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The Decline of Inf Civilization

July 18, 2006
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For months, Infendo’s higher ups have been deliberating a forum addition. Now they’ve jumped on and have created the Infendo Forums, beta edition.

I used to be against the idea– thought it would breed trolling like stuff seen on, for example, GoNintendo or something like that. It remains to be seen whether that apprehension will be validated, but so far it looks to be headed in the direction of any other fan forum, should nothing change.

The boards themselves look fantastic. A simple, unified color scheme matches the forum to the main site. Like i mentioned before, the threads are already headed down the typical path of overabundant, pointless spam topics, but this is still the beta version. Once mods and such are hired, it could possibly be a higher than usual quality forum. Honestly though, i wouldn’t expect it. As much as Inf is (for the most part) a high standard blog, trolls will be trolls. Give them a forum and they’ll only get worse. Those are the types that usually linger there anyway, so it’s hard to expect anything else.

I’m okay with the concept so long as Blake knows what he’s doing and hires some great mods. Generally i think forums are blemishes on any fansite, so we’ll see how it develops. Check it out through the warp link if you haven’t yet. Tell me what you think.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. David permalink
    July 18, 2006 6:17 am

    I was one of the folks who suggested/requested a forum for a while now. For me, it helps make Infendo a community more than just a bunch of people yakking back to stuff Blake and the others post. At the same time, I feel like Blake would pull the plug on it if the thing is overly abused or detracts from how the site works.

    More from me when I get back .. I’m hunting for whales today and then off to a cabin in the woods for a long weekend.

  2. InvisibleMan permalink
    July 18, 2006 10:02 am

    Hey, Rollin! Did you know that they have an “Official What Happened to Rollin Thread” topic?? Look under “Other”… Shouldn’t one of us tell them at least about Warcadia? Could reel some people in!

    Anyway, I don’t think the forums will bring the decline of Inf, on the contrary, I think it will route the trolls and crazies over to their topic of interest so they can stay there, away from causing potential harm.

  3. Rollin permalink
    July 18, 2006 4:39 pm

    Yea i saw, with misspelled “Rolline” and all. They just want to instigate me, let them be.

    The title was only a play on a phrase, just like every headline i use. I expect nothing so drastic, but i do think that it will worsen the state of fanatics there, because even if they’re routed to the forums, the forums are part of Infendo and therefore the overall quality of the site would suffer. I’d rather not see that happen. I also think that some good discussion could come from it, but that’s from a very select group of people (like y’all) in contrast to the other hundreds who want flamewars and flamewars.

    It’s most definitely gonna get real ugly in no time, at least while in beta. Peruse the topics and tell me whether it’s diff or it’s just another board.

  4. Rollin permalink
    July 18, 2006 4:50 pm

    Looking through it once more, i have hope that it does migrate all the spammy comments to the forums. Even though i wouldn’t want them anywhere, better there than in the commments section.

  5. Hex permalink
    July 19, 2006 9:28 am

    hey rollin is the next warcadia this saturday? and what time?.

    Also i still need the friend codes for mariokart,tetris,and metroid again.

    thanks man let me know?.

  6. Hex permalink
    July 19, 2006 9:34 am

    Hey rollin these are my friend codes for the site.

    metroid – 1761 6606 7750

    mariokart – 3608 4966 1281

    i will give you tetris later on

  7. Rollin permalink
    July 19, 2006 10:47 am

    Bro, just so you know, if it’s off topic, type it in the comment box on the front.

    And yea, there’s a Warcade this saturday, but i doubt i’ll be attending.

  8. InvisibleMan permalink
    July 19, 2006 11:44 am

    Yeah, the Inf forums will be like the closed basement in Goonies where they keep the deformed cousin chained in and away from the light of day.

    I think I’ll stop by like that fat kid in the movie and feed the monster from time to time…

  9. InvisibleMan permalink
    July 19, 2006 4:58 pm

    Yeah, the Inf forums will be like the closed basement in Goonies where they keep the deformed cousin chained in and away from the light of day.

    I think I’ll stop by like that fat kid in the movie and feed the monster from time to time…

  10. Frisby permalink
    July 20, 2006 9:35 pm

    Infendo forums seem to be created because the posts alone are not good enough anymore to keep a topic going. The decline to me is the inf-site. The desperate act to make up for not as popular posts.

  11. Rollin permalink
    July 21, 2006 3:02 am

    Elaborate on that, Friz.

  12. Anonymous permalink
    August 17, 2006 12:40 pm

    Greets to the webmaster of this wonderful site! Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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