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What makes you active?

#13392697
So what actually makes you come online and post? Is it that you only do it when you think about it and just usually don't? Is it that there is a new item you want and need the gold? Do you only actually come online and chat with other people when there is an event going on?

When is it that you find yourself actually being active on the site? Do you usually find yourself coming online and just browsing without actually engaging? What would change that?

Just curious about what influences the posting habits of others.

Re: What makes you active?

#13392732
It's 2017. There's really no fucking point I think. I can communicate with my good friend, @foxotanashi, but I can communicate 20 times faster on Facebook. There I can also comment on the status of her life, so another anti-Roliana win for Facebook.
I guess what I'm saying is Roliana has been amazing since I met it July '07 when I was 11, but if Amanda pulled the plug tomorrow, I don't feel it would matter. A site I liked growing up is dead, but I saw it at it's height and I'm watching it Blockbuster itself.
I hope my good friend Caitlyn doesn't ban me for saying such mean words on a site that helped raise me.

Re: What makes you active?

#13392763

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I come online every day if I can. Except for a few "offline" days. You know, those kind of days where you just turn off everything involving the internet and just "unplug" I guess. Well to me it isn't unplugging since I usually watch tv if I'm not reading a book or something, so that's why I call it "offline" days instead.

Ofcourse coming online doesn't necessarily mean that I post too XD I used to be such a lurker back in the day. These days, ever since I became a staff member basically, I try to post more so I can help the site keep the activity up. I find that that is every staff's job. So we get activity up some more and engage in conversations with our users some more.

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Re: What makes you active?

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making post decor encouraged me to post but once we updated and now the code bbc is messed up i just don't enjoy having to fix it every time i make a post
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Re: What makes you active?

#13392898
    • It's mostly about nostalgia and the off chance of catching chuu online.
      I always try to support sites like this, but I tend to spread myself thin and forget about some of them.;;;;

      I wish avatar sites are little more active, but unfortunately even gaia is slow now a days. = u =;;;

Re: What makes you active?

#13392899
All my friends stopped using Roli around 2011 so I kinda lost interest at that point...
Then a couple of years ago I checked back when I was feeling nostalgic (that nostalgia soon turned to embarrassment after re-reading my old posts :grimacing: ) but yeah I guess since then I've been coming on out of habit? I have the site bookmarked so I just automatically open it whenever I use the internet. I'm lazy with posting though, when I was younger the thought of earning gold through posting motivated me to write paragraphs but now I mostly stick to the 1 word games :p

Re: What makes you active?

#13393554
Honestly I'd say... fond memories. There was a time when I'd come online multiple times a day and I'd post to every thread I'd have remote interest in. I also had several threads that I'd check up on and chat with friends on. I was also super interested in changing my avatar and finding interesting item combinations.

But anyway, I now mostly come on to see what's new, to play games, or to see if there's any items I want listed in the marketplace for a price that I can grasp. I've been thinking if I should be getting more involved that what I am. Roli may still be up, but it's not getting out of its slump without the community getting more involved, and that includes me. And while I definitely have no control over how much others post, I certainly can be posting more.

Re: What makes you active?

#13393563

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@Puu-chan : THAT is exactly the kind of thinking that we need. The "while I definitely have no control over how much others post, I certainly can be posting more.".
Now people do the negative way: No one posts, so they stop posting. But I think that if one starts posting, it might trigger others to post as well. And they trigger others as well. And so on and so forth.

So we need to spin this cycle into the positive way.

See? You posted and it triggered me to post. And if we keep on going we'll add conversation to this topic and VOILA roliana is a bit more lively!

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Re: What makes you active?

#13393602
I'm trying to assist Frey with fixing things! So most of my time here is spent looking for/at bugs or testing code. What gets me to post? Events, active conversations in friends' threads, and (if I'm feeling chatty enough) topics that I can contribute to. In general I'm a lurker by default.

Re: What makes you active?

#13393605
idek anymore, i feel so unmotivated. i just check around to see if there are any big updates or new item releases. i honestly haven't really grown super close to anybody here, and i just get really lazy...

Re: What makes you active?

#13393632

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haha @Shiyura I am a lurker by default too, but I'm trying to set a good example since I'm staff, hence I'm posting more. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Or atleast -try- to post more. Some days are harder than others. >..>

@iu : Well you'll be see more updates soon :wink: We're trying to remodal roliana. Get a bit of the old mixed into the new.
Ofc, getting closer with others does help to get more active. Haven't you found any topics that spark your interest? Or maybe you could start a topic about one of your hobbies or something like that? I'm just trying to think of ways for you to meet like minded people. Then things become so much more interesting!

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Re: What makes you active?

#13393696
@freyate
i feel like i've tried before, but it's just a little hard keeping the conversations up since the site can be a bit empty at times :sss
i'll try to be more active from now on~
i'm looking forward to the future updates!

Re: What makes you active?

#13393699

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@iu : I try to do my best as well :) With being active.
And during events, now with a new more automatised posting contest where you can sign in and such, it's a bit more interesting cause we'll release a posting contest, you post and you can get rewards if you reach either top 3 posters OR one of the tier rewards! Which is grant, right?

I don't know if you've seen our updates announcement: http://www.roliana.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=227753 ? So there are a few updates already done. Some bug fixes etc. Ofcourse I'm hoping we can release some new features soon, but it's tough to code stuff with the holidays coming up, work and it's just plain tough to pick a project and stick with it XD

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Re: What makes you active?

#13393713
@freyate
yes!~ i've been around for some of those events.
i was one of the 3 for one of the events, but for the other events... i just didn't really participate that much ://

I'd imagine that coding is no easy feat! i hope you guys aren't too harsh on yourselves for that haha

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