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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

Hi. :3

So, it's been like, years and years since I've been here, how is everyone? :3
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:56 PM

View PostEteponge, on 28 December 2011 - 05:05 PM, said:

Hi. :3

So, it's been like, years and years since I've been here, how is everyone? :3


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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:51 PM

And fat. :)

Long time no see, how's life & everything?
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:16 AM

I'm doing great! I wish the Piggy Farm would return to it's former glory, when many people posted, and many active webcomics were a part of it, drawing many people in. We should try to bring it back to that. :3
"The only thing more uncertain than the future is the past." - Old Proverb

"If we could travel into the past, it's mind-boggling what would be possible. For one thing, history would become an experimental science, which it certainly isn't today. The possible insights into our own past and nature and origins would be dazzling. I have no idea whether it's possible, but it's certainly worth exploring." - Carl Sagan

"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." - Max Planck (German Theoretical Physicist who originated Quantum Theory, 1858-1947)
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:51 AM

the internet has moved on without this place mainly.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:26 AM

View PostTC7, on 05 January 2012 - 01:51 AM, said:

the internet has moved on without this place mainly.

Perhaps it should evolve too then?
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:30 PM

not a bad idea
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:51 PM

Hey Ete and all!

I'm still here, so I guess 'surviving' is the best answer to your question. I guess the problem with the suggestion of the forum evolving is how exactly it should evolve to actually boost the community. I know DeadAlready and I 'came back' because we wanted somewhere to run our own little roleplay without hassle and were still in communication outside the forum. The interesting thing for me is the way I see people now and then returning after years away just to see what's come of the board and to put up something just to say they came through. But they rarely stay. Besides DA, BloodAngel (My partner) and TC7, I don't believe I have any other forms of contact with any old members here, which is a shame.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:28 AM

thats life
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:14 AM

It's forums in general - everyone is into blogging or vcasting instead of forum participation. About the only forums that get heavily used anymore from what I see are hobby forums like games, RC or shooting groups.

pOnju was famous in the day for being an amateur comic forum - without active comics we aren't bringing the people. Webcomics have declined too, so there's another trend against.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:14 PM

One thing that diminished this place's once high population is simply the passing of time. The majority of old posters from ponju's glory days who joined in 2001, 2002, 2003, etc, were typically in the age ranges of middle school, high school, college, etc, and typically had more time on their hands. Those posters now are obviously post-college age, focused on careers, getting married, having kids, having greater responsibilities, and simply having changes of online interests as they grew older.

Now the current online generation within that age range do not share the same online interests that the initial ponju generation of 10-ish years ago did.

So, if there is a way to evolve the Piggy Farm, it would need to adjust to that.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:51 AM

A complete generationshift is needed with out losing what it is to be ponju.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:49 PM

Hello... Well these days I lurk around. I have other obligations now that keeps me away these days. I do get an opportunity to peek back into the world of ponju (big echoey room these days *hello hello hello hello*). Just to see what is going on these days. It is a first love to me and I will occasionally come back to see if it is still online. =D
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:55 PM

I still regularly visit the forums and read up on what's going on, I just don't have a whole lot to say to contribute, and although I'd love to do some LWRP and HWRP, I just don't have the time I can guarantee a committed effort.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:46 PM

I'm glad Henry still has the largess to keep pOnju alive. I keep wondering when the curtain will fall.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:20 AM

how much does it cost to keep this place going?
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:21 PM

I dunno, when Henry talked about it last, years ago, it was running him over 50 a month for hosting, but I'm sure with traffic down costs have dropped.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:39 PM

if it was 50 still i doubt it would still be running.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:02 AM

As Facebook seems to be the main medium everyone connects on nowadays (since message forums and IRC appear to be largely a thing of the past), over the past few years I've looked up some of my old pOnju buddies on there from time to time to attempt to reconnect as friends. Some have added me, and we've had good contact. A few however, ironically those who were my absolute bestest friends on here back in the day, ignored and rejected my friends requests and my warm "Hello! How are you doing, how've you been? :D" message. Well, one at least had the courtesy of responding, "No, sorry.", to my friends request and my "Hello, how've you been? :D".

Truly, I don't think I can ever really understand that jerk attitude. How someone can be a very close friend online for many years, then you try to reconnect with them years later, and it's all, "No, sorry, you're beneath me now", "You're not worthy enough to even speak to me", "I'm beyond you now", sort of attitude you get in response. Well, with two of them, I can't even get a simple response from.

*Shudders* Please slap me if I ever become a cold jerk like that to any old ponju friend.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

i have had that done to me. its a shame.
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