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Freebieman 03-22-2005 06:56 AM

ERM.....
 
This may be stupid :) but WHERE IS EVERYONE? I mean am I crazy or is there just a lot of down time? (down time=little users) It drives me crazy lol

Sokko 03-22-2005 01:05 PM

From the HAMUMU FORUM RULES:

Quote:

This is a message board, not a chatroom, it may be DAYS before a large percentage of our forum visitors have even seen your post!
Message boards = passive communication. The great thing about online forums is that you can devote as much or as little time to them as you want, and with today's busy lifestyles, that's a major plus. The vast majority of forum users only take about a half-hour out of each day to catch up on the latest topics and post a few replies. Good thing, too; if the boards moved at chatroom speed, you'd have to read through hundreds of topics in a single day, a monumental task to say the least.

On a related note, the slower speed of internet forums also allows for greater maturity than you'd see in any chatroom. Messages, for the most part, are not time-critical; you can take your time typing, revising, spell-checking, and posting (and I highly recommend taking this approach, by the way). No one is ever actively waiting for anyone to say something, so you don't feel pressured into posting something slipshod on the spur of the moment.

...I feel like I should be making an analogy to something, but I can't quite figure it out. Someone give me an assist here. :wink:

WackieWatty 03-22-2005 01:13 PM

Time zones count alot to who is online when,
Some people will never be on at the same time as you,
Especially on school/work days.

General_Josh 03-22-2005 01:31 PM

I Agree With WackieWatty

CatMystic 03-22-2005 04:07 PM

Not many people go on at once. The poster record was made by ALOT of guests at one time. I'm usually on this forum everyday myself.

WackieWatty 03-23-2005 11:40 AM

I just checked the total people on at one time,
Boy have I missed alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:

SpiderPumpkin 03-23-2005 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by WackieWatty
I just checked the total people on at one time,
Boy have I missed alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:

Don't worry, you're not the only one. They came while I was asleep. They were most likely smurfs hiding under my bed with their smurf-sized laptop smurfing the forums."Forums" backwards without the 'o' is "smurf", by the way...


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