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#57933 The forum is pretty much dead...

Posted Kevin on 25 October 2016 - 09:31 PM

Hi, everyone.

Sadly, the forums have been in trouble for quite some time -- maybe around 3 or 4 years, actually. When people flocked here to share their 3DS Friend Codes, it may have seemed like a bustling little place. The problem with that, however, is that many of those people never bothered with the forum discussions. And then Nintendo starting using NNIDs.

But there's an even bigger problem with activity here.

If you look around, we aren't the only Nintendo community that's practically dead, for lack of a better word. I feel the majority of today's gaming society is more interested in cool phones, tablets, and new-age game systems. Forums as a whole, are quickly dissolving across the internet. Look around. There are very few Nintendo communities out there that continue to stand the test of time; many of those were established long before Nintendo Nerds was even conceived and, as a result, have a much larger member base.

Furthermore, I feel society is becoming more and more lazy. For example, you only need 140 characters (or less) to send out your thoughts to a worldwide audience, where there are millions upon millions of people. And many of those people share common interests, such as video games. Quite simply, evolving technology is making it easier for people to communicate more effectively with less effort.

I'm not really sure what everyone expects for the future of Nintendo Nerds as a community, but I haven't seen much life here in quite a while. The forums wouldn't be impossible to resurrect, but it's going to take a ton of energy to make that happen -- energy that I, personally, do not have. In addition to running the Nintendo News website, I'm extremely busy gearing up to move back to Japan in about two months.

I do appreciate everyone hanging on, however -- Chris, Vladimir, CG, and the few active members! And man do we all have some great memories. Inactive community or not, I truly appreciate each and every one of you.

Feel free to share your thoughts. I'm all ears eyes.

#56679 Super Mario Maker

Posted Chris on 17 December 2015 - 11:59 AM

New update coming Dec. 22! New additions include P-Switch doors, bumpers, and Fire Clown Cars.

#52862 Bond, James Bond

Posted Chris on 07 December 2014 - 10:28 PM

So it turns out the next Bond film is set to be called Spectre. Fans of the series know that the organization, SPECTRE(SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion), was the main adversary in the Sean Connery movies. I'm pretty excited about the possibility of bringing it back. Sam Mendes(who directed Skyfall) is coming back to direct Spectre.

I saw a topic on Reddit about suggestions on what Bond movies to watch, and I made this list:

  • Dr. No
  • From Russia With Love
  • Goldfinger
  • Thunderball
  • You Only Live Twice
  • Live And Let Die
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Moonraker(completely ridiculous, but cool in its own way)
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • License to Kill
  • GoldenEye
  • Casino Royale
  • Quantum of Solace(not that great, but continues on from Casino Royale)
  • Skyfall
Movies like On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Living Daylights, and Tomorrow Never Dies are pretty decent as well(just keep in mind that OHMSS is really weird).

Goldfinger is probably my overall favorite.

#52848 Unlicensed NES Games

Posted Chris on 07 December 2014 - 06:57 PM

I just joined the club of owners of unlicensed NES games with my purchase of Tengen's Rolling Thunder. Unlike Rolling Thunder, most unlicensed games are piles of trash like Active Enterprises' Action 52 and Color Dreams' Operation Secret Storm. The unlicensed game developers refused to play ball with Nintendo's draconian licensing system(Nintendo manufactured every game, developers were forced to keep games exclusive to Nintendo, developers were limited to five games per year), and so struck out on their own.

An example of the different types of unlicensed cartridges:
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#52431 Guess my number

Posted Aintelligent on 18 November 2014 - 05:20 AM

View PostClassicgamer, on 16 November 2014 - 09:28 PM, said:

Close, very close.

Hint 1: more than 100
Hint 2: Second digit is more than three; but less than eight.
Hint 3: Third digit is the same result you get, every time you're given the exponent of "0".

#40445 Nintendo Nerds Forum Rules & Regulations

Posted Kevin on 25 March 2013 - 06:23 PM

Our rules have been slightly updated. Please read them when you get a chance.
Also, I've decided on something...

Since I spend a huge amount of time (often always neglecting more important things in life) behind my computer, trying to make Nintendo Nerds a better place for members, I'm simply going to start banning those who I feel are wasting my time. Nintendo Nerds is a COMPLETELY FREE service that I am providing to everyone WORLDWIDE. I pay far more than any of you might imagine for keeping this place running like it does. If everyone acts their own age and is mature about how they conduct themselves here, then no one has anything to worry about. If you'd like to go to another community, please feel free to do so. I have no problem with that. You're always welcome to come back if you want.

It's the frivolous and unnecessary things like editing Friend Code posts from topics that they don't belong in, deleting posts because they're SPAM, warning members because of silly things, etc. that I'm getting sick and tired of because people don't read the rules. Those rules are sent to EVERYONE who registers. Our staff has spent a lot of time creating those rules. All of them work together in an effort to make our community better than the other ones out there: that, I can assure you. On top of that, I'm quite likely the most-accessible Administrator out of all the Nintendo communities on the Internet. I'm not sure how I can't be. I'm literally always here. If someone needs me, or if something is wrong, I respond within a heartbeat. Or two.

All of these small tasks add up and sidetrack me, keeping me from doing the things that I need and want to do here for all of you. I'm 35 years old and I've been running this site for six years. I'm not playing the "I'm gonna give you three chances" game anymore. If a Moderator wants to play that game, that's fine but I refuse to.

I'm not trying to be intimidating or act like a jerk to anyone here. I'm asking that you simply act your age. It's that simple. If everyone is doing the right thing (and you'll know if you are), there will nothing to worry about. This mostly applies to members here who are far younger than they should be. Unfortunately, there's no way to control who registers. In essence, I simply don't have time to waste for childish behavior. If you're all of a sudden banned, please don't contact a Moderator or myself. If you don't like that, too bad...so sad. I have important things to do.

I understand that we have members joining from all over the world, so there's naturally going to be a language barrier present. Nine times out of ten, I can tell if someone is confused and needs assistance. And, in that case, we're all here to help each other. All I ask is that you allow me to do the things I need to do. It's that simple. But yeah, I'm not playing around anymore.

#30641 How Did You Find Us?

Posted Frampton on 09 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

ah, my bad bro i havent even messed with swapnote..ill get on there n see whats bout it and ill send one your way. I been sleepin on swapnote haha. I been actually stuck on netflix for awhile catchin up on old chapelle show...for the admins, i just couldnt find a way 2 make this response relevant to the How Did You Find Us topic..plus im kinda bombed. I beg forgiveness, and keep in mind my status is Octorok. Im easily dealt with in 1-2 swings depending on if im blue or orange. lol

#23829 Nintendo Nerds.

Posted Kevin on 22 July 2011 - 07:32 AM

So, Buffinator, did you create this topic to smack-talk about me? If so, it's pretty weak.