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08/30/2017 10:47:55 AM · #1
Hey DPC I've been gone a while, ok a long while. I rejoined recently and am entering my first challenge in a long time. I'm curious, is the active number of members down quite a bit? I noticed most images have less than 70 votes on them in the challenges I've looked through lately. Is this the new "norm"

I also noticed that the current active forums are a lot smaller. I know it all cycles, just curious if this is a long term trend or just a down swing currently.

MattO
08/30/2017 11:54:44 AM · #2
Yes. Long term trend.
08/30/2017 12:24:21 PM · #3
At least 30 months maybe more.
08/30/2017 01:27:04 PM · #4
and some people just don't vote.
08/30/2017 01:45:38 PM · #5
Sad makes me rethink paying $25 for a membership for the update button, when the votes don't come in fast enough to need one. Oh well.
08/30/2017 01:53:21 PM · #6
21_F.gif vawendy is single-handedly keeping the board going ;)
08/30/2017 01:54:24 PM · #7
I did notice that, the place is essentially a ghost town. I wondered about the cobwebs when I came back to the site to login.
08/30/2017 01:56:26 PM · #8
It's not the DPC it used to be, that's for sure. I put in one last $25, but mostly for the portfolio space.
08/30/2017 02:05:18 PM · #9
*tumbleweeds blowing by* Welcome back, Matt...and yes you're basically right in your ghost town assessment. Even though we seem to have some new members from Asia, and some returning members, it's just pretty damn quiet. Hey, it's so quiet here that I even ribboned in an Expert err sorry, Extended challenge....strange but true!!!
08/30/2017 02:41:18 PM · #10
And..... then some of the oldies just paid her membership back up and vows to go shoot her camera again!!
08/30/2017 03:49:40 PM · #11
Welcome back, Matt! It's been slower, smaller. Maybe you can help stir things up :)
08/30/2017 04:28:14 PM · #12
I've been back since January after a two year absence. I try to keep threads alive nearly every day and I vote and comment more than I ever did previously and I am trying to enter as many challenges as possible. I'm always happy to engage with some of the familiar faces of the past and a few new folks that are fairly active. DPC is a thin shadow of it's former self, but I just try to enjoy what's left of it while it lasts. I will say that the low number of votes is discouraging irritating.

Always good to see old friends pop back in.
08/30/2017 04:33:04 PM · #13
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

I've been back since January after a two year absence. I try to keep threads alive nearly every day and I vote and comment more than I ever did previously and I am trying to enter as many challenges as possible. I'm always happy to engage with some of the familiar faces of the past and a few new folks that are fairly active. DPC is a thin shadow of it's former self, but I just try to enjoy what's left of it while it lasts. I will say that the low number of votes is discouraging irritating.

Always good to see old friends pop back in.


Did you just insult me by calling me old?

Good to see you Art.
08/30/2017 04:33:04 PM · #14
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

I've been back since January after a two year absence. I try to keep threads alive nearly every day and I vote and comment more than I ever did previously and I am trying to enter as many challenges as possible. I'm always happy to engage with some of the familiar faces of the past and a few new folks that are fairly active. DPC is a thin shadow of it's former self, but I just try to enjoy what's left of it while it lasts. I will say that the low number of votes is discouraging irritating.

Always good to see old friends pop back in.


If you think of it as a cocktail, then smaller group + more Art = lots more Art flavor in your cocktail. This goes for other DPC "personalities" as well. So if you like a spicy drink that leaves you wondering what you did last night, then you've come to the right place.
08/30/2017 04:33:58 PM · #15
I see they have done some upgrading. I now have the option to mark my own comments in threads as Spam. How awesome is that?
08/30/2017 06:22:00 PM · #16
Originally posted by K3Master:

21_F.gif vawendy is single-handedly keeping the board going ;)


I'm trying my hardest! ;)

08/30/2017 06:22:49 PM · #17
If we keep bringing people back, there's hope yet!
08/30/2017 06:28:15 PM · #18
I love it here.

Sure... it's kinda quiet compared to the old days...

But people still help each other... and encourage one another.

And, don't forget... in the old days, we did have to walk up hill (both ways) in the snow every day.

The new rulesets allow for much greater freedom.

And we're still allowed to argue about the new rulesets... if they allow for much greater freedom or are insane.

:D

Norm! I love this bar.
08/30/2017 06:35:43 PM · #19
Originally posted by MattO:

Sad makes me rethink paying $25 for a membership for the update button, when the votes don't come in fast enough to need one. Oh well.

Paid members get 3 challenges a week plus free studies. Registered members get one challenge a week. That's a big difference, a lot more options for your 2 bucks + change a month...
08/30/2017 08:21:33 PM · #20
It's pretty much over here, out of the few people that are left only a fraction of them vote. DPC had a good run.
08/30/2017 08:55:00 PM · #21
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by MattO:

Sad makes me rethink paying $25 for a membership for the update button, when the votes don't come in fast enough to need one. Oh well.

Paid members get 3 challenges a week plus free studies. Registered members get one challenge a week. That's a big difference, a lot more options for your 2 bucks + change a month...


You could give 10 challenges a week, if there is little to no participation or voting does it all matter? As I said it's sad what I came back to see. In the hay day, the votes were a flurry, and each update could get you a vote or two, now it could be hours between votes. Even in the early hours or days of a challenge.

08/30/2017 09:42:58 PM · #22
It's definitely more... intimate now.

I like to enjoy that. :D

Not as many entrants means more chances of a ribbon.

08/30/2017 10:42:59 PM · #23
I admit to being one of the problem children.
08/30/2017 10:45:34 PM · #24
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I admit to being one of the problem children.


Ha!!
08/30/2017 11:00:19 PM · #25
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I admit to being one of the problem children.


Well go vote my image a 10 and all will be forgiven. But you have to do it for all of your ghost accounts as well.
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