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Another TikTok boom (courtesy of The Cool Website Girl)

Postby Tinhampton » Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:58 am

Yesterday, a little-known TikToker called The Cool Website Girl uploaded this video, which has racked up 11,200 likes or so as of time of writing. It appears to have been the catalyst for a wave of new arrivals in recent hours. To those newcomers who are reading this, welcome aboard!
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Postby Jewish Underground State » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:01 am

This will be interesting to see. I wonder how many new users we will have and what they will do.
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Postby Southeast Marajarbia » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:02 am

I just hope it's not as big as the Drewpocalypse.
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Postby Jewish Underground State » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:04 am

Southeast Marajarbia wrote:I just hope it's not as big as the Drewpocalypse.

I didn’t learn about the Drewpocalypse until very recently. Do you guys think we’ll get another one from this?
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Postby Aidenfieeld » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:06 am

Oh, I just posted this on my region’s RMB. :P
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Postby Southeast Marajarbia » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:07 am

Jewish Underground State wrote:
Southeast Marajarbia wrote:I just hope it's not as big as the Drewpocalypse.

I didn’t learn about the Drewpocalypse until very recently. Do you guys think we’ll get another one from this?


Depends. I was here last year for the third one. That got big real fast, with over 30,000 players arriving during the first one as far as I know. This looks like something minor in comparison, given it's Tiktok and scrolling past certain videos exists.
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Postby Quebecshire » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:33 am

I’m quite happy with this. Time will tell regarding how many of them stick around, but it been far better than previous boosts for us.
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Postby Whitemore » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:37 am

I don't really know about to feel about the video.
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Postby South Pacifican Kilendjj » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:52 am

this could be bad or good.
so the drewpocalypse happened because fans of his joined NS, so it got popular and created the purge.
in the case it might or might not happen.
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Postby Hulldom » Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:01 am

Quebecshire wrote:I’m quite happy with this. Time will tell regarding how many of them stick around, but it been far better than previous boosts for us.

WA in the feeders (at least TNP) are ~mostly~ flat, but these folks seem to be better behaved than the last so far…so there’s that.
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Postby Jewish Underground State » Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:11 am

The question now is which account belongs to the person who uploaded this video. I bet the person made a puppet just for the video.
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Postby Hiram Land » Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:13 am

Tinhampton wrote:Yesterday, a little-known TikToker called The Cool Website Girl uploaded this video, which has racked up 11,200 likes or so as of time of writing. It appears to have been the catalyst for a wave of new arrivals in recent hours. To those newcomers who are reading this, welcome aboard!

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Postby The North Polish Union » Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:18 am

Time to break out the recruitment TG stamps :P
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Postby Jewish Underground State » Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:20 am

The North Polish Union wrote:Time to break out the recruitment TG stamps :P

My region is one step ahead of you. As soon as we heard this we began using recruitment stamps.


This is a good day for recruiting
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Postby Les Claypool » Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:35 am

Jewish Underground State wrote:The question now is which account belongs to the person who uploaded this video. I bet the person made a puppet just for the video.


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It was in the video
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Postby Reploid Productions » Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:17 pm

Much smaller spike than the Drewpocalypse, and a lot fewer Nazi trolls than the Russian TikTok spike awhile back too. Been a bit busier than usual on moderation's side with the influx, but nothing like the Drewpocalypse spike!
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Postby South Pacifican Kilendjj » Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:20 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:Much smaller spike than the Drewpocalypse, and a lot fewer Nazi trolls than the Russian TikTok spike awhile back too. Been a bit busier than usual on moderation's side with the influx, but nothing like the Drewpocalypse spike!

That's the good news...
if it continues on I feel like we might have another drewpocalypse but less severe
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Postby Novosoviet » Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:20 pm

Whitemore wrote:I don't really know about to feel about the video.


Yeah Me too, On One Hand, I find the website needs more growth, but on the other I feel like it would just make everything more complicated
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Postby The Church of Satan » Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:55 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:Much smaller spike than the Drewpocalypse, and a lot fewer Nazi trolls than the Russian TikTok spike awhile back too. Been a bit busier than usual on moderation's side with the influx, but nothing like the Drewpocalypse spike!

Honestly, the first thing that comes to mind (for me) when these sudden spikes happen is how many of them will be deleted and inevitably banned. Because these social media booms tend to attract low quality players. Really hoping it'll be different this time, but since it's from TikTok, my expectations are quite low. :P
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Postby Reploid Productions » Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:15 pm

The Church of Satan wrote:
Reploid Productions wrote:Much smaller spike than the Drewpocalypse, and a lot fewer Nazi trolls than the Russian TikTok spike awhile back too. Been a bit busier than usual on moderation's side with the influx, but nothing like the Drewpocalypse spike!

Honestly, the first thing that comes to mind (for me) when these sudden spikes happen is how many of them will be deleted and inevitably banned. Because these social media booms tend to attract low quality players. Really hoping it'll be different this time, but since it's from TikTok, my expectations are quite low. :P

Well, also keep in mind that in any of these booms, it may only seem like a higher-than-normal number are getting nuked right out of the gate. In reality the percentages probably don't shift too much. If 1% of all traffic are insta-DEAT rulebreakers, 1% of normal traffic is always going to seem a lot smaller than 1% of flood traffic. ;) The Russian TikTok flood was a little bit of an outlier in that regard, but that may be owed to coming from a less-common geographic region than most of our traffic along with... urm... let's be diplomatic and call it "current global events in that region."
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Postby Tinhampton » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:13 am

Reploid Productions wrote:...The Russian TikTok flood was a little bit of an outlier in that regard, but that may be owed to coming from a less-common geographic region than most of our traffic along with... urm... let's be diplomatic and call it "current global events in that region."

In the interests of accuracy, the Russian-language boom was in November 2021. Russia didn't march troops into Ukraine until February 2022.
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Postby Lile Ulie Islands » Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:16 pm

Yeah...just look at TSP's list of new WA members to endorse...

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Postby Demonic Satan » Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:19 pm

The NS country might be a spare...

It's a shame the video came from TikTok (smh)
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Postby Reploid Productions » Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:51 pm

Tinhampton wrote:
Reploid Productions wrote:...The Russian TikTok flood was a little bit of an outlier in that regard, but that may be owed to coming from a less-common geographic region than most of our traffic along with... urm... let's be diplomatic and call it "current global events in that region."

In the interests of accuracy, the Russian-language boom was in November 2021. Russia didn't march troops into Ukraine until February 2022.

True, though the tensions were building well ahead of the actual invasion and it seems like Russia's had a higher-than-average amount of Nazi-flavor rhetoric even longer than that too. Hard to say, especially since I don't know the language/culture particularly well.
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