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Anybody with Admin below their name is definitely me or a trusted person. I myself will always sign as Butterfree. If somebody signs under that name but does not have the Admin label, it is most likely an impostor.

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Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 03-09-15

I don't know xfix very personally, actually - I just regularly get good error reports from them.

[31/07/2015 09:34:32]

Disaster Area
Commenting on: 03-09-15

I dunno maybe fansites themselves are a bit past it but on the competitive side there's still forums growing and the like. Pokemon Perfect is one that's been around for a while and is very competitive (focussed most on gen 1) and I made a forum to work on a fakemon project (called BAM - Build A Metagame), I think it's just that fan sites are generally with different purpose to previously, as lots of other means exist of quelling other Pokemon-fuelled desires. And Smogon covers pretty much everything anyway. Still love occasionally popping onto your site, with the odd fun tool or feature, and the RBY info is well-documented, better than I think most players were conscious of until the past year or so when we really dug deep. Also I see you know xfix.. I know them but not all that well, just curious where do you communicate? On simulators, or just via your website? Oh also I'm the person who contacted you ages ago on twitter about spriting (as BAM_Server or something)

[29/07/2015 22:50:01]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 03-09-15

I don't know to what extent it can be brought back. Largely I think the death of the fansite community is because social media sites like Facebook/Tumblr/etc. are providing the opportunity for self-expression and participation that once drove kids to want to create their own websites, and those aren't going anywhere. But I also think if there were more small personalish fansites, people would be more likely to make their own - I think most people who start a fansite are inspire by other fansites they've seen, and that makes the death of the community a bit of a vicious cycle. I'm doing my part by keeping up TCoD, but other people would probably need to take the initiative and make more sites to increase the odds of others getting into it.

[27/03/2015 08:20:33]

Megan
Commenting on: 03-09-15

Hello Butterfree!

I was a past Pokemon fansite owner but lost time to update it, even though I was still interested.

Now I notice that the fansite community is pretty dead which saddens me a lot. Any advice on how to bring back the community?

[26/03/2015 15:44:52]

Lilypad
Commenting on: 03-09-15

Thank you, I can now die happy. :) But seriously, this is very useful!

[09/03/2015 20:30:29]

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