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MFG - Your Retrospective (Read 1301 times)

Started by walt, July 06, 2021, 07:50:24 PM
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Re: MFG - Your Retrospective
#21  July 09, 2021, 10:37:25 AM
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Does anybody remember what happened when Mugen-Infantry reset their forums? It just wasn't the same. The problem with resetting forums is that many people disappear and leave, and never get back to being as active.

Although MFG is such a huge forum that I believe if there was a reformatted wipe out, it could potentially build back even better. but it's risky and unpredictable.

The old SRK forums from the early 2000s was great, and sometime in 2013 or 2014 they completely changed everything and "archived" the old forum, and there was a disconnect and it just fizzled away and died out.
Re: MFG - Your Retrospective
#22  July 21, 2021, 02:47:39 PM
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I miss ZantetsuMug being a dick to newbies.
conscious dreamers can be treasurer to their own currency
im a conscious dreamer
therefore i can be treasurer to my own currency

i can be the mind controller
don't be sad when it's gone, smile because it happened
#23  July 21, 2021, 03:42:49 PM
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^ Fun times

I'm barely active in the forums anymore, and not much more so on discord either. It would've been a sudden and unfortunate end had the place died with no warning.

It's easy to cling on to sentimentality (I still do it too), but nothing lasts forever. If it were all to end at some point, I'd be fine with it. It's not common for a forum to survive (and be active) for nearly 20 years. But strong communities find a way to adapt and adjust to events like a forum disappearing. And it helps that we still have an influx of new people who come in and offer what they have to share. And while they may have missed out on the colorful days of even 10 years ago (I wasn't around for the first 10), they'll make their own memories they can look back on.

I'm almost 30 now, so I'm putting more attention to real life than I did years ago (family, nearby friends, career goals, etc). But I'm also undergoing an artistic endeavor that I'm really excited about, that should keep me with the people around Mugen/Ikemen for many more years. No way I can stop being part of this wonderful community. :)