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Title: Where is everybody?
Post by: TribbleSmasher on September 28, 2019, 08:02:24 PM
Why is nobody online at any given time or are they just hidden somehow?
At most there are about five members logged in. Why is nobody here even at American time? ???
Edit
I'm in Europe, btw.
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: BozzerBigD on September 28, 2019, 08:09:39 PM
Maybe because Facebook has taken over. Maybe because the Apollo forums are more exciting and maybe because Trevor uses Amiga Future to post any non-news regarding Tabor.

Just saying...

We're just waiting for Babylonian Twins to be kickstarted for the Amiga or the next Amiga meet or the next tweak to OS3.1.4! Hardly riveting to be honest.

We should all be doing Amiga art to enter Pixel Vixen's Amiga Art Competition anyway! Hopefully that's the reason everyone's busy 😉
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: TribbleSmasher on September 28, 2019, 08:15:55 PM
That social media crap, i get it. But the real informations come from the Amiga forums. Everybody knows that. In Europe, an average member attendance is about once a day, at least( can't prove this, anyway).
This forum is supposed to be THE point of attraction regarding Amiga in north America. But it feels like the Fermi-paradoxon... :-\
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: giZmo350 on September 28, 2019, 10:40:15 PM
......nor am I an alien from the Milky Way but this is STILL my home page and refresh the page at least once every couple of hours - to my disappointment for lack of posts! I am glad however that there are some of us that have not completely abandoned the forum. I have been real busy also with the house repairs in prep for the big move to Mississippi! The thing that gets me about everyone defecting to Disgracebook is, how can they stand scrolling up and down those limited pages with all the advertising!? TTYTT, I'm kinda getting tired of the the extremely convoluted OS3.X threads too. I don't even read them any more. Never give up! Never surrender!  8)
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: golem on September 28, 2019, 11:01:37 PM
I always used to come to A.org first but recently, even for a classic user, Amigaworld.net has more frequent posts and more interesting content. Probably heresy to say it but I think they should merge the two sites.
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: Dynamic_Computing on September 29, 2019, 03:05:57 PM
I still come by here one or two times every day. There is still a place for forums like these on line. Social media is more "immediate", but this information is searched and can be easily used for years. It is a bit slower moving, but the quality is sometimes better.
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: TribbleSmasher on September 29, 2019, 03:08:53 PM
I would prefer people making announcements etc here and, if really needed, post about the informations put up here on social media afterwards, so that ppl always have to come here to get their Amiga fix. :)
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: AmigaOldskooler on September 29, 2019, 03:27:30 PM
I still come by here one or two times every day. There is still a place for forums like these on line. Social media is more "immediate", but this information is searched and can be easily used for years. It is a bit slower moving, but the quality is sometimes better.

Completely agree. Many forums are a great resource for information. It is not seldom one stumbles upon something helpful posted many, many years ago.  :) Hopefully Amiga.org, Amigaworld.net and others will be Online for years to come.
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: jj on September 29, 2019, 07:40:52 PM
I used to spend all my time here.   Then EAB started to take over and then them taking this site down for sooooooooooooooooo long for an upgrade seemed too kill it off.  Hardly come here now.

I don't agree facebook too over.   Facebooks are different.  EAB is still pretty busy .
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: trekiej on September 29, 2019, 08:11:05 PM
This reminds me of the BBS. I hope the Amiga sites stay up.
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: TribbleSmasher on September 29, 2019, 09:09:16 PM
Just don't look for updates only.

Post if you have something done with your Amiga yourself  here.

You have fixed an issue? Found a solution to a Problem? Post it here. Link to SM so others can find it here.

It is just one tiny step more. This one step might decouple you from the hazards of SM for your own well.

Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: F1Lupo on September 29, 2019, 10:11:59 PM
I'm here ;) been checking in at least once a day since 90's..many times don't log in though but scan the main page for news
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: brostenen on September 29, 2019, 10:49:27 PM
I log in from time to time. Though I am a new user on this forum, I am no stranger to Amiga's.
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: Gryfon on September 30, 2019, 12:00:10 PM
Simples  :)
It was Saturday and I tend to lurk here most week days...

