HenshinJustice is shutting down

Discussion in 'The Power Chamber' started by Gold Samurai, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Gold Samurai

    Gold Samurai Member

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    No one is covering Morphicon? No one is talking or speculating on Ninja Steel? No one is talking about the soul of Chogokin dino zords?

    No one is talking about the latest figuarts reveals?

    No one is posting or talking about the status of the movie or just having general talk?

    I just have to say


    This place is a joke. This will probably be the only post here because no one visits henshin justice. For god sakes. Some of the banners are five years old

    The Doctor and Amy?

    Captain Marvelous?

    Kamen Rider Dragon Knight?


    :mad:

    You guys didn't even cover morphicon? Are you just trying to fail and not promote anything? You might as well just slide into the shadows like all the other Power Ranger/Sentai forums from days
     
  2. Shougo B'Stard

    Shougo B'Stard Would like to change his avatar

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    And I thought I was bummed out about HJU's long, sad decline.
     
  3. Black Fang

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    It doesn't help that the current lot of shows just aren't worth watching (at least on a weekly basis), and many shows that would be worth talking about aren't subbed, meaning few people here would've watched them.
     
  4. Jacky392000

    Jacky392000 Open Your Amazons!

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    they DID cover all of those. on their Henshin Justice Unlimited Facebook page. because they're aware that the forum is not as active as before and since most people would rather check their social media for the latest news.
     
  5. Herman the German

    Herman the German Treasure Cards of the Underworld

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    Hm, I guess this is a bad time for grumpy old men like myself who don't even have or WANT a Facebook account, huh? xD;
     
  6. Toku Prime

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    Most of the site's regular content contributors up and left to found The Tokusatsu Network instead. I doubt we'll ever know the behind-the-scenes reasoning for them heading off on their own instead of staying here, but yeah the folks that used to post news, interview people at PMC etc are now putting their content up on that site.

    I follow Keith Justice on twitter and it seems like since everyone jumped ship his real life got really busy. New job, new relationship etc. I guess he doesn't have much free time to devote to the site or find new content creators right now.

    As Jackie mentioned though, Keith is still really active on the facebook page. News, his own favs, even more general geek stuff.

    Vangelus does his 'V-Build Live' Q&A streams every so often and will inevitably be asked about the HJU Radio podcast. His usual response is that Keith is still trying to get people together for it but the remaining podcast people all live in different countries in different timezones and it's just become an olympian task to try and find a time when everyone's available for several hours to record. Keith did attend PMC and mentioned on social media that several people there had asked him about the podcast and it had really fired him up to get it restarted.

    Personally I do try and contribute a lot to keep things going (sometimes I worry I'm posting too much and y'all are probably sick of me lol), mainly because I'm not on any other forums and I hate being the new guy. I only came onto here when the RRR forum died. A lot of the members from back when I joined don't seem to be around any more, but I've heard most people only stick with a specific fandom for around five years and most of the forum veterens from back then seemed to have got into the fansubbed shows after the end of RPM, so I guess that works out.
     
  7. SamuraiEchidna

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    Though I'm not really as angry, I am beginning to feel the same as Gold Samurai. I saw the Chogokin Guardian Beasts, and not a single mention was made on this forum that I know of.

    I like a smaller forum/website, but it's not worth staying if up-to-date information isn't being shared. As someone who wants to start a podcast some day with tokusatsu-related material as one of my subjects, I don't want to search too far for news and updates. I have some sources, sure, but getting all the major information in one place would be a lot more helpful.
     
  8. Edmond Dantes

    Edmond Dantes New Member

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    Just saying, the title of this topic is misleading as all hell.

    The forums aren't as active as they used to be? Fine. But claiming that something is "shutting down" tends to be an official announcement of some sort, usually to the effect of "in X number of days we the owners will be removing this site and all this content from the internet." I was legitimately a little scared when I saw this topic's title, until I realized it was just a poor choice of words and not a proper announcement.

    Maybe call it something like "I'm bummed that these forums aren't as active as they used to be" or something instead of scaring me like that.
     
  9. Shogun_Master

    Shogun_Master Why is every good TV show Cancelled

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    At least, we would figure it'd be on the main news page if it was true. But, yeah. I'll post something, come back & find out not a single person has posted anything in any of my usual haunts here in an entire day- sometimes several days. I'm barely ever on here to begin with, and yet even I can tell. I think the only person who regularly posts news is Storm Eagle & one other person.
     
  10. MagusKaizer

    MagusKaizer New Member

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    hey if you don't like it volunteer to add news and what not. what point is there in bitching about the issue without offering to help fix it
     
  11. Aoi Kurenai

    Aoi Kurenai Mad Skillz

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    I don't think the front page being more active would do anything to boost the activity of the forums. For the longest time, HJU was seen as a forum first and foremost and for a brief period of time, yeah, it was a decent news source. That time has passed. HJU's front page, as much as I hate to say it, has lost almost all of its credibility. You've got inactivity, reposts from Orends and JE Fusion, two of the least credible yet prevalent toku sites out there, and thinly veiled advertisements for online gambling hurting the front page. Also, gathering news isn't easy. Sure, you can continue to be another repost machine and copy news from a place that copied news from a place that copied news from a place that actually translated it and sourced it properly, but what's the point in that? Your average Western tokusatsu fan and HJU member doesn't speak or read Japanese.

