Lets get GR going again..

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  1. .:ForsakeN:.

    .:ForsakeN:. Senior Member

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    It was sold then abandoned by the current owner and then the staff followed. Then you had alot of pricks that drove most members off, then came the bots followed by this error that has been in place for weeks. Thats just a quick rundown which has holes and gaps but a basic picture none the less... :cry:
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy Administrator Staff Member

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    And yet, GR still stands. Of course not on solid ground yet, but its stands! :D
     
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    Barely.
     
  4. .:ForsakeN:.

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    Yes it does & i never gave up, i was still posting and welcoming members when there was nobody else here as you know shaggy. This place will bounce back but you may need to keep mass e-mailing & sending out pm's to everyone keeping that fire lit under there ass... :onfire:
     
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    what the fook just happened?
     
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    mine did the same thing but avg moved it to quarantine and deleted it
     
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    I got the same thing aswell...
     
  8. Shaggy

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    Hmm, need to do some searching if someone is trying to hack GR.
     
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    As people have mentioned time and time again, forums are being replaced by social media. I think a good move would be not to fight it, but embrace it. Many sites, outside of forums, gain attention by using these social media sites as a sort of portal the the other dimension that is their website.

    I would suggest setting up a Facebook & a tumblr. Tumblr is very image oriented, so would be a perfect fit. You could just choose some work made that caught your attention, or a quick tutorial, or something that would be interesting to the tumblr community and relevant to the forum, with links back to the forum.

    Facebook because, everyone is on Facebook, haha. With Facebook, you could do something similar with tumblr, but also focus on making graphics to circulate on FB, as well as the obvious, covers. While signatures are pretty much dead, covers have demand with Facebook and even G+. There's also headers and backgrounds for Twitter.

    Another focus should be on learning and disemminating various skills, techniques, tricks, whatever.

    Moral of the story is, don't fight social networks, use them as a tool for bringing in traffic, as well as seizing on the demand they create.
     
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  10. sadistic_greyfox

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    Same thing here, Firefox reported this site as malicious content, guessing alot of potentional new members are being chased away by it. I used to frequent this site for cool renders but as so many echo'ed, growing up hardly gives you time for the things you once loved.
     
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  12. Shaggy

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    Working on getting the malware deal taken care of. Nice timing, right when I am trying to bring GR back to life, this happens. :(
     
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    Not been on GR for some time, but still somtimes I come arround here. Still place with lot of resources, tutorials etc. Would be a shame if all of that will be lost for many. I learnt a lot from this place about photoshop.
     
  14. Blazeman

    Blazeman Am I Evil?

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    Your my hero with that comment
     
  15. xlink

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    For a few days my browsers warned that viewing this site could be malicious.

    Any idea why?
     

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