http://gamingtrend.com
October 01, 2014, 10:26:39 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 3 4   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break?  (Read 5740 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
corruptrelic
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3555


View Profile
« on: March 26, 2006, 09:35:53 AM »

This place used to be packed, tons of new posts all the time.
But it seems as weeks turned to months, there's less and less new posts. We could have almost a whole page on the forum of topics just from that day, now you can scroll down and see from over a week ago.
Where's everyone gone?

Edit: I should have said, are the gamingtrend's forums dying..
Logged

"A gladiator does not fear death. He embraces it. Caresses it. Fucks it. Every time he enters the arena, he slides his cock into the mouth of the beast."
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21061



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2006, 09:47:32 AM »

I have never been able to figure out the strangeness with our forums.  Check this out:



We are absolutely growing in traffic, but there are less posts than normal.  We have a lot of lurking going on.  I have a few contests that should bring some folks out of the woodwork.   That said, I'm more than willing to listen to ideas to improve. smile
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
dbt1949
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2619


Don't tread on me


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2006, 09:54:04 AM »

I have a tendancy of posting in streaks myself.I come here many times a day but don't post.Then all of a sudden a wild hair hits me and I'm off.
It's the same with the other site.
Of course I've also bought 5 new games in the last two weeks too......... :shock:
Logged

Ye Olde Farte
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21061



View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2006, 09:55:21 AM »

Yea, I know that there are a lot of people playing Oblivion and GRAW right now.  Major releases tend to put a dip in traffic.  You'd figure it be the opposite, but nope.
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
warning
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7325



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2006, 01:56:05 PM »

I dunno.  I check things using "View posts since last visit" and, since I went to bed at 2:00 a.m., there have been 20 new posts.  That's busier than I would expect late at night on a weekend.

Quarter to Three forums (which I expect are a bit busier on average) only shows 23 new posts during that same time.
Logged
Chaz
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 5212



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2006, 01:57:57 PM »

I think everyone's just playing a lot of Oblivion.

Speaking of which, what the heck am I doing here when there's gates to be sealed?
Logged

Purge
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 18545



View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2006, 03:27:26 PM »

Whoa, Whoa Whooaaaa.

 :shock: We gotta CLOSE gates? Awww FUCK!
Logged

"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners." - Johnny Carson
Devil
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7742



View Profile
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2006, 04:38:02 PM »

I was away for 2 days.

Things should pick up now!  :wink:
Logged

XBox Gamertag: Devil13Devil
Wii Number: 0305 6568 6417 2609
PS3 Thing: Slived
Jarrodhk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3069


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2006, 04:53:46 PM »

Playing oblivion and graw during most all of my waking moments for the last week definitely lowered my posting average....

no... wait... I don't post that often anyway  biggrin
Logged

Pikachu, I Blame you!
Zarkon
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 4848


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2006, 05:58:11 PM »

What's a gate? Tongue
Logged
dbt1949
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2619


Don't tread on me


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2006, 06:04:57 PM »

My copy won't arrive for a few days yet. :?
Logged

Ye Olde Farte
Destructor
Special Project Group
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15949


▲▲▼▼◄►◄►B A Start


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2006, 06:09:32 PM »

Quote from: "Zarkon"
What's a gate? Tongue

Haven't done any of that myself. I really should start on the main quest...

And yeah, I blame Oblivion. biggrin
Logged

"All opinions posted are my own, and not those of my employers, who are appalled."
dback99
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 136


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2006, 06:25:26 PM »

I've been a lurker for a while.  This board is by far the friendliest, most helpfull gaming board i've been too.  I've picked up many a game just based on reviews/recommendations from the folks here, as I trust them far more than other sites.  Im certainly going to post more, and since I have this nifty Xbox 360 and a PC maybe try and hook up with a few of ya online.   This place feels like home smile

-dback
Logged

Xbox Live tag: dback99

Listening to: volbeat!!

