Ok we can all agree that dips shit sites like twitter, facebook and whatever else these modern day wankers come up with has basically stolen the internet. We have been around long enough to watch this.
From the day of emulforums and our rom links to the squeaky clean 1emu site.
From what I can gather 1emu had its peak for around a year or two when it was legit, but during the emulforums days when we had a LOT of freedom people would come and go like a bloody good pub. Newsflash people are broke. We want free shit now, we want the quickest shit we can get a hold of.
The entire idea that 1emu is an emulation hub is flawed why?
Because everything you need to enjoy it is gotten from torrent sites and places that still have the balls to link roms.
1emu has NOTHING to offer.
Not even a strong user base.
My proposal if you want to see this place dragged along by the posters who still care for the place is to get bad ass again. That's right, linking whatever the hell you want. When you want, as you want. Maybe an exception for porn whatever.
Here are just a few examples of sites that get a shit load of "real traffic" and not the bot shit we are being tricked with here.
I visit daily, I get ALL the latest stuff and a heads up for what I need.
I dont download from file lockers sites as my speed aint good enough, but I do find out whats good and whats bad without second guessing a dodgy torrent site.
(English version top right)
This is the place to go is you want to fuck around with steam and get good advice.
And at random a member who posts on the CSrin forum has his own spin off site
If you wanna get the place rocking again you only need to look at these sites to see they have something people genuinely want.
Emulation is dead - even advert@home is on its ass with the same handfull of posters from 5 years ago still toughing it out. Dont ya get it? The old school posters are all thats left of these once great sites.
Opening a twitter, a facebook it wont do jack shit - its the same stuff reposted but just on another site.
1emu update: mame587473487934798 released.
twitter: mame587473487934798 released.
facebook: mame587473487934798 released.
We use the web and regurgitated information is used over and over again.
CUT this crap out. No social media site is going to magically lift the place, we need to go back to basics, batten down the hatches and share what people want.
If this all boils down to potential legal issues then why bother?
If you dont do something different you get the same results.
It will never change, and emulation isnt going to make a big come back anytime soon.
Edited by emsley, 13 November 2012 - 04:21 PM.