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trunkswd said:
GrahfsLament said:

I was a so-called "lurker" for years, finally making an account in 2018. However, I'm truthfully pretty terrible at maintaining any sort of regular posting habits, correspondence, etc. outside of work stuff, so, even then, I didn't post much.

In all honesty, this thread is one of the primary reasons I've been making a concerted effort to post more frequently. :D

As someone who also streams on Twitch (for the fun of it) I appreciate lurkers. I understand not everyone wants to chat, but also wants to keep up to date with what people are talking about on the forums. There are way more people who haven't even created an account that visit the site each month than there are people posting on it.

Either way, welcome to posting on the forums, even of it is only once in a while.  

Thanks!

Also, at the bolded, I know that there has been a ton of rancor/debate about them, but this is definitely my policy vis-a-vis VGC's political threads. I won't ever post in one of these threads, nor will I ever indicate my political views in my other posts (because my outlet for politics in my day-to-day life is more than sufficient while my gaming discussion outlet is decidedly less so). Regardless, I still find a lot of these threads on VGC fascinating. The depth and breadth of views present can be quite interesting, even held against much wider arrays of people and politically focused venues. So, as a lurker, please let me say that I like VGC's compromise of keeping the threads but making them filterable. I don't have access to the numbers, but I cannot imagine I'm the only traffic of this nature for these threads.

mjk45 said:
My morning ritual is a coffee and checking out VGChartz and because of the different time zones people live in I like to check back at different intervals during the day/ night to see whats happening.

Ha! Same. It is also a periodic stop throughout my day if I need a panacea for the grating throb that inevitably storms in my brain if I'm compelled to numerous, tedious, mind-numbing tasks all day.

Also, apropos of no particular post (but I think relevant to the thread), I'm sure the website improvements have helped attract users. It most certainly runs better (for me) than it has in the past, and getting it a digital certificate undoubtedly helps with both peace of mind and Google's SEO. Moreover, and I know that others may cringe at this, but I actually really like the overall look of the website. I'm likely in the minority, but I heartily dislike Flat UI design, especially flat white (which is both blinding and migraine inducing for a lot of people). So, the addition of a proper dark mode here made it easier for me to participate, and the fact that the site has color and "feels" like its banners and buttons have a little depth is pleasant to me as well. Additionally, I personally just like the aesthetic of dark mode's contrast with the orange and green 3D buttons: they really "pop" as a result.



Currently Playing (So the world might be mended):

PlayStation 4: PlayStation 3: PlayStation Portable: PlayStation Vita:
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (Raid Mode) Tokyo Jungle Valkyria Chronicles III

Soul Sacrifice: Delta

Transistor (Platinum run) Doom 3: BFG Edition PC:

Natural Doctrine

Salt & Sanctuary Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Death's Gambit
Deadly Premonition: DC Deus Ex: The Fall
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GrahfsLament said:
trunkswd said:

As someone who also streams on Twitch (for the fun of it) I appreciate lurkers. I understand not everyone wants to chat, but also wants to keep up to date with what people are talking about on the forums. There are way more people who haven't even created an account that visit the site each month than there are people posting on it.

Either way, welcome to posting on the forums, even of it is only once in a while.  

Thanks!

Also, at the bolded, I know that there has been a ton of rancor/debate about them, but this is definitely my policy vis-a-vis VGC's political threads. I won't ever post in one of these threads, nor will I ever indicate my political views in my other posts (because my outlet for politics in my day-to-day life is more than sufficient while my gaming discussion outlet is decidedly less so). Regardless, I still find a lot of these threads on VGC fascinating. The depth and breadth of views present can be quite interesting, even held against much wider arrays of people and politically focused venues. So, as a lurker, please let me say that I like VGC's compromise of keeping the threads but making them filterable. I don't have access to the numbers, but I cannot imagine I'm the only traffic of this nature for these threads.

I am with you there. I used to lurk the political threads, but have needed a break with them and have turned them off for now for my own sanity. If someone asks I'll tell them my political leanings, but I am not going spam it  

I don't know exact numbers, but there are a lot of people who visit the site for just the sales numbers and/or the news, and don't even have an account. We are hoping the new overhaul of the site will improve our numbers AND get some people to create an account. 



