Are the Construct 2 Forums Dead?

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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:22 pm

It seems like there's only a handful of people online at once. I'm fairly new to the forums and I don't want to get involved in a dying community. Are there any Construct veterans here who could tell me otherwise?
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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:48 pm

No, Construct 2 forums are not dead. lol

It's just been slow the last couple of weeks probably because spring brake is going on, and all the young members are in some tropical paradise right now drinking up all there parents hard earned money.   

Also, there are a lot of members lurking in the background see all the guests on line. I bet most of them are members of the community just waiting for some awesome announcement like audio now 100% working in CocoonJS, or in app purchases now working in CocoonJS. LOL

Stick around things will liven up.
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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:49 pm

How many people do you expect to be on? We can't sit on the forums 24/7! We have to go out and work at some point!

The forums are very active imho, it might not be a super-social forum (Because it's not meant to be!) but the C2 related topics get fast and frequent replies.
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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:52 pm

This is very active place. I just got helped by people in 30 minutes of posting something, and the help opened up new possibilities and I gathered my events together in some fashion and fps went up greatly oh my god I am poisioned!
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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:02 pm

Only veterans will be with me but I can say the forums aren't what they were , 80% of the community are starters and lurkers

Check how many people ask questions and how many respond frequently ?
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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:07 pm

I'm certainly not a veteran, but I've found that this is generally a very active forum. But you have to realise that it operates 99% as a technical help forum, since it's flooded with newcomers who just need help getting a thing right.

Also, if a topic seems dead, most of the time it's because the help request was too vague, poorly worded, uninformative or, sometimes, too complex.

I wouldn't really consider talking about general game design, ethics or practices here because, frankly, there are forums better suited (and designed) for it. But as a place to discuss Construct, this is perfect, and I would never have purchased C2 in the first place if the forum members here weren't so damn helpful.
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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:13 pm

You can see how many posts there had been in yesterday alone under New Post, the button on top.

I agree with GeometriX that most people come to this forum for technical things rather than community discussion, as there are many other places on the internet dedicated to game design and development philosophies.

The documentation and FAQ have also become so comprehensive that not many new questions could be asked.
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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:15 pm

I've slowed down a bit lately, at least in the how-do-i forum, because lately it seems to be filled with newbies asking questions that are either extremely frequently asked, or extremely vague. I'm guessing it's because C2 is becoming more popular (not a bad thing at all!) with the steam release, etc.

I might not be the only one with this mentality and if that's the case that might explain a bit of slowness. The forum's nowhere near dead, though!
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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:16 pm

I've no idea where you got the idea these forums are dead. Right now there are 108 users online, including over 40 registered members - this only shows the activity in the last 10 minutes IIRC. Our server stats are showing posting rates are at an all-time high and are still steadily increasing. We get nearly 400 posts a day at the moment. IMO this is the opposite of a dying community!Ashley2013-04-04 22:18:11
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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:18 pm

Let's say that from the day it got to Steam , everything changed ... It's not a bad thing but I don't like the changes , as geo said most of the questions are too vague poorly described and such and most of the newbies don't read the rules and that sure doesn't make me happy , I even rage sometimes ...

I miss the old forums :(
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