    As a forum and community, HJU has been on its death bed for years. The decrease in activity, engaging discussion, and new member registrations has annihilated its ability to thrive. A number of vital members who facilitated interesting discussion have moved on from forums to social media. You had a period of people humoring trolls or those who were just ignorant of their offensive posts that did little to spur any discussion of merit. With less and less engaging discussion and even just the basic activity a forum needs, there was less of a reason for potential members to sign up and post. What you have left is this strange place in where only a small handful of members make regular posts in a small handful of threads.

    In its heyday, HJU could easily get you a new episode discussion thread with 2-3 pages worth of content within hours of an episode airing. These days you're lucky if one of those threads reaches 5 posts. There's less an incentive for staff to do anything of note (one of the key reasons I stepped down as an admin) because that user base just isn't there. At this point you'd need to almost totally wipe the forums, bring in a set of active staff members, and really try to interact with people. You don't even need any sort of thought provoking discussions – we had tons of off topic chat threads that were engaging and a great place to make a new friend or two.

    HJU on Facebook these days is mostly an image reposting machine, but it's...fairly active there? I dunno, I do miss the way HJU used to be but the core that helped bring in activity and new members is so splintered that I don't ever see it being what it returning to its former self.
     
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  12. big_j_ny

    big_j_ny Just an Internet User Passing Thru

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    Aoi, I think toku-theme forums in general are on the decline.........and HJU seems to be the front-running example of the death of toku-forums.

    Not too long ago, you guys had to shut down the forums for the Tokusatsu Network for the same reasons you stated..........most of the interesting and well-rationalized discussion has moved over to the social media sites.

    Another toku-theme forum known as Toku Nation seems to be getting more regular activity as HJU, but it is not at the same activity level as HJU was in its prime days. Social media has basically replaced fandom discussion and interact that HJU and even Japan Hero once provided.

    The only toku-theme forum that managed to maintain its activity level and interesting discussion interaction happens to be Rangerboard, and they are mostly a Power Rangers themed forum first.
     
  13. Shogun_Master

    Shogun_Master Why is every good TV show Cancelled

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    The guy you're quoting really got off the mark of what I was saying, and you went even further. :sweat:

    The only mention I made of anything "front page" related was saying that if the title of this thread was true, it probably would've been there because several people made a point that when they saw it, they were thrown off. As to the news, thing, though- I agree, but I don't have the time. I don't even have my own internet access & am loathe to buy it because I only frequent a couple of sites & that list seems to get progressively shorter every year I spend out of high school.

    But I'm not just talking about new news in general. I would've thought people would want to talk about the news a little more than usual. But, I'm guessing it's a combination of them also not having the time & being worn out by the same general process & talking points every year. Plus, we're not exactly kind to new thread-goers. In the last few years, we've generally seemed to just get pissed off whenever some middle school or junior high kid comes on & either can't articulate well or jumps onto familiar looking bandwagons us older people have already learned to be wary of.

    In all likelihood, that's probably it. We're getting too old to give that much of a damn & we're just not getting as many younger posters as we used to.
     
  14. KamenGrappler

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    I gotta say I do miss the old days of HJU. People posting pics of their toku hauls, or cosplay. Polls on favorite characters. A lot of back-and-forth about where we thought series were heading, and what we thought upcoming series and movies were going to be about.

    I get it though, forums in general seem to be going by the wayside in favor of things like twitter, tumblr, facebook and instagram. While I'm sure this forum and others will never be as relevant as they once were, it would be nice if with a collective effort we could all getting a little more discussion going on. Who knows, maybe this thread will inspire people to try and post a little more regularly.
     
  15. MagusKaizer

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    I have to agree with ya on that although I tried posting a thread once 106 views and no replies and the topic was speculation on what would come out next for the CSM line or what some people would want to be done with rider belts that were heavy on the collectables (i.e. switches, medals, rings, and eyecons)
     
  16. Bigdog

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    That sounds like a great idea to post more here.
     
  17. MagusKaizer

    MagusKaizer New Member

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    idk if you were quoting me or not but the problem is no one wanted to post in my thread for some reason
     
  18. Red Falcon

    Red Falcon Lurker

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    The forum itself is decaying. For the last few weeks, whenever I tried to sign in to the forums, I'd be signed out after I logged in. I would keep signing in, but I still get signed out. This is the first time I successfully logged in since.
     
  19. Herman the German

    Herman the German Treasure Cards of the Underworld

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    The issue with that seems to be with the outdated forum link on the front page leading to henshinjustice.com/forums, as opposed to forums.henshinjustice.com as it should be now. Attempting to login at /forums will technically lead to success, but throw you back to the wrong page - going to forums.henshinjustice.com, you'll find yourself properly logged in.
     
  20. Kivat

    Kivat Some kind of Beast mode

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    Well the less people that are here the more random people's posting times will be. So if we aren't on the same page you'll just forget. It's not like we used to know when certain people would be on, but we did know that someone would be.

    It doesn't help when the shows progressively lose their souls and become cash grabbing corpses. That may have been the main reason I don't come often. If I don't have the urge to talk about something, the feeling like I'm going to explode if I don't share my thoughts, then why else would I come?

    My toku life in general is on heavy decline really, I drop Sentai's now (which I thought I'd never do), I don't even remember what Kamen Rider is, and PR is just in a different place now with no intentions of evolving.
     

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