influx of newbies post-movie news

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by KA, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i was looking at the stats of the thread in N&R; i couldnt believe the exponential growth/influx in response to the movie news. i dont remember the last time a thread like that had so many replies and views. i guess there are a lot more lurkers than i expected, that decided to finally respond after such polarizing designs came out.

    its feels like, prior to this, the population was like, 25 percent of what it is now after the news...or it could just be hyperbole. i didnt know TFs were THAT popular.

    maybe a mod could produce some stats?
     
  2. Hook

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    And I'm pretty sure that our member list will grow exponetially after the movie comes out!

    We'll need a new server by then :p 
     
  3. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Its getting to the point where its not worth the effort of visiting after lunchtime, the hordes of noobs and lurkers that are around once the new world wakes up makes the loading times too long to do any major amount of boarding.
     
  4. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Qft!!
     
  5. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    And to make matters worse, 90% of the posts in 35+ pages threads are "QFT", "THIS SUXX" or "STFU NOOB".
     
  6. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Well, as we're all aware, bitching about how things are changing and how many noobs have arrived will definitely set things right and make them go away. :rolleyes2 

    This is the way of the day. More people than those that post regularly on the boards like Transformers. Heck, maybe it'll shake up the regularity of the boards.
     
  7. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    bleh, a few months after the movie everything will calm down again and you won't have to wait 3 hours to load a thread. hopefully.
     
  8. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Its not really the concept of having more noobs that some of us are bitching about, more that the current influx of them have a very poor signal-to-noise ratio and that the volume of traffic being generated is seriously deteriating board performance with no real return in worthwhile content.
     
  9. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    All right, I'll acquiesce; I have noticed that as well. I have to agree with the common opinion - most people will post their 5 cents on the news and then fade into obscurity, I figure.

    ...hopefully, though, we'll glean some new regulars out of this that are worth <s>picking on</s> talking to.
     
  10. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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  11. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's difficult to say,although I saw posts (pretty venomous one I might add) by posters who registered 2 yrs ago yet have less then 5 posts.And judging from how they voiced their opinion,probably will fade away and not stick around

    A similar thing happened on TFarchive.com 5 years ago.There was a highly heated issue.And NUMEROUS members simply joined to join the bandwagon.And if you search the post history of those members it ends a few days AFTER they joined.Meaning they only joined to bash,but not to participate.

    I do hope some of these new members plan to participate in the overall community and not just tear into the movie.Because there's more to being a fan then simply overly criticizing new projects.Sometimes it's fun to discuss the other aspects too :) 
     
  12. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    Yeah, all new fans need to do one good bash on Beast Machines :dj 
    :drunk 
     
  13. useless

    useless Completely Unreasonable TFW2005 Supporter

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    Theres nothing Wrong with newbies, quite the reverse, I think a lot of long time fans need to remember that we were all newbies once.

    Although I have noticed an increase in the number of sentiments
    along the lines of: "Good things in Transformers proceed only from G1, therefore everything in a new product that is not exactly as it was in G1 is inferior, and needlessly so, because only laziness prevented it from being more G1-Like" which I always find annoying.
     
  14. Fairy Princess

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    Yeah it's like a wormhole opened up and suddenly 1985 has an internet connection and all these new posters are posting from th epast or something...

    Very unsatisfying.
     
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  16. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Holy crapola.

    To all those lurkers who signed up but haven't posted yet...

    COME OUT, AUTOBOT!
     
  17. trebleshot

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    :eek:  HFS, Batman! That's a lot o' users!

    I may be fairly new to this particular site, but I've been a fan since the beginning. I liked the idea of sharing my opinions with other fans and getting feedback on new (to me) toys and other TF stuff that I didn't know a lot about (like most of the Japanese stuff). So far, I've really enjoyed myself here and what the site has to offer. I especially like the idea of posting sightings for new TFs. Thanks for the help!

    Unfortunately, I picked a bad time to finally join a site like this, because I'll probably get lumped in with others that just want to sound off about the new movie. I don't really care if it's good, bad or ugly. I'll see it because it's a Transformers movie, simple as that. And I'll definitely be posting here long after the movie's done and gone.
     
  18. ams

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    And already 50+ in my ignore list... from that one thread.

    I don't mind new folks whatsoever. Newbie or old timer, if the only way you can communicate is with profanity-ridden rants filled with spelling, grammar, and punctuation atrocities, you're right out.
     
  19. Pimpimus Prime

    Pimpimus Prime (┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐) TFW2005 Supporter

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    Maybe its just me but the comments coming from a lot of the newbies yesterday seemed to be overly positive and/or in support of Bay. It makes you wonder if Murphy/Bay has hired a PR firm to counter the criticisms.
     
  20. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    And 2,980 of those are ME! MWAHAHAHA, I'm messing up the boards.

    See, watch, I can prove that they're all me:

    OMG WTF G1 FTW!

    There, see?
     

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