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fixer

I'm In My Prime
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Jan 28, 2010
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My forum is Ronald's Arcade https://ronaldsarcade.com/

Been running the older IPB version 3.4.9 with the older version Arcade ibProArcade 5.3.0

Just last week we did a upgrade to IPB 4.4.9 and installed the newest Arcade version: ipsProArcade1.0.0RC5

I have 32,018 games installed, some are Flash and some are the newest HTML5 games. I will be converting the flash games to HTML5 before the end of 2020, that is when Flash games will no longer work, adobe flash is stopping.

I have 123 members
Stop by play a game or two.

Ron.
Trying to join up took me 15 mins to register , I never want to see another captcha again, and your “fair” requirement for password is pretty crazy I don’t even know what my password is now and I still have not gotten my confirmation email
 

fixer

I'm In My Prime
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Email was in junk folder, can you add a section that can be played on iPhone or iPad basically mouse only controls
 

DigNap15

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I clicked on about ten links to have a look at the sites to see what they looked like.
And only two of them were working!
 

Joel R

Fan
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I clicked on about ten links to have a look at the sites to see what they looked like.
And only two of them were working!
The churn is unfortunately going to be a problem at the lower end of independent sites on all platforms. A lot of admins open up their forums with a hope and a prayer. Its significantly harder to open up a community now than ten years ago and hobbyist retail admins (the ones who frequent TAZ) will be the first to give up.

With that said, I think you're actually going to see an explosion of communities for solopreneurs, small businesses, and enterprises of all sizes as they realize the power of authentically connecting with users both online and offline. There's actually a huge explosion on the software side targeted to the more upstream sites, and the future favors online communities.
 

Boba Fettt

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Apr 14, 2020
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I've had no complaints yet. MO I think its easier I whole heartily respect your input. I haven't had any complaints on it yet.
Were brand new and im feeling things out.
 

tony45

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Jul 1, 2014
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I've had no complaints yet. MO I think its easier I whole heartily respect your input. I haven't had any complaints on it yet.
Were brand new and im feeling things out.

Good luck!

I wouldnt use statistics as people dont care about it and you´re expending space it can be better used in other way
 

DigNap15

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Good luck!
I wouldnt use statistics as people dont care about it and you´re expending space it can be better used in other way
My members often comment on how many members we have.
It had a great initial start, and now its slowed down to one or two new members a day.
I think members like to see they are part of a growing community.
 

V0RT3X

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Joined
May 17, 2016
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I've had no complaints yet. MO I think its easier I whole heartily respect your input. I haven't had any complaints on it yet.
Were brand new and im feeling things out.

The thing is, now on mobile users will see the sidebar content before the main one (the forum itself) when they enter the site.
 

tony45

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Jul 1, 2014
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My members often comment on how many members we have.
It had a great initial start, and now its slowed down to one or two new members a day.
I think members like to see they are part of a growing community.

So what if sign ups decline to zero? your community shouldnt be worrying about that number. A community is about interactions, content creation, added value, emotions. Look at twitter, FB, Whatsapp, IG, nobody cares about how many they are or how many post the site have
 

gogoblender

shiny happy pantless
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So what if sign ups decline to zero? your community shouldnt be worrying about that number. A community is about interactions, content creation, added value, emotions. Look at twitter, FB, Whatsapp, IG, nobody cares about how many they are or how many post the site have


Like what you're saying about the fresh content... we just upgraded all our smileys yesterday and the community has been having some fun with them.
Do you think there is any good connection at all that we should consider between signups and interesting content?
:)

gogo
 

User37935

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So what if sign ups decline to zero? your community shouldnt be worrying about that number.

Erm, zero sign-ups means no new members coming in to replace the ones who waste away naturally. I'd say that would be quite worrying and not a good sign of a healthy forum? You always need fresh blood coming in.
 

DigNap15

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Yes, as with any business or organisaton, so with fourms, you are either going forwards or going backwards.
Most of my members are in the over 55 age group, so there is bound to be "natural wastage" eg some of my members are telling us that they are sure one of our favroite members died the other day.
Then there are people who get bored with your forum, or find another one, or who take up drumming or basket weaving.
So yes you always need new members.
 

tony45

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Erm, zero sign-ups means no new members coming in to replace the ones who waste away naturally. I'd say that would be quite worrying and not a good sign of a healthy forum? You always need fresh blood coming in.

Yep, in that case you dont want to everybody in your forum to know that, right?. Thats what I mean
 

DigNap15

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A lot of my members look at the number of members widget, especially when we come up to milestones, eg 500, 800, 900, 1000.
But what is the next milestone 5,000? thats going to take years!
 

gogoblender

shiny happy pantless
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Feb 20, 2006
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A lot of my members look at the number of members widget, especially when we come up to milestones, eg 500, 800, 900, 1000.
But what is the next milestone 5,000? thats going to take years!

I love the members widget and our members loved it too!

But, it used to show different group colors before.

Ever since we upgraded to lastest IPB version it only shows one color



o_O

gogo
 
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