opinion would be counted less. Once I saw these forums and the amount of posts in the forum, I thought might as well join. The first post I did was in the enemy ideas and I had proposed elves which to my sadness were brutally rejected. I thought then that maybe this forum didn't need me, but I continued to post and submit my ideas. After awhile (around 50 posts) people started to realize this member wasn't going to quit these forums and I must say, some members have grown on me. Today, whoever, I am one of the top posters on the forum and constantly give encouraging feedback to everyone. I am know to some of the member as "Lord Canada". I know most of the other members and what to expect and I have made some new "friends" to put it in such terms. I hope more members will join soon, as I am being to feel like a old timer here  :P  

Anyway, Cheers to 100 Members!
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: CraigStern on March 27, 2010, 07:14:58 PM
Cool! Thanks for the post, Zackirus. We're glad to have you here. :)
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Presentiment on March 27, 2010, 08:15:39 PM
Wait--is this a self-edification thread?

May I?
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: CraigStern on March 27, 2010, 10:07:58 PM
Anyone who wants to post in celebration of the 100th forum member is certainly welcome to do so.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Presentiment on March 27, 2010, 11:31:08 PM
Presentiment's self-edification:

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Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Steel Ersatz Man on March 28, 2010, 02:08:02 AM
I wasn't part of the old forums. And, I only joined these forums to ask the question about my game on Telepath rpg 2. However, I started to use this forum for more and more things. Tidbits of knowledge about telepath rpg 2 that I didn't know before, looking up people's discussions on controversial topics (e.g. Hero's Gender) and ,finally, the forum games and the fan fiction. I never thought I would be a 'forum person' but I am and I really like it. Presentiment a bit of a downer though.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Presentiment on March 28, 2010, 12:55:15 PM
F8M3R!
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Steel Ersatz Man on March 28, 2010, 01:07:33 PM
F8M3R!

What does that even mean?
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Presentiment on March 28, 2010, 01:11:59 PM
It means stop making meaningless posts.

Sorry about the irony.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Tastidian on March 28, 2010, 11:41:49 PM
For once I agree with Presentiment but any ways i got bored and made this.
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Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Ertxiem on March 29, 2010, 11:23:51 AM
Congratulations for the 100 members.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Xemadus Echina on March 29, 2010, 01:09:42 PM
Presentiment a bit of a downer though.

i totaly agree with you on that one. just take a generic look at the few forums i posted.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: KZ on March 29, 2010, 02:38:06 PM
Keeping things on the bright side: congratulations indeed!
Let's see this 100 grow into 100 active users, and then 200, and then more and more!
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Zackirus on March 30, 2010, 05:15:41 AM
There's Keeping with the positive attitude KZ (Although) to be fair, their is only like 15 users that actually use the forums/participate, but I'm sure we will get new people who will stay all the time.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Steelfist on April 01, 2010, 11:30:34 AM
It's good we've got 100 members, it's just a pity presentiment was one of them.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Zhampir on April 01, 2010, 11:49:47 AM
welcome back steelfist!
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Steelfist on April 01, 2010, 11:59:39 AM
Thanks.

I'm not a very social person, so whenever I over-exert my posting capacity, it takes me some time to recover :P

Anyway, I'm back.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: KZ on April 01, 2010, 01:03:33 PM
Well, you know what I say: welcome back, etc ;)

Main thing is, when you recover, you return! Let's hope it's the same with the oldies from the old forums as well!
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Ertxiem on April 01, 2010, 02:25:24 PM
Lethal Laurie and Ender are still missing.
Has someone been in contact with them?
I'm assuming that Craig and KZ might kept contact with Lethal Laurie...
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Xemadus Echina on April 01, 2010, 04:07:54 PM
I hope they come back.  I miss them (Ender mostly, soon before I left the old forums I made a comment on Ender's game and we had a discussion about the book.)
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Tastidian on April 01, 2010, 10:53:00 PM
Well lets hope they make it to the 1000 at least
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Duskling on June 12, 2010, 11:02:48 AM
For once I agree with Presentiment but any ways i got bored and made this.
I know its not centered but i don't have that kind of time
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Just felt like what it would look like if centered (I apologize if this is too pointless).
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Tastidian on June 18, 2010, 09:33:40 AM
Quote
Just felt like what it would look like if centered (I apologize if this is too pointless).

