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Cast your Pebbles!

Postby Elucubrator » Sun Apr 27, 2003 4:20 am

Come on everyone! We have a hundred and fourty members and only two or three people vote on any of the polls!!! (ok 5 in one of them) <br /><br />What's the problem? Are they that boring? I find it fun to cast a vote and then watch the changing results as more and more members chime in, it's like a game. <br /><br />But of course it's not exciting if nobody plays.<br /><br />Can anybody speculate why it is that no one votes?<br /><br /> ???
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Re:Cast your Pebbles!

Postby annis » Sun Apr 27, 2003 5:15 am

I'm sure a lot of those members joined once thinking it would be cool, and have never come back, or only check the site once a month. This forum has been very slow to build up to the point where you'd need to read it more than once a week.<br /><br />Patience.<br /><br />--<br />wm
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Re:Cast your Pebbles!

Postby Raya » Sun Apr 27, 2003 7:20 am

Indeed, what fun is posting polls (or anything for that matter) if nobody responds! I suspect that a lot of people come here, ask a question, and then leave when they get an answer (or realise they aren't getting one).<br /><br />I'm the moderator at a computer gaming forum which has over 10,000 members - and over there, although people come initially to discuss games, it's the general forums that keep people there: the ones where they can just be social.<br /><br />So - I think the Open Board is of more value than it might seem. Yes, we all have a common interest in the Classics - but even among classicists, you don't spend all day discussing Classics and nothing else...
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Re:Cast your Pebbles!

Postby Jeff Tirey » Sun Apr 27, 2003 10:50 pm

yes, I'm with William in that the Forum until just recently has grown very slowly so most members have sadly moved on.....<br /><br />Raya, you're right, more boards are the answer...I'll be adding more soon.<br /><br />jeff
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Re:Cast your Pebbles!

Postby Carola » Sun Apr 27, 2003 10:51 pm

Maybe they are just dumb like me and didn't realise how to vote!
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Re:Cast your Pebbles!

Postby Milito » Mon Apr 28, 2003 7:30 pm

Mea culpa..... I'm afraid I don't check daily....... But I did vote today!!<br /><br />Milito
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Re:Cast your Pebbles!

Postby Elucubrator » Mon Apr 28, 2003 7:51 pm

Welcome back Milito. Hope you start dropping by more often. By the way how did you manage to metamorphose into a Yak???<br /><br />seba ;)
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Re:Cast your Pebbles!

Postby Milito » Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:41 pm

Regarding the yak.... consider the temperature in Winnipeg in the winter.... becoming a yak is a survival mechanism.....<br /><br />Milito
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Postby Kalailan » Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:00 pm

i hope this doesn't count as necromancy, as it is forbidden by the torah.
(not that i would care much)

i was looking at old posts, and when i stumbled upon this i thought:
why don't you make a mechanism that after a long period a member doesn't come here, sends an e-mail to them that tells them their acount would be closed in such and such time, if they wouldn't state the want it kept.
that way people will not leave their acounts even if they aren't using them.
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Postby klewlis » Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:18 pm

Kalailan wrote:i hope this doesn't count as necromancy, as it is forbidden by the torah.
(not that i would care much)

i was looking at old posts, and when i stumbled upon this i thought:
why don't you make a mechanism that after a long period a member doesn't come here, sends an e-mail to them that tells them their acount would be closed in such and such time, if they wouldn't state the want it kept.
that way people will not leave their acounts even if they aren't using them.


because then our count would be lower... and higher numbers attract new visitors. and newer visitors mean more people to participate! :)
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Postby Keesa » Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:22 pm

You can't count me in on this one, as I try to make a habit of voting in every poll except the ones where I don't understand the answers or the question (due to one or both being in Latin or Ancient Greek.)
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Postby Moerus » Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:12 pm

My favorite aspect is Latin and Greek language together. There is no option for this. So, I didn't vote on the poll!
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Postby benissimus » Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:00 am

O Elucubrator, where art thou? True necromancy would be to bring him back, Kalailan :roll:
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Postby Episcopus » Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:46 pm

Did you not hear, Steven? I am he respawned. :shock:
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Postby Raya » Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:26 pm

Episcopus wrote:Did you not hear, Steven? I am he respawned. :shock:


I do wonder what Elucubrator would have to say about that... ;)
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