#1 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -

So in the last few weeks I've noticed alot of new users commenting on forums with like 2 posts and no avatar, alot of "Hey I'm new!" and "GianBomb is cool!" threads lately too. Has anyone else noticed it? The last time I checked, GB had a userbase of 50k.

#2 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

Giantbomb is awesome, I don't see why not.
 
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#3 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -

 
Let's keep it this way, for the love of god, please.
#4 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -

Well, I remember GB being more tight as in community wise, but I think from now on GB is going to get bigger and people will only know some major dudes like JJWeatherman and stuff, and I guess we won't be as tight and alot of assholes may come. But good for the GB crew and making their site bigger!

#5 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
@ShaunassNZ said:
" So in the last few weeks I've noticed alot of new users commenting on forums with like 2 posts and no avatar, alot of "Hey I'm new!" and "GianBomb is cool!" threads lately too. Has anyone else noticed it? The last time I checked, GB had a userbase of 50k. "
The only Giantbomb is Cool thread I saw was a joke, telling us that we all sucked and should die.
#6 Posted by Atomasist (2818 posts) -

Maybe?

#7 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -
@Arkthemaniac: Wow beans, lame.
#8 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2780 posts) -
@Arkthemaniac said:
" @ShaunassNZ said:
" So in the last few weeks I've noticed alot of new users commenting on forums with like 2 posts and no avatar, alot of "Hey I'm new!" and "GianBomb is cool!" threads lately too. Has anyone else noticed it? The last time I checked, GB had a userbase of 50k. "
The only Giantbomb is Cool thread I saw was a joke, telling us that we all sucked and should die."

That was a joke?
#9 Posted by Organicalistic_ (2954 posts) -
@ShaunassNZ: looks like i came in just the right time (i know you), it is growing, but why exaclty?
#10 Posted by mrfizzy (1465 posts) -
@ShaunassNZ: im not sure but it seemed to me that tons of new people started to join after the quests were added? dont ask me why that would be coz i dont know but thats when i remember seeing tons of new users coming in. 
#11 Posted by worknman (39 posts) -

Well, keep in mind that E3 just happened, so many of us who usually just lurk may come out of the woodwork and post for a bit :)

#12 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -
@worknman said:
" Well, keep in mind that E3 just happened, so many of us who usually just lurk may come out of the woodwork and post for a bit :) "
@mrfizzy: See, and the quest thing, people maybe wanted to try it out, I think people need to sign up to GB if they use it.
#13 Posted by thatguy42 (86 posts) -

Well I'm not exactly a new user, my account has been around since the day Giantbomb opened, I just never bothered using it again till E3.  So I guess I agree with the others who say that E3 is what made the site bigger.

#14 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -
@mrfizzy said:
" @ShaunassNZ: im not sure but it seemed to me that tons of new people started to join after the quests were added? dont ask me why that would be coz i dont know but thats when i remember seeing tons of new users coming in.  "
lurkers see a reason for having an account and messing around on it with quests obviously...
#15 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4874 posts) -

E3 always brings a surge of new people. Especially with the quests...

#16 Posted by erinfizz (1048 posts) -

Wow, we're up to almost 90K registered users now. And with a bit over 4500, the ladies have finally hit 5% of all users! *shocked*

#17 Posted by GJSmitty (651 posts) -

this is all i have to say 
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lol people are going to get so sick of that
#18 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -
@grant742:  Never.
 
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#19 Edited by artofwar420 (6229 posts) -
@erinfizz: That's crazy, kind of. It's not like I want GB all for myself, I mean Giant Bomb isn't a indie band. You've got a quality website, it's bound to get more popular. As long as the trolls are at a minimum it's all good.
#20 Posted by LiquidSwords (2739 posts) -

2010 posters = worst posters so far

#21 Edited by DanielJW (4915 posts) -

If you check out Giant Bomb's quantcast data, it certainly is growing. In fact it's quite steadily been growing since it's launch. :) I'm glad to see the site is doing well for the guys, and I certainly hope it continues to. 
 
However, the community had better keep civil, or there will be ass whoopin's. 

#22 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

Probally making a thread for the quest and stuff I suppose.

#23 Posted by TheSilentTruth (1105 posts) -
@LiquidSwords said:
" 2010 posters = worst posters so far "
Ever been to GameTrailers' forums lately? I came here to escape that.
#24 Posted by zonerover (584 posts) -

I actually said this on another thread that didn't have anything to do with this question, although my response makes more sense here so I'm going to re-post it.
 
