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Savage X
17th September 2006, 5:34 PM
I'm an experienced forum owner myself, but i just don't get it. Where are all your members coming from? It was only yesterday when you hit the 15,000 mark and now I see 15,109.... Is it from google, serebii.net? How, I just don't see where they can all be coming from. I have been on forums bigger/just as big as this but they still don't get members this often. Every time I refresh there is a new one. You must be a master at "SEO" Serebii. Sorry for this kind of pointless topic, but I just want to know how. Google and the site?? Lol...

Mudkip3
17th September 2006, 5:43 PM
And if we had everyone that just views the site as members, the member count would probably go way up. I just used the main site for information for about 2 years before joining the forums. Does anyone know if this is the biggest Pokemon forum out there?

Serebii
17th September 2006, 6:02 PM
This is the most active Pokemon forum yes

Others can claim being bigger due to having more members...they have 18,000 since October 2003...whereas I only have 15,000...except I prune. Realistically if you go from the last reboot we have 54,000 Members

Rugia
17th September 2006, 7:03 PM
Not to mention there's always at least 100 members on. Even at 4:00 in the morning(trust me, I know).

zeppelin
17th September 2006, 7:04 PM
Serebii joe bribes us all to join.

Nah its because the site itself is usefull an dthe forums are freindly and a nice place to join.

littlestchristian13
17th September 2006, 7:19 PM
serebii is VERY popular, has loads of information. very friendly and all around a great website. no other pokemon website can match serebii, serebii is greater than pokemon.com itself!!! :D

Jerre
17th September 2006, 7:41 PM
Most of this members aren't coming back since they registred from 2003 i think? But its over 15.000 members. Around 1 or 2 min. An new user.

Savage X
17th September 2006, 8:03 PM
Not to mention there's always at least 500 members on. Even at 4:00 in the morning(trust me, I know).
You had a typo...if fixed it in bold, lol...

Serebii
17th September 2006, 8:03 PM
No...its 15,000 members from over the last 3 months

We prune every 2 weeks

Savage X
17th September 2006, 8:17 PM
Okay so I guess you're getting these from the great site. Well done, bravo

Levski
17th September 2006, 8:58 PM
It's because of the main site, Serebii.net.
Lots of people use it for information, and some of them register at the forum.

Forums without (good) sites to go with them get few members. The forum shouldn't be the main attraction.

Olivier!
17th September 2006, 10:21 PM
Because its a really good site, and very very helpfull

Judai Yuki
17th September 2006, 10:28 PM
Because Serebii's smexy, and the dating service.0_o

-Judai

DanPMK
17th September 2006, 10:28 PM
Because Serebii is a nice person who is known to be reliable. He's someone you can trust, which is rare on the internet. Thus, anything associated with him is successful.

The site itself also has tons of useful information. Can you find a more extensive Pokedex around?

Double_Edge
17th September 2006, 10:30 PM
Well, I think its because if you google pokemon, its one of the first sites to show up. Then its credited on wikipedia and again if you look up stuff like "pokemon diamond info" or "pokemon info" or "pokemon epsode guides", serebii is one of the first sites.

Its just that good of a site, personally I think it owns. Oh yeah, plus it has the opnline pokedex thingy.

Savage X
17th September 2006, 10:40 PM
Forums without (good) sites to go with them get few members.
Lol, that's not true at all..

Because Serebii is a nice person who is known to be reliable. He's someone you can trust, which is rare on the internet. Thus, anything associated with him is successful.
And that's not why new members are joining, lol...

I guess you can close this thread. I was asking Serebii for a literal answer like "Google" or "The Site" or "I'm on a lot of directories", I didn't want random people saying stuff.

Wolf Goddess
18th September 2006, 2:45 AM
No...its 15,000 members from over the last 3 months

We prune every 2 weeks

Byt keep in mind that alot of these members don't post or only do it once or twice; we simply tend to have people join, go inactive, get pruned, and are replaced by more people who join, but quickly become inactive.

The Edge
18th September 2006, 6:33 AM
Whoa, 2 weeks isn't that long...What if somebody went on vacation with no internet?

