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What happened to these forums?


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Wow there's No Limits to the amount of dead forums on Tip.It these days

 

 

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Just kidding that board was bad.


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I feel as though this is truer now than ever before... what happened in the past couple months?



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We are all to blame. :'(


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It is basically the informational era 2.0, where there is too much info almost everywhere (mainly Wikia >.>).


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Not to mention youtube? And yea, the game had exploded into an insane amount of content too.



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I can't speak for others, but I'm caught in a cycle here.

 

I'd like to be more active here (since I prefer using forums over sites like Reddit), but since this place is very inactive these days, it feels like there'd be no real point to post due to the inactivity, but me not posting doesn't help the view that this board is getting less and less active.



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Maybe we should subsidise the forum with questions we already know the answers to? 


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I can't speak for others, but I'm caught in a cycle here.

 

I'd like to be more active here (since I prefer using forums over sites like Reddit), but since this place is very inactive these days, it feels like there'd be no real point to post due to the inactivity, but me not posting doesn't help the view that this board is getting less and less active.

 

This. Also, since the Tip.it help-site (as a distinct thing from the Forums) are basically dead and outmoded by the Wiki/Twitch/Reddit, there's really no real for new people to join the forums, and without new blood, it's sort of a slow death, particularly as older members move away from the forums.

 

Which is a shame, because there's a lot of people that would be better to suited to traditional forums as opposed to Reddits, or better suited to using both (as I do), but they aren't aware of it. I constantly see people posting blogs/trivial accomplishments of Reddit, only to get - understandably - hate for spamming Reddit, when they could just as easily post that elsewhere.



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Come to think of it I'm noticing a huge lack of posts as well. It is sad how inactive this community has become.

I don't use reddit myself, and probably never will.

But yeah, the last post in the rants forum and suggestions forum is from over 3 months ago. That is awful, these used to be very active, in fact they were very active before I left in late 2015.



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sadly this has been the case of most forums that were popular years ago


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Eh. Even though Tip.It might not be as popular as it used to be, I personally don't plan on leaving ever. This was my "home" when I started playing at almost the very beginning and it still is. There were a lot of other sites such as Tip.It; Like rune HQ, rune wiki etc. But Tip.It was the one that really touched my heart somehow.

 

That being said, it hurts a bit to see the site being so quiet. There are many ways the site can be improved, such as updating the database more frequently and hosting Tip.It events in-game more often and keeping our relationship with JaGex closer are all advantages we should pursuit. However I've done that all and I admit it's not easy and it takes a lot of dedication, something not all of us have anymore. We have work, and families now. And as someone said in this thread, we don't attract new players as well as we used to. So problem is there's not enough people to look after the site to properly shout to the world that Tip.It is still alive with a sound beating heart.

 

Another problem is the game itself. I personally lost interest with EoC. Then I came back, but I just never could get over the unfair game-play on playing on legacy mode. The new combat system was ridiculously OP and some of the content of the game demands you to have it, which sucks. Another letdown were the thaler system with the minigames, ruining all the fun.

 

And if players don't play the game anymore, they have little reason to visit the Tip.It website, that's the cold truth.

 

Still, we've made it this far. The website is still here, it's not deleted or anything. So there is still hope on making that comeback. It just requires a lot of work from a lot of people. Teamwork is the way to glory. And I one day intend to return yet again, to help the site grow. And I'm sure many others are eager to return as well, but real life has it's own toll.


 

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With the wiki around, I don't think the main website is relevant at all anymore honestly.
A few dedicated editors cannot hope to compete against hundreds and thousands of people who immediately add and update any new information to the wiki pages. The people claiming that the wiki is shit and full of wrong information are grossly over-exaggerating (sure, "anyone can edit it", but aside from drop rates and xp rates everything is easily verifiable in-game and for every invalid piece of information, there will be someone fixing it.)

What the wiki doesn't have, is a decent forum. As far as I'm aware they have some kind of semblance of forum which is needlessly hard to find and access (willing to bet most people aren't even aware of it), and even then they're basically wiki talk pages... the format is horrible.

People like Reddit because everyone knows about Reddit, and its format makes it easy to just find the newest thing that's popular at the time, but... Reddit really does not work well at all as an actual forum.

I'm sorry to say, but I don't think the main Tip.It website is really worth the effort anymore. At least not the database part of it; the calculators are awesome and really easy to use, those are definitely worth focusing on.

Perhaps we need to advertise the forum a bit more. Not by spamming the url everywhere and telling everyone to visit it, but word of mouth can go a long way; telling friends and clan mates, there might be people who just aren't aware of most fansite forums because they never really bothered looking past Reddit.
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With the wiki around, I don't think the main website is relevant at all anymore honestly.
A few dedicated editors cannot hope to compete against hundreds and thousands of people who immediately add and update any new information to the wiki pages. The people claiming that the wiki is shit and full of wrong information are grossly over-exaggerating (sure, "anyone can edit it", but aside from drop rates and xp rates everything is easily verifiable in-game and for every invalid piece of information, there will be someone fixing it.)

What the wiki doesn't have, is a decent forum. As far as I'm aware they have some kind of semblance of forum which is needlessly hard to find and access (willing to bet most people aren't even aware of it), and even then they're basically wiki talk pages... the format is horrible.

People like Reddit because everyone knows about Reddit, and its format makes it easy to just find the newest thing that's popular at the time, but... Reddit really does not work well at all as an actual forum.

I'm sorry to say, but I don't think the main Tip.It website is really worth the effort anymore. At least not the database part of it; the calculators are awesome and really easy to use, those are definitely worth focusing on.

Perhaps we need to advertise the forum a bit more. Not by spamming the url everywhere and telling everyone to visit it, but word of mouth can go a long way; telling friends and clan mates, there might be people who just aren't aware of most fansite forums because they never really bothered looking past Reddit.

 

I agree with this. Although, I feel like the tip.it community should focus on the forum aspects of Tip.it.

 

I don't think Tip.it can compete with RSWiki






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