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Should we search for people who disappear from the forum?

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Users Who Disappear

Post by Crazo3077 »

I've been digging around and seeing old posts and old friends, and thus seeing plenty of people who stopped logging on for quite some time now. It brought me into wondering if we should even bother trying to find conclusions for these people. I decided it'd make a nice topic to discuss. So do you think we should try to find these people, or do you think we should leave them be?

An argument in favor of finding them is that they are our friend and we miss them.

An argument against is that if they left, they probably left for a reason.

I'm not entirely sure where I sit.
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Well, there are multiple possible bad outcomes and only one good outcome.

The only good outcome is you/the forum re-unite(s) with them and return to having a positive relationship.

Bad outcomes including finding them and them not wanting anything to do with you, finding them and seeing that they've turned into something you don't want a part of, not finding them at all, effectively meaning they're nonexistent in your view of the world unless they voluntarily re-appear, finding out they passed away, finding out they were murdered, finding out they're actually criminals now, finding things that weren't originally being looked for that you regret finding, aggravating them and making your relationship even more negative, et cetera.


You can do it, but usually, if you're that important to them, they'll find their way back to you. That's how most of my lost friendships worked out - they always came back, said "hey i miss being friends/in a relationship with you let's try again", and all is well, unless it fell apart again (but I digress). If they weren't invested in you enough to care that you disappeared, then maybe it was for the better, or you just weren't as important to them as you thought.

I wouldn't be against trying to get older people that weren't involved in drama back, whether that be back to the site or back to having a mutual friendship, but realistically most people moved on for a reason. Hell, who is there that wasn't involved in drama that wouldn't object to coming back? All the faces that pop into my head were involved in drama and got booted off, or left because of said drama. The only person I can think of that fit neither of those groups is Justin/Maple, but even he admits to at least lurking.

Maybe instead of trying to bring back other users, we extend our reach to other sites? Why not start a subreddit with Mooncow heading it to attempt to get new users from that area of the web? It'd be a start.
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I don't exactly want this website to become well known actually

And if multiple people - heck, maybe even one person - pester some people, we might scare them off, they might change their usernames/URLs/etc., and would we really want that? For them to become lost to us again?
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Post by Crash32 »

G-guys remember, this is a forum dedicated to what is a minigame that hasn't reappeared in any Sonic game released in the last 15 years. There isn't much discussion going on, and half of what you dudes talk about is just arguing over political issues. Most people who are still here are all grown up and don't play Sonic games any more. It's not at all worth searching for these users. If they had any interest in this site, they'd be here. But most people are done.
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Twiddle. wrote:I don't exactly want this website to become well known actually

And if multiple people - heck, maybe even one person - pester some people, we might scare them off, they might change their usernames/URLs/etc., and would we really want that? For them to become lost to us again?
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I just want to know what happened to Corvo.

He was the only user who truly understood me.

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I miss eboyblue3 ;_;
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Well maybe if you didn't destroy him and take his place, he'd still be here.
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retrolinkx wrote:I just want to know what happened to Corvo.

He was the only user who truly understood me.

;-;
Not gonna lie, the memory of Corvo inspired me to make this topic. I remember he went missing sometimes and this time I finally started talking about it.
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Post by Flame »

I would say no. From my personal experience, going after people and looking for them will most likely end poorly. After I went looking for my best friend who had just vanished last year, I basically hit a stonewall and was surprisingly cast aside for other people because the person had moved on a while before.

Sometimes it's just better to hold onto the memories and move along. If they care enough, they'll return. If not, don't risk tainting the good memories you have of them. It's not worth it.
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Post by Goat »

To be honest, I was in on this at first mainly for the possibility that they might have indeed died and some of us just want to know if they're okay after not being online for so long.
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Corvo, we hardly new thee.

And SkyGinge and Molly and Beam and IceMaiden and Zacmac and thatguyinthecorner and ShadouZeHejjhogou and the various people with Ninja in their name and reggiequeen and idontknow and Pastaa and the dude who made my sig image and Chaokeeper and Mayo and The Shadic Chao and 2535tmoney and Nirvana and Poseidon and cala and Marnex and trumpetking and OctogonProfessor and TailsDoll and *pant pant* *cuff* *pant* those other guys who aren't here any more- !
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^ Pastaa's doin fine
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Yeah but she doesn't post in the forum anymore ( ._.)
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Post by Lamby »

in my experience trying to rebuild bridges just blows up in my face so i wouldn't expect much if you tried
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Ivogoji wrote:Corvo, we hardly new thee.

And SkyGinge and Molly and Beam and IceMaiden and Zacmac and thatguyinthecorner and ShadouZeHejjhogou and the various people with Ninja in their name and reggiequeen and idontknow and Pastaa and the dude who made my sig image and Chaokeeper and Mayo and The Shadic Chao and 2535tmoney and Nirvana and Poseidon and cala and Marnex and trumpetking and OctogonProfessor and TailsDoll and *pant pant* *cuff* *pant* those other guys who aren't here any more- !

Shadouu is doing completely fine. He has a cute girlfriend now as well.
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What about michael? Or Mikasa? Or A-Z Chao?
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I dunno, I only know Shadou/Matt personally.
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Post by Mooncow »

It's a bit stalker-ish.

If people want to find old friends it's natural to search for them - but a topic devoted to find out the whereabouts of ex-members and what they are doing/where they go? It's a bit borderline privacy invasion imo :herocry:
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Post by Nano »

I've only ever tracked down one person on CI who had faked their own death and were a close friend of mine

I asked for an apology, got one, and left.
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Ivogoji wrote:Corvo, we hardly new thee.

And SkyGinge and Molly and Beam and IceMaiden and Zacmac and thatguyinthecorner and ShadouZeHejjhogou and the various people with Ninja in their name and reggiequeen and idontknow and Pastaa and the dude who made my sig image and Chaokeeper and Mayo and The Shadic Chao and 2535tmoney and Nirvana and Poseidon and cala and Marnex and trumpetking and OctogonProfessor and TailsDoll and *pant pant* *cuff* *pant* those other guys who aren't here any more- !
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Post by Yukki 2.0 »

To be honest, the only user I'm partially concerned about is SkyGinge. A few years back he started the Snowglobe Roleplay and was fairy active. And then one day, he just suddenly vanished without a trace. Does anybody know what happened to this good man?
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They probs just got bored of CI
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All I know is that I will stay on this site for as long as I can until I become busy or move on, but I hope that only happens very far away
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