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« on: November 11, 2006, 08:24:00 am »
As you know i was gone from Omnimaga community until some people convinced me to come back and apologised for the beginning of the month event. Now that I am back I would like to point out again an article I've published a bit over one year ago, entitled http://omnimaga.org/index.php?showtopic=69.

As some of you know every year from the middle of May to october the TI community activity keep decreasing, and every forums are hit.

However this year, while lot of the members are very active on the forums, you may have noticed the unexplicable amount of people announcing their retirement and I am wondering if it's just Omnimaga or the community as a whole? I am getting pretty worried atm with all the staff leaving. With Alex retirement today, this makes the 5th staff to retire by himself from Omnimaga this fall, without counting the non staff members who seems to have dissapeared. While the members and staff that are still active still posts often, I have never seen such thing happen before, at least not in such small amount of time. As Cemetech, HRP and TI-Freakware doesn't seems much active anymore and having people who left as well I am worried that if no one else take over the community and start coding when the past generation of coders will all leave who will remain? This is why I am worried atm. As UTI still seems to be very active atm, noticing the amount of "today active topics", I am even more worried, because i am afraid omnimaga is falling apart and that people aren't willing to help anymore. The fact 3 people retired the same day worry me even more, I fear the people may have got together to plan  a mass leaving and I fear it may be because of things I did. THis may be 5 staff only out of maybe 2-25, or 2 members out of 50, but this is also great members and staff who left, people who contributed a lot to the community. Plus, if there is always people leaving like this, at one point there will be no one remaining, or the few remaining people will slowly give up because nobody post in their topics anymore, and they will leave too. There is also the fact we may never see those people again in the future, which is hard when you started caring about them.

Anyway I just hope there is no other staff plannign to leave, and that the inactive ones will stick here when they are less busy and hopefully become slighyl more active again sometimes.

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006, 08:47:00 am »
I got no plans on leaving...  
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006, 09:04:00 am »
still here. planning on sticking around, too.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2006, 09:41:00 am »
my plan is to stay at Omnimaga till at least my RPG is done (and hopefully even longer).
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2006, 09:54:00 am »
With my cult it will be hard to do anything, but I don't plan to leave this year.  
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2006, 01:58:00 pm »
I didn't 'leave' because of anything you said, it's because of my own reasons really. And I'll still release my games by the date announced, it's just that I'm working on non-calc projects at the moment, and I hate splitting my focus between different platforms and different communities. I'll be back, when I'll be ready :)smile.gif

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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2006, 02:00:00 pm »
I will not leave. Also, if you need someone to continue, or another admin, or anything, I am here.
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2006, 02:13:00 pm »
i hope you still come from time to time, it would be sad to never see you again until the release :(sad.gif

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2006, 05:22:00 pm »
I don't think I will ever leave the TI community. It is very hard cause I tried one time because I felt like my programming was going nowhere but I could'nt bring myself to do it because there would be a void in my life. That is how much the TI means to me.
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2006, 05:08:00 am »
I am going to be here at least until I finish several games and make sure that I have left a lasting mark on the community (i.e. my masterpiece).

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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2006, 05:19:00 am »
nice to see you back super speler

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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2006, 05:23:00 am »
Yeah, I've been gone a few days due to tech issues and will be for the next few days (don't worry, only a few days).

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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2006, 05:28:00 am »
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2006, 05:37:00 am »
I got no plans on leaving. It is odd, though, that everybody is leaving at the same time...

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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2006, 06:06:00 am »
I think I'm going to leave because everybody else is.


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