I don't think its pointless but i don't remember it having a smiley in it.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: CraigStern on June 18, 2010, 04:04:26 PM
It's the long-lost Scepter of Winky-Smiley! :D I approve.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Tastidian on July 12, 2010, 09:12:02 PM
It's the long-lost Scepter of Winky-Smiley! :D I approve.

Its suppose to be a torch but it was almost a scepter but then I got tired of making the rest.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Duskling on July 16, 2010, 12:47:21 PM
Now we have 200 members! While some of them may not participate, it still counts, I guess.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: MikeW781 on July 16, 2010, 01:49:16 PM
I think we have somewhere in the twenties if you only count people with more than twenty posts
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Duskling on July 16, 2010, 03:19:46 PM
Yep, I think you're right. Still, 200 members!!!
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Zackirus on July 17, 2010, 03:13:29 PM
I think we have somewhere in the twenties if you only count people with more than twenty posts

Actaully we have more than 20 people with 20 or more posts but we have only like 10-15 active members within the forum though. It doesn't matter though t just means that we know each other better!
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: KZ on July 22, 2010, 05:31:21 AM
Zackirus hits it spot-on: usually we are anywhere between 5 and 15, and that does mean a certain level of familiarity, of what to expect from each other. At least we try to be a small, but friendly community. Let's hope it remains the case.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Duskling on July 22, 2010, 05:32:59 AM
What if we become a big and friendly community?
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: KZ on July 22, 2010, 05:34:38 AM
That would be good, but keeping the friendly and familiar part would be a tad hard. And getting all those nice, friendly and smart/well versed folks onto here will be a bit of a challenge ;)
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Duskling on July 22, 2010, 05:35:53 AM
Indeed it is, but KZ, may I ask you something?
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: KZ on July 22, 2010, 05:42:31 AM
I'm all up for it, but attracting the right kind of folks takes time, y'know. Like LL or Ert, they come, and sometimes they go, but it's nice when there is a healthy, fruitful and intellectual discussion.

(Judging by the way the question is phrased, a PM would do just fine.)
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Duskling on July 25, 2010, 02:47:26 PM
Since I had nothing better to do at the moment, I counted all the members with over 20 posts, we have 31 of those users.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Ertxiem on July 26, 2010, 04:08:09 AM
We could use a forum size measure (I saw something similar elsewhere) n:
n is the largest integer such that at least n forum members have at least (the same) n posts (excluding forum games).

Currently, n=28 (i.e., 28 members have posted at least 28 messages).
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Tastidian on July 27, 2010, 10:10:10 PM
That would be good, but keeping the friendly and familiar part would be a tad hard. And getting all those nice, friendly and smart/well versed folks onto here will be a bit of a challenge ;)

Like me.  ;)  :P I think we would need a lot of mods. I hope LL comes soon from the old forums LL is awesome. Each mod should only monitor a certain Part like fanart, general discussion, etc. etc. etc. Ert and you KZ should be the ones who are all knowing forum mods.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Duskling on July 28, 2010, 11:25:15 AM
Wouldn't that be a little unfair for the mod who overwatches "Fanart?" Honestly, not much happens around there.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Tastidian on July 28, 2010, 03:15:23 PM
By the time a lot of people will be there or if not why not just the entire creative section, one for TSOG, one for the rest of the games, 2 for general and intro.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: The Holy namelesskitty on July 28, 2010, 06:19:07 PM
I think that if there just were many mods watching everything, that would be just as good if not better, not to mention much easier to coordinate.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Tastidian on July 28, 2010, 10:49:37 PM
How about clones of erts and kzs? :P
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Duskling on July 28, 2010, 10:50:58 PM
How about clones of erts and kzs? :P
I'll just assume you are serious and say that that is a horrible idea! They'll all turn out to be spammers sooner or later because of the confusion of which KZ or Ert is which. Don't point out the post count.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: MikeW781 on July 29, 2010, 08:41:18 AM
To be honest, we don't need any more moderators for our community size.

