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    • CommentAuthorikbenniels
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2021
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    It strikes me that lately the activity of users is very low. Very few snapshots are uploaded. Does this spell the end for WTM? I hope not, because I still think it's a really fun game. Is there anything we can do about this?
    Who else notices this?

    Yours sincerely,

    ibenniels
    • CommentAuthorstuken
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2021
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    yep!
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    The activity on WTM has been on a decline for years. Back in the day there were hundreds of solves on a single shot, or even more than a thousand. Take this one for example #115071 (https://whatthemovie.com/shot/115071).

    I stopped playing between 2011 and 2013, continued playing until November of 2013 and then stopped playing again until mid 2019. The difference in activity I witnessed was MASSIVE. It sucks but I'm happy to see a handful of the original players still uploading and solving shots. It'd be a good idea to get the word out about this site but I don't want this to be just another quiz site either. But more players are definitely welcome!
    • CommentAuthorlezard
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2021
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    I agree with everything you say, guys. I am not a specialist but I can just guess a few things:
    - 10 years ago, the game was new and new things cause more attention and excitement.
    -There were far more players, probably as a consequence of my first point but also because the game was far easier: Omar, I checked the page you quote as an example. 80% of the shots are from blockbusters, from Pirates of the Caribbean to the Shining, Jurassic Park, Alice in Wonderland, and when it comes to "classics", we have "Wizard of Oz, Modern Times and M". No wonder there are so many solves.
    -Consequently, I've come to think that some players have just grown tired, others (among which people I know)have stopped because they don't like playing, they like winning. As soon as it gets a bit difficult, they give up.
    -Finally, fewer and fewer people (especially young people) watch movies. they watch series.

    I don't know if my points are relevant and even if they are if doesn't help much to find new players.
    A final (personal) point. For some reason, I can't play on my new phone though I've tried evrything I could. If the game is not easily available on new devices, it could be a problem.
    Happy end of the year everyone!
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      CommentAuthorefji
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2022
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    Interresting discussion! A long time ago I started to gather datas showing the inexorable fall of WTM, and predicting its death around 2023. We are there. And the causes are quite well known: too many rules, too many cops, no fun.