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Man it's dead round here recently - where is everybody?!
show user profile  ScotlandDave

Where's the calamity? Where's all the noobs asking how to model a five sided cube? Surely somebody must be making an mmorpg and needs help with it?

I think we've reached saturation point - where 3d software and knowledge/tutorials are so readily available that there is very little need for an actual forum to ask people stuff about stuff.

Or maybe it's just cos it's Monday?

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11/16/2015 7:59:02 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 7:59:02 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
IDK man.. To be honest I've been thinking that for a while. The forum seems to be dead except for the usuals... Maybe we should start up a MF ad campaign or something.

Fronats 4 Everyone

- Portfolio-

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11/16/2015 8:14:53 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 8:14:53 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Any of the mods care to chime in with some statistics?

I too agree, the pace has been light.


Case in point, I'm only recently over 14k posts (current count 14,027).

I think I reached 12k only a few years ago. Next June 15th is my 15 year MF aniversary...

-Marko Mandaric

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11/16/2015 8:30:16 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 8:34:20 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
^So many posts.. How did you get involved here at MF in the first place?

Well, let's break it down here for a moment...

There are some big players out there (cgtalk.... 3dTotal... tech-artists... polycount, etc..). Large community and they do a pretty good job at site presentation (cool looking, flashy, relevant). If you go to google and type in 3d forums, we aren't even on the first 5 pages. Only search that gets us to the top of the charts is when someone types the keywords "max" and "forum" together in the same search.

If you think about the younger generation of 3D artists, they probably would be less apt to want to join a forum that looks like it's straight out of the 90's (do not take this the wrong way.. I love MF and do not want it to change). I frankly don't even remember how I even ended up here myself.

I've looked around at other forums, but after so long on MF I don't care to frequent other communities as much because this place is too fantastical.

So why we don't have a flux of new users is pretty self evident if you ask me. I'm not suggesting a solution, but pointing out an observation.

- Portfolio-

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11/16/2015 8:52:37 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 8:53:24 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
Dunno, i kinda like the atmosphere and the fact that its not so big. If i compare it to other fora and sites, there's no pictures man, kids these days dont read, just check out pictures :)

Pushing buttons since "86
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11/16/2015 9:20:44 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 9:20:44 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Probably didn't help that Spoon stopped any new accounts being created due to the dick that is AS spamming the board with fake accounts.

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11/16/2015 10:19:20 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 10:19:20 PM)
show user profile  FX
no avatars
no smileys
no PM's
no subscription notify
no post UI (image/url etc)
no auto image size
no alerts
no ability to follow
no ability to ignore
no likes
no online status
no quote button
no thread rating

...move with the times or get left behind...simples.

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11/16/2015 10:35:48 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 10:35:48 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
"Probably didn't help that Spoon stopped any new accounts being created due to the dick that is AS spamming the board with fake accounts."

Wait... registration has been disabled for how long?!?!?!?!?!?

-Marko Mandaric

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11/16/2015 11:04:53 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 11:04:53 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
I've only been quiet lately because I'm busy lately. I think it's not necessarily a bad sign that this place is quiet; sure, it could mean that we've all lost interest in 3D, or it could mean that we're getting better and don't need help as often (and also are all too busy for fuck-arounds).
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11/16/2015 11:05:05 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 11:05:05 PM)
show user profile  FX
When the number of "active" users is around 20, I think it's safe to say it's always quiet.

Cue virtual group hug, reasons for nothing changing, repeat ad infinitum.

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11/16/2015 11:20:23 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 11:20:23 PM)
show user profile  Dr_Jim
I'm here.

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11/16/2015 11:32:22 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 11:32:22 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Go home Jim.

edit: Hersft- You are slacking on the macho profanities.. Get your shit together.

also I was joking Jim.. MF is your home... Mu-ah-ah-ah.

- Portfolio-

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11/16/2015 11:43:58 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 11:45:27 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Marko, for a couple of months. AS was ruining it for everybody with many accounts every day so he could make his stupid jokes and insert 3D web browsers into every conversation.

It has been quiet recently, that is for sure. I haven't been contributing much, but I do visit a few times a day to check that all's well.

I've quit 3D stuff for the moment, so I have had little to add.

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11/16/2015 11:46:15 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 11:46:15 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Fallout 4?

edit: Not really involved in as much 3D as I would like these days, still lurkin', still creepin' about... Going to the Caribbean for three weeks and then it's Christmas. Still got my fingers in a few Unity3D pies (I'm gonna let that metaphor slide), but again, not nearly as much as I would like. Furthermore, I don't think attemping to replace my blood and bodily fluids with rum by drinking as much of it as I can in as short a time period as possible will make me more productive. I will report my findings.
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11/16/2015 11:55:52 PM (last edit: 11/16/2015 11:58:34 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon

Had no idea he was spamming things to the point of disabling the sign up. Jesus what a prick.

-Marko Mandaric

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11/17/2015 12:21:07 AM (last edit: 11/17/2015 12:21:07 AM)
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