Sile00
03/31/15 08:09PM
When do you considering leaving safebooru?
The topic of "how did you find safebooru" has already been done, so I wanted to make a flip side to that. Personally me and my older brother found this site on his account here 5 years so I've been here for awhile and honestly can't see myself being here after this year since my brother and the most (not all) of the other "divine archangel moderators" like Daxarian, and that lolitacomplex guy are gone as well. So I'm sure some of you guys will be crying pretend tears in your little roleplay thread at the departure of your favorite mod.

I'm not asking for a specific date, but by what year or time in life do you think you'd stop coming here? Would you stay for loyalty purposes or do you see yourself leaving as I will. And for what reason do you find yourself leaving?
GazapoDeMuerte
03/31/15 10:19PM
Dunno Really
I need a make-up artist for some of those pretend tears. Joking. Don't go. I can't say what time I'll be leaving. I did that twice, those predictions didn't work out. It's due to a strong sense of loyalty to complete what I was tasked to do and that is keep this place running and clean.

[u]Summary: I would leave if the current admin and my friends left, though it would break my heart to see this place fail.[/u]

_Past_
Three years ago, this place had a decent amount of activity, but never more than other places. If we're honest, the role play thread can be credited with holding the most activity.. and possibly holding it together. If anyone needs an illustration, hold up two hands and count with fingers the number of active users during January. I'll go ahead and name them: 1. Charlotte 2. Night_Wing 3. PrincessBLARITY 4. Gmanime 5. El_Taco 6. Iriomote 7.Mofumofunya 8. Sile00 9. Patches I wasn't around for that month. 1/3rd of the people here exist in the forums. Before Spring 2014, the forums could see 4 to 10 posts per day. Now there are far less(4 over two days). There was a time of depression around July of 2014, where Safebooru had lost so much activity a shut down would've only been realized when users returned in August.

_Present_
I stand by my statement that this is the last stronghold of a clean environment for anime related content. I can't say where the billions of people on this Earth spend their time on the web (Pixiv, Twitter, Tumblr?). It honestly boggles my mind.
I'm not naive though. A site is either paid for by members or it falls apart from inattention like Overbooru (The overlord 'booru index). Certain users have also given up running 'boorus. It's the cause of time passing and lives changing. Hmmm. Deja vu from somewhere.
I'll come right out and say it: The IRC is practically non-existent, Slayer has stepped down from other positions; Keilan has gone missing from here and elsewhere; and the Twitter account is rarely used. None of which is the fault of anyone, it's the passage of time and lives changing.

_Future_
If Safebooru lost most of its active members, an automated index could attempt to keep a continuous archive; but who is going to keep a server running if it doesn't have any personal meaning? Thus, I predict leaving is inevitable within 1.5years time. If I'm right, I hope that at least we will have an ending date to prepare for.

Sorry if I'm being depressing, it's not fun to reflect on progressions of current trends.
Sile00
03/31/15 11:28PM
GazapoDeMuerte said:
I need a make-up artist for some of those pretend tears. Joking. Don't go. I can't say what time I'll be leaving. I did that twice, those predictions didn't work out. It's due to a strong sense of loyalty to complete what I was tasked to do and that is keep this place running and clean.

[u]Summary: I would leave if the current admin and my friends left, though it would break my heart to see this place fail.[/u]


Nah, it's cool man. When I came back around the time I wanted the roleplay thread gone this place didn't seem too active which is why I'm surprised it's still here. It seems to me that that you, Cool Robin, Blarity and Charley are the more active members and that's probably a result of that thread. However, since it seems to me that most of you guys specifically Blarity and Cool Robin are older than me, I thought you guys would be gone already.

I thought I'd stay to see how this site would improve like some of some of the other image sites have, but it seems like overall safebooru has remained the same. At least compared to the more popular image viewing sites. Like you said, along with time, lifestyles also change. When I first came here I was only 13 so I had time, but by the end of the year I most likely won't. Before then, I'd like to at least put a dent in that damned tagme tag.
El_Taco
03/31/15 11:42PM
I'll be sad to see anyone go, really.
Man, I never really thought about it. We'll miss you here for sure Sile00.

I've been visiting this website longer than I've had an active account. I discovered this website shortly after discovering Gelbooru around 5 or 6 years ago (just did the calculation, damn didn't realize how much time had passed). I made an account after I discovered that this place was safer to use than using Gelbooru's safe mode feature and I had obtained a more secure method of accessing the web around 3 years ago. I've been a mod for around 2 years now, if my memory serves me correctly.

I never really thought of when I would leave. I do take extended absences (usually because I travel between two cities quite often, and when I am out of the one I'm currently in it's harder to get a setup when I can log on consistently), but I always return. The truth is, I like this place. It gives me a feeling of relief and relaxation that I can say nowhere else really gives me.

Maybe it's the site's simplicity. I always value the minimalistic qualities of things. I hate clutter. I hate closed spaces.

Maybe it's the fact that this is the most consistent Anime site I've visited. It's still here. I've visited other communities in the past 3-4 years since I moved away from home, finding ways to take my mind off the stresses of life that we all have. And the only one still around that I've been involved in is this one.

Maybe it's the people I met here. I really like everyone here. I have been absolutely humbled by meeting many of the people here, particularly the moderation staff whom I have had the pleasure of communicating with.

