- Open the door.
- Get on the floor.
- Everybody walk the dinosaur.
Trev joined on Jul 25th, 2011, since that has made 617 posts that are still accessible today, 45 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Trev has given 735 upvotes, and was last online on May 19th, 2013.
I agree that a sense of purpose would be beneficial to the site. That said, I think quite a few of our users have moved on from the initial anime fandom that brought us here.
I suppose it's up to you guys to come up with something that you (as a community) do well.
I can check users against an IP database and track their login information. I also tend to follow a user's posting paterns manually. We get a large number of duplicate accounts but a surprisingly low number of spammer registrations.
I can't change the mentality of the userbase alone. I can only weed out the unproductive ones.
Even accounting for alternate accounts (by IP address and browser fingerprint) we still get lots of fresh blood. But usually these users immediately have a negative encounter which puts them off persisting on the site.
The ones who do stick around despite that experience tend to be stubborn and drawn to disagreement and self-assertion.
So, by induction, you eventually end up with a group of stubborn, disagreeable, self-asserting people. How's that for a friendly community?
We cannot have new users if individuals take it into their hands to deem new arrivals unworthy and reject them by acting repulsively.
We get lots of hits, lots of new accounts! But for some reason, they don't stick around. Yet they do stick around on less user-friendly, less interactive imageboards like 4chan. The technology does not appear to be the roadblock here.
I propose that this reason is the community. This is the problem with CL. This is why we are not growing. We (as an insular group) are preventing growth by being too defensive of the status quo. We would rather assert how right we are about Japanese culture and how silly they are, instead of granting them the same knowledge in a friendly and accommodating way. We would rather mock their spelling and grammar relentlessly, taking refuge in our own superiority and conformity, than to correct them in a gentle and welcoming manner.
From late August to late January. This is thread necromancy!~
I hope no one objects if I close this. CL is different, you win. Next thread please
I changed the thread title on the promise that you'll find some more realistic content to link.
On the other hand, if you actually sit down and read some of these descriptions, they're pretty freakin' hilarious. Dragon Ball Z 2013? Literature being replaced with moe?
I hear the funk guitar on the new album is not sampled, but live-recorded. I'll be interested to see the results of that
When I was younger an older friend of mine and I took our younger friend and his go-kart up to the local park where the kids played basketball and ran track.
We left in my older friend's truck to go back and get the football (which we forgot) and left Nick and his go-kart to fend for himself, not seeing anyone else in the park.
When we got back, we saw like seven or eight kids who looked like they were from the ghetto next to the park on scooters, skateboards, bikes and... oh hey that kind of looks like Nick's go-kart... OH MY GOD IT IS NICK'S GO-KART!
Now, I shouted to follow them, but my friend had better sense and went to where we dropped Nick off to make sure he was okay. He was unhurt, but shaken, and told us that the kids had basically bullied him into giving up the kart.
Now Nick and my older friend had already written the kart off as a loss, but I figured they couldn't live far, so we probably had a chance of getting it back. After a lot yelling and name-calling, they gave in and decided to spend a few minutes looking for the cart.
So we piled into the truck and went driving around on the back roads, stopping periodically to look over fences. For a long while it seemed futile. Nick had come around and wasn't quite as crushed anymore, but I was furious that someone would do this to my friend. Eventually, we came up to a house with lots of noise coming from inside. Knowing it was risky, I volunteered to go peek over the fence.
There, amidst scooters, skateboards, and bikes, was Nick's go-kart.
We rushed up to the fence and my older friend and I helped Nick hop the fence and open the gate from the other side. After about a moment's hesitation, my older friend opened the tailgate of the truck and said, "All of it. It's probably all stolen anyway. Let's go."
Not only did we take the go-kart back, but also everything else in the yard. All of the Razers, and the bikes, and the boards, all of it. The kids came running out right as we piled the last of it in the beat up little Datsun truck and I gave 'em both fingers as we rode off into the sunset atop our pile of loot.
And that's the story of how I robbed a house in the ghetto.
What were we talking about again?
Okay so the nice people at Valve gave me (and a few other people) a bucketload of Dota 2 invites.
If you want a copy please post something mildly interesting (not too interesting though) along with your steam ID and I'll give you a copy.