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This place has practically become a wasteland... kinda depressing, honestly. But that's just what happens when you let a place get overshadowed by a Slack and Discord, and then don't really emphasize moderating the place, resulting in an influx of toxic users that are able to do whatever they want, further driving older users away and into the chats and away from the original forums...

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  • This place has practically become a wasteland... kinda depressing, honestly.

    But that's just what happens when you let a place get overshadowed by a Slack and Discord, and then don't really emphasize moderating the place, resulting in an influx of toxic users that are able to do whatever they want, further driving older users away and into the chats and away from the original forums...
    October 15
    • MetronomeFanatic
      MetronomeFanatic
      Fucking mean girls.
    • Billabo
      Billabo
      I agree that Discord has drawn people away from the forums, and the fact that there's no longer a link to here on Orteil's games' top banners has decreased the number of new members, but if you see toxic users that you think need to have action taken against, let me know. I have banned a couple of spam accounts, but I haven't seen much toxic behavior.
    • Jarr2003
      Jarr2003
      I dunno, I don't really think Slack/Discord caused the forum to die, I think it was more just a combination of the community getting so closely knit together, as well as all the major members just getting older and drifting away from the forums. In order for these sorts of communities to last, you need to have a cycle of new members coming in to fill in the gaps older members once filled. Dashnet has lacked such a cycle for years, so it's shocking it lasted as long as it did. You simply can't expect a community of mostly teenagers to stay together forever, especially since such relations often dissolve even in outside the internet.
    • BurnCookie
      BurnCookie
      We can only say the forum is truly done when someone does the 5 anniversary badges at once thing.
    • Vini
      Vini
      ^ if anything, I have one ready for 2020, if we live that long. :P
    • Doigt
      Doigt
      I sort of agree with the original post, not in it's whole entirety though. As Jarr2003 said, online communities periodically need an influx of new users to survive, but we never really got that after a certain while. The situation is especially dire now that Orteil has made sure to delete any mention of the forum on all his projects. I think only the Idle game maker guides still have one link pointing towards the forums and to be sincere, I doubt a lot of people read it and wanted to click that link.