Playing: swtor, skyrim, rocksmith, ootp11
warning
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7325



View Profile
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2006, 06:39:25 PM »

Quote from: "dback99"
I've been a lurker for a while.  This board is by far the friendliest, most helpfull gaming board i've been too.  I've picked up many a game just based on reviews/recommendations from the folks here, as I trust them far more than other sites.  Im certainly going to post more, and since I have this nifty Xbox 360 and a PC maybe try and hook up with a few of ya online.   This place feels like home smile

-dback

Who are you and what have you done with dback1 through dback98?   Tongue
Logged
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2006, 07:11:02 PM »

Here's some thoughts on how to draw more traffic:  

1 - Interactive warning beatdown webcam?
2 - Earn credit towards a hooker in Vegas with each post you make?
3 - Punch and pie?
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Jarrodhk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3069


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2006, 08:52:06 PM »

How about free pie and chips?  Its like pie, with chips!
Logged

Pikachu, I Blame you!
Daehawk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11755



View Profile
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2006, 09:25:56 PM »

Contest? Maybe Ill finally win something smile
Logged

---------------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.

Check my trader rating. Im 22+ and zero negs. Trade with me! smile
Zimix
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 669



View Profile
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2006, 02:56:08 AM »

I'm a lurker who rarely posts.. I just enjoy reading what others post.  smile
Logged
gameoverman
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1422


View Profile
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2006, 03:39:25 AM »

I've been a bit busier than usual(no, not with Oblivion frown ) this week.  I also tend to post in other people's threads, not start my own.

I don't think anything is being done wrong here, it's just that we have a mellow, mostly anti-conflict/soap opera/drama queen vibe going.   Sometimes it means things are gonna be a bit quiet, that's the price we pay for civility.

It's alot easier to get a lurker to jump in and say "Bush sucks!" or "Liberals suck!", than it is to get a lurker to jump in and post a quality "Sunday skin" contribution, or post some thoughts on Dr Who(offtopic forum is what I'm addressing).
Logged
Graham
Managing Editor
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 4016


View Profile WWW
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2006, 04:02:29 AM »

Personally, I think the lower number of posts means a few things.

1) We have more quality posts
2) Less drama
3) You don't have as many garbage topics to get through
Logged

Partial Owner of the World Champion Green Bay Packers
warning
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7325



View Profile
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2006, 04:23:05 AM »

Quote from: "CeeKay"
Here's some thoughts on how to draw more traffic:  

1 - Interactive warning beatdown webcam?
2 - Earn credit towards a hooker in Vegas with each post you make?
3 - Punch and pie?

Can I have the hooker administer the "beatdown" while serving "punch and pie"?

 Cool
Logged
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21061



View Profile WWW
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2006, 05:59:42 AM »

No...I'd say we aren't dying.

Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
corruptrelic
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3555


View Profile
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2006, 06:15:19 AM »

LOL, nice!

I'm planning on picking up space rangers 2 this week, they sure did delay it long enough for the States though.
Logged

"A gladiator does not fear death. He embraces it. Caresses it. Fucks it. Every time he enters the arena, he slides his cock into the mouth of the beast."
Victoria Raverna
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1091


Auspiciousness, prosperity, and good fortune


View Profile
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2006, 06:18:20 AM »

If GT want to have more active forum, they need to hire some trolls to post on the forum and need more drama.smile
Logged
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21061



View Profile WWW
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2006, 06:22:46 AM »

Quote from: "Victoria Raverna"
If GT want to have more active forum, they need to hire some trolls to post on the forum and need more drama.smile


I think I need to get Mike to make a "GT - We Ban Drama" logo...
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
jersoc
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 4812


View Profile
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2006, 09:31:00 AM »

i'm more of the lurker type too. mostly come to read what others say about games and stuff.

/slides slowly back in the darkness.
Logged
JLu
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1310


View Profile
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2006, 03:32:04 PM »

Not that I'm exactly the most active forum member out here.