Arbok
18th September 2006, 6:47 AM
Not to mention there's always at least 100 members on. Even at 4:00 in the morning(trust me, I know).

People in other country's do have differents in time, that's it.

Ho-oh Master
18th September 2006, 7:06 AM
there is a bionicle site that has over 30,000 members, but only a couple thousand are active. I bet its the same for serebii. I bet people from nintendo the costermur survice people tell them to come here etc.

but its mostly people hearing from other people.

Ninjit
18th September 2006, 7:07 AM
Whoa, 2 weeks isn't that long...What if somebody went on vacation with no internet?
No, it's about a month or two of inactivity. Joe just means that he does the pruning every two weeks. Unless you go somewhere with no access for a few months, then you probably will get pruned unless you send a message to a mod or put a notice in your sig.

indigestible_wad
19th September 2006, 7:10 PM
serebii is VERY popular, has loads of information. very friendly and all around a great website. no other pokemon website can match serebii, serebii is greater than pokemon.com itself!!! :D
That's because pokemon.com only gives out infomation on events, whereas SPP gives out information on everything.

Personally, I have to lol at some ofthe posts here, but I do agree with many of them. People come here because it has nearly everything you would ever need for pokemon based info. And because of that, people pass the url around the internet.

facetious
19th September 2006, 7:27 PM
SPPf is horrible in comparison to say BMGf and Smogon's forums. Bulbagarden offers much more in-depth information regarding anime, and Smogon offers the same except with battling. SPP is just... Stuck in the middle somewhere; whatever it can do, another place can do better. Some of the rules here have no logic behind them, and I'll give you two examples of this:

One being that you're not allowed to have one image sized at 400x275, but you're allowed to have three images that total to this amount (two 200x200 images, one 400x75 image). Seriously, what on earth is the point in this?
You're not allowed to bump a thread from the grave if it has been inactive for over 31 days, but you're allowed to recreate it and attract the same replies as the previous thread did. logicplz

You won't see many of these types of illogical rules on the previous forums I listed. Along with this, the staff is awful with a lot of them being inactive, and the community isn't that bright (there's some lovely examples right here in this topic about the latter).

Who knows why it's popular... It's a magnet for neophytes.

AJ Flibble
19th September 2006, 7:30 PM
SPPf is horrible in comparison to say BMGf and Smogon's forums. Bulbagarden offers much more in-depth information regarding anime, and Smogon offers the same except with battling. SPP is just... Stuck in the middle somewhere; whatever it can do, another place can do better. Some of the rules here have no logic behind them, and I'll give you two examples of this:

One being that you're not allowed to have one image sized at 400x275, but you're allowed to have three images that total to this amount (two 200x200 images, one 400x75 image). Seriously, what on earth is the point in this?
You're not allowed to bump a thread from the grave if it has been inactive for over 31 days, but you're allowed to recreate it and attract the same replies as the previous thread did. logicplz

You won't see many of these types of illogical rules on the previous forums I listed. Along with this, the staff is awful with a lot of them being inactive, and the community isn't that bright.

Who knows why it's popular... It's a magnet for neophytes.

... then why are you here?

Generally it's word of mouth, recommendations and the like.

Shut the smurf up!
19th September 2006, 7:54 PM
I think it's dumb too. But half of the people don't post.

Ho-oh Master
19th September 2006, 8:13 PM
SPPf is horrible in comparison to say BMGf and Smogon's forums. Bulbagarden offers much more in-depth information regarding anime, and Smogon offers the same except with battling. SPP is just... Stuck in the middle somewhere; whatever it can do, another place can do better. Some of the rules here have no logic behind them, and I'll give you two examples of this:

One being that you're not allowed to have one image sized at 400x275, but you're allowed to have three images that total to this amount (two 200x200 images, one 400x75 image). Seriously, what on earth is the point in this?
You're not allowed to bump a thread from the grave if it has been inactive for over 31 days, but you're allowed to recreate it and attract the same replies as the previous thread did. logicplz

You won't see many of these types of illogical rules on the previous forums I listed. Along with this, the staff is awful with a lot of them being inactive, and the community isn't that bright (there's some lovely examples right here in this topic about the latter).

