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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Jun 11, 2024 2:27 pm

This Friday marks the 20th anniversary of the forums.

Despite all the changes, all the ups and downs, over the years, that is something significant in the world of internet fan communities.
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Postby FelipeFritschF » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:54 pm

EGF is indeed a remarkably resilient community. This isn't always obvious to people inside it, but it is really a wonder to many Eva fans out there that this site and its enormous wealth of resources - be them translations or discussions and theories that have been fundamental to interpreting the franchise internatioanlly - are still available, and they are very appreciated. I have even seen quite a few Japanese/Chinese/Korean fans, who a priori have higher access to all of these, who know of Evageeks because it has managed to retain those in one easily accessible place for 20+ years, whereas the Japanese sites often disappeared. Naturally it has also been reproduced elsewhere. There are some really good French, Italian or Spanish-speaking fansites that link back this site frequently or feature translated articles and forum posts from the forums and wiki. I am personally satisfied that this site has had a hand in informing people and dispelling several myths. Even though forums were born in a previous era of the Internet, they quite clearly have their own advantages and this is a format still better suited to proper discussion, archival and cooperation towards longer-term projects than social media whose algorithms usually push discussions down to the oblivion after 24 hours.

Hilariously it even leads to people assuming Evageeks is responsible for some sites or communities just because they are big and thus people assume they naturally "belong" to EGF. Although forum activity itself is quiet right now, it's easy to see that tons of people still read the forums. (I myself have made a post, only to see it screencapped and Google translated to Spanish hours later on Facebook, haha) Considering the mostly confirmed New Eva Thingy should be coming in the next 1 to 2 years (presumably for when Evangelion itself has its 30th anniversary), we should see it picking up again also.

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Postby child of Lilith » Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:18 am

How time flies. Doesn't really feel like it's been that long at all.
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Postby BernardoCairo » Thu Jun 13, 2024 6:24 pm

This is such an accomplishment really. This site was so important for the Evangelion community as a whole for so many years. It's still a reference, like it or not! So many great people put so much hard work into the forum and the wiki over the years... I'm lucky to have found it in time for the last movie. It was a really fun time back then. I wish more people would be here now to celebrate, but the site lives on!
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Postby JoelcrNeto » Thu Jun 13, 2024 10:42 pm

Congratulations, EGF! I am just glad to be part of this history.
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