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Old 07-31-2017, 07:23 PM   #41
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TFW2005 did an upgrade within the last year. It hasn't gone too bad. It's about 1,000 times better than the mess that they've got going on over at Toonzone.
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:57 PM   #42
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Toonzone has also been dead for a while. I just started posting random stuff there in the DC section to try and liven it up.

Every message board or forum I've visited over the last 15 years is now either barren or completely dead. I have no idea what's going on. Even hugely popular sites like IGN don't have anywhere as much activity as they used to.
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:00 PM   #43
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I'm surprised we're as active as we are.
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:45 PM   #44
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Because this place is filled with old disgruntled 25-30+ year old adults.

All the young teen/kid fans of Nick's TMNT are on tumblr. They post all about the episodes and everything TMNT on tumblr now. Same for a lot of other franchises I follow. It's the only reason I started lurking tumblr at some points.

Forums are for dinosaurs. They are like VHS tapes and tumblr are "DVDs."
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:50 PM   #45
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Because this place is filled with old disgruntled 25-30+ year old adults.

All the young teen/kid fans of Nick's TMNT are on tumblr. They post all about the episodes and everything TMNT on tumblr now. Same for a lot of other franchises I follow. It's the only reason I started lurking tumblr at some points.

Forums are for dinosaurs. They are like VHS tapes and tumblr are "DVDs."
Newer versions of vBulletin are dressed up a bit more "modern" sensibilities. You can "Like" threads and connect it to Facebook and such. This board is two core versions in the past. vBulletin 3.0 came out like 10 years ago.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:08 AM   #46
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I almost think all the venom spitting keeps this place alive.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:34 AM   #47
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I almost think all the venom spitting keeps this place alive.
While that may be sadly true, as we know adults love 'drama'..

I'd be more than happy with LESS activity and LESS venom.

Message boards have gotten far too insane lately with combative personalities. and people are too afraid to deal with them or too nice to get rid of 'em.

I do miss the old days of the internet with more discussion. although, with older properties, I guess alot of the same things keep getting discussed, which may be another reason why people are abandoning message boards for other areas.

as for forum upgrades.. i like the classic look, but I WOULD like an option to like posts. Sometimes a post doesn't require a reply, but it's liked and appreciated. I keep looking for the like option and forgetting it's not on here .

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TFW2005 did an upgrade within the last year. It hasn't gone too bad. It's about 1,000 times better than the mess that they've got going on over at Toonzone.
Toonzone. i forgot about that place. talk about the early days of the internet.

is it still active?
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:32 AM   #48
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Toonzone has also been dead for a while. I just started posting random stuff there in the DC section to try and liven it up.
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Toonzone. i forgot about that place. talk about the early days of the internet.
is it still active?
Yeah, Toonzone is pretty much a post apocalyptic barren wasteland these days. But the reason that I don't go there much is cause their system is ALWAYS having problems. They're the perfect example of what can go wrong with a forum upgrade.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:14 PM   #49
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What exactly went wrong with Toonzone? I don't browse there but I'm curious. I thought it was just an inactive site.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:21 PM   #50
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I posted a lot on ToonZone since it was the place to talk about the DCAU and after TT and JLU finished I ventured into other parts. After a few years I was banned for being "antagonistic", which was me just pointing out hiphopcracy of the moderators which they would delete or modify posts to not leave evidence. I was finally permabanned for sarcastically pointing out that their April Fools celebration was just spamming and not funny or a joke.

I kept posting for another year under an anagram of sdp and it took them a year to find out and ban me. I made a third account but I guess by then the place had already changed since I really didn't use that account anymore and stopped posting. Like a year or two after that I was emailed and told that my permaban had been lifted and to please join the discussions in the new TZ forums. So, I guess they were hurting for users by then since they unbanned me and I'm guessing everyone but that place was already dead, the last few times I've tried going is a huge mess of a site, I can't use the forums because of all the added crap that no one wants to use.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:52 PM   #51
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things i learned the hard way. when a place has mods as bad as some of the users you are not fond of, that choose sides and call names just as easily?
Best to avoid contact.....the ONLY place i've been banned, for pointing out that the mods where not doing their jobs, and if they'd just prune members who constantly cause problems, i wouldn't feel the need to defend myself so many times.... was one of those times.

At that point i was ready to leave anyway if the wrong thing happened..so i was rather grateful in the end.... once i got over the witch hunt feeling of it all..took a while since i was there for 7 years with no problems. sigh

but sadly lots of places are getting like that now adays, and you can't escape it, which is probably why message boards are going the way of the dodo..
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:51 PM   #52
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The worst board I've ever been on was Jedi Council/TheForce.net.

What a sh*thole. Some of the worst, most uptight mods I've ever seen. It's basically reddit; since no one is allowed to speak their mind, you have this faux-niceness attitude going on and it's annoying as f*ck.

The best forums are the ones with lax or absent mods. Like here!
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:16 PM   #53
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things i learned the hard way. when a place has mods as bad as some of the users you are not fond of, that choose sides and call names just as easily?
Best to avoid contact.....the ONLY place i've been banned, for pointing out that the mods where not doing their jobs, and if they'd just prune members who constantly cause problems, i wouldn't feel the need to defend myself so many times.... was one of those times.

At that point i was ready to leave anyway if the wrong thing happened..so i was rather grateful in the end.... once i got over the witch hunt feeling of it all..took a while since i was there for 7 years with no problems. sigh

but sadly lots of places are getting like that now adays, and you can't escape it, which is probably why message boards are going the way of the dodo..
You need a hobby outside of the internet, man. For real.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:53 PM   #54
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Yeah, Toonzone is pretty much a post apocalyptic barren wasteland these days. But the reason that I don't go there much is cause their system is ALWAYS having problems. They're the perfect example of what can go wrong with a forum upgrade.
i'm rather surprised they are still around. they where once the only game in town, now they have competition.
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:07 AM   #55
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Toonzone used to be a great place to discuss western cartoons especially in the early 2000's. The whole DCAU board was active for all the DC shows and the Justice League and Teen Titans review threads went on for hundreds of replies.

We had TMNT 2k3 review threads there too when the show was airing, and a whole bunch of activity for all of Cartoon Networks shows there.

Toonzone sort of fell off a cliff around 2010, somewhere around that point it stopped being as active and now we're 7 years later. I only browse it to find out news about Young Justice nowadays.
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