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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mjk45 said:
My morning ritual is a coffee and checking out VGChartz and because of the different time zones people live in I like to check back at different intervals during the day/ night to see whats happening.

Mine too, in fact it's what I'm doing right now.

Annoyingly VGChartz seems most active during the hours I am asleep, so I wake up to a host of new posts in the threads I'm following, which then stay quiet most of the day haha



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:
mjk45 said:
My morning ritual is a coffee and checking out VGChartz and because of the different time zones people live in I like to check back at different intervals during the day/ night to see whats happening.

Mine too, in fact it's what I'm doing right now.

Annoyingly VGChartz seems most active during the hours I am asleep, so I wake up to a host of new posts in the threads I'm following, which then stay quiet most of the day haha

The worst thing I find about that is when you see a post or thread that interests you , only to see it's almost a day later and you don't know whether or not it's worth replying since it's past its  peak and people have moved on.



mjk45 said:
curl-6 said:

Mine too, in fact it's what I'm doing right now.

Annoyingly VGChartz seems most active during the hours I am asleep, so I wake up to a host of new posts in the threads I'm following, which then stay quiet most of the day haha

The worst thing I find about that is when you see a post or thread that interests you , only to see it's almost a day later and you don't know whether or not it's worth replying since it's past its  peak and people have moved on.

I know, I often wake up to a 5-6 page discussion that has run its course already or even been locked :(



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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curl-6 said:
mjk45 said:

The worst thing I find about that is when you see a post or thread that interests you , only to see it's almost a day later and you don't know whether or not it's worth replying since it's past its  peak and people have moved on.

I know, I often wake up to a 5-6 page discussion that has run its course already or even been locked :(

The busyness of my schedule often led to this outcome, which also contributed to my lurking instead of posting. I've just decided to go ahead and post what I wanted to say anyway. Sometimes people come back and respond. Sometimes not. But at least I'm lurking less!



Currently Playing (So the world might be mended):

PlayStation 4: PlayStation 3: PlayStation Portable: PlayStation Vita:
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (Raid Mode) Tokyo Jungle Valkyria Chronicles III

Soul Sacrifice: Delta

Transistor (Platinum run) Doom 3: BFG Edition PC:

Natural Doctrine

Salt & Sanctuary Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Death's Gambit
Deadly Premonition: DC Deus Ex: The Fall
GrahfsLament said:
curl-6 said:

I know, I often wake up to a 5-6 page discussion that has run its course already or even been locked :(

The busyness of my schedule often led to this outcome, which also contributed to my lurking instead of posting. I've just decided to go ahead and post what I wanted to say anyway. Sometimes people come back and respond. Sometimes not. But at least I'm lurking less!

That's good news. the more good people we get sharing their insights the better.



Acctivity will definitely pick up now that next gen is starting :) I know I've started posting more lately!



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mjk45 said:
GrahfsLament said:

The busyness of my schedule often led to this outcome, which also contributed to my lurking instead of posting. I've just decided to go ahead and post what I wanted to say anyway. Sometimes people come back and respond. Sometimes not. But at least I'm lurking less!

That's good news. the more good people we get sharing their insights the better.

In that case, I guess I need to stop posting because I'm not sharing my insight with anyone! Blood rocks alone cost 60 insight!



Currently Playing (So the world might be mended):

PlayStation 4: PlayStation 3: PlayStation Portable: PlayStation Vita:
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (Raid Mode) Tokyo Jungle Valkyria Chronicles III

Soul Sacrifice: Delta

Transistor (Platinum run) Doom 3: BFG Edition PC:

Natural Doctrine

Salt & Sanctuary Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Death's Gambit
Deadly Premonition: DC Deus Ex: The Fall
Pyro as Bill said:
You guys should engineer some sort of scandal. They're always good for clickbait.

Sex and money sell so have a mod sexually harass someone (I'm game) or have a reviewer admit they bump the score for free amiibos or something.

I've got you covered I'm open to be paid to have sex so that covers the sex and money angle .