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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 12:46:40 »

interesting...  so what can we do to get Hijack back to the dizzy heights of 2008
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 12:48:49 »

More Photoshop challenges, riots and Banksy needed
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 13:05:10 »

Are all the new members 2010 to 2012 just a huge influx of spamlords?

They cannot all be Wold?
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 13:18:20 »

This thread lacks quite a bit in WAP mode.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 13:25:59 »

Did Hijack start in 2003/ 2004 then? I thought it was older than that Huh
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 13:30:45 »

Pff. Hijack is a n00b.
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 13:48:13 »

Did Hijack start in 2003/ 2004 then? I thought it was older than that Huh

The first post appears to be in March 2002.

I just cut and pasted the numbers from here http://www.hijackbristol.co.uk/board/stats/ into excel

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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 14:01:10 »

The most online ever was also the day I registered
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 14:12:19 »

Are all the new members 2010 to 2012 just a huge influx of spamlords?

They cannot all be Wold?

Must be spamlords or a massive amount of lurkers.
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 15:26:53 »

Mid 2005 to early 2006 seems to be the heyday of new topics and posts.
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013, 15:30:34 »

Facebook originated in 2004, but started to take off in 2005/6 which probably would explain why Hijack's stats have never been as good. Early 2009 seems to be when it started to tail off.
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 16:12:04 »

When I joined in 2008 the first page of the main forum would have posts from about the previous 4 hours at most. Now there are post from the last 4 days on there!

Facebook and (to a lesser extent IMO) Twitter are just vastly superior platforms for communication.

At what point does Hijack get shut down? Or will it linger on forever with just a few of us locked in a perpetual meme-filled purgatory?
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2013, 16:22:36 »

At what point does Hijack get shut down? Or will it linger on forever with just a few of us locked in a perpetual meme-filled purgatory?

About 4 months left at current rate of decline by my reckoning....




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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2013, 17:05:35 »

I said the other week it's turned to shit...now here's the proof

let's face it the internet has become as entertaining as television..
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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2013, 17:10:43 »

Looking forward to noodle getting sacked. That argumentative bugger usually kept threads pretty interesting
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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2013, 17:33:19 »

let's face it the internet has become as entertaining as television..

You're not looking in the right place Steve!
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2013, 17:41:01 »

To be fair, Between 08-11 90% of all posts were made by either Noodle or Ewan Hoozami  OMG Death Star!!!11
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2013, 18:25:47 »

Facebook only allows you to chat to your fellow friends though. It is always good coming on here and reading random peoples opinions on nonsense.
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« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2013, 20:43:06 »


Peaked with Joe's bazookas party.
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2013, 01:57:21 »


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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2013, 22:28:00 »

We need 374 more posts this month and we might be able to turn the tide of doom. Well we will have the same amount of posts as last month at least.
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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2013, 22:49:03 »

We need 374 more posts this month and we might be able to turn the tide of doom. Well we will have the same amount of posts as last month at least.

April has been a banner month - a bump (by a Mod no less) on the indignant homosexuals thread started things ticking nicely, then Thatcher popped her clogs bringing out 3 pages of quasi-political drivel and some vintage Haydeez, and now Boston has conveniently blown up spawning a thread where Hijacks resident conspiracy theorists are currently flying the (false) flag for logical thought.

This is the month we turned it around, its like 2009 all over again.
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2013, 11:23:35 »

Banning Zammo was a bad move.

Also, looking at some old posts made by friends, there seemed to be a lot more threads on actual nights (there probably were more events then) but page 2 or 3 were reviews and evaluations of said nights with moody and artistic pictures where the photographer has left the exposure on for a million year and bounced the flash of a wall or something. Cunts seemed to lap that up.
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2013, 17:50:05 »

I'm happy to donate a post... here you go.
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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2013, 16:34:22 »

I think the main problem is most people dont wanna converse with dicks
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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2013, 17:15:17 »

I think the main problem is most people dont wanna converse with dicks

 Script the only converse i ever want are red.
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« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2013, 18:16:03 »

I think the main problem is most people dont wanna converse with dicks

 Script the only converse i ever want are red.

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« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2013, 15:28:33 »

If only Noodlay was still here.

