Tohno !!UhG3iGcmC Minagi is mai waifu
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I'm not really asking anyone to post more, and that's because I know it's not going to happen. I've given up on that. I'm just telling it like it is. The lack of traffic on this site is entirely due to having a user base that is anything but talkative, prefers lurking rather than drawing attention to themselves, and doesn't like making unnecessary threads/posts (fun/shitposting). Which isn't really a bad thing in itself, but it does leave the site in the state that it's in now. Which is why it can be helpful to have some people around who can fluff things up a bit and keep things moving.
...Of course you can always ignore all that and blame me for not pulling more high quality users and posts out of thin air, while also demanding we ban everyone who posts things you don't like as if that would solve everything. But of course I'm sure you've been here for a while and as such you probably already know we tried that for a time and it only made things worse, giving the site a horrible rep, driving good people away, and killing our traffic in the process.
Passive aggressive stuff aside, I'm obviously not going to just 'let it die', but as I said before in an earlier post people here aren't going to change. Short of overhauling the site rules, flushing out our user base while aiming for a new demographic, and essentially turning TC into a completely different site, there's not really much that can be done to change anything. The simple fact of the matter is we're aiming for a rare breed of people in an already niche field.
These numbers are completely bs, but based off my experiences over the years this seems to more or less be how things add up. Okay so lets say we have 1,000 random people of the ages 15-35 (because practically no one likes weeb shit past 35). Lets say 100 of them actually do have some or more interest in weeb stuff like anime. Out of those 100 anime fans 63 are going to be 15-19 year old idiot narutards. 33 are going to be your casuals and hipsters who "have a life" and just like anime casually and half way ironically while watching maybe a series or two a month. Then you got maybe 4 people left who have a genuine interest in the stuff, are serious about waifus, read VNs, or whatever you would deem TC quality. Now you've gotta find them and convince them to join us. Lets say you get 3 of them here. 1 would probably leave right away because of the lack of traffic or some other reason. The other may turn out to be some autistic guro obsessed asshole or something, maybe they kill themselves, or maybe their posts just aren't good enough quality to keep them around so we ban them. Now you're left with one person all alone wondering why there aren't more like him there. If we're lucky with can track down and convince the guy we couldn't before to come join us but that's a long shot. Him, autistic guy, and low traffic guy are probably enjoying themselves on more popular sites like /jp/ and always will.
Again those numbers are bs, but the point I'm trying to get across here is there just aren't very many of 'us' out there. we can not be picky when we're already being pretty dang picky to start with. we're not looking for a needle in a haystack here, we're looking for a needle in a heyfield. As such some of us need to learn how to say "close enough".
...or again just blame the admin for not banning every other user we get.
Anyways, The only option really is "lets just keep things the way they are".
I 'might' be installing a new engine for the site soon but I don't expect that to really change much of anything past an initial surge of activity in the weeks following the change over.
Post edited on 31st Jan 2017, 9:25pm
Post edited on 31st Jan 2017, 9:30pm