Is anybody home?

By on May 4, 2010 10:10:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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May 5, 2010 7:42:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Doc, you sound like a man that's going somewhere?

Hope not...this place wouldn't be the same without him.

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May 5, 2010 7:53:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Jim...only place I go is work and this loony bin... oh yeah...and my mailbox 

Mike... That was a nice thing to say. Thanx! I think.

C'mon you guys... kiss and make up! I know you're dyin' to!


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May 5, 2010 8:05:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

  I'm here, not a skinner but an admirer of other peoples work.

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May 5, 2010 8:08:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh, and by the way , "Happy Cinco De Mayo Everyone!" This round is one me

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May 5, 2010 8:12:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A tu tambien, 'chacho!

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May 5, 2010 8:49:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Doc didn't even mention me   Second thought can't blame him as he is getting so old he can't remember half the time.

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May 5, 2010 8:58:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Little nemesis feels left out? Awwww.... Come to Papa, li'l nemmy!

"Everybody I keeeel fo 10 pesos, but you....you are my friend....I keeeel you for nothing!"

 

Quoting DaveBax,
Doc didn't even mention me   Second thought can't blame him as he is getting so old he can't remember half the time.

And the other half I forget.

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May 5, 2010 9:56:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

handful of us have tried to keep it going, but it's an uphill battle when the majority stays away in droves

I don't believe they are staying away in droves. It's summer now, and it has always been quieter in the summer months. Many are out mowing the lawn, playing in the sandbox with the kids, having BBQ's. It's just too nice out there! Things will pick up in the colder months.

It doesn't matter, Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall, participation in the forums has been dying by degrees for the last 4 - 5 years... even longer.  Take a look here.  Someone was trying to give away a WC sub... and it took took 4 years to reach 50 posts.  More recent 'give away' threads garnered even less interest, so what does that say about the site.  Apart from a handful of steadfast regulars (and even a few of those have moved on) it feels like many... well some people, at least, don't expect to be here for the long haul, and thus aren't interested in a free year's sub.

I have been spending less and less time here over the last year or so, and that has little to do with seasonal adjustments.... the majority spending time outside cos it's Summer in the North.  It has more to do with site inactivity and less interaction... the feeling I'm just talking to myself.   All through the recent Oz Summer (Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, where the majority of WC members would be) I would log into the forums and click 'my replies' to check up on items of interest, and quite often there were no new posts in 24 - 48 hours... sometimes/often much longer.

Yup, the site, it seems, has been in the throes of a long, slow death for a while... and I can hazard a guess as to why some do not participate or bother to stay very long.  It comes down to feeling valued as a community member and as a customer.  Some have suggested/indicated that they do not feel valued as customers, that they've been made to feel like their opinions thoughts and feelings don't count for anything, and thus have stopped participating and/or visiting the site.

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May 5, 2010 9:57:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

yeah doc dosent mention me neither.......i think its a case of who he remembers at the time, and he keeps doing weird spelling, hope that doesnt transfer across to his perscriptions.....

i like kiss and make up..but only if i get to shove my tongue down anothers throat and grab some assssssss........

 

as for the site dying and stuff, i think people are leaving, yes, but im not, art is following my heart, and I love it. I was asked to imagine a scenario, If i lived in a castle beside the ocean, i had no family, no worries, no bills, no appointments, no deadlines, ect, what would I want to do?, my answer was still art...... so im set for life.

I think its a normal cycle, people come stay, some go, some still stay, take a look at the top skinners list for example, I only recognize a handful in the top 50, the rest are people who have definatley moved on.

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May 5, 2010 10:28:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm here WG! Been working on some graphic design work, so not alot of time to spend here lately.I still love this place though. It's where it all started for me.

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May 5, 2010 10:42:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

yeah doc dosent mention me neither.......i think its a case of who he remembers at the time, and he keeps doing weird spelling, hope that doesnt transfer across to his perscriptions.....

It does, misunfrotumately. My patients have been dying in droves, and wouldn't ya know it? A Vampire tells me why! Couldn't figure it out by myself. Wait a sec....maybe I did and forgot!

i like kiss and make up..but only if i get to shove my tongue down anothers throat and grab some assssssss........

Ooooooh! Tell me that's true! Hahahaha! I'm gonna rat yer out to Wolfy!

my answer was still art...... so im set for life

Yep...and we lucked out! 

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May 5, 2010 10:42:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Dang, did I miss a free sub again? If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all!

I plan to stay around for awhile!!

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May 5, 2010 10:44:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Heigar,
Dang, did I miss a free sub again? If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all!

I plan to stay around for awhile!!

Finish that skin!!!!!!

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May 5, 2010 10:49:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Dear God people....I stop by to say hello and this is what I find?

skinny shakes his head and quietly logs out.

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May 5, 2010 10:50:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,

Finish that skin!!!!!!

 

Ya,ya,ya.... working on it right now. I have free time now that my bathroom and kitchen is done, and only 1 more exam to take to get my Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator certification.( then on to my Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer cert).

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May 5, 2010 11:42:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It does, misunfrotumately. My patients have been dying in droves, and wouldn't ya know it? A Vampire tells me why! Couldn't figure it out by myself. Wait a sec....maybe I did and forgot!

lolz lolz just jokin doc, you know we luv you. xx

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May 5, 2010 11:44:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i like kiss and make up..but only if i get to shove my tongue down anothers throat and grab some assssssss........





Ooooooh! Tell me that's true! Hahahaha! I'm gonna rat yer out to Wolfy!

ha he should know, hes the recipient............

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May 5, 2010 11:52:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

WebGizmos ,I have been around  for a longtime ,and read most of the posts, but sit on the side .I AM A SUB . Too but by reading some of them is a wander people leave  this is where i come to get my  skins and help  remember if i did not download  skins this site would not be hear  you should respect one and all. It is winter hear so once the site is fixed, the site my pick up

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May 6, 2010 12:12:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Been here for quite awhile and it's still one of the very few web sites I visit in  a regular basis.  I hope it's still here in the years to come, I think it will but at the end of the day,  the only thing you can bank on is that things will change.  I'm not to worried about it, new blood's not a bad thing, but it's up to Stardock to keep and attract the talent that keeps this site great.  I doubt that people interest in customizing or sharing their art will go away any time soon.

 Not to sure what the Karma thing is all about tho 

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May 6, 2010 1:42:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Dear God people....I stop by to say hello and this is what I find?

skinny shakes his head and quietly logs out.

 

Hey jack Good to see you popping in,

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May 6, 2010 2:29:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Webgizmos : Why did You change the initial post ? Sorry, with all given personal respect for You, but that is totally disguisting...

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May 6, 2010 6:10:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Skinhit,
Dear God people....I stop by to say hello and this is what I find?

skinny shakes his head and quietly logs out.

Jack! Heya! You no get me message? So good to seez you!

*doc really misses skinny and Po....please come home! 

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May 6, 2010 6:12:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Vampothika,
It does, misunfrotumately. My patients have been dying in droves, and wouldn't ya know it? A Vampire tells me why! Couldn't figure it out by myself. Wait a sec....maybe I did and forgot!

lolz lolz just jokin doc, you know we luv you. xx

  Me's laffin', VampsyGirl! You're tops, and you know it! *doc's still tellin' on ya!

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May 6, 2010 7:07:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Seth, Seth who?

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May 6, 2010 7:31:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The sweet doc, if i remember correctly!

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