Where are they now?

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by merman » Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:44 am

Megamixer wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:50 am
Last thing I recall of The Master was him doing some sort of countdown at the end of each of his posts...does anybody remember what actually happened when it hit 0?!?
Maybe he regenerated
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by oldtimer » Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:10 pm

was looking at the members list , sooo many gone ,lots of em were prolific contributors too.
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by oldtimer » Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:18 am

I guess a lot of them have sold off their collections ,or grown up!! hahaha .
Even i dont play too much nowadays but rekindled my interest during the lockdown when i had the time to enjoy my stuff.
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by stayAwhile » Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:28 pm

I've posted a bit on RC but thought i'd swing back here i gave facebook up. I've been mostly cycling playing xbox and switch had a holiday in july and planning a 2022 holiday
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by oldtimer » Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:52 pm

Welcome back!
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by shiftytigger » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:14 am

Some of those banned were part of the RG forum when I got into it. Sad to see them gone and lets face it , the forum has been hit and miss since some of them left / change of ownership. That said , I never bothered with Canteen as I don't get it. Last time i tried browsing I felt too damn old and out of the loop to care about most of what was on there. Maybe its just not my humour level - each to their own and all that - but just trying to stir a pot for reactions and controversy never did anything for me.
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by sscott » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:48 am

I am still here. Joined over 14 years ago. Look here maybe once a week. Technically a 47 year old pensioner as had to retire from teaching and got my pension early. Hope everyone is well. Occasionally hop on Spector's discord chat but just been getting on with life!
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Megamixer » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:07 pm

shiftytigger wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:14 am
Some of those banned were part of the RG forum when I got into it. Sad to see them gone and lets face it , the forum has been hit and miss since some of them left / change of ownership. That said , I never bothered with Canteen as I don't get it. Last time i tried browsing I felt too damn old and out of the loop to care about most of what was on there. Maybe its just not my humour level - each to their own and all that - but just trying to stir a pot for reactions and controversy never did anything for me.
Good to see you around again shifty - a welcome blast from the past :)
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by oldtimer » Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:17 am

I wonder where evilarmourking is>????????????????? and krusty the clown ,
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by shiftytigger » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:28 pm

"Good to see you around again shifty - a welcome blast from the past :)"


Good to be 'back' - Mostly lurking , grumbling away in the background - nice to see some familiar faces still around.
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by oldtimer » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:04 am

Maybe they should have a push in the mag to get new blood in here?
Im sure there are lots of readers who dont even know this place exists, plus it might encourage old members to put their heads round the door again?
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Megamixer » Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:54 pm

oldtimer wrote:
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Maybe they should have a push in the mag to get new blood in here?
Im sure there are lots of readers who dont even know this place exists, plus it might encourage old members to put their heads round the door again?
I don't know...forums and message boards are on the way out, have been for ages now, and the situation won't reverse. I just think forums are too slow and not instant enough when we've all been spoilt by how fast discussions can be on social media with far more people to talk to. Not saying that I use the likes of FB or Twitter myself to get my retro discussion fix, but it's obviously where people have gone now. A lot of younger, potential "new blood" can't be bothered with typing out detailed posts and responses on forums so they will never be enticed sad to say.

Everybody is obviously on social media or the likes of reddit because the retro scene certainly hasn't died out as the prices/popularity for old stuff prove.

Plus, forums are absolute ars3 on smartphones where I can't be bothered with any of the BBCode formatting stuff.

I also believe that there has been a generational shift. I use Instagram, and the "retro" that I see on there getting heaps of attention, comments, and likes is all Nintendo, PS1, and even PS2/Xbox/GC era. There is definitely less interest in home computers from newcomers to the hobby.
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Sega2006 » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:48 pm

Very few People under 30 use forums anymore, some even rarely buy physical print mags now, you'd be better off converting it to a FB group if you want new blood.
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by jdanddiet » Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:24 am

Sega2006 wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:48 pm
Very few People under 30 use forums anymore, some even rarely buy physical print mags now, you'd be better off converting it to a FB group if you want new blood.
Resetera is pretty big
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Shinobi » Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:05 pm

Facebook has loads of gaming posts it’s hard to keep up with them all. Lot of posts about the old computers and just as many about newer games like X Box 360 Fallout 3.

NeoGaf is an active forum I dislike like it there as there’s to many posts. I’d be reading a thread return a few hours later and it’s 5 pages back.
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