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    Hey gang,

    LONG time member here. Registered all the way back in 2007. I remember browsing these forums all the time at my first real day job .

    The people here were fantastic, such a great community. But I could of swore there was a time however when tumbleweeds rolled through these parts. I honestly can't remember exactly when that was, as I haven't been here in forever since it slowed down. Did everyone migrate from Nintendo Age or some other forum that shut down?

    Anyhow, enough waffling from me. It's great to see this community bounce back, and these forums alive and well again.

    I know where I'll be spending a lot of my productivity time now

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    I got banned from Nintendo Age years ago and once that happened I started posting here a lot more. I used to always post on Game Rankings' message board but a lot of people stopped posting there including a lot of the people I liked so I stopped being active there. this is one of the few message boards left where it's neither dead nor so active that your words just get lost in the wind

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    Welcome back!

    I can't say I noticed an influx after Nintendo Age closed. We're a lot slower compared to in the '00s, but we're still kickin'.

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    I've never been a prolific poster, but I've been lurking here just about continuously since 2005. DP has had its ups and downs over the years, but like a certain battery mascot, it just keeps going, and going, and going, and going, and..........

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    Same, still lurking.
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    About half the time I type out a response to something here, I don't actually end up posting it, but I still pop in fairly often.

    Had no idea Nintendo Age was gone.

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    theres at least five other threads that start with the phrase "holy crap" :-O

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    wait, nintendo age closed?

    when did this happen?

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    A few months ago, I believe. The last few posts in this topic touch upon it: https://forum.digitpress.com/forum/s...ndo-Age/page14

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    I haven't logged in for years until tonight. Much less forum categories than there were a decade or so ago I also see Joe hasn't posted since 2014. Anyone know how he is doing?

    I miss the old crew. When I used to moderate the Emulation sub-forum (that was a really long time ago!) I remember the funny April fools pranks we used to play on the members


    Where has the time gone...



    BTW: Found my first emulation related post to kick off those forums back then...talking about system 22 emulation on my beefy Pentium III:

    https://forum.digitpress.com/forum/s...m-22-emulation!


    Nearly 18 years ago...wow...

    I was actually here longer than 2002. There was some sort of forum update or migration around that time and I remember my post count was reset which was a bummer. But IIRC I became a member here around 1998 or 1999. Before that I came from Retrogames.com (Atila) and Dave's Video Game Classics.....man I am getting old . Now I am on AtariAge mostly....but my username there is "eightbit" and has been for the past 10ish years.
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    Welcome back, zektor I miss all the old regulars too. I see a few on Twitter, but for the most part, it feels like everybody disappeared into the ether.

    Wasn't the forum originally on ezboard? It's a bit before my time (though I was aware of the forum and would read a thread here and there a little while prior to my registering), but I think that's what I've heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    Welcome back, zektor I miss all the old regulars too. I see a few on Twitter, but for the most part, it feels like everybody disappeared into the ether.

    Wasn't the forum originally on ezboard? It's a bit before my time (though I was aware of the forum and would read a thread here and there a little while prior to my registering), but I think that's what I've heard.
    I think EZ Board is right. I was getting the DP zine in the 90s and tried the EZ board out once and didn't understand it. I stuck to Usenet until 2002, when this board made more sense to me.
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    Holy moly....there's some virtual faces I haven't seen in a loooonnnng time.

    Zektor: I saw Joe at Midwest Gaming Classic in 2018. He looked pretty good and was doing alright. He laughed at the DP jersey I was wearing and couldn't believe my shirt was still intact after all these years! He's on Facebook and from what he tells me some of the old guard is on there as well.
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    I feel like there's a point where people notice there's just not a whole lot left to say. A decade is forever in Internet time and you just kind of run out of things to talk about on top of the overall drop in popularity of forums as a venue for online communication in general.

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    I've been lurking for a long time, but don't post as much as I used to. This was and sometimes still is a great place to learn the ropes about old school game collecting. The rarity guide helped me out a shxt ton way back when. Kind of similar to what TonyTheTiger said; a lot of knowledge about gaming has been discussed and documented and google searching can net you a lot of answers. Classic game collecting in the mid 2000s, only so many people were doing it, so the information about it wasn't as abundant online. DP had the answers though. The classic gaming/collecting scene has changed quite a bit since then as well. Mostly just got way more expensive lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    theres at least five other threads that start with the phrase "holy crap" :-O
    I just browsed one of them, and someone mentions how Keio Flying Squadron Sega CD at $170 was a crazy high price.

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    Now just imagine if all those lurkers started posting again.

    I just happened on this at the bottom of the forum page,
    Most users ever online was 17,575, 12-30-2019 at 06:00 AM.
    That was just mere months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb143 View Post
    Now just imagine if all those lurkers started posting again.

    I just happened on this at the bottom of the forum page,


    That was just mere months ago.
    yeah I never understood that. though if the forum became too active, you wouldnt even be able to keep up

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    I kinda doubt anybody bothered to read every single post back in the day, but it was good because then people could come with a variety of different focuses and find enough topics that were relevant to their interests and just ignore the rest if they so chose. We don't have that kind of wealth of choice now, nor do we have a wealth of different outlooks weighing in on topics. We used to even have enough activity to warrant section-specific mods, so the mods could laser-focus on the type of discussions of greatest interest to them.

    I don't really know what's up with the crazy number of active users. I know they're like 99.9% guests, rather than registered members. Like right now, we've got 863 users online, but only 2 are actual members (one being myself). I guess it's just huge amounts of bots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    )I guess it's just huge amounts of bots?
    The DP Servbot multiplied while no one was lookin'.

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