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  1. Hmmm... coordinated and constant! almost might be worth changing thus to “Member Break” where the mods keep the number climbing... though we could be mean and lovk the topic do only modd can reply .... MUAHAHAHAHA! Good thing we’re nicer than that.
  2. Isn't it the worst when the mods start paying attention to this long-running topic?!
  3. The settings on the forum are set to allow for a max of 120 kB per account... So as you upload files the limit starts to fill up. I know... I know... That isn't much space. It is intended more for singature images and stuff versus images for posts. The reason is that files can add up quickly and, as Penguin-keeper mentioned, it affects both the costs of maintaining the site as well as the experience for people browsing the site on mobile or other slower internet connections. Imgur and others like it really are the best balance for all involved... You get all the images you want hosted, TT doen't have to shoulder the storage costs of tons of large images and people viewing the site still get to see the images (though sometimes slowly depending on image size and connection speed).
  4. WAAAAY back in 2004 TamaTalk first appeared online. Thinks were very different back then. I was still learning how to manage a web site... The member count was tiny... Things were simple. Then TamaTalk started growing... And growing... And growing. Back then in 2004, if you told me that in 2019 this site would still be online I would have laughed and thought you were dreaming. Well... No dreaming required (though there are lots of blinding fast years in between). So June 15 is TamaTalk official birthday. This little community is now 15 years old... 15!!! Like any 15 year old, we've gone through many changes over the years. Uh... I guess 15 puts us into awkward puberty age... *checks for pimples on the site* It is times like this that I am left feeling very grateful. Grateful to all of our wonderful members... Our wonderful Guides... Our wonderful Angelgotchi and Lifetime Angelgotchi donors... Even grateful to Google for helping people find us for the first time. So thank you to all of you! Fifteen years is pretty amazing, in my opinion. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAMATALK!!!
  5. I am so happy to announce that @Penguin-keeper has accepted our invitation to join the TamaTalk Guides Team! Congratulations, Penguin-keeper! We are very happy to have you helping out!
  6. For those who haven't seen it yet... Check out the tweet from @Tamagotchi_US before May 24 for a chance to win a Tamagotchi ON
  7. I am curious to know who is planning on getting a Tamagotchi On (vote in the poll)... Also, what is most appealing to you about the Tamagotchi On? Color screen? App integration? Just to have a new release? Something else?
  8. Engadget has a write up on the Tamagotcho On
  9. Looks like Bandai has made the official announcement about the Tamagotchi On! 75 day countdown... Can you wait that long?!
  10. There are a LOT of really cool fan Tamagotchi related projects going on right now. I wanted to draw some attention to one that has fantastic potential: Tamagotchi-Re-animated I can't describe their project any better than they do: I can't wait to see what comes out of this collaboration! Check them out here or on Twitter
  11. Woohoo!  Just got our 200th folower on twitter ( @tamatalkdotcom ).  What’s cooler than that? Next month we celebrate 15 years online!!

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    2. KidRetro64


      Well Done! Glad Tamatalk is growing strong ;)

    3. Penguin-keeper


      15 years is like 15 billion in Internet Years! :lol: Congratulations on the milestones!

    4. derekq


      Hell ya, 15 years!!!  People say good things must come to an end, that isn't true for those admins who care. Thanks!

  12. Like any smart company, they are also monitoring these channels for demand. If hints of a pending release land with a thud in the community they don't pursue it. However, if excitement builds and it keeps growing (or goes viral) within the community they know what might result in some good sales (making it worth pursuing a rerelease).
  13. Yup... The same view works on computer, tablet and phone. Things shift around a little, of course.
  14. I'll start off with this little tidbit... Today, March 12 2019, is the worldwide web's 30th birthday (what was life like before the www?). Bonus fun fact... TamaTalk is months away from being 15 years old. If you are under 30, you have never known a world without access to the web. If, like me, you are over 30, you know how much things have changed.
  15. Thought I would try to kick off a game of interesting facts similar to the last post wins and others like that we have enjoyed for years... This one is for fun facts. Winner is the one who collects the most reactions for the post (that little heart icon below each post). Maybe the rule will change... I don't know. Might be fun though and can learn a few things, right?
  16. Alexa tell the others that I won this *Topic closed by Admin*
  17. Can you post a livk to the tweet(s) you are referring to? PM me if you need help.
  18. Came across another cool article on Twitter and thought it was worth sharing: The life and death of Tamagotchi and the virtual pet
  19. I remember speaking with some of the Bandai USA folks many years ago regarding phones. This was around the time of explosive growth in smartphones and the decline of sales of Tamagotchi in stores. Back then they recognized that phones/apps were going to be eating into the attention spans of their customers. That being said, I think having apps integrated with the handheld devices is a natural thing to expect (though we kind of saw this kind of experimenting with Tamagotchi and web site codes years ago too). It is crazy to think about how much things have changed with Tamagotchi, the web, phones, social media, etc in just the (almost) 15 years that TamaTalk has been around... I hope Bandai is able to figure something compelling out.
  20. Sounds like you did a good job of teaching them responsibility. I still think there is some validity in using a virtual pet as a test for being prepared for the responsibility of having a real pet. My kids are still very young. We aren't doing the pet thing until they are old enough to handle some of the responsibility and care (this also buys us some time to be able to afford caring for pets after the caring for young child expenses like daycare and diapers are gone).
  21. I've been curious to know if a bit of Bandai's thinking with the re-releases and such... I've been left wondering if part of this is related to the fact that many of the people that had Tamagotchi as kids are now getting to the age of having their own kids. Will there be some generational sharing thing?
  22. Found this article about using a Tamagotchi as a good measure of seeing how ready somebody is to take on the responsibility of having a pet… I have to say, I could not agree more! Have you all seen any relationship between caring for a virtual pet and how that relates to caring for a real one?