Out of the many forums for game developers I've seen, this one ranks top. We have two very, very dedicated moderators, and an active developer who listens to our suggestions. Craig has made a perfect balance for mods: members, and we have a great atmosphere here. If a newbie posts an idea, it is thought of the same as if KZ himself suggested it. If the new member posted something unreasonable, or incompatible with the TsoG series, he is politely told so. If he sticks around, he learns how to post good ideas.
In some forums, there aren't enough moderators. Consider Bungie.net (http://www.bungie.net/default.aspx). Bungie is awesome, and everybody knows they care. But they don't have enough mods to control the enormous fanbase, and the number of 10 year olds who post "Cool story bro" in every single thread.
In other forums, like Infinity Ward (http://www.infinityward.com/forum/), the mods are simply non-existant. The only moderator is somebody named "fourzerotwo" that people make jokes about, and the only reason I know he's a mod is because it says so on the top of every board. The only reason the forum isn't filled with terrible language is because they put a filter in that switches cusses for ***, and it doesn't work half the time.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: The Holy namelesskitty on July 29, 2010, 04:25:17 PM
I actually agree, that we are getting along just fine for now, but there are becoming more and more active posters, and soon we may need one or even two new moderators, which brings us to the question of who to make the new moderators. To answer this simply, I have no clue, but probably, somebody who was active in the old forums, is not a spammer, is good at seeing both sides of a problem, and is not likely to lose interest. If somebody has an honest suggestion please tell me.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: MikeW781 on July 29, 2010, 07:19:51 PM
Zhamphir?
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: The Holy namelesskitty on July 29, 2010, 07:21:07 PM
I guess that Zamphir eould work.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Cypher on July 29, 2010, 10:42:31 PM
I hardly see him anymore...
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Tastidian on July 30, 2010, 01:54:35 PM
I actually agree, that we are getting along just fine for now, but there are becoming more and more active posters, and soon we may need one or even two new moderators, which brings us to the question of who to make the new moderators. To answer this simply, I have no clue, but probably, somebody who was active in the old forums, is not a spammer, is good at seeing both sides of a problem, and is not likely to lose interest. If somebody has an honest suggestion please tell me.

There was a lot of good people there to use we could easily make a lot of mods in no time.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: MikeW781 on July 31, 2010, 08:14:14 AM
Well, Zhamphir is back, so we'll see what he thinks of the idea

Also, if we have by-board moderators, Forum Games goes to Duskling. Hands-down.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Duskling on July 31, 2010, 01:37:28 PM
I don't mean to brag, but I' am here almost 24/7, Forum Games or not.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: bugfartboy on July 31, 2010, 08:59:14 PM
Haha. I've seen maybe 5 minutes when Duskling wasn't on. Then I blinked.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: Tastidian on July 31, 2010, 10:22:18 PM
I don't mean to brag, but I' am here almost 24/7, Forum Games or not.

Yeah that is true you would be a good mod for your activity.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: MikeW781 on August 01, 2010, 02:08:56 PM
Also, if we have by-board moderators, Forum Games goes to Duskling. Hands-down.
I just meant this because Dusk seems love the forum games
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: The Holy namelesskitty on August 01, 2010, 07:45:51 PM
definetally, forum games to Duskling no other competition.
Title: Re: 100 Members
Post by: bugfartboy on August 01, 2010, 07:53:30 PM
Bugfartboy agrees. He's come to be unable to think of forum games without thinking of duskling.