Sometimes I just don't login at all.  But I drive by almost every day.

Gotta get my fix! (twitch-twitch)
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: Plaz on October 01, 2019, 03:00:42 AM
 I lurk around ever couple of weeks just to see if I've missed any thing new.
To me, many threads tend to be rehashes of other threads 2,5,10,15 years ago.
There are exceptions,  and I will quietly follow a few stories now and then.
On rare occasions you might even find me on the Asha Sunday IRC. :)
And you can see by you 300+ reads that there's no shortage of lurkers.

Why am I posting now?.... Well you seemed like a nice person so...

Plaz
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: paul1981 on October 01, 2019, 02:53:21 PM
Where is everybody?

Well real Amiga fanatics haven't got time for social media or forums like this - they're wholly absorbed by their Amiga, day noon and night.  Programming...hacking...creating art and music etc. 8)
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: BozzerBigD on October 01, 2019, 03:01:03 PM
 ;D Too right! And playing Pinball Dreams / Fantasies as I did last night to get in the right frame of mind to get to sleep! Unparalleled in modern gaming ;-)
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: BozzerBigD on October 01, 2019, 03:04:35 PM
... Slamtilt / Pinball Illusions were not playing nice with my 060 in OS3.9 otherwise I'd have been playing them too ;-)
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: giZmo350 on October 01, 2019, 03:52:09 PM
Well real Amiga fanatics haven't got time for social media or forums like this - they're wholly absorbed by their Amiga, day noon and night.  Programming...hacking...creating art and music etc. 8)

Ahem, surely there are Amigans that can multitask!  ;D  When I’m playing a game or tinkering with workbench, there’s a web browser @AO not just a foot away at the ready for Q’s and comments whilst also consuming a few beerz, clicking mouse buttons and throwing the Wico Bat handle to & fro! (however that ability slows with time and additional beerz!).  :o

... Slamtilt / Pinball Illusions were not playing nice with my 060 in OS3.9 otherwise I'd have been playing them too ;-

Were you using WHDLoad or an HD installed version?

I’ll have to give that a try with my Blizz 060…. and reply back!   :)
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: Jope on October 01, 2019, 06:46:28 PM
I used to spend all my time here.   Then EAB started to take over and then them taking this site down for sooooooooooooooooo long for an upgrade seemed too kill it off.  Hardly come here now.

I don't agree facebook too over.   Facebooks are different.  EAB is still pretty busy .

Same story here.. This place was also full of people who weren't aligned with my way of thinking, so I just gravitated towards EAB and stayed there.

And likewise after amiga.org was on hiatus for a long time, it never really managed to reach the activity it used to have before.
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: paul1981 on October 01, 2019, 07:48:02 PM
The real question should be 'Where's the Gallery?' I'm sure it was working this morning.
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: mbueler on October 02, 2019, 10:41:11 AM
Why is nobody online at any given time or are they just hidden somehow?
At most there are about five members logged in. Why is nobody here even at American time? ???
Edit
I'm in Europe, btw.

Just dont like the way this site looks these days.
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: TribbleSmasher on October 02, 2019, 06:48:43 PM
Hm, i don't know how it was like before, besides the missing gallery, i remember that.

Anyway, thanks to all for joining in again. :)
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: spudmiga on October 02, 2019, 11:16:25 PM
I think the site being offline for a long time and the long delays in activating new users did not help. I was waiting for over one year.
I tend to prefer forums for discussing certain things and it is important nobody lets Facebook swallow the Internet!  and that there continues to be life online away from social media.
Not to mention of course, I don't think Facebook works on some Amiga browsers ;-) whereas I used to be able to quite happily get by here and similar sites with my A1200 and iBrowse (though crude in speed and appearance!).

As a user on and off here since 2002 I have seen the place change quite a lot from the days of Wayne, DoomMaster, red vs blue wars, the endless progress updates from Amiga Inc without any product, the long period where Amigaone owners could only run Linux on their buggy motherboards and the resurgence of the classic market with Amigakit, Individual computers and so on.

