Yeah I doubt Blood Lord has any influence on adding new comics to the site.
Birdofterror wrote:Oh, I'm sure everyone and everything combined into a perfect storm, but I'd be fucked before I deny that Bleedman wasn't the single heaviest player to give credit to. Hell, Snafu had a comic complaining that everyone at Comic-Con thought they were Bleedman, haha.
He brought the most members, but people who came for Snafu, Everafter or RP had a far higher tendency to stick around and not leave after one or two posts. So giving Bleedman sole credit for the time when the forum had the highest activity was silly, if you had said he was the main source of new members I wouldn't have had any problem with that statement. Because I remember how many welcoming threads in the Bleedman section I had to reply to in 2006, there were tons.
Birdofterror wrote:It wouldn't be too asinine of me to count the game under the same guise as "Bleedman" would it? Because I'm counting the game as Bleedman.
Sure count it as Bleedman, his stuff was the inspiration for the game, but don't count it only as Bleedman. Had the game been poor or located on a different site, it wouldn't have brought 1/4 of the people it did. So the game creator and newgrounds' popularity contributed largely as well. Giving credit solely to Bleedman makes it seem like the game's quality was irrelevant, which it wasn't.
Birdofterror wrote:Once again, I'm sure the other comics helped people come in for a time, but they don't any more. AT ALL. They are all done, finished, dead. Bleedman has been the one single constant in this forum other than the people who stayed with it since the beginning.
I'm not denying the current state, all of my previous post was arguing your sweeping generalizations about the past.
Birdofterror wrote:Snafu section was reformed to Snafu General- no longer about the comics anymore. It's just the "everything" section- you know... other than Spam.
Which now that I think about it kind of makes it redundant.
It always was an everything section, discussing the comics wasn't even 5% of the section's activity at any point. And that was/is good. What made most people in 2005-2009 stick around on the forums were Snafu section (discuss everything, but don't spam), RP and Spam (discuss everything just don't post porn or link viruses/malware). So 2 of 3 were different flavors of general discussion hubs (RP had Weirdness so it also kind of counts). Bleedman section was always supposed to be an "everything" section, too, that's why cartoon and dc/marvel related threads pop-up if you search the history. But the Bleedman section regulars focused mostly on discussing the comics despite this being intended as a general hub, which is why the Bleedman section was always behind Snafu, RP and Spam (once it came to be) sections in activity during the 2005-2009 time. Because to most people, most discussion being about 2-3 comics, gets boring after a while.
So having more than 1 general hub is not redundant, or at least it wouldn't be with more activity. Different flavors of general hubs, is what made people stick around, and what made this forum flourish in the past.
Per day in Bleedman, the Pony thread gets about... what- 5 posts? The most recent Bleed Comic gets one a day on a slow day, three a day on a good day and the second most recent gets about one every two days. The Pokemon thread gets a post every month and the Prediction thread is way too erratic to give a solid number. But I'd hover close to one per two days. Hell, even this thread was frozen for like two weeks.
The spam General Chat can double all of this in a single day easy.
I don't visit the pony thread, but even I know it's off-season. Once Hasbro releases its "We really, really badly want our own Bratz/Monster High, so here's ponies as humans and dragons as dogs" movie, I should imagine it'll clock at least a page per day.
And comparing Spam post activity wise to other sections is silly, because in Spam you can have half a page of one word posts or one guy posting 4 times in a row and it's totally fine. In fact, back in 2007 when Spam was a hellhole and not the decent place it is today, it outnumbered other sections post wise far more.
For the record I'm not denying Spam is undoubtedly the most active section. Just the 90% stat you came up with, what actually matters in activity is not posts, but the amount of people posting regularly. Spam has 10-15 people posting each day, Bleedman has 5-8, it just isn't 90%.
Birdofterror wrote:Look, I'm not trying to say you're wrong or even trying to say I'm right, I'm just saying that I think Bleedman is the only thing keeping NEW people coming in, even through advertisement of mouth to friends and family. Everything else stagnated, even the 'golden' RP section.
Fair enough, just don't make sweeping generalizations about a time when you weren't there and don't come up with indefensible stats (statistics are serious business, 40% of all people know that) and you'll find me a much more agreeable and amicable person.