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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby Eri7 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:46 am

Electriking wrote:
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I think it is safe to say if we keep posting as much as we have today, we may postpone the decline of the community.
But we need other users to post as well tho, not the same ones.
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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby RudeGuy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:16 am

BTB wrote:
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i think its safe to say yall mothafuckas r gay
okay, thanks for your opinion
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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby FireyPaperMario » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:39 pm

I'm pretty sure that BTB is attempting to piss some of us off by posting this.... :roll:

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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby PixelPest » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:15 pm

FireyPaperMario wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:39 pm
I'm pretty sure that BTB is attempting to piss some of us off by posting this.... :roll:
It's best to not just acknowledge this at all

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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby Uzendayo » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:33 pm

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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby Aristo » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:34 am

It's so funny to me when people say the SMBX community is dying, like have you ever been to the Mother 4 reddit?

SMBX has been dying since 2012 and will continue to die until the climate change enduced apocalypse wipes out humanity and the internet but until then we're all trapped in this hellhole. 𝕿𝖔𝖌𝖊𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖗.
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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby ThePieSkyHigh » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:56 pm

Yea, there's not too much to keep this alive. Mafia closed (I wasn't part of anything) and there were tons of people going there (although there was a different reason for closure).

I'm not sure how it would still be alive in say 1-3 tops? Maybe? Don't look at me.
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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby PixelPest » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:17 am

ThePieSkyHigh wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Yea, there's not too much to keep this alive. Mafia closed (I wasn't part of anything) and there were tons of people going there (although there was a different reason for closure).

I'm not sure how it would still be alive in say 1-3 tops? Maybe? Don't look at me.
The community has survived for 10? years at least, it isn't going anywhere. There's lots of activity on Discord and a lot of it is distributed among smaller sub-communities. Maybe the platform is changing but the forums will still remain here as a good place to showcase and share levels and episodes (Discord doesn't work too well for that) and honestly there was such little interest left in Mafia it closing had next to no impact on activity

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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby ThePieSkyHigh » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:27 pm

PixelPest wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:17 am
ThePieSkyHigh wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Yea, there's not too much to keep this alive. Mafia closed (I wasn't part of anything) and there were tons of people going there (although there was a different reason for closure).

I'm not sure how it would still be alive in say 1-3 tops? Maybe? Don't look at me.
The community has survived for 10? years at least, it isn't going anywhere. There's lots of activity on Discord and a lot of it is distributed among smaller sub-communities. Maybe the platform is changing but the forums will still remain here as a good place to showcase and share levels and episodes (Discord doesn't work too well for that) and honestly there was such little interest left in Mafia it closing had next to no impact on activity
I see. I agree with having this as a way better place for uploading episodes and such
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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby Sednaiur » Sun May 12, 2019 6:03 pm

I surely do agree with Knux on most this. To me, the activity and especially the creative activity started to decline in 2016.

Since then I noticed that a lot less projects are started and even less are finished. Back when I first registered in january of the year 2013, projects, levels, and graphics got posted literally on a daily basis, and that was just counting one of the two main forums that existed back then (NSMBX and Knuckles96 Forums).

When I count the people that were pretty active and contributing with graphics, projects, levels, contests and other events, etc, from the top of my head, they were Reghrhre, Chad, Valtteri, Natsu/Intuition/Hewie/Masterkyu, Squishy Rex, Jarckius, Darkonius, Airship (or was it Airsheep?), Enjl/Emral, Kyo, Bosseditor/Bossedit8, Mechdragon777, and quite some more whose names I forgot.

These days a new project gets posted barely around a week or so. Even less so for graphics. In my opinion, level postings also have declined, even though, not as much I believe. I wouldn't say that school and other real life-things are a reason for that, as that was a thing in every year of the community. Back then people also had to visit school, study, go to the doctor, play with friends outside or via internet, etc.

Nowadays Discord may be around, but if it reduces the amount of activity on the forums, then I think that is mostly just talk of different kinds. No matter if Discord or not, in my opinion the creative and productive activity has declined a lot since 2013.


Yet, I would not say that the community is dying. For now it feels more like it shrunk down by half. I assume that it will grow once beta 4 is ready... after almost 3 years of beta-ing around since beta 3, that might be, or not.

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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby Enjl » Mon May 13, 2019 2:29 am

The fact that many rippable resources from most mario titles have already been imported may be a contributor to the decline of graphics submissions. There are many more rippable resources out there (most notably Kirby, Sonic, top-down zeldas), but those sets are often much more complex than Mario games' spritesheets, which might be why they're so rarely seen.
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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby AeroMatter » Mon May 13, 2019 3:37 am

Really activity has remained fairly constant. The board activity stats don't show any declines and levels/projects seem to be doing the same. Once beta 4 is done I'd imagine there'd be a gradual increase at the very least taking advantage of the new content. This board is doing pretty well and when taking Discord into account there's really no issue.
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Re: I think it's safe to say...

Postby Eureka » Mon May 13, 2019 1:53 pm

That activity on here and on Discord isn't really a good indicator of the state of the community.


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