It has not always been pleasant and there were some horrible flamewars in the early 2000s with the last bits of faith disintegrating of Amiga coming back as a commercially successful platform and people raging about what direction it should go next, but on the whole it has always been informative and interesting place for Amiga related news and discussion.

Spud  8)
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: tonyvdb on October 03, 2019, 03:29:11 PM
I also agree, the site was down way to long and that inevitably pushed people to other sites and they did not come back. I dont think we lost many of the good people though just the ones that trolled and spammed topics so not really as big a deal as one might think.
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: jj on October 03, 2019, 09:22:12 PM
I also agree, the site was down way to long and that inevitably pushed people to other sites and they did not come back. I dont think we lost many of the good people though just the ones that trolled and spammed topics so not really as big a deal as one might think.

I am not sure that is true.   I don't see a lot of action from people who made this sit4e what it was and who have a lot of knowledge.  I am not saying they are not around but they don't post much.

And from the few posts just been reading plenty of trolls and infighting still aplenty here
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: save2600 on October 03, 2019, 09:48:22 PM
I pop in from time to time, but there has to be a lot more sales and trading going on for me to stay interested for long.   ;)

Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: BozzerBigD on October 03, 2019, 09:57:34 PM
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Were you using WHDLoad or an HD installed version?

I’ll have to give that a try with my Blizz 060…. and reply back!

Yeah, it seems that WHDLoad sorts it all out and slows the games down to normal speed but thought I remembered SlamTilt being okay with a standard HD install? SlamTilt doesn't show any graphics but the menu sound effects are heard a bit fast! Maybe OS3.9 causes conflicts with the game compared to OS3.1?
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: TribbleSmasher on October 05, 2019, 03:35:24 PM
It seems i kindof grasp what is going on.
In my other thread the thumbsup-icon got changed to standard, without notifying me what was wrong with the happier one. So everything is down to bog standard now, isnt it? :-X
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: giZmo350 on October 05, 2019, 07:21:12 PM
It seems i kindof grasp what is going on.
In my other thread the thumbsup-icon got changed to standard, without notifying me what was wrong with the happier one. So everything is down to bog standard now, isnt it? :-X

That is disheartening to hear... however, there are some nefarious like members here that have global moderator powers that may not be obvious to some users, depending how long a member has been here (not necessarily post count). They hide in plain sight and are easily identifiable as they usually make statements that are contrary to majority consensus and usually like to start controversy. There are some things about this forum that may not be what they seem. That is the REAL reason why so many have left the forum. With that said, don't take anything here personally, especially when it seems to come from the backend. They are always watching.... trust me.

But remember, it's all about Amiga.... so, have fun!   :D
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: redfox on October 05, 2019, 11:08:53 PM
Every day, I look at Amiga.org and Amigaworld.net as an anonymous user.  Sometimes I login to post or reply.

I was here (at amiga.org) more often before they updated the site.  In my opinion, the site was down way too long and when they got it working again the layout of the forums was vastly different than before.  I still get confused when I try to move to another page in a thread such as this one.  And I miss the gallery.

But it's nice to see people still using the site and it still works on my favourite web browser.  :D

---
redfox :D
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: TribbleSmasher on October 06, 2019, 09:42:08 AM
It is important people posting interesting news so others have something to get involved/interested instead of just passively browsing through. :)

Btw how does the gallery work? I believed all uploaded attachments go there but no.  :-[
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: F0LLETT on October 25, 2019, 11:51:23 AM
It seems i kindof grasp what is going on.
In my other thread the thumbsup-icon got changed to standard, without notifying me what was wrong with the happier one. So everything is down to bog standard now, isnt it? :-X

Thread link please. So I can see what your talking about.

Btw how does the gallery work? I believed all uploaded attachments go there but no. 

Why would it. Gallery and Attachments are two completely different things.
Title: Re: Where is everybody?
Post by: TribbleSmasher on October 25, 2019, 12:18:51 PM
Dunno what happened. When i go through my history the thread icon is now the original one thumbsup ???
Maybe a glitch in the matrix on my side.
Apologies anyway.