6 months ago, in July, I had some of the most fun I've ever had. That was when I first found this site. Yet, now days, the fun seems to have been left by a lot.
I named this effect the Boggey effect... Just cause I published it first.
All information here is speculated here. I may be wrong.The Boggey Effect
The Boggey Effect is in many ways like an economic crisis. A lack of one thing leads to a shortage of everything.
The start of the effect, was a loss of contests. And by contests, I shall be referring to the good contests, ones that were punctuated and ones that actually get judged. Back in July, the list went through 5 - 6 whole pages. Now days, barely over 1 page. Because of that, with even fewer contests that interest us, we have less contests to join. And that creates part 2.
The next part, is like this - Due to a lack of contests, any time a simple contest pops up, old members like me (but not me) spam the thread with old entries. As this clearly shows an overpowerness over newer members, the likelihood for them to come back has decreased, also contributing to a lack of newer contests. Which can lead to part 3.
And then, with the remaining newer members, because of a lower interest level, they spend less time on comments, on discussion making. For those contests they do make, because of a lack of proper contest writing, since they do not believe it is necessary as we don't treat them well enough, we don't join them, therefore letting them leave. In fact, I haven't seen a new member use HTML in discussions until I met @modnation675
And due to a even lower level of contests, players tend to all squeeze into one contest, therefore causing a greater dispute, and more hostility through competition. Though it seems okay right now, it might get worse.Solution
Old People: Create more unique contests. Be nicer to newer people. Don't post old cards in easy contests.
Newer People: Create better written contests. Post more cards in contests. Join more contests. Come back every once in a while. Listen to advice.