Who knows why it's popular... It's a magnet for neophytes.


well thats why serebii is so poular ;) they don't own in one thing and one thing alone. they own everything about pokemon. its one of the biggest pokemon bourds that has everything so no wonder its so popular.

Serebii
19th September 2006, 8:54 PM
OMG we have rules...ohnoez we are t3h suck

If you want to go a forum which is inactive and has a hidden sex forum, then go to BMG. If you want semi-intelligent discussion that doesnt need you to wait for 5 days for a single reply then go to SPP

Shining Mew
19th September 2006, 9:00 PM
For people who love to complain about the idiocy here, which I wont deny because there is a lot, you have to remember that since this forum has many more active members than the other 2, its gunna have more idiots. Smaller forum = less idiots, larger = more. Its not hard to understand that, yet people seem to forget it quite often. No **** this forum has more stupid members, there are more opportunities for it to exist.

Savage X
19th September 2006, 9:02 PM
BMF sucks. I didn't even know what it was 'till just now. Between the hidden sex forum Serebii just said, the main banner that looks like it's based off sex, no censors for the little kids, I see a thread " Ban Me You Mother****ers", and the HUGE amount of staff, it blows. Not to mention the lack of actual Pokemon forums, especially for "games"

JoshYEAH
19th September 2006, 9:11 PM
Joe just uses his magic to brainwash us all into coming, and I mean, it obviously does a damn good job because the people that don't even like this place are members. That's some powerful magic right there!!


whatever it can do, another place can do better.
So instead it just does a mixture of everything, appeals to all audiences, and supplies everyone with the right amount of know about Pokémon, and is the biggest pokémon site on the web?

Right ;)

-Josh

AJ Flibble
19th September 2006, 9:13 PM
And contrary to popular belief, intelligent discussion really does happen. Not as much ATM admittedly (I blame D/P :(), but still, it happens, and due to it's activity is a good social environment. (obviously it doesn't fit instead of a real social life, but still, I'll admit I don't have a life)

And in terms of it's people, it outstrips all of the other forums I go to in diversity. There seems to be people of all sorts of life, not (just? XD) little spotty geeks like some judgemental pricks would expect.

Ho-oh Master
19th September 2006, 9:14 PM
XD, are we his B***** :p jk Joe

ya I love this because its a big bourd with few people but its really active :)

Serebii
19th September 2006, 9:17 PM
But then again, it was Jay saying that stuff and hes always hated us :p

JoshYEAH
19th September 2006, 9:21 PM
But then again, it was Jay saying that stuff and hes always hated us :p
Told you it was some powerful magic :(

-Josh

RandomCharizard
19th September 2006, 9:25 PM
The forum is active because joe provides a lot more information then other sites, making the forums popular because if someone doesnt understand something, or wants to hang out with pokemoners they'll obviously want to join. Serebii's site is also user friendly, unlike Bulbapedia( no offense guys ;p) which is a bit harder to use for the young crowd( the main pokemon fans).

IN OTHER WORDS
What everyone else said.

Ho-oh Master
19th September 2006, 9:29 PM
*evil monkey points finger* EVIIIILLLLL MAAGIC! :p its so powerful :p

next he will make us give him our stuff :p

I was wondering was there any other admins besides Joe?

RandomCharizard
19th September 2006, 9:31 PM
*evil monkey points finger* EVIIIILLLLL MAAGIC! :p its so powerful :p

next he will make us give him our stuff :p

I was wondering was there any other admins besides Joe?

Shining Mew, Fox, Razor Leaf, Yami Ron, Torched chicken, ricocheting(pretty sure its the server man), And GoldenNoctowl

http://serebiiforums.com/showgroups.php
There for a reason.

Ho-oh Master
19th September 2006, 9:33 PM
I know about that. I ment was there any before Joe?

RandomCharizard
19th September 2006, 9:36 PM
I know about that. I ment was there any before Joe?

