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Old Sanctuary Members Who Are MIA

Arnox

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As I was digging through the archives, a bunch of old prolific posters inevitably came up. Might be interesting to see if we can get them to post now if they're currently lurking.

@andersonnnunes - Guy from Brazil. Had some interesting if kinda edgy threads to contribute. Had his own website but it looks like it's been long shut down now. Almost like he got arrested or something by the Brazilian gestapo.
Last seen: July 27th, 2020
MIA (Maybe literally KIA'd)

@Angel - oFc clan member. Server admin. Doesn't post on forums much. Still in contact with him.
Last seen: Recently
Not really MIA but absent from the forums

@Aeluthian - Another oFc clan member. Made a grand total of one post here. Is on Steam though.
Last seen: 2020 I think...
MIA

@infinityshock - One of the very few who was left after the big ass Sanctuary v1.0 implosion. Contributed tons of racist and, uh... Lurid threads. Clearly had the potential to be an awesome member. He didn't give a shit about any of that though, sadly.
Last seen: Banned for literal years because he couldn't behave. Ban is done now though.
MIA

@Samtemdo8 - Old user from The Escapist. Made the transition over to Sanctuary. No idea where he's at at the moment. I think he's still active in the Escape Pod?
Last seen: June 23rd. 2021
MIA

@Signa - Another old user from The Escapist. Took a break after I screwed up with KiwiFarms but then came back to play some WoW with us.
Last seen: March 20th, 2022
Not too MIA at all but haven't seen him for a little bit.

@bluegate - The last user here from The Escapist. Never approved of Sanctuary much I don't think, but it was still nice to have him post here.
Last seen: April 14th, 2021
MIA

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The rest are either fully present, never posted much at all, or left in a huff over the site direction.
 
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Drathnoxis

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Doubt it.
It's depressing though. Looking through old threads on the Escapist is bad and seeing the rows and rows of names I recognize that haven't posted for years.

Signa doesn't post on the Escapist anymore either. Samtemdo and Bluegate still do, though.
 

Arnox

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Doubt it.
It's depressing though. Looking through old threads on the Escapist is bad and seeing the rows and rows of names I recognize that haven't posted for years.

Signa doesn't post on the Escapist anymore either. Samtemdo and Bluegate still do, though.
Honestly still surprised The Escapist is continuing to limp along. I wonder if it suffers from the same problems I brought up a while ago.
 

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I would probably add Monk here too, I mean he's on Steam and I also got him on Instagram lol. However he has not used the forums since early 2021.
 

Arnox

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I would probably add Monk here too, I mean he's on Steam and I also got him on Instagram lol. However he has not used the forums since early 2021.
I was very hesitant to add him since we JUST talked yesterday over Discord and he became pretty interested in the forum again.
 

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Honestly still surprised The Escapist is continuing to limp along. I wonder if it suffers from the same problems I brought up a while ago.
The problem with the Escapist is that there is no forum integration with the main site like there used to be. No latest threads post next to every video to draw in new members or links to a comment section in the forums for articles. They used Disqus for comments and also promote their Discord more than the forums. The main site is still doing pretty well by all accounts but despite that we've had maybe 3 new active members join the community. That and about 1000 bots.
 

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Guy from Brazil. Had some interesting if kinda edgy threads to contribute. Had his own website but it looks like it's been long shut down now. Almost like he got arrested or something by the Brazilian gestapo.
He is most assuredly dead, killed in a random Brazilian robbery or explosion. Brazil is dangerous. People die horribly every day, and then their death videos show up online as entertainment.


They used Disqus for comments and also promote their Discord more than the forums.
And then there's the Youtube section of the community and Nick's streams.
When Nick talks about "community", that's what he means. He only pops into the forums once in a blue moon as an afterthought.

Nick is younger than us, so he's probably just from the iPhone era of internet, and doesn't really 'get' forums, which might explain things.
 

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The only reason to have fb pages, youtube channels, disqus thread, and discord servers, should be to drive traffic to your site and forum. They're not something created and controlled by relevant organization. They're also more ephemeral and impermanent. It only makes the discussions and engagement more shallow. Great for quick questions, bad for in-depth searchable answers.
 

