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It's been about a year's worth of! was
launched late 2016 (as far as I remember). Then the whole thing was
relaunched (as the present incarnation) in March 2017. And in October it
moved to

Since March 31, 2017, there's been 1,312 posts in 246 threads, by our
147 members. More than three posts per day, with more than four replies
per thread. Our most active threads have well over 20 replies each.
Additionally there's been a lot of guest visitors, contributing to our
most viewed threads, which have thousands of views. I can't recall the
last time I noticed there being less than 10 guests per 15 minutes. And
I know several people who visit the board regularly without joining or

And as that indicates—despite being reasonably successful for a forum in
this day and (social media) age—not everything came up roses. Only
slightly more than every third poster has posted anything at all. If you
adjust for the most active posters, the average poster has very few
posts—sometimes only their introduction post. Finally, lots of people
who routinely "lurk", never feel the desire to join up at all.

Still; an anti-civ Internet forum with an active core group of posters
(and even an active IRC channel) is pretty remarkable as-is. I'm
genuinely surprised that the universe hasn't collapsed due to the weight
of our hypocrisy—using technology to criticise technology, we must be
utter mad.

For our second year, it would be nice to see our core group of posters
to double. In order to accomplish this, we need to do two things well.
Firstly, we need to reach new people. Secondly, and probably most
importantly, we need to make sure the people who are already familiar
with the site—i.e. YOU!—find it worthwhile. There are some measurements
under way to help accomplish both of these things. But, ultimately,
we're not concerned with having lots of discussion for discussion's
sake, but having good discussion. As such, is
already a success to us few regulars!

I hope to see more people joining up and adding their thoughts to ours,
so we can all think together. Or, you know, post anti-civ memes or
whatever. Anti-civ-curious and anti-anti-civ people are welcome too!
As you guys know, this isn't some elite community. We don't even
moderate posts. (Spambots notwithstanding.)

More than anything, I hope to see the people who have already joined
up—YOU!—being active. So if you have any suggestions on how to make the
forum more worth your time, please let us know!

Messages In This Thread one year of discussion - by alexander - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:15:27 +0000, 11:15 AM
RE: one year of discussion - by KyXen - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:12:57 +0000, 01:12 PM
RE: one year of discussion - by Odin - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:35:42 +0000, 02:35 PM
RE: one year of discussion - by Chushing - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:24:55 +0000, 01:24 PM
RE: one year of discussion - by Odin - Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:31:34 +0000, 10:31 AM
RE: one year of discussion - by alexander - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:00:35 +0000, 10:00 AM
RE: one year of discussion - by alexander - Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:57:35 +0000, 10:57 AM

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