Giant Bomb was just featured on TWiT today thanks to Gerstmann's appearance. That show has about 200 000 viewers, and the culture behind it is that you visit any links that are mentioned during the show. Just one possible explanation for all the new users we're getting today.
 
One thing I didn't say because many people mentioned it in the other thread was that E3 definately is something that may have caused the spike in users. Probably we're just looking at people who have signed up for a few days and just discovered they could get XP for posting any old thing.

#25 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
@erinfizz said:
" Wow, we're up to almost 90K registered users now. And with a bit over 4500, the ladies have finally hit 5% of all users! *shocked* "
Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow. What are female trolls like? Surely they will come too, hope they're not surly.
#26 Posted by LiquidSwords (2739 posts) -
@TheSilentTruth: 
I've never been to any other gaming forums. Been following the GB crew since GS days and started posting about a year or two ago.  People are coming from other forums and bringing all the nonsense. Its not like we hold each others hands here, but its pretty tame compared  to other sites.
#27 Edited by Coombs (3449 posts) -

 

 Usage is up, lol
#28 Posted by jkz (3958 posts) -

Thanks Extenze! *Gives the Camera a Thumbs up and Winks suggestively / awkwardly at his Lady Friend*

#29 Posted by StarFoxA (5123 posts) -
@erinfizz said:
" Wow, we're up to almost 90K registered users now. And with a bit over 4500, the ladies have finally hit 5% of all users! *shocked* "
Whoo! More people to make sandwiches!
#30 Posted by error5305 (277 posts) -

Know what's better than a bomb.....................................................................a bigger bomb

#31 Posted by xMP44x (2189 posts) -

I daresay that it either has grown bigger, or members are simply using the forums more. Some of the quests basically demand that you use the forums, and some users might have needed more motivation in order for them to decide to try the forums. Just a shame they make maybe one thread or post, and then disappear again. There will be new users who turn out to be regulars in the future, but as it is the new users seem to be more focused on the quests.

#32 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (1424 posts) -

Giant Bomb won me over with the XBOXACLYPSE, among other things.  I'm still lurking a fair amount however, need to learn the ins and outs of the forum and such.  I'm part of the reason AV club is so got dang difficult to finish now!

#33 Posted by error5305 (277 posts) -
@xMP44x:  You make some good points, I visited this site for a long time before I felt comfortable making posts and editing.  The Quest is not why I come here but I really think it's great because GB is recognizing that, hey, you viewing this yr old vid is not a waste of time here's some xp duder!  And IMO that's the best part of the Quest, exploring the site and finding gems along the way instead of making it the end all.  Also love the other Whiskey Media sites, hope they draw as much traffic as GB does!
#34 Posted by Dantekiller (206 posts) -

i have been with giantbomb for sometime now but on just resently made account lol

#35 Posted by sfighter21 (793 posts) -

Hmm...I can't say.  I got here around March '09...ish, so I wasn't here for the launch.  However, I did know all these guys (Jeff, Ryan, Brad, etc.).  It wasn't too hard becoming a regular here.  This is the only game site I visit EVERY DAY and more than once a day...haha.  Also, it is the only gaming site whose podcast I listen to.  GiantBomb(dot)com.  HA!

#36 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -
@erinfizz said:
" Wow, we're up to almost 90K registered users now. And with a bit over 4500, the ladies have finally hit 5% of all users! *shocked* "
Only like six of those are actual ladies, though.
#37 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -

I think it's great but yea, GB has gone up rapidly. For me it didn't take long for me to become a regular, I call people duder, I listen to the bombcast nearly everyday, watch tons of GB vids, and post alot more than I should (Though not much but hey.), And it truns out this the only gaming site I use apart from Kotaku for my news (When i open a new tab in Chrome GB is the most visted!).

#38 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -

I think I joined when it was already growing. I signed up because I saw the forums were active and there was a lot of info around, I originally came because I saw it mentioned on another website though. But yeh I guess E3 has brought in a lot of people over the last week or two.

#39 Posted by Meltac (1901 posts) -

When GB becomes cool, I'm going to leave.. It was cool to be here, untill it became famous, and known.

#40 Posted by BergDK (270 posts) -

I was a lurker for years, the quests finally made me sign up.

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#41 Posted by Daryl (1781 posts) -

Posts on here suck anyway.

#42 Posted by PenguinDust (12414 posts) -

Giant Bomb is blowin' up!

#43 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5118 posts) -

They are going to rename the site to GianterBomb soon.