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He is most assuredly dead, killed in a random Brazilian robbery or explosion. Brazil is dangerous. People die horribly every day, and then their death videos show up online as entertainment.
Fuck, I hope not...

And then there's the Youtube section of the community and Nick's streams.
When Nick talks about "community", that's what he means. He only pops into the forums once in a blue moon as an afterthought.

Nick is younger than us, so he's probably just from the iPhone era of internet, and doesn't really 'get' forums, which might explain things.
At this point then, why do they even bother with the forums? Might as well just shut them down or archive them.
 

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The only reason to have fb pages, youtube channels, disqus thread, and discord servers, should be to drive traffic to your site and forum. They're not something created and controlled by relevant organization. They're also more ephemeral and impermanent. It only makes the discussions and engagement more shallow. Great for quick questions, bad for in-depth searchable answers.
Well the Escapist isn't exactly searchable. Since they imported all the old threads the search just barely works, if you do a intra-thread search on a big thread it will more often than not give you a timeout error for several minutes.

And then there's the Youtube section of the community and Nick's streams.
When Nick talks about "community", that's what he means. He only pops into the forums once in a blue moon as an afterthought.

Nick is younger than us, so he's probably just from the iPhone era of internet, and doesn't really 'get' forums, which might explain things.
It's also a job for him and he's in it to maximize traffic and ad viewage. My suspicion is that he's looked at the traffic and figured out that most of the people on the forums just go to the forums and ignore the main site and only, like, 2 of us have subscribed to that Escapist+ thing. I can't really blame him for neglecting the forums when they aren't really making any money.


At this point then, why do they even bother with the forums? Might as well just shut them down or archive them.
Probably because there's 50-100 people who have been going there for over a decade and they don't have the heart to take it away from us. Also, I think they get some SEO benefits from the old forum threads, that was the reason they gave for merging the old forums onto the current site.
 

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It's also a job for him and he's in it to maximize traffic and ad viewage. My suspicion is that he's looked at the traffic and figured out that most of the people on the forums just go to the forums and ignore the main site and only, like, 2 of us have subscribed to that Escapist+ thing. I can't really blame him for neglecting the forums when they aren't really making any money.
They're probably ignoring the main site because the forum is getting treated like a third-class citizen.
 

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They're probably ignoring the main site because the forum is getting treated like a third-class citizen.
That's probably because the majority of people have moved on and only a small core of old users remain so they don't really see the reason to devote time to it. The larger user base is probably on their other social media platforms.
 

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That's probably because the majority of people have moved on and only a small core of old users remain so they don't really see the reason to devote time to it. The larger user base is probably on their other social media platforms.
Escapist/"insert org here" doesn't have other social media platforms. They borrow space from some other org, where the original doesn't control anything, but help drive traffic to that host. Which is absurd really, when you think about it. I guess they think the added traffic from the popularity recognition will compensate. But if people weren't interesting from the start, they won't just because of that. In fact, now that they're on Social Media, they have to compete for attention with thousands of others like them.. for good and bad. It's weird.
 

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Escapist/"insert org here" doesn't have other social media platforms. They borrow space from some other org, where the original doesn't control anything, but help drive traffic to that host. Which is absurd really, when you think about it. I guess they think the added traffic from the popularity recognition will compensate. But if people weren't interesting from the start, they won't just because of that. In fact, now that they're on Social Media, they have to compete for attention with thousands of others like them.. for good and bad. It's weird.
It might be worth noting that their Youtube channel and Twitch streams probably gets them money, so they don't need to be "drive traffic" to the main site using those, rather they need to drive traffic to those platforms for the ad revenue, since they don't host their own videos.

I wonder which is more profitable for them?
 

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It might be worth noting that their Youtube channel and Twitch streams probably gets them money, so they don't need to be "drive traffic" to the main site using those, rather they need to drive traffic to those platforms for the ad revenue, since they don't host their own videos.

I wonder which is more profitable for them?
They might get some ad money, but it's pennies on the dollar I hear. They would profit much more if they drove traffic to their own ads in a space they controlled I'm thinking.
 