Consistency, Open look, and the people are what really make Safebooru for me. I carry out my duties on the site as best I can to maintain this tranquilizing place for me, and hopefully, for others that may have wandered here from the far-reaching sides of the world wide web.

It's kind of that old little summer home that you own, about an hour or two away from your house. It's very well within reach, its a little dirty and dusty inside every time you come back, so you clean up for about a day when you come back. You sweep a little and dust off the blinds. You wipe the windows and take out the trash. You restock the fridge with nourishment of your stay and a couple of cold ones that you'll share with some old buddies who will swing by and hangout for a while. Then you stay for a good while. Taking it all in. You spend some good days maintaining this little small house you have. It's really showing its age. Then it's time to go. You lock up. Look back at the old timer and tell it with a wistful voice, "Later buddy, I'll see you in another six months". You leave. You hope to come back. Maybe in the six months you said you will. Maybe a bit longer. Maybe a lot longer. Maybe with a girlfriend or some family. Maybe with some kids. Maybe you'll never come back....

I feel that as long as this place is here and willing to stand up to the harsh treatment of time, I will continue to visit this place. It's my old little summer home. I'll be damned if I let it go to waste, or worse, let it go unused in the last breath of its existence.

I still believe this place can become more active. But, I can see why the general outlook of the place is rather grim. Many people have come here, never to return. Others have stayed for a while, but have also left. The database is almost too large to manage with the current implementation, which is outdated. People would rather visit the new large villa that has facilities next to the lake called Zerochan rather than this little old place.

Still, this place will always be that little old summer home. Until its gone for good. At least for me. I'll be around until it dies in some form or another.

And if it does end up gone, I hope that you all will still be in contact. I really like you guys, and that is not a lie. You guys are old friends of mine, and you'll always be welcome anywhere that I end up down the road. Hopefully you guys know how to contact me.

It's not helping that I happen to be listening to rather somber classical music at the time, so I think I will leave it at that.

See you around friends!
El_Taco
DarkShadow12
04/01/15 01:50AM
No idea XD
PrincessBLARITY
04/01/15 04:50AM
Well....
When I want to go out and enjoy life instead of letting myself get trapped inside my house for years.Right now im not ready to let it go.
Patches
04/01/15 04:59AM
This is a weird thread.
Anyhow, I don't see myself not liking anime pictures anytime soon. Hopefully this site will stay online for a very long time, because I really enjoy it. I guess my answer to this thread's question is: not for a long while.
Sile00
04/01/15 05:10AM
El_Taco said: Man, I never really thought about it. We'll miss you here for sure Sile00.
GazapoDeMuerte said: Sorry if I'm being depressing, it's not fun to reflect on progressions of current trends.

Didn't know you guys were going to get all emotional like that. ;o
PrincessBLARITY said: When I want to go out and enjoy life

And what a tragedy that would be. e_e
Until then, you should practice here. http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=forum&s=view&id=89
Patches said: This is a weird thread.
Anyhow, I don't see myself not liking anime pictures anytime soon. Hopefully this site will stay online for a very long time, because I really enjoy it. I guess my answer to this thread's question is: not for a long while.

Well once again since you haven't been here for more than a year, we can't really expect you to understand the decline in activity can we? :/
Patches
04/01/15 05:47AM
Sile00 said:
PrincessBLARITY said: When I want to go out and enjoy life

And what a tragedy that would be. e_e
Until then, you should practice here. http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=forum&s=view&id=89
Patches said: This is a weird thread.
Anyhow, I don't see myself not liking anime pictures anytime soon. Hopefully this site will stay online for a very long time, because I really enjoy it. I guess my answer to this thread's question is: not for a long while.

Well once again since you haven't been here for more than a year, we can't really expect you to understand the decline in activity can we? :/

You're being really hostile to me and blarity for no good reason. Is everything ok?
Night_Wing
04/01/15 05:51AM
My reply for this thread is...
Even if I have to leave, I will return to do on what I've been assigned and get my job done putting my very best, also I don't know how to thank my buddies here the encouragement given to me over these 3 years being a mod, for me and in honor to the truth I truly love this site it makes me feel happy
Patches
04/01/15 05:57AM
@Night_Wing that's a really heart warming reply and it brought a smile to my face :D
Sile00
04/01/15 11:46AM
Patches said:
You're being really hostile to me and blarity for no good reason. Is everything ok?

I have no clue, what you mean, Patches.
Night_Wing said:
Even if I have to leave, I will return to do on what I've been assigned and get my job done putting my very best, also I don't know how to thank my buddies here the encouragement given to me over these 3 years being a mod, for me and in honor to the truth I truly love this site it makes me feel happy

Do you think this site has a chance of lasting as long as your activity on here?

Night_Wing
04/01/15 03:20PM
Sile00 said:
Patches said:
You're being really hostile to me and blarity for no good reason. Is everything ok?

I have no clue, what you mean, Patches.
Night_Wing said:
Even if I have to leave, I will return to do on what I've been assigned and get my job done putting my very best, also I don't know how to thank my buddies here the encouragement given to me over these 3 years being a mod, for me and in honor to the truth I truly love this site it makes me feel happy

Do you think this site has a chance of lasting as long as your activity on here?

Time will tell, thats all I have to say
Patches
04/01/15 06:40PM
@Sile00 Ah, I apologize for jumping to conclusions, it's difficult to determine tone through text. We'll miss you Sile!
charlotte
04/01/15 09:38PM
I'm not sure when I will leave :3
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