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RolStoppable said:
zorg1000 said:
Yesterday saw NPD rankings get released and Nintendo announced a new sales milestone for Switch.

Topics that used to get hundreds of replies go completely unnoticed now, this site is close to dead.

People leaving led to other people leaving due to lower activity levels here. It snowballed, simple as that.

An occasional look at ResetEra makes me realize that the thread at the bottom of their first page of hot topics was last posted in 5-10 minutes ago, but on VGC it's regularly a timestamp of 10 hours or more ago.

There are fewer sales numbers to go around nowadays, but what's probably more important is that VGC hasn't had good sales discussions in a long time, so there's next to nothing that makes this site special anymore. Hardly any reasons to come here, hardly any reasons to stay. Other forums are able to provide much the same and so much more on top of it.

I'd say VGC is past the point of no return by now. The state of the site seems to be irrevertible.

No matter the state of VGC you allways will be a pansy to me



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There's just not many interesting discussions going on.

Part of it may be because there's no real console war anymore.



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oh well



KungKras said:
There's just not many interesting discussions going on.

Part of it may be because there's no real console war anymore.

Hate to say it but go onto ResetEra and there's tons of interesting discussions, especially about sales. 



We are currently waiting on the return of @TalonMan , but the team here have thrown around a lot of ideas on how to modernize the front page. It is the first page that people see and it is outdated by a decade. Biggest thing is there is far too much text, text that is too small, too cluttered, not nice to look at, and I am sure more. I know Talon has his work cut out for him when he returns, but the team here wants to turn this site around and a modernizing of the front page will help start that. 

For anyone that hasn't followed us on our social media pages we post all the articles on there and run the occasion polls. 

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Talon isn't a graphic designer and him turning our ideas into a reality will take a lot of work, especially without a rough concept of what we want. Anyone here on the forums able to create a concept? 



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trunkswd said:

We are currently waiting on the return of @TalonMan , but the team here have thrown around a lot of ideas on how to modernize the front page. It is the first page that people see and it is outdated by a decade. Biggest thing is there is far too much text, text that is too small, too cluttered, not nice to look at, and I am sure more. I know Talon has his work cut out for him when he returns, but the team here wants to turn this site around and a modernizing of the front page will help start that. 

For anyone that hasn't followed us on our social media pages we post all the articles on there and run the occasion polls. 

Twitter

Facebook

If he returns



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kirby007 said:
trunkswd said:

We are currently waiting on the return of @TalonMan , but the team here have thrown around a lot of ideas on how to modernize the front page. It is the first page that people see and it is outdated by a decade. Biggest thing is there is far too much text, text that is too small, too cluttered, not nice to look at, and I am sure more. I know Talon has his work cut out for him when he returns, but the team here wants to turn this site around and a modernizing of the front page will help start that. 

For anyone that hasn't followed us on our social media pages we post all the articles on there and run the occasion polls. 

Twitter

Facebook

If he returns

We are hopeful he returns. He has already done a great job getting the GameDB whipped back into shape and the new header bar at the top available on the majority of the site. Plus a lot of other things he has done. 



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I stream on Twitch and have my own Youtube

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features

I also post daily news on the Video Game Industry.

If you want to contact me, send me a PM on here or tweet me @TrunksWD

This chart represents posts per month from Jan 2017:

This one represents posts per month from Jan 2019

A lot of it probably comes from Politics, too.

It's a shame. Staff, Admins are really putting a lot of effort into keeping the site alive. I was shocked the Switch sales thread wasn't posted, I had completely forgotten about it as well.

I guess, as users, we can try to make sure relevant topics like those are always in the front page. 



morenoingrato said:

This chart represents posts per month from Jan 2017:

This one represents posts per month from Jan 2019

A lot of it probably comes from Politics, too.

It's a shame. Staff, Admins are really putting a lot of effort into keeping the site alive. I was shocked the Switch sales thread wasn't posted, I had completely forgotten about it as well.

I guess, as users, we can try to make sure relevant topics like those are always in the front page. 

I knew the site wasn't getting as many forums posts as before, but that is a huge drop. Just this year alone we are talking a nearly 50 percent decrease. 



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I stream on Twitch and have my own Youtube

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features

I also post daily news on the Video Game Industry.

If you want to contact me, send me a PM on here or tweet me @TrunksWD

Too many people are saying that VGChartz should not die. Yes it should. We do not have the ability to be VGChartz anymore; We cant track SW, because we don't have access to digital sales which are growing and growing and growing every year. We have games as service: PSNow, Stadia, and MS's counterpart that has currently slipped my mind. What are we going to be do about that growing sector next gen? Many pictures that we cant paint. We need to accept it. We need to move on. 

We need to have our own resetera and migrate over to new site. Our DNA can still apart of the new site but it will not be the focus. Matter of fact yall wanted to start tracking movies, well on our suppose new site we it would make more sense because constrained by that "VG" part. That new site needs to also be a modern site. Site design has moved away from cluttered designs like and has become more UI focused due to the fact that browsing the internet is no longer exclusive to computers. VGChartz didnt get the memo because using VGChartz on anything but a computer is devastating.

On our members; we suck. There is a general lack of interest in video games. There is a general lack of interest in video games. There is a general lack of interest in video games. What is going with this site that it has gotten to this point? We are not attracting the group of people who just want to talk about video games. We cant talk about the new upcoming video games, but we can talk about why the Nintendo 64, Gamecube, and Wii U bombed for the millionth time. It is time to leave those topics alone.

It is a focus problem

it is a design problem

it is a us problem 

Last edited by Xxain - on 18 October 2019