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« on: September 09, 2019, 11:55:04 PM »

It's been a while since I've been on TIG, and I've been wondering who's around.
Feels a bit emptier than it was in days past.

Hope you have a nice day/night.
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 12:19:37 AM »

temporarily
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 12:42:18 AM »

There are a few new people here as well, though probably not as many as in OP's time.
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 03:04:40 AM »

Social media might have killed the forum format. It is a strange thing, this world, sometimes it feels like one of those stories about wishes being interpreted litteraly that turn out having horrible results.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 04:13:45 AM »

Nobody asked for social media sites to be set up the way they are, and I doubt indie gamedevs are using Facebook etc. as their primary communication channel. There is a healthy number of threads in the DevLogs section, so my guess is that the people are still here but they stopped caring about casual conversation.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 05:00:30 AM »

That's pretty much what's happened, yeah.

I don't think all forums are dead though, it's just that hobbyist communities don't always have the resources to maintain a forum for very long, both from a technical and management standpoint.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 05:07:09 AM »

I mean, social media in a way, is set up where the user is his own moderator and can decide to block unpleasant conversations, whereas in a forum setting, it is up to the moderation team to decide what is acceptable, and it provided with interesting discussions back in the day. The infamous 'games as art' debates could fill a lot of pages of lively back and forths very few bans in the process. I see a lot of devlogs on twitter, which seems a better format to post short updates, in my opinion; but I find it impossible to follow a discussion on twitter, my age is starting to show I'm afraid Wink
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 05:27:37 AM »

For what it's worth, so far I have never promoted a game on social media.
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 06:22:53 AM »

what happened with tig twitter account


oh wait, i know the answer, you guys working on some exciting new stuff for this site thats gonna be revealed soon, right?
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 06:30:10 AM »

The answer is more boring; We don't have access to the twitter account rn. Same deal as with server backend access.
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2019, 07:38:53 AM »

Whoever owns the DO droplet has backend access. Where is this person?
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2019, 09:12:46 AM »

temporarily

gotta love the transient nature of human existence amiright
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2019, 09:52:03 AM »

I noticed that TIG has been decreasing in terms of users over the years.

I missed out on that '2007-2011 Indie Golden Age' where it was most active.
However back about 5/6 years ago we still had things like the DevLog Awards, an active homepage, frequent DevLog comments and posts, general/games posts every day, etc.

A lot of the more popular games like Rain World, Moonquest, and Obra Dinn were released. I feel a lot of those regulars who followed those threads passed on to other communities.

Indie games have definitely evolved over the last decade, but I do feel a lot of that smaller and tightly knit community feeling has been on the decline. 
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2019, 12:05:36 PM »

everyone on earth uses exactly the same 3 websites now and largely it sucks ass
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2019, 12:06:12 PM »

write to your congressman today and DEMAND that john bolton be fired from his next job via tigsource devlog post
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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2019, 02:13:20 PM »

everyone on earth uses exactly the same 3 websites now and largely it sucks ass

this man tells the truth
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2019, 02:14:52 PM »

write to your congressman today and DEMAND that john bolton be fired from his next job via tigsource devlog post
i am going to magically unlock the minecraft thread to state john bolton is perpetually cancelled because coups are bad
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2019, 02:19:25 PM »

everyone on earth uses exactly the same 3 websites now and largely it sucks ass

this man tells the truth
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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2019, 03:39:39 PM »

write to your congressman today and DEMAND that john bolton be fired from his next job via tigsource devlog post
i am going to magically unlock the minecraft thread to state john bolton is perpetually cancelled because coups are bad

Hatsune Miku won't be pleased
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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2019, 04:07:51 PM »

everyone on earth uses exactly the same 3 websites now and largely it sucks ass
Freeplayers are providing rich autocrats with lifelike AI in creatively shrinking universes; youths around the world are providing free access to their half/full naked bodies while advertising cheap products to the masses; people are publicly giving away their private information while making sure they keep feeding the biometric surveillance machine that is coming soon to a city near you. Yeah, we did not horribly deviate on reality's highway.  Toast Right

What a mess we made, when it all went wrong
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