Serebii Created this and the site, so no.

Savage X
19th September 2006, 9:36 PM
Joe made this...he owns it.

indigestible_wad
19th September 2006, 11:16 PM
Really? BMG has a hidden sex forum? lol wer is t/?

Anyway, I understand what Jay is trying to say, but he's exaggerating just a bit.

CyroEmerald_Z
20th September 2006, 12:47 AM
SPPF is just popular i guess.
Thats pretty cool isn't it. Well to be a member of a popular Forum/Website.

.::Cyro::.

Rugia
20th September 2006, 4:57 AM
You had a typo...if fixed it in bold, lol...

Lol, I mean at all times of the day. Even that late, the fact that there are 100 members still on is...O.o

Foo
20th September 2006, 5:18 AM
It is the best Pokemon site on the web.

Silver Dragonair
20th September 2006, 9:42 AM
I just thought, it was a mystery

facetious
20th September 2006, 12:44 PM
Really? BMG has a hidden sex forum? lol wer is t/?

Anyway, I understand what Jay is trying to say, but he's exaggerating just a bit.
Think of SPPf like an iPod; both are very popular, yet they're trash.

Ledian_X
20th September 2006, 5:19 PM
Really? BMG has a hidden sex forum? lol wer is t/?

Anyway, I understand what Jay is trying to say, but he's exaggerating just a bit.

Yes. BMG has a hidden sex forum. I tried to fight against the implimentation of it in the mod forum. That later caused real feelings toward me from the others to come out and I left. You...don't want to know what the rationale behind making it was. I've said too much already. Suffice to say, it's almost a year since they created it and I haven't been back there. Some people at BMG are nice but I still fail to see the need for a sex forum on a POKEMON board.

LX

Serebii
20th September 2006, 5:22 PM
The rationale is easy. They are horny geeks that get less loving than someone who lost their genitalia and are the size of a blimp

Ledian_X
20th September 2006, 5:26 PM
It was Mozz's idea, Joe. So, that reasoning is easy to see. But, I don't want to bash anyone really. It's just hard to talk about people who stabbed ya in the back. Nothing against Archaic. I can forgive but I can't forget and we're approaching the year mark, fast. But, anyway, Joe just has more info than most sites. Sure BMG's Bulbapedia's good but everything there seems so cold and impersonal.

LX

jellsprout
20th September 2006, 8:29 PM
Serebii is just known to be one of the best internet sites on general Pokémon information. It has about all the information from the games, anime, TCG and manga, unlike other sites which usually just cover up one of those areas.
The forum is also the best known Pokémon forum and the most active one. It doesn't matted where you go to talk about Pokémon, wether it be Smogon or GameFAQs, you are bound to hear about SPP at some time.
Also, the members here have at least some level of intelligence, unlike places like GameFAQs where trolling and spamming happens in every other thread. That is also a large plus.

Savage X
20th September 2006, 8:31 PM
Lol, that's so weird. As much of a sex addict I am I think that's so wack to have that on a Pokemon forum. I mean come on, most people should be about 10 anyway. That's just so weird. And in my opinion it lowers the forums reputation by a million. Nothing against you, Ledian_X, your story is fine...I'm just saying in general.

(Can you say this thread = off topic, anybody?!)

Metagross
20th September 2006, 8:36 PM
serebii.net has so much valuable information in the meta game to the whole game,forums have speed problems,but there great because of the members,i've seen many members join,then they haven't posted for months,what happen's to there account.Serebii why do you have user ranks there pointless.

Lapras_Lover
20th September 2006, 8:46 PM
Well, to get rid of the spam, I think that there should be a limit for joined members, like we could say something like NO MORE THAN 20,000 members, can join SPPf... or maybe like all people who haven't been posting in here for about a month or more, should get all of his/her post deleted, along with his/her username. :) Easy ain't it?

~ Lapras_Lover

Savage X
20th September 2006, 8:50 PM
Lol, not letting more members join is so crazy. That's not fair, and it's not a good way to reduce spam. So you're saying only new members spam?