But since the division of the company I work for was just aquired, and I'm in the midst of wedding planning and house hunting; well lets just say I've not exactly even had a ton of time to read posts on a regular basis, nevermind actually post anything!
Logged

XBox Live Gamertag: JLu
Arkon
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 6073


View Profile
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2006, 03:55:47 PM »

I think we need a gimmick.  Maybe a forum mascot or something.  Perhaps then we will attract more attention.  I mean OO has those nasty tentacled things, BC has super cows... Maybe we need the Drama Queen Eliminator.  It could be our mascot and we could all bow down to the ELIMINATOR.

 :lol:
Logged
dbt1949
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2619


Don't tread on me


View Profile
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2006, 04:22:03 PM »

I thought I was the forum mascot!
Logged

Ye Olde Farte
whiteboyskim
Senior Staff Writer
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7848


Hard partier


View Profile
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2006, 06:25:35 PM »

I thought Ellen Pompeo was our mascot.
Logged

Behold the glory of my new blog!
Filmmaking is vision plus faith plus balls, all 3 of which Hollywood knows little about.
warning
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7325



View Profile
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2006, 07:29:00 PM »

No she's my mascot.  I just rent her out for parties and other special occasions.
Logged
CrayolaSmoker
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3614

Sponge Bath Slut


View Profile WWW
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2006, 09:58:19 PM »

Can I use my Vegas hooker points for that?
Logged

Wii: 1429 3414 0674 4114 | 360: CrayolaSmokerGT
smokingcrayolas.net | surrogacy blog
Daehawk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11755



View Profile
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2006, 01:05:57 AM »

I just noticed that the Oblivion ad in my new mag has Console Gold listed as one of the sites saying how great it was at E3.
Logged

---------------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.

Check my trader rating. Im 22+ and zero negs. Trade with me! smile
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21061



View Profile WWW
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2006, 01:47:37 AM »

Quote from: "Daehawk"
I just noticed that the Oblivion ad in my new mag has Console Gold listed as one of the sites saying how great it was at E3.


Yea, unfortunately it was a shade late to fix that before it ran.
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15468


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2006, 03:18:02 AM »

I know it was tongue n cheek, but please no drama.

It has ruined OO.

KD has done an amazing job of immediately weeding out trouble posters (except that KOTOR giving away Starshifter frown slywink).

I'd rather it be quiet than SHAQ-FU'd with unnecessary crying, counter crying, accusations that one type of crying is okay while the other isn't, follow-ups that indeed the new type of crying comparing crying is not acceptible and then finally a crier not related at all to the problem being banned.

No thanks.
Logged
cirdan
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 27


View Profile
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2006, 03:45:45 AM »

Until the new Doctor Who thread caused an unnatural spike in my post count, I was pretty content as a lurker. Honestly, though, I'm not fond of forums where the majority of topics turn to debate. There is something to be said for staying on topic, even when we're discussing something here in Off-Topic land.
Logged

"And all my things look like someone else's memories"
Orgull
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 615


View Profile
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2006, 05:04:26 PM »

To me, this place is like OO but without all the drama, and better game review coverage.
Logged

ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15468


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2013, 12:23:59 AM »

I've been wondering the same thing.
Logged
th'FOOL
Executive Producer and Editor-At-Large
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 5016


Never whistle while you're pissing


View Profile WWW
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2013, 12:29:19 AM »

Forum traffic is steady, maybe on a slight uptick and front page traffic is steadily climbing.
Logged

Mike Dunn
Executive Producer & Managing Editor, GamingTrend
Kagath
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2486


View Profile
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2013, 01:28:54 AM »

Need to promote the forums more if people are visiting the front page. Either that or entice some of the old missing people to start posting more. I've found myself coming here less and less lately from lack of new topics.
Logged

Playing: ? 360 | ? | BF4 PC / XB1 | ? - WINGS *are* shit lately.
PSN/Live: MrStark77
Pages: [1] 2 3 4   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.147 seconds with 103 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.038s, 2q)