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PostSubject: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:10 pm

So, after I ended the Paragon ARG, I said that there was another big announcement coming. 


Well, here it is. Before I say it though, let me explain it. 


I won't lie, traffic to the forum has waned. I don't like it, but it is what it is. As it stands, I don't find it really necessary to have a big staff if problems are so very few and far between, it's just counter to reason. Another thought that helped in this decision is that the staff aren't able to log onto the forum as much as I would like to see. Now, I told them all that their own lives came first over this forum, and I stay behind that. It's just one of those things. 

So, if you haven't guessed already, I am going to be cutting the staff down to one: myself. I feel that there really isn't any use of a staff when problems and traffic aren't in abundance. I have talked to all the staff members, given them time to read over what I said, and they are okay with this decision. 

I love them all, and wouldn't have had any other people to help me run the forum than them. 

I wish them all happy returns.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:59 pm

Do you think they'll be back if the traffic on this site becomes increased? Or do you think you could handle it all?
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:59 am

Oh, if the traffic increases again, I will be bringing back some of the staff to help me.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:50 pm

I understand. But don't feel discouraged! Its just that time of year. Once summer rolls around again, it'll kick back up. School takes a lot out of people.

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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:04 pm

Yeah exactly i´m with Near at this one, it surely will get more traffic again in the future. :)Don´t give up Doc, we believe in you and the forum!

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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:45 pm

I think the decrease in activity comes from multiple factors, not just the fact that it's moving into winter. The overall hype surrounding Slenderman is decreasing as a whole, as the peak of the hype was when Slender: The Eight Pages was released and played all over youtube. Now that the sequel to this game has been out for a while, less people are googling the slenderman.

Additionally, this website isn't exactly optimized for search engines. I tried searching on google "slenderman forum" and it was the fourth search result. While this may seem good, it's been known that 53% of clicks from google go to the first search result, where 15% goes to the second result and 9% to the third. This means that very few people make it to the fourth result on google.

So yeah, I think less moderators are needed for sure, as site traffic will probably never be what it once was unless some SEO is done or some other cultural movement takes place like the Slender game.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:22 pm

'Tis a shame. I hope site traffic increases, I like welcoming new members.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:22 pm

All staff members bar one. Not that I'm holding that against you, I considered resigning at one point anyway due to my inactivity. I would've appreciated a forum PM or something though.

Anyway, onwards and upwards for SlenderNation! It's been a pleasure to serve you for the 9 months or so that I had the privelige, and even though it petred out toward the end, I'd love to do it all again. Good luck Doc! And Good luck SN!
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:11 pm

I apologize for you not being in the know of it. It was in the staff chat for several days before I instituted it, so I thought you had at least glanced, that was my fault.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:33 am

Mine really. At any rate, 'twould appear I'm still the leader of Rakenclaw. Is that meant to be?
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:54 pm

I was worried about this decision at first, but after talking with Doc about this I believe his reasons where for the better in his mind and nothing negative. 
I stand by Doc as I have in the past and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Good luck and to the brighter future of SN! - Avi

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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:20 pm

Paragon? I read some stuff about that from 2011… don't see how it relates to this...
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:50 pm

*slaps Shadow around with a big sloppy trout*

There was a whole ARG thing we did called Paragon over Halloween dude. Get with it. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:03 pm

Etreo wrote:
*slaps Shadow around with a big sloppy trout*

There was a whole ARG thing we did called Paragon over Halloween dude. Get with it. Razz
...there was a halloween ARG?

What is going on I don't even
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Announcement after the 'Paragon'ARG   Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:37 pm

level100nidoking wrote:
Etreo wrote:
*slaps Shadow around with a big sloppy trout*

There was a whole ARG thing we did called Paragon over Halloween dude. Get with it. Razz
...there was a halloween ARG?

What is going on I don't even
This thing: Paragon ARG

Aside from that, as I'm no longer a moderator, I probably won't be around very much. Even as a mod, I only posted occasionally, though I did sign in almost daily to check on stuff. But right now, starting a new job and all, I don't have much time to hop online, let alone be active on a forum.

That being said, it's been great everyone. I haven't spoken to many of you in person, but I still think you're all awesome. I'll be back occasionally to get excited about CaughtNotSleeping, as well as plug my own series, but can't really participate in the community. If anyone does want to talk to me outside of here, you can message me on my blog- selenesweetie.tumblr.com

See you all around! ^^
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