Ledian_X
20th September 2006, 10:02 PM
Lol, that's so weird. As much of a sex addict I am I think that's so wack to have that on a Pokemon forum. I mean come on, most people should be about 10 anyway. That's just so weird. And in my opinion it lowers the forums reputation by a million. Nothing against you, Ledian_X, your story is fine...I'm just saying in general.

(Can you say this thread = off topic, anybody?!)


Most of the people at BMG are late teens to twenties. There's a lot of 20+ fans there. But, that still doesn't make it necessary. There's enough porn out there on the Net. They can look it up on their own time. It's got no place on a Pokemon board regardless of age.

LX

Korobooshi Kojiro
20th September 2006, 10:05 PM
I go to BMG alot...

Their's a sex forum? It certainly is alot less spammy and more intellectual their...

Serebii
20th September 2006, 10:11 PM
Yes, because for every Active Member they have (they have 768 apparently although from what we see its less) we have 19 Active Members (We have about 14,000 (I gotta prune some point this week)

Its Less Spammy because for Every Post they make in a day, we have 600 posts

And so forth

SHUCKLE MAN
20th September 2006, 10:27 PM
Yes, because for every Active Member they have (they have 768 apparently although from what we see its less) we have 19 Active Members (We have about 14,000 (I gotta prune some point this week)

Its Less Spammy because for Every Post they make in a day, we have 600 posts

And so forth

That is exactly what we needed. :)

Locke Yggdrasill
20th September 2006, 10:32 PM
My interest in BMG just suddenly skyrocketed.

:p


Yes, because for every Active Member they have (they have 768 apparently although from what we see its less) we have 19 Active Members (We have about 14,000 (I gotta prune some point this week)

Its Less Spammy because for Every Post they make in a day, we have 600 posts

And so forth
But but but!!! Arcade! :<!

bridget
21st September 2006, 1:02 AM
The rationale is easy. They are horny geeks that get less loving than someone who lost their genitalia and are the size of a blimp

I can say the same for this place. (:

indigestible_wad
21st September 2006, 2:48 AM
But do we have a sex forum?

I am reminded of that one person who got angry and made a leaving thread about how serebii was a pokemon porn site. I still lol at that.

Ledian_X
21st September 2006, 3:52 PM
But do we have a sex forum?

I am reminded of that one person who got angry and made a leaving thread about how serebii was a pokemon porn site. I still lol at that.

No. SPP does not have a sex forum.

LX

Korobooshi Kojiro
21st September 2006, 10:42 PM
*coughpmmetogetthelinktotheSPPsexforumcough*

Is it me, or is the "Sex Forum on Bulbagarden!" gonna make alot of people go their?

One Charmed Dude
21st September 2006, 10:48 PM
well mostly from other users...like I've already referred two people and I've only been on the forums a few months...

Locke Yggdrasill
21st September 2006, 11:38 PM
No. SPP does not have a sex forum.

LX
I think it's a staff forum that they implemented right after you got demoted. ;p

I still can't determine whether BMG has a sex forum, or if it's just a ploy. ;;

Ledian_X
22nd September 2006, 2:19 AM
I think it's a staff forum that they implemented right after you got demoted. ;p

I still can't determine whether BMG has a sex forum, or if it's just a ploy. ;;

They really have one. I know Joe. He would never make the board. Besides, staff already told me there is no such place here. Anyway, it's no ploy.

LX

chester
22nd September 2006, 2:28 AM
I found the site, when I was trying to find Feebas. A few months later I joined the forums. Serebii inspired me to make my own website + forum

Savage X
22nd September 2006, 2:29 AM
Same here. And it turned out great. As you already know it's switching to vBulletin AS WE SPEAK

chester
22nd September 2006, 2:33 AM
Yeah, I had a look at your forum. I might join, when I get some spare time

Savage X
22nd September 2006, 2:39 AM
Yeah, thanks

Can someone close this? I would just delete it but it has some crazy conversations that you don't see everyday. It's gone so off topic...

chester
22nd September 2006, 2:41 AM
Yeah. We agree that the site is the reason.