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    posted a message on Let's try and rate how active the forums are! (1-10)
    Quote from TheMasterCaver»

    I would rate them a 0 (or 1).

    Why?


    22.5 / 799 * 10 = 0.28, rounded down to 0, or 1.25 on a scale of 1-10 (22.5 / 799 * 9 + 1), and it has declined further since then.

    That was only for Survival Mode (which actually lost posts since I posted this in October, probably due to users deleting their accounts over the Twitch thing, and is nowhere close to regaining the lost ground even though it was only a couple thousand posts) but other sections have seen the same decline; the most popular edition by far is Bedrock ("Minecraft")? It has only had 1540 posts in its main discussion section since it was created in mid-September.

    In fact, they used to have threads for chat but shut them down due to inactivity:


    In summary, these forums are a far cry from what they used to be, and are probably a major reason why everybody says that the game is dying (I mean, if nobody discusses a game anymore it must be dead. Mojang's own sales and player count data say otherwise so something else must be going on; I know that a lot of former forum members now use Reddit even though it isn't really as good as a forum).


    While the Minecraft subreddit is quite active, it seems more like a place for you to show neat creations that you've made or for posting fan art. That being said, Reddit could be why traditional forums like this are slowing down.

    There's no need to visit a forum for a particular game or hobby when Reddit pretty much encompasses everything. Any popular games usually have a dedicated subreddit and it's not just limited to gaming too.

    Enjoy cooking? /r/cooking is the place to be. Enjoy lifting weights, you have /r/fitness and for calisthenics, /r/bodyweightfitness has got you covered.

    At this point, most people have an account on Reddit, so it's unlikely that they will continue to seek out traditional forums when there are already subreddits for everything.

    I feel like that's a big part of why this forum is slowing down, but at the same time, despite strong sales, the game is definitely past its prime.

    A huge part of these sales comes from the Pocket Edition too and we all know that this website isn't exactly the most mobile-friendly, so that could be another reason as well.

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    posted a message on Daily Motivation Thread

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    posted a message on I wonder how active this sub forum is.

    Sadly it's not as active as it used to be.

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    posted a message on Hi To All!

    Hi, welcome to the forum!


    In the future, please use the Introductions and Leavings thread instead of making a new thread. Feel free to re-introduce yourself there if you'd like.

    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings Edition!

    Having spent 5 years here on this forum, I really enjoyed it, especially when this section was bustling with activity. However, times have changed. I'm the only OT moderator left for a start.


    With the lack of activity, I think it's time to shut the chat thread down for good. It's kind of a bittersweet moment for me since I used to browse and post in these threads even before I became a moderator.


    That being said, if you wish to chat with other Minecraft Forum members about Minecraft (or anything really), you can check out the official Twitch Chat for the Minecraft Forum here: https://app.twitch.tv/minecraftforum


    The off-topic section will go on as per normal. I'll be hanging around and moderating OT & Mapping and Modding as well as posting in other sections of the forum.


    Thank you guys for everything. It has been a fun ride and I'll see you around.

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    posted a message on What are you listening to right now?

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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings Edition!
    Quote from Epik»

    Is MCforums still alive?


    The forum as a whole is still quite active.

    Starting this chat thread did raise the activity in the off-topic section, but it seems to have dwindled over the years. It's not really much of a 'chat' anymore, but rather a good place to just post random thoughts or events that happened.

    On that note, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions to improve the off-topic section, feel free to post them here or send me a private message.
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    posted a message on Staff List
    Quote from Melonslise»

    Is there any way to apply?


    Moderators are appointed. You cannot apply to be one.

    If you are active, contribute or have contributed a lot to the forums and demonstrate a willingness to help others, then you may stand a good chance of getting noticed as a potential candidate to be a moderator.
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    posted a message on Youtube scams

    Spammers who advertise are everywhere on the internet but I agree that on YouTube it's really out of control.

    There's not much you can do about it unfortunately. Just report them and move on.

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    posted a message on How do I get my name changed on here?

    You can request for a name change by contacting Curse Support.

    http://www.minecraftforum.net/meta/support

    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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    posted a message on Change Username

    Hi! In order to change your forum username, you'll have to send in a support ticket requesting that your username be changed.

    http://www.minecraftforum.net/meta/support

    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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    posted a message on 4 year anniversary

    Congrats on being part of the forum for 4 years! My 5 year anniversary was just two weeks ago. ^_^

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    posted a message on Do you prefer large or small multiplayer game communities?

    I personally prefer smaller communities. The fact that a community is small usually means that everyone knows each other and it's a great place to meet new friends as well.

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    posted a message on Can't post a new thread

    hey how do i post a thread


    Go to the relevant section which you want to post your thread in (Eg. Suggestions) and then click the button at the top right which says "New Thread".

    Hope it helps you out!

    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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    posted a message on Ice and Fire: Dragons in a Whole New Light! - Build 1.1.0 - 1.11.2 Update

    Congratulations on the release! I've moved the mod thread out of the WIP section for you guys.

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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