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    Haven't had much time for a week.

    Post by Sold Out on Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:42 am

    So, for about a week I didn't check on this site much, because I was pretty damn sick. And when I checked on it, I saw that there were almost no posts the entire time. Just wondering if the post-new years' blues caught on or if it's exams-time over at your places are if you had a similar fate as I did.


    As you can see, I'm quite shocked at the silence here.

    It's just a bit strange to keep seeing that people check on the site but don't post anything, that is all.

    Sadly, there's not much I can do to get people on here. I invited a few people to join the forum, but the ones who looked at the site didn't make any accounts and/ or didn't care. Can't say I'm not trying though - and thanks Castle for asking your friends to join. Too bad it didn't really work out. Also, too bad SAI can't be back on here, really.

    Of course the Steam-account-making is still of some importance; I can't believe that it's only going to be Pipoca and me making this site have anything to do with gaming in the future.

    In completely unrelated news, I'm working on a picture right now, but it's not a coloring of one of NKDZ's awesome works (I swear he'll go pro someday) yet, but more something I had in my eyes for a while.


    And a yay for remaking stuff.

    Maybe it's even going to be good enough for me to post the finished thing.


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    Re: Haven't had much time for a week.

    Post by Ranger 50 on Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:02 am

    Hope you're alright Sold,

    I'm probably one of the main culprits of the 'view-posts-don't-post' people here, and you probably know that already.
    In a theoretical sense, you could say that the cause for the silence was because of a chain-reaction type of thing: somebody posts a topic that a lot of people can't relate to or are not interested in, then these people don't reply to the topic, then the topic author starts posting less, leading to a decline of topics hence a decline of posts, and inevitably resulting in the silence you experience here.

    I speak for myself here - as I am going through my first genuinely important year of school exams are pretty much constantly revolving through the subjects. Last week I had 3 1hour+ exams, this week I have 4. I need daily 2hour+ practices of violin/piano as I have my biggest grading exams coming up in a month, including 3 separate competitions which my parents persuaded me to prepare for. I'm sorry that my own 'absence' is adding to this post-deficit but on a honest level I really can't procrastinate during a time like this.
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    Post by Sold Out on Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:42 am

    I was mostly asking around. Thank you for caring enough to explain your reasons though - best of luck with your exams, they definitely are far more important than a website. I'm surprised you even have exams at a time like this, but our school systems are vastly different from country to country anyway.

    In hindsight, the way I wrote this had it sound a bit like an accusation more than just a question, and I want everyone to know that this was not my intention. And your analysis on why the silence ensued - wonderful. Doubt anyone could have found a better way to put it.

    You think you'll ever post a piano or violin song on here, Ranger? I'm starting to tire of this anonymity on here personally, but we're not expecting you to put your name into the video/ mp3; I just want to hear how good you are, because you seem to take this very seriously and you practice a lot. Plus, who else could I annoy with my TH piano arranges? :>

    Anyway, sorry if my childish question took too much of your time studying - like I said again, best of luck to ya. I'm personally not exactly fit again, yet I got to go to school from Monday onwards anyway.


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    Re: Haven't had much time for a week.

    Post by Castle on Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:11 am

    I'll be perfectly honest.. The only thing that I haven't posted on was game related and I was just not interested in the Ipod stuff, and there was the anime discussion. I just had nothing to say.

    I do have more friends to invite, I just don't think they'll stay. e.e


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    Re: Haven't had much time for a week.

    Post by NKDZ on Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:36 am

    Eh~~~ I have to admit I haven't posted lately...So I'll post a .gif I just made :D

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    Post by Sold Out on Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:33 am

    Impressive. O_o


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    Re: Haven't had much time for a week.

    Post by Ranger 50 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:51 am

    Sold, you had perfect rights to ask about the hushed air around here - how else would you go about dealing with it? No I think you did it exactly right, as you didn't demand for more posting etc, and please take me seriously: I did not take it (and I'm sure nobody else did) as an accusation.

    As for my own reasons - you also had a 100% right to know about them, and I had the responsibility to take the time to explain them, which I hope I did fully.
    Why do I have exams? Good question. I should have had them during December, but because of a family issue we had to go abroad for a month. I missed all of them and so have to sit them on my own now whilst my peers go to class.

    My instrument playing - I don't take it as seriously as my parents would like. I said I needed more than 2 hours of daily practice - I never said I did that amount. Nevertheless it does take up quite a bit of time, and for this reason I don't think I'll be able to also focus on practising for a TH piece with all the other grading pieces I have to get through.

    Thanks for understanding, though. And don't worry, I'm not a complete geek. I study when I have to and I try to do it as fully as possible, but when I don't...? You should see my house parties where nobody's in but me and I have the place to myself....

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    Re: Haven't had much time for a week.

    Post by Sold Out on Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:39 am

    It's also the people checking the site less and less that worries me...

    but maybe I'm just developing some kind of Stockholm syndrome for my Admin-duties. Or some perfectly unhealthy paranoia.

    Ah well. Time to get a social life.

    Btw, that gif I still find very impressive.


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