Has EG lost the community spirit?

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  • HoriZon 19 Apr 2010 12:37:13 13,565 posts
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    To me EG isn't what it once was. There is no community spirit any more a lot of this is due to Groups as a lot of the regular members have gone to them and some rarely post outside their own little worlds now.

    Back before the Groups this place was much better everything was posted out for all to see and not hidden away.


    /just feels like EG has lost what it was.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • Deleted user 19 April 2010 12:38:08
    It all went wrong with the new style forum layouts I tells yous.
  • Dougs 19 Apr 2010 12:38:19 68,384 posts
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    /all just fields
  • Stickman 19 Apr 2010 12:38:50 29,666 posts
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    Yes, it still has community spirit, but as you say it's now smaller communities in particular groups. Can't really have 400,000+ members and retain what it used to be like.

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  • kalel 19 Apr 2010 12:40:03 88,385 posts
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    Itís just the natural evolution of a forum as it grows, you can see the same thing for every other forum on the internet. Groups is a symptom, not a cause imo.

    Spend a week on another forum and youíll soon change your mind about the spirit on EG. Itís different, but itís still EG.
  • Deleted user 19 April 2010 12:40:05
    EG is like a nice quite pub that has grown into a big busy nightclub. And certain groups are the pub regulars carrying on their ways in the broom cupboard.
  • HoriZon 19 Apr 2010 12:41:29 13,565 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    Yes, it still has community spirit, but as you say it's now smaller communities in particular groups. Can't really have 400,000+ members and retain what it used to be like.

    Most of those 400,000 are beta key grabbers though each time EG do one of those people sign up to get them then piss off and some sign up with loads of accounts using mailinator.com and grab a ton of them.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • bigshot316 19 Apr 2010 12:43:01 24,041 posts
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    Nah, it's a lovely place here.
    I got free games sent by lovely mods, people are always willing to help each other with problems, and we are always ready to tear into wankers like Biggsy who turn up every now and then, and have a thoroughly amusing time doing so.

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  • Stickman 19 Apr 2010 12:46:09 29,666 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    Stickman wrote:
    Yes, it still has community spirit, but as you say it's now smaller communities in particular groups. Can't really have 400,000+ members and retain what it used to be like.

    Most of those 400,000 are beta key grabbers though each time EG do one of those people sign up to get them then piss off and some sign up with loads of accounts using mailinator.com and grab a ton of them.

    I'd still say there is significantly more active users now than there used to be a few years ago.

    Like kalel says though, compare this place to some other forums and it's still very nice here.

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  • repairmanjack 19 Apr 2010 12:47:50 6,068 posts
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    Good community spirit in the online dating thread. And it needs it... in case you haven't been keeping up with current events, we just got our asses kicked, pal.

    :(
  • sport 19 Apr 2010 12:47:57 12,775 posts
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    Too many bloody foreigners nowadays.
  • HoriZon 19 Apr 2010 12:49:58 13,565 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Too many bloody foreigners nowadays.

    hehe ;P

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • Deleted user 19 April 2010 12:50:23
    HoriZon wrote:
    To me EG isn't what it once was. There is no community spirit any more a lot of this is due to Groups as a lot of the regular members have gone to them and some rarely post outside their own little worlds now.

    Back before the Groups this place was much better everything was posted out for all to see and not hidden away.


    /just feels like EG has lost what it was.

    Guess it's time to delete the ol' account then.
  • Deleted user 19 April 2010 12:50:46
    I blame groups and Man United.
  • CosmicFuzz 19 Apr 2010 12:51:49 24,841 posts
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    Certain threads, as rmj says, have great community spirit. And on the whole this place is pretty good. Petty arguing happens everywhere but it's nothing really.

    I also agree with bigshot, I've had games sent for free, loads of swaps, made lots of friends here that I'd be happy to go for a pint with in real life, etc.

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  • Blerk Moderator 19 Apr 2010 12:57:04 48,225 posts
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    Where are these mythical groups where it's still all fun and games? :-D
  • Bremenacht 19 Apr 2010 13:00:41 18,719 posts
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    There's a lot less cuntishness on the forum in the past year or so, imo. There seemed to be a competition for a 'top cunt' crown a few years back, and a desperate search to uncover whipping boys. Seems to be friendlier now than ever, to me.
  • mcmonkeyplc 19 Apr 2010 13:03:43 39,467 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    I blame groups and Man City


    Fixed.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • phAge 19 Apr 2010 13:03:54 24,386 posts
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    The fact that, 18 posts in, there is no mention of the words "fuck" or "off" is pretty strong that EG is, in fact, not what it used to be.
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 19 Apr 2010 13:04:45 10,861 posts
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    Fuck. Off.
  • Deleted user 19 April 2010 13:05:04
    phAge wrote:
    The fact that, 18 posts in, there is no mention of the words "fuck" or "off" is pretty strong that EG is, in fact, not what it used to be.

    All those posts were made in secret groups :D
  • Whizzo 19 Apr 2010 13:05:07 43,187 posts
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    I blame Blerk.

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  • Deleted user 19 April 2010 13:05:17
    Blerk wrote:
    Where are these mythical groups where it's still all fun and games? :-D
    Obviously you'd have to a member of said group to even know.
  • Tonka 19 Apr 2010 13:05:57 20,782 posts
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    I need to joins some busy groups.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Lutzie 19 Apr 2010 13:06:03 952 posts
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    Check behind the fridge.
  • Tonka 19 Apr 2010 13:17:23 20,782 posts
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    Eat my shorts.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • JuanKerr 19 Apr 2010 13:22:05 36,311 posts
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    Bloodkult wrote:
    It's really stagnated.
    GAF has better games news, any number of other forums are funnier.
    Not many active posters, despite the registered users.
    Constant duplicate threads and discussions.

    You're always moaning about this forum, yet you still post quite regularly. Odd.
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