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Not quite on topic, but not totally off-topic either. Yesterday I noticed that instead of the 250~ online members we usually have, we were above 500. Specially earlier in the day, when sometimes we'd go under 150, we're now around 220.
 

Tesseract

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Not quite on topic, but not totally off-topic either. Yesterday I noticed that instead of the 250~ online members we usually have, we were above 500. Specially earlier in the day, when sometimes we'd go under 150, we're now around 220.
it's been trending up for a while, good times ahead
 

choco-fish

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So are the number of Lurkers higher now than before the exodus? Is footfall to the site still down compared to the old days or do these guests make a significant contribution to hits?
 

Celcius

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Welcome to all the lurkers, I hope you feel encouraged to join. There's no better time then now to join the best gaming forum on the web. I like to talk about videogames & tech and I avoid politics, and this forum allows me to do exactly that. With E3 just behind us there's lots of great stuff to talk about. There's plenty of space for everyone so feel free to come aboard as a member!
 

Ten_Fold

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Probably some people are those insane Ban happy people from era looking at how free this forum is and everyone can have an opinion without getting banned.
 
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nush

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Probably some people are those insane Ban happy people from era looking at how free this forum is and everyone can have an opinion without getting banned.
Then reporting back "OMG look at what those GAF Nazis are saying!" As if having your opinion censored is normal.
 

redfirm

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Then reporting back "OMG look at what those GAF Nazis are saying!" As if having your opinion censored is normal.
I heard from one of them that they visit neogaf and keep a eye out on users who are posting here and if you post there to and go overboard they ban you. they are like some of the biggest losers i have ever seen in my whole life.
 
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Omeggos

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I think the reason i was so hesistant on joing for for a bit after the migration was...well, i didnt realize Gaf had become more inclusive until early last year.
For years i would click on sign up just to be greeted with that “you need a paid/work/special email” reality check.

Then last january i decided to take another shot (i noticed there was a new tier of gaffers [neo members]) and decided to give it a shot. And lo and behold after 7 years of lurking: BAM! I’m a member.

TL;DR: you dont need a paid email anymore, theres no reason not to join!
 
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nush

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I heard from one of them that they visit neogaf and keep a eye out on users who are posting here and if you post there to and go overboard they ban you. they are like some of the biggest losers i have ever seen in my whole life.
Yes, they really do that. I'm reasonably well known (In my community topic) but I'd be perma banned if they matched me here with that account. Sometime next week my ban will be over and I'll start some shit to get a perma ban becuse I'm on my third ban now. Dead man walking account suicide and I'll grab an alt and just stick to my community topic and the discord.
 

Scopa

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Oct 27, 2017
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I don’t like begging OP, it’s unbecoming.

Like @The Bloody-Nine said, I’m happy with the current traffic and I’m wary of NewGAF becoming as busy and reductive as OldGAF.

But, still. If you have to join, it’s ok.

 

Ornlu

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Oct 31, 2018
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I think the reason i was so hesistant on joing for for a bit after the migration was...well, i didnt realize Gaf had become more inclusive until early last year.
For years i would click on sign up just to be greeted with that “you need a paid/work/special email” reality check.

Then last january i decided to take another shot (i noticed there was a new tier of gaffers [neo members]) and decided to give it a shot. And lo and behold after 7 years of lurking: BAM! I’m a member.

TL;DR: you dont need a paid email anymore, theres no reason not to join!
Shout out to this poster for letting me know you can use a regular email address now. I'd been wanting to join, but didn't want to use my work email. Thanks for the heads-up!
 

royox

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2000 guests now? A big increase since when I made a similar thread back on November 2018. Way to go Gaf!!!

 

Hudo

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Even I joined. And I never join anything, not even invitations for "coffee" from pretty girls...
 
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xrnzaaas

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I wouldn't be surprised if many of the lurkers are people who committed account suicides or are looking to copy and paste "controversial" stuff to post on Pedoera (this trend actually seems to be working both ways).
 
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nush

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I wouldn't be surprised if many of the lurkers are people who committed account suicides or are looking to copy and paste "controversial" stuff to post on Pedoera (this trend actually seems to be working both ways).
It's more likely to be E3 / post E3 traffic than a conspiracy theory.
 
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