Genuine Question

slamsoze

Club Supporter
I am checking some old posts of mine, back from 2005.

Except for i feel shame for my posts 15 years ago, i have a question about people, that we used to discuss back then.

Most of the are inactive today, and share something common.

Last seen in 04 August 2017.

What happened in this forum in that date? Was it an upgrade or anything? Or amy maintenance for long inactive users?
 

V.K

Starting XI
Yeah the forum was being switched from the old engine to this one and iirc it became unavailable for a good couple of months, besides that a lot of "index" links people had became broken because of the new link system, search funcion didn't work for a very good while, etc.

And yeah please don't look at my posts from 2010 either.
 

badgerbadger

Club Supporter
I remember there were so many insanely fire mods from mid 2000s. Sweetpatch was one of them. All were gone. It was gamingaccess I guess. Thanks to Rapidshare and FileFront being obsolete we lost a lot of beautiful mods.
 

Emran_Ahmed

Youth Team
I am checking some old posts of mine, back from 2005.

Except for i feel shame for my posts 15 years ago, i have a question about people, that we used to discuss back then.

Most of the are inactive today, and share something common.

Last seen in 04 August 2017.

What happened in this forum in that date? Was it an upgrade or anything? Or amy maintenance for long inactive users?
I am happy that such an OG member like you is still in the community. You saw so many things than us.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
I am checking some old posts of mine, back from 2005.

Except for i feel shame for my posts 15 years ago, i have a question about people, that we used to discuss back then.

Most of the are inactive today, and share something common.

Last seen in 04 August 2017.

What happened in this forum in that date? Was it an upgrade or anything? Or amy maintenance for long inactive users?
The forum went down for months. Not having SG for months, a lot of us realized we could just communicate via social media instead of a message board. I joined in 2000 at 16. I'm almost 40 now. The world has changed.
 

Alex

sKIp_E
Staff member
Administrator
Super Moderator
The forum went down for months. Not having SG for months, a lot of us realized we could just communicate via social media instead of a message board. I joined in 2000 at 16. I'm almost 40 now. The world has changed.
Hello there Shifty...what are the odds we both drop in the same week after all this time.
 

slamsoze

Club Supporter
I am happy that such an OG member like you is still in the community. You saw so many things than us.
Hahahaha. Thanks for kind words mate. As you see there are more OG members tham me, around.

To be honest, i always feel "new" (& fresh), maybe cause back at 2004-2005 when i joined in most of the PES related communities, i was a little bit late (in my head), cause i was a lurker for 1 or 2 years before, but i registered only after i created an email account, which was that year/season, 2004-2005, my first year in University.
 
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slamsoze

Club Supporter
The forum went down for months. Not having SG for months, a lot of us realized we could just communicate via social media instead of a message board. I joined in 2000 at 16. I'm almost 40 now. The world has changed.
Hi, thanks for the info. wow 2000, i was 14 and had hardly a dial-up connection in my Pentium III??? You know that connection that you had to wait 15 minutes, to open a JPEG image of Monica Belluci, and more 15 minutes if you wanted to download it !!! :)

As you correctly said, world changed, things changed, everything changed with crazy velocity.

s for the forum as others said, forums globally are dying, or are shrinking a lot, for many variable reasons, like social media, younger people prefer the more direct style of Twitter, Facebook, tiktok, Instagram, etc...

Even Reddit has more traffic, but me personally, maybe i am a 36yo boomer, i cannot watch/track a discussion in Reddit more than 4~5 comments, i feel the flow lost with the structure, same with YouTube and Facebook comments, almost impossible to discuss with someone that replied days ago, which is much easier in a forum, and that's why i still prefer the old classic Forum style, but we are a minority.

Even the newer members that join, most forums i am attending globally, are usually people at alour age, mid-30s, and very rare young people.

While back at the early days, at least my early days, most new members were around my age, i was that years. People at late school classes or university/college freshmen.

It gets very nostalgic, to read or recall how things were, and how they are now. I won't say "dead" , but shrinked a lot.

For example here in SC, the FIFA vs WE/PES was a very hot thread/topic. Now it's mostly the FIFA modding community that keeps high activity.

I believe that as soon as we die, or "die", or retire, people that were members between 2000-2010, all remaining forums around the world, will shrink even more.

It's nostalgic and sad/pessimistic at the same time.
 

slamsoze

Club Supporter
@Emran_Ahmed Ah and i forgot to mention. In most cases , the age of the account is just a number or a milestone.

For me it's always the quality of the person first, if someone contributes to the community, share things, create patches/mods etc, help other people with issues in games, be respectful and polite, etc .

I mean someone may have an one week old account, and be more helpful than someone that is member for 10-20 years.

That's my POV at least.
 
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