I've recently (belatedly) read your article "Collective Choice: Ratings Ease of Use, Part Two" and I'm going to say I quite enjoyed it. To be honest, I haven't bothered with reading any articles from any poster there, since the last one was almost 4 years ago. Actually, the fact that a recent post was made was what perked my curiosity.
I'll say I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed your insight into the subject. I've since then changed my mind, and I believe I'll go back to read later articles. I look forward to any future additions.
I think TEC should be re-staffed with GM's more willing to help players, also account options for people who wish to play one game. I have been on Skotos for awhile and I am not interested in any of the other games that are on here.
Give an extended trial at maybe $6.00 a month for six months for one slot in TEC after the 1 month free trial. This is a good idea. This is something I can possibly get people to do. It's hard to get friends to consider playing a Text based game in the first place, in the world of PTP games like Wow and Xbox subscriptions. Give us some time to get them fully immersed in the Game!
TEC takes so long for people to get hooked that a one month free trial really isnt enough to get new people, make older players try it once again. A fresh marketing ploy give an extended trial at maybe $6.00 a month for six months for one slot in TEC.
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Make it so that you need atleast 20 posts to be able to post in the general skotos, the premium and the storybuilders boards. That should repel the spam bots. Either that or upgrade the forums to a newer build.