Anon

Honestly still surprised The Escapist is continuing to limp along. I wonder if it suffers from the same problems I brought up a while ago.
Lol dude Escapist gets more forum activity and engages more users in an afternoon than your glorified group chat has the whole year (22 people, including you). Enjoy my comment as a maelstrom of activity and stick to poking dead accounts like a lonely pathetic loser, I swear one of them just blinked.
 

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Lol dude Escapist gets more forum activity and engages more users in an afternoon than your glorified group chat has the whole year (22 people, including you). Enjoy my comment as a maelstrom of activity and stick to poking dead accounts like a lonely pathetic loser, I swear one of them just blinked.
Shout and beat your chest all you want, but the reality is that you fuckers are in the exact same boat we are. :) The real difference between us though is that we actually have a unique purpose to our site. On the other hand, your site has become just Gaming Website #394. And it pains me to say that actually because I used to love The Escapist. That site was responsible for many a famous YouTuber's career, and the old forum software and community were great. Regardless though, things change, and as time goes on, unless you all find a niche, you will slowly slip down into irrelevance more and more as time goes on.

Besides, if anything else, I'm actually kind of proud of the people we've gotten here. Unlike you fuckers, we didn't get to start with a 50,000 strong userbase nor were we able to start before popular social media began to eat EVERYTHING, nor did we start with much money at all. I had to fight for every one of my users. So really, the fact that we're as active as we are considering we started with NOTHING, and also the fact that despite your massive advantage, you guys still pissed away so many of your users clearly shows who the superior site is. Hell, you posted your dribble using one of OUR features that YOU don't have on your precious site with a viewpoint that many other admins would have just laughed at and banned you for but is actually tolerated here. I wonder if I posted the same thing you posted here, I would get banned for "hate speech".

TL;DR - You think we're bad? You guys are fucking pathetic.
 
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Lol dude Escapist gets more forum activity and engages more users in an afternoon than your glorified group chat has the whole year (22 people, including you). Enjoy my comment as a maelstrom of activity and stick to poking dead accounts like a lonely pathetic loser, I swear one of them just blinked.
I didn't say it, but I was thinking it.
 

Drathnoxis

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Shout and beat your chest all you want, but the reality is that you fuckers are in the exact same boat we are. :) The real difference between us though is that we actually have a unique purpose to our site. On the other hand, your site has become just Gaming Website #394. And it pains me to say that actually because I used to love The Escapist. That site was responsible for many a famous YouTuber's career, and the old forum software and community were great. Regardless though, things change, and as time goes on, unless you all find a niche, you will slowly slip down into irrelevance more and more as time goes on.

Besides, if anything else, I'm actually kind of proud of the people we've gotten here. Unlike you fuckers, we didn't get to start with a 50,000 strong userbase nor were we able to start before popular social media began to eat EVERYTHING, nor did we start with much money at all. I had to fight for every one of my users. So really, the fact that we're as active as we are considering we started with NOTHING, and also the fact that despite your massive advantage, you guys still pissed away so many of your users clearly shows who the superior site is. Hell, you posted your dribble using one of OUR features that YOU don't have on your precious site with a viewpoint that many other admins would have just laughed at and banned you for but is actually tolerated here. I wonder if I posted the same thing you posted here, I would get banned for "hate speech".

TL;DR - You think we're bad? You guys are fucking pathetic.
The moderation on the Escapist is far more lax than it used to be, I think Houseman was the last person banned, other than bots and that one NCO guy. Heck, we didn't even have a report button for around 5 months.
 

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You forgot about me! Well, I suppose you can turn this into a lengthy thread if you were to include the Dark Age era. So I assume you are focusing on IntoSanctuary 2.0 and onwards, correct? It's a lot less time-consuming. :p
 

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You forgot about me! Well, I suppose you can turn this into a lengthy thread if you were to include the Dark Age era. So I assume you are focusing on IntoSanctuary 2.0 and onwards, correct? It's a lot less time-consuming. :p
Yep pretty much. I assumed most everyone who joined during Sanctuary v1.0 didn't want to come back. lol
 
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