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The Director

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  1. How is everybody just now noticing the shoutbox? It's... it's been months...

    1. Fishy

      Fishy

      Because this site is dead

  2. I like the new update, looks good. I find the discord replacement of the shoutbox pretty funny too. #bot

  3. Infinite will bring a slight boom back to the forum, but there likely won't be any long term traffic. There's a few reasons why the forum has slowly but surely trickled out to the point it is today. First, normal entropy. The story of Halo has been significantly discussed already, and though the amount of games have nearly doubled since the site's glory days the amount of lore has not. This isn't because 343i has failed in any way, it's simply because that's how stories are. Second, the community part of the forum has become fragmented. This is partly natural, but has worsened because of things that have drawn people away. Namely, Skype and Discord. During my time as Site Mod, the subject of off site chat was brought up and I carefully constructed a couple of chats in Skype that could allow quick conversation between staff members and moderators. I declined to create an official non-staff chat in Skype because I knew it would draw people away from the shoutbox, which is more important to the site than I think anyone else realized. It's pretty simple, when people are in the shoutbox talking to each other, they are on the site. If they are on the site, they can see when someone replies to a topic they have an interest in and post a response. Posts are the lifeblood of any forum, community forums especially. Just before I retired a freshly promoted community moderate approached me with an idea that he had to create a Discord for the forum. I told him it was a bad idea but didn't clarify exactly why, so that's my bad. The worst period of inactivity that had occurred before Discord was between Halo Reach and Halo 4. Even then, there was at least two or three posts per week and half a dozen members on at all hours of the day. The longest inactivity in the shoutbox was less than three hours. As I type this, I am literally the only person logged onto the site and one of only 14 that have been on today. The most recent topic posted on this forum was yesterday, but the one before that was over a month ago. The shoutbox contains shouts from January 16th, which are from 343iBot welcoming new members. The Discord currently has 30 people online, none of which are on the site. New members gravitate toward the topics they are interested in first, then the shoutbox once they've posted. There they make new friends and decide to stick around. However, with a discord they have to go through extra steps to talk to anyone and then they have to keep it open. If it's their first time using discord, the whole ordeal becomes a confusing mess and they quickly give up. So, will Halo: Infinite reignite 343iCF? No. Not as long as the 343iCF discord exists. Not as long as the more active members are drawn away from the site where they will have difficulty meeting new members and welcoming them to the community. Get rid of the "official" Discord and maybe. tl;dr this is my biggest "I told you so" ever and the Discord created discord with our amount of people online.
  4. Gee, who was it that called that happening? lol
  5. I have to disagree with you on them having to pick a side. What they can do is split the multiplayer into two modes, one that is new and whatnot and the other that goes from the games core and stays true to the old school. It will take an intensive effort, but they'll also be able to determine which one is loved more once and for all. Then they can go from there. They also need to account for longevity and stop trying to replace main characters. That should be a natural flow, not forced like Halo 4. If they don't learn from their mistakes then Halo 6 will be the last.
  6. That is the million dollar question lol shyness usually has a reason behind it, be it self consciousness, a history of abuse, or social anxiety. Social anxiety is actually a blanket statement. Self consciousness and anthropophobia are examples of social anxieties. Social anxieties are pretty complex and they differ from person to person. Unfortunately there isn't a one size fits all technique for dealing with social anxiety. Unless you have the power to convince your friend to see a therapist or psychologist there's not much you can do. That being said, showing your friend that not all people are scary to talk to and increasing her circle of friends might help. Or it might make her go all turtley. Turtley enough for the turtle club.
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  8. You're a decent friend, and that's cute lol I don't have a favorite, as I'm not a big fan of warhammer 40k or its derivatives.
  9. 1. Future Gadget 204 2. My wife. Several reasons. Some artists prefer drawing women and so draw feminine men. Some people deem feminine men untrustworthy to the point that it has become a cliche similar to the "Russian Villain" cliche. Some artists want the bad guy to be a bad girl and draw them feminine as a form of protest.
  10. I decided to be a mod because new mods were needed and I had previous experience. I like this forum and the people on it, so I like to help when I can. Helping is easier when I have the tools to do so.
  11. Crunches and body hardening. Buy him a drink and tell him as he's taking a sip.
  12. The original paradox is an unstoppable force versus an immovable object lol. I've answered it before, and took this as a chance to point out that irresistible isn't necessarily the same as unstoppable.
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