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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #285 on: March 02, 2013, 01:38:29 pm »
Well, as you can see in stats, it seems that every thursday activity goes way down and it gets worse as the weekend starts. It picks up again slightly when the week starts. It's usually much lower when it's my weekend of work (and my bigger work shifts).

The main danger here is that we are unable to keep sustained activity up: It picks up again on weekdays but after weekend all that momentum is lost and all the work has to be redone from scratch. That said, the major activity decrease since mid 2011 might be due to Munchor, Ashbad and SirCmpwn being gone, though. They were by far the most active members when they were still around (in Munchor's case, sometimes more than me) and Munchor usually replied to every project like me.

Also we have to avoid falling into a downward spiral of people getting unmotivated to continue projects due to lack of reply, which in turns discourages people from helping on projects due to too many dying, because I think that every reply count, even if lower, and you are usually safe to double-post an update anyway. Just look at Not_a_Number's music, for example: Even though he takes a long while to get replies he still posts his stuff anyway since he's eventually gonna get some, and that's with the music section being much less popular than the programming one. Of course, however, certain calc projects might get less replies if 1) they were done many times before (menu-based games, sprite editor, pong clone, etc) or 2) if the member had an history of causing trouble (in which case it seems to kinda cause some sort of boycott or deterring members from his topics)

And of course I would at least hope that if activity goes down to 2008-09 levels that we don't end up being forced to give money prizes to members who keep a certain activity level, posting and project wise like what I thought once, because this would eventually backfire, since newer members would only come for the money and this might result in low quality projects popping up.
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #286 on: March 03, 2013, 03:51:15 pm »
I did some stuff on instructables.com, as in claculator programming tutorialw ith linking to omni, but noone was interested, that wre my 'ibles with least views.....

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #287 on: March 04, 2013, 02:39:59 am »
That sucks. This reminds me of my music on Youtube nowadays. >.<
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #288 on: March 05, 2013, 07:00:39 am »
I'm getting more active: I finished the biggest assignment I had to do.
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #289 on: March 05, 2013, 02:17:18 pm »
Nice to hear. :D
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #290 on: April 29, 2013, 08:02:38 pm »
So, looks like new member skyrocketed O.O
New posts also went up a bit and new topics have been keep going up, i hope that it'll stay that way :D

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #291 on: April 29, 2013, 08:08:51 pm »
I think new members are partly due to bots bypassing CloudFlare filters easier, but I did notice a certain activity increase some weeks. I'm quite less active this month due to being busy, though, so activity could probably have been higher otherwise.

I might put half of my files back on ticalc.org and TI-Planet soon, but first I want to update every readme with the current website link and I might group certain games together. I might also add some of them on Cemetech in that format, but it might be restricted to the big names/classics. That might hopefully help bringing some new people.
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #292 on: April 29, 2013, 08:10:32 pm »
As for bots bypassing: I found a pretty good-working method: just have when signing in another input field with the id "homepage" and put in the style it to display:none; and check on the server if it is filled out, if it is prevent signing up. I use that on my website and ever since I didn't have a single spam post :)

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #293 on: April 29, 2013, 08:25:36 pm »
Will this work in every browser including mobile?
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #294 on: April 30, 2013, 07:36:07 pm »
Yeah, elinks would still display the input thingy, so you should write next to it (also in display:none;) Don't enter anything

So it'll look like that:
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<span id="homepageInput">Don't enter anything:<input type="text" name="homepage" id="homepage" /></span>

in CSS:
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #295 on: April 30, 2013, 11:26:01 pm »
Yeah I was more worried about browsers that might not support display:none/<span> or CSS at all :P
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #296 on: May 01, 2013, 07:23:23 pm »
Ha, even elinks supports some css... :P

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #297 on: June 06, 2013, 10:12:33 pm »
http://status.omnimaga.org/

the posts are still decreasing, the activity is decreasing.....does anybody have a new+good idea to prevent that?
The CSE unfortunatley didn't give us our hoped results :(
No new member due to the CSE yet

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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #298 on: June 06, 2013, 10:46:21 pm »
More comp work. I've become more active on the forum for the game I've been working on, but I don't do much calc stuff so I'm not very active here.
I currently don't do much, but I am a developer for a game you should totally try out called AssaultCube Reloaded download here https://assaultcuber.codeplex.com/
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Re: General Decrease in Omnimaga Activity - What can we do?
« Reply #299 on: June 06, 2013, 10:49:47 pm »
Why won't you guys just post your comp work here just as I do it?
I see omnimaga as a general programming forum and if i need help the first place where i look is seriousley always omnimaga

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