The r/visualnovels growth in the past 2 months

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#1 by godot
2020-10-13 at 22:40
< report >Hi everyone, just a post to ask your opinion on the sudden growth of the visual novels subreddit in the past 2 monnths. Having looked on redditmetrics to make this post, it appears that the subreddit has gained an average of 800 members each days for the past two months, and this is quite a big number for a subreddit that was gaining previously an average of 70 new followers each day. Did anything happen inside or outside the vn community for this gain of popularity, because I'm quite confused myself.Last modified on 2020-10-13 at 23:29
#2 by butterflygrrl
2020-10-13 at 22:47
< report >there was a thread about it where someone explained or at least proposed theories but i can't remember the answer. it wasn't about things in the vn community exactly as much as people coming from elsewhere iirc.

edit: linkLast modified on 2020-10-13 at 22:51
#3 by shinytentacool
2020-10-14 at 07:07
< report >Reddit's site layout is so terrible. You'd never get me to use it
#4 by eacil
2020-10-14 at 07:27
< report >That's why you use old layout like every sane person on Earth. linkLast modified on 2020-10-14 at 07:27
#5 by onorub
2020-10-14 at 11:05
< report >I don't remember the name of it, but some pretty famous anime podcast had an extended discussion about visual novels. r/visualnovels is probably just going on momentum from it.
#6 by sillyjelly
2020-10-14 at 12:06
< report >Really?That was a good news.
#7 by fazz321
2020-10-14 at 12:41
< report >Oh, yeah there was a Trash Taste episode like that. I never knew it had such effect.

Now I want actual visual novel episode even more.Last modified on 2020-10-14 at 12:41
#8 by vninfohata
2020-10-14 at 14:06
< report >it wasn't only the trash taste podcast but also the fallout from the r/animemes purge where scoured to find new places to be where they can freely say unwanted words like trap. Tomgirls is so much nicer.
#9 by butterflygrrl
2020-10-14 at 14:58
< report >#8 that theory was mentioned and potentially debunked in the thread, though i don't entirely understand the 'proof'
#10 by clorust
2020-10-14 at 19:14
< report >Why anyone here would use that cesspit of a website, let alone keep track of its traffic, is beyond me. It's depressing to think that's the sort of audience that could end up polluting this medium and the surrounding community in droves.
#11 by butterflygrrl
2020-10-14 at 19:51
< report >psst.

i'm gonna tell you something you'll hate.

people who use tumblr also use VNDB.
#12 by godot
2020-10-14 at 19:52
< report >#10 I mean I visit it once a week to keep track of things in the community, and when I saw the numbers growing that much I decided to look at its traffic to see if it was something constant, considering the subreddit is the biggest community of any sort of visual novels fan on the Internet. So please keep out your elitism out of here if you could, because this is purely a post to ask what is happening, nothing else. Have a good day ^^
#13 by greenmachine
2020-10-19 at 01:36
< report >@10 yes, reddit bad. but, um, reddit normies aren't going to "pollute" vns any more than casual anime fans polluted anime. There will always be more hardcore and niche fans that find their way onto forums like this.

@12 the growth seems encouraging, i get that many feel that too many "normies" getting into the genre would be bad but i really doubt that. I'm a pretty casual consumer of vns and I'd be happy if more people got to experience the stories, even if it's through a website like reddit. Interesting to to track these sorts of things!


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