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OK, so WTF is going on with Atomic?

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So this place is seriously lacking in traffic. I've noticed it and so have plenty of other people. I'm not sure what the cause is, or the fix, to be honest, but there's a rotten stench coming from my favourite place to play.

 

For the majority of today I could see this;

17 User(s) are browsing this forum (7 Guests and 2 Anonymous Users)

8 Members: funky_monkey, hectorbustnuts, Director, wlayton27, Rybags, dumbmonkey, Herpes, forneva

 

That's very, very lame.

On top of that, the site's highest contributor has been banned!

Cutting off your nose to spite your face?

So, those who run this joint...what gives? What are you doing about it?

 

 

 

 

Well I think it's fine, building jumbo planes.

Or taking a ride on a cosmic train.

Switch on summer from a slot machine.

Yes, get what you want to if you want, 'cause you can get anything.

 

I know we've come a long way,

We're changing day to day,

But tell me, where do the children play?

 

Well you roll on roads over fresh green grass.

For your lorry loads pumping petrol gas.

And you make them long, and you make them tough.

But they just go on and on, and it seems that you can't get off.

 

Oh, I know we've come a long way,

We're changing day to day,

But tell me, where do the children play?

 

Well you've cracked the sky, scrapers fill the air.

But will you keep on building higher

'til there's no more room up there?

Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry?

Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die?

 

I know we've come a long way,

We're changing day to day,

But tell me, where do the children play?

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I don't think quantity equals qulaity, I mean you post alot but always I seem to read it in a whinny voice that sounds of complaining.

 

Atomic has it's slow days every now and again, we can't always be at the computer.

 

And I refer to an earlier statement with what you said about 1shot, I don't think many of his posts were that informative regardless of how many there were.

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Maybe I should have also put in the OP that the quality is up the shit too then.

Because there is neither happening at the moment.

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Maybe I should have also put in the OP that the quality is up the shit too then.

Because there is neither happening at the moment.

I feel for you, I really do.

 

I wish there was someway to make people post more, come on people I mean this is Atomic and you should be rushing here en masse with your quality posts, damn people and their free will!

 

I hate it when these things don't go accordingly... I wonder who I can blame...

 

I know!

 

I'll blame Atomic collectively by posting in feedback, hahahahahaha

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Maybe I should have also put in the OP that the quality is up the shit too then.

Because there is neither happening at the moment.

I feel for you, I really do.

 

I wish there was someway to make people post more, come on people I mean this is Atomic and you should be rushing here en masse with your quality posts, damn people and their free will!

 

I hate it when these things don't go accordingly... I wonder who I can blame...

 

I know!

 

I'll blame Atomic collectively by posting in feedback, hahahahahaha

 

Where would you suggest he have posted it?

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Maybe I should have also put in the OP that the quality is up the shit too then.

Because there is neither happening at the moment.

I feel for you, I really do.

 

I wish there was someway to make people post more, come on people I mean this is Atomic and you should be rushing here en masse with your quality posts, damn people and their free will!

 

I hate it when these things don't go accordingly... I wonder who I can blame...

 

I know!

 

I'll blame Atomic collectively by posting in feedback, hahahahahaha

 

You don't understand, do you?

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A lack of good threads can be remedied by posting some good threads. That's your job, it's not up to David and J-Rob.

 

Atomic Feedback goes in circles. Every few months there'll be a spate of mod bashing and 'Atomic ain't what it used to be' threads, and then it quiets down for another few months and everyone gets on with posting. It goes up and down and up and down, and that's how it's been for years. You haven't noticed this?

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The Atomic Community has an up and down cycle, always has, always will.

 

Rob.

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What makes it your favourite place to play?

 

I think this is the issue, there's a wide variety in what people want from this place. For me it's always been the personalities, and I imagine other people are similar. Since people come and go, your perception of how 'well' things are going will fluctuate depending on who's actively posting. The *ods have little input in this regard, they're only there to keep the peace.

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There is a lot of technical knowledge within the generous users of this forum and there is the general chat, both mutually exclusive. I've been here a while and the calls of "this happens every few months" doesn't really stand. It doesn't, I've seen it quoted but that isn't really what is going on.

 

I've never seen the thread or post count this low, perhaps I have rose coloured glasses on but something needs to change in order to draw people back.

 

It's becoming more like a failing business model than a community, sure there are spats and things are said that are uncalled for, I'm guilty of that I know, but when something as minimal as the acquisition of a mouse for the winner of the POTM, something many of our funny and knowledgeable members strive for, becomes an issue because the company who've taken ownership wont pay for it, I think it sends a strong message to the masses.

 

You figure that message out for yourself, I'm sure a Dawson pic is coming my way soon.

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What makes it your favourite place to play?

 

I think this is the issue, there's a wide variety in what people want from this place. For me it's always been the personalities, and I imagine other people are similar. Since people come and go, your perception of how 'well' things are going will fluctuate depending on who's actively posting. The *ods have little input in this regard, they're only there to keep the peace.

That doesn't happen anymore.

Most vigorous discussions are shut down or deleted before they hardly get started.

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Personally, I haven't been posting much these days because the place simply doesn't have much to gauge my interest anymore. Is that a problem of mine, or the forums?

 

Truth is, at the moment I don't have the time to create threads to make the place a bit more interesting. But on one note, I'm kinda sick and tired of watching good OP's being forever derailed by the same usual suspects for the same old reasons. The same tired old feuds between members, the same old agendas, and same old axes to grind over perceived wrong doings over the years.

 

New members that do come on board are constantly accused of being alts, quite persistently by some, and end up either being exposed as actual alts or in the case of genuine new users leave because they don't feel welcome or inclined to deal with peoples bullshit.

 

Atomic does have a wonderful community, but it would be a shame to see that community become stale and stagnate because some refuse to put the past behind them and feel they have to protect their turf at the cost of being welcoming to new comers.

 

/my 2c

Edited by MrFriendly

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Most vigorous discussions are shut down or deleted before they hardly get started.

I beg to differ:

 

To ban or not to ban.

 

I mainly believe it's a cycle, once something pops up, there's heated activity by the community, after that, if something doesn't cover the transition from that discussion to something of importance, activity slows down.

Edited by krispy89

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