His posts on impending fatherhood would've supplied us with a plethora of congratulatory and pardon-related shenanigans.
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« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2013, 15:31:21 »

Yes, I recently was regaled with the fantastic news of his impending fatherhood. We could've been Hijack brothers man. Alas, he is no longer with us. Avenge him.
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« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2013, 15:34:40 »

Noodle is reproducing?

Amazing.

Has anyone told him he may have to get up before 10am?
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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2013, 15:37:24 »

Noodle is reproducing?

Amazing.

Has anyone told him he may have to get up before 10am?

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« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2013, 11:30:11 »

sucks to see the fall of Hijack... seems that maybe everyone's just moving on and you're not welcoming enough to the kids...
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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2013, 11:31:14 »

If only Noodlay was still here.

His posts on impending fatherhood would've supplied us with a plethora of congratulatory and pardon-related shenanigans.

Crikey.  Shocked
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« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2013, 11:46:37 »

sucks to see the fall of Hijack... seems that maybe everyone's just moving on and you're not welcoming enough to the kids...

A lot of people recently have been getting in trouble for being freindly to kids  Perv, mmmhmmm, yummy *rubs hands*, I'm not sure that is the answer for hijack!
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« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2013, 19:57:39 »

Noodle is reproducing?

Amazing.

Has anyone told him he may have to get up before 10am?

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« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2013, 20:08:25 »

I think the main problem is most people dont wanna converse with dicks

 Script the only converse i ever want are red.

up there in my top ten responses Laugh Laugh
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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2013, 20:30:35 »

I think we need an update.  Has the trendline continued?  Will we all stop in a months time?
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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2013, 22:37:25 »

Only 600 odd post so far this month. Definitely on its last legs.
We need another riot or conspiracy
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« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2013, 00:06:02 »

Only 600 odd post so far this month. Definitely on its last legs.
We need another riot or conspiracy

or for someone to ask about buying a breadmaker
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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2013, 14:30:42 »

Hijack finish long time
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« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2013, 21:31:09 »

It's kinda like the internet has been ruined by over population
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« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2013, 00:07:38 »

We lost Noodle, who was just about responsible for half the posts.

People still log in, they just don't post.
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« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2013, 10:09:42 »

We lost Noodle, who was just about responsible for half the posts.

People still log in, they just don't post.
they log in ..see nothing then log out

All fora go the same way..there is only so much to talk about
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« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2013, 10:27:18 »

Still maintain that some simple things like a calendar (integration with headfirst?) and a prominent music player (soundcloud?) would reinvent this site and give it more focus.

But I can't see it happening.
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« Reply #46 on: July 20, 2013, 12:11:55 »

Still maintain that some simple things like a calendar (integration with headfirst?) and a prominent music player (soundcloud?) would reinvent this site and give it more focus.

But I can't see it happening.

I definitely think that some kind of revamp would help - dunno what Rit's up to these days tho.
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« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2013, 15:20:33 »

I remember when HJ was first launched and it was more of a 'magazine' style website with a front page full of news stories and audio, then links to the forum.

It's more worked, admittedly, but it would generate more traffic. A forum on its own isn't enough to entice people in anymore.
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« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2013, 19:24:46 »

People post all their interesting links in other places now. I blame Facebook mainly, but it's a bigger phenomenon in that newer social networking platforms are killing non-specialised fora. Hijack used to be interesting because although it's always ostensibly been about music, you'd get a tonne of weird and wonderful links/topics/news stories on the main page which people now put on Twitter, Facebook, etc.

It also used to be a friendly place to hang out - part of what made it better than a lot of other internet fora was its good natured-ness. Banning Zammo wasn't a bad idea - it was his unclever brand of noxious bullshit that drove a lot of people away in the first place.
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« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2013, 23:52:51 »

Hijack still gets almost 100,000 page views a month.  The threads/content are very well-indexed and easily found when searching Google.

A drop in posts is a self-perpetuating problem, as fewer posts cause even fewer posts.

Over the last few weeks, there has been discussion of a magazine-style format returning, with a redesign, guest bloggers/writers, event ticket sales and *gasp* an integrated calendar.  This is going to be a lot of work but is part of a bigger plan with the ticketing company I've launched recently and integration with Hijack is one of the avenues to its launch in the UK.

If anyone would like to contribute content and have it seen by many people (remember that there are still thousands of registered members, who will be emailed upon relaunch, as well as the high ranking of Hijack threads on search engines), please give me a shout via PM.

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