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#41
I would assume the 06 surge in number was probably due to Taborama getting shut down, thats why I came here.

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#42
I remember lurking here ages ago and it looked like the Pit was basically a PG13 version of 4chan. I think it's cleaned up a lot better now, though I guess the userbase has also grown up.
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#43
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Yes, I've been here since 2001 (I lurked for 9 years). Don't be fooled by my join date. I remember the great YouTube multi of 2003.

But seriously, there was just a surge of users in 2006 (anyone know why?), but most of them probably just grew out of guitar or matured, or got perma'd.

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#44
I like it better now with the smaller community. I recognize everyone, and have a feel for the humor better. Now there are less memes and bullshit.

Also, I'm better than everyone with a later join date than me.
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#45
Someone posted a poll thread from 2009 and the average age was like 16, lol.
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#49
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Does anyone remember mxtabs? Whatever happened to those guys?

They got shut down in 2006
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#50
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Does anyone remember mxtabs? Whatever happened to those guys?


I'm a former staff member, it turned into Songsterr.

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They got shut down in 2006


Well they came back in 2008 and then turned into songsterr in 2011
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#51
I see. I boarded there briefly and I remember there being some rivalry. I also remember a time when any mention of mxtabs on the UG forums would result in a ban
#52
I've never been on the pit.


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#53
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I see. I boarded there briefly and I remember there being some rivalry. I also remember a time when any mention of mxtabs on the UG forums would result in a ban


Well the original Mxtabs forum still exists on Sputnick Music, but they made a new forum for Mxtabs in 2008.
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#54
I'm assuming people have always said this, I know it's been the case since I've been here.
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#55
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You might think that because my join date states 'jan 2011', that I've only been here for 22 months. Do not be fooled! I've been lurking since back in '92. The Pit has been in decline ever since the Great UG Civil War of '02, which of course was brought about because of the FunnyJunk Dispute in 2001, as well as the UG/4Chan war in '98-00. We lost good men those years. Women, too. Yes, women once inhabited the Pit. Of course, 4Chan came back in '02, wanting revenge and they got it. That was the main cause of the civil war.

There was also the Redditian plague of '04, the NewFag Revolution in '06 and the Music Radar War of '95.


oh man the Great UG Civil War of 02! You still ...remember...the scars...

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#56
The pit seems to have peaked right around the time I joined and it's been gradually getting less active since (not a self pity joke or whatever, that's an honest observation).
#57
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Yeah The Pit used to be a lot more active and hilarious.

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Edit: I actually prefer it with less people. The pit feels more like a family, rather than like being in a large crowd.
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#59
It wasn't just the spark of sites like Reddit and such. It was also the death of memes as an inside joke, and the start of memes as a mainstream butchered idea.

People in the Pit have grown up, many have left because of this and the change in the flow of the internet, and I think it is infinitely better this way. Shit is so much tighter now. Before it felt like a run down burning city full of screaming people going ape shit. Now it feels like a college or something where you'll have your clubs and your familiar faces.

Also the moderating doesn't have to be as extreme now. We are capable of staying in line for the most part because, again, we've matured. Before how easy was it to be banned for shit? The pear is fine now, and do any of us over use it? Nope. Before it was an instant ban and it was used so many times daily.

This site may have decreased in numbers, but that's not a decline. It's gone up imo.
#60
there's usually more going on here during the winter
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#62
I agree that it is a lot more close now and people have indeed grown up. Meh, I'm glad to see familiar faces and a little sad that I don't see others but life goes on.

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#65
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Back in the day I remember there being a thread like once a week of the Pit having 666 viewers.


This.

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Most people have switched to reddit. Reddit is huge now.


And this.

Plus, the decline of fun threads like YLYL and "flavor of the week" shoop threads.

I yearn for the "good 'ole days" of coming to The Pit and being able to browse the YLYL for hours, laughing my ass off. Now, I just go to Reddit to look at funny pictures.

I used to come to The Pit and always learn of the latest world news from various threads here. Now, hardly any of that gets posted and I get all my news from Reddit.

I definitely think Reddit (and sites like it) are taking a big chunk of out of UG membership. The Pit used to be anything-goes (to an extent, of course) and all kinds of threads were made daily, be it news, general info, funny, etc.

Now, I feel obligated to come to The Pit everyday to check in on everything, since I rarely go through a thread anymore.
#66
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I yearn for the "good 'ole days" of coming to The Pit and being able to browse the YLYL for hours, laughing my ass off. Now, I just go to Reddit to look at funny pictures.


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#67
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Very much so. In fact, when me and my buddies had nothing to do on a weekend, we'd get together, start drinking, and "play" YLYL (with the YLYL threads). We had rules and everything. I encourage everyone to try it at least once.
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#68
Well I remember it being much more active and hilarious back from my lurking days in 2010. Still a fun forum and it's not like it's never funny. I find the lack of mayhem results from people being reluctant to make new threads, and instead posting in the 'ONLY' ones.

But as Pagan said, I guess it's not a bad thing that The Pit is small enough to recognise everyone's usernames.
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#71
I feel I am some how responsible for the decline of the pit in some way.
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#73
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I remember the Pit getting really shit around March 2009, and it's been downhill since then.

#74
I can't put a date on when the pit started to turn into shit. But I do know that 06-07 were the best times. I left UG after 08 and returned in ~10, so I have no clue what happened, but I do know that it doesn't feel as good as it did back then. Maybe I'm just growing up. However, I doubt that.
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#77
I agree with TS. I lurked for a good 2-3 years (maybe even 4, i don't completely remember) and it seemed like the pit was way bigger.
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#79
Honestly, my opinion is that we have ourselves as users, and other users, to blame. That along with generally growing up and moving on.

YLYL got closed because of people constantly moaning and bitching about reposts COUGH GODHIMSELF COUGH. That would alienate those that came to the Pit to view funny things.

Hot girls thread got closed because users couldn't handle the simple rules of 'no nudity'. No explanation needed there.


Then the shit such as 'only / official threads' kicked in and started clogging up the first page. That doesn't help. Rule 1 of keeping your users active? Don't piss them off.

UG has obviously declined, but I've been here for almost 5 years, have UGers on my Facebook, met UGers etc. It honestly feels like a community.
#80
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Then the shit such as 'only / official threads' kicked in and started clogging up the first page. That doesn't help. Rule 1 of keeping your users active? Don't piss them off.

I think that "The Only X" threads should have their own section apart from the pit. Just so they won't clog up all the discussion in newer threads.

Also, YLYL should be reopened since Godhimself is gone.
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