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Post by Gorth » Wed May 06, 2009 1:52 pm

It's crunch time. No time for a life, neither real, virtual nor imagined :look:

Things look brighter on the other side of the weekend though :)
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Post by Trailer Park Jesus » Mon May 25, 2009 12:28 am

I keep telling ya! you need hot naked chicks here. porn = traffic
magnus wants me. he's so gay.

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Post by Joseph » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:19 pm

Well, we need something. We are on pace this month for our lowest traffic to the site/activity on the forums in the five and a half years we've been online. And the excuse "it's summer" doesn't cut it.

After the Spring Issue, despite having to "fire" Mattias, I was actually pretty positive about the outlook for the future but...

With very few exceptions, there's no community and no team. And to be honest, I'm tired of expending my time, energy and what little money I have while receiving little help and even less thanks.

And that's a shame because this site could easily be so much more than it is.

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Post by D. Sauzi » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:08 pm

Let me at least thank you then..

But i know the going is hard, with this trend of people leaving every month summer hits harder and harder every year, as we now have only 5-10 people left instead of the 10-20 last year, i wouldnt bother thinking about that too much though, as you say, just have fun with the zine, the rpg and the comments around here, and dont think of the past too much.. thats all the advice i can give..


[edit]hmm, i also see we still have a few lurkers around that we could lure out of their hiding places, the Death Penalty poll has 7 votes and 5 replies, while Gorths new one has 4 and 2...[/]
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Post by Joseph » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:58 pm

We do indeed have lurkers!

For shame, people, for shame!

The ezine has been out for over 24 hours, 10 of you have logged in since the newsletter was sent and only AKJ and myself have commented on the content!

Bad, bad, bad!

If I didn't think most of you would enjoy it, I'd administer some suitably bad punishment, like cyber-spankings!

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Post by AngryKidJoe » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:12 pm

Pending on the person administering that "punishment" I think I'd have to do bad things more often.
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Post by Bardawill » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:56 pm

Josan wrote: If I didn't think most of you would enjoy it, I'd administer some suitably bad punishment, like cyber-spankings!
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But I've been really really BAD...
I deserve to be cyber spanked. Thoroughly.
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and by most of the male cast of the Lord of the Rings....

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Post by D. Sauzi » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:14 pm

Bardawill wrote:
and by most of the male cast of the Lord of the Rings....
that would be a rather interesting fellowship..
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Post by Gorth » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:57 pm

Hmm... 4 foot tall guys with hairy feet, 80+ year old Christopher Lee, Gollum, Ian McKellen, you've got some strange tastes :lol:
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Post by Jan » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:09 pm

If you want to delete those forums just do it man, but there will be even less of a community spirit if you do. I just happen to be one of those people who find those forums, that you keep around as a courtesy to be the only interesting forums around here. Without them I'd be even less around here, than I already am.

Your webcomic is interesting to me, because it's graphical in nature with speech bubbles, but the ezine bores me with too many small blocks of uninspired letters - yawnsome; I only read them for your sake, but you ask too much, because there is too fucking many small letters in this edition and way to little graphics to go along with it. The layout simple doesn't do it for me.

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Post by Joseph » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:55 pm

The webcomics were done for one reason only. To increase traffic. I don't like doing them. I'm whoring myself when I do.

And there never was much community spirit here considering these forums were Eldar's. He started them and then abandoned his own forums the minute Obsidian went on line.

And as for the ezine boring you. Too bad. Because the ezine has more intelligent, inspired content in one issue than a million webcomics put together. But it's nice to know that you find AKJ's, Lina's, our new contributor Jez's, and my own content uninspired and yawnsome.

Personally, I find video games uninspired and yawnsome but I still like you gamers though it baffles me why you all waste so much of your lives playing them when you could be out riding bikes like me and AKJ. :wink:

As for letters and not enough graphics... do you read books Jan? Or do you just buy magazines to look at the pretty pictures. Hmm? :razz:

*sigh*

Now I'm all nostalgic. It's been too long since you and I have had one of our lovers quarrels.

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Post by D. Sauzi » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:04 pm

Josan wrote:As for letters and not enough graphics... do you read books Jan? Or do you just buy magazines to look at the pretty pictures. Hmm? :razz:
I think Jan mostly means the incredibly small font, where i give him a point, i tend to zoom in every so often, though i must admit this time i didnt need to because the contrast between the colors was high enough. Maybe the zine isnt designed for old resolution like 1024x768, though i doubt so considering your elderly computer ;).

Admittedly though i still think the layout of a double page that gives the feel of a real magazine is a good idea too, so i wouldnt really know how to solve the problem. Apart from everyone buying big broad screens.

[edit] dunno why i said webcomics, i meant the zine as a whole of course [/]
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Post by Joseph » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:09 pm

The layout is fine. I like it. It's exactly how Mattias and I wanted it. and it's one of the few things we ever agreed on. In fact, we essentially copied it from another, highly successful ezine (with some dimension modifications).

As for the "incredibly small font"... both of you need your eyes checked. I have a 22" flat panel monitor, set at 1280x1024 and from a distance of 5 feet from my monitor, I can read it clearly. If you can read the font size on the forums (the custom ranks, location, etc in the avatar panels or in quoted messages), you can read the ezine. 10 is what I'd call an incredibly small font.

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Post by D. Sauzi » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:42 pm

TWENTYTWO freaking inches ?!?! thats where your problem lies, no hair on my head would buy such a big screen... I still use 17 and 15".

[edit] a little bit of proof, though the difference is smaller than i expected:
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Post by Joseph » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:47 pm

Well, considering that I've only had this monitor for about six months and the ezine is three years old and I could read it fine on my clunky old 17" for the first 2 & 1/2 years.

Also, considering only you and Jan have ever complained about the font size...

My statement stands. 10 is not a small font size. In fact, it's exactly the same as what I'm seeing right now as I type this in the quick reply window. :wink:

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