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Xemadus Echina

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idea gambling
« on: March 31, 2010, 07:13:25 PM »

i was lying around just thinking and it suddenly occurred to me "what is it that brings people to post their ideas on forums?"  i thought about myself and i realized that every time i couldn't think of a solid reason for it or against it (or more reasons leaning towards one way or another) i just took a gamble.  one of the most recent examples is my very short lived "rant room" idea.  i ended up finding an online dice program and assigning a reason for or against it to a numeric value and then just rolled the dice. (i rolled a two and the reason was that it might turn into something fun and exiting).  this very idea was even subject to a gamble. i flipped a coin and if i could call it and get the call right i would post it. what I'm getting at though, is do any of you use methods to help you decide whether or not you will post an idea? do you just hold your tongue when you have an idea and never bring it to life or do you just post everything you think of and hope for the best?  or do you weigh the idea and look at it intellectually and if you can't come to a decision, gamble with it and leave it to chance.
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Re: idea gambling
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 08:04:00 PM »

I post when I think I can contribute something, usually a new idea. Or to answer a question.^^
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Re: idea gambling
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 08:13:12 PM »

im not talking about any post. i'm talking specifically about threads.
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Re: idea gambling
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 08:19:04 PM »

Well the same idea applies to threads. I trust you've read my ramblings? However, Im2smart4u and KZ seem to typically know what kind of threads the forums needs... (as they're the top thread starters)
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Re: idea gambling
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 09:49:22 AM »

It's simple rainen: if you think others will find the idea interesting, and it's somehow relevant to the forums and might bring out interesting discussion, or you're interested in finding out people's opinion on the matter, or there is something game related which isn't really clear and worth debating- then it might be worth posting a new thread. The best way, if you're unsure, is to have a look around at the most popular threads and think to yourself what makes them so interesting and appealing.

It's not worth starting many threads with random and pointless stuff though- that might easily look like you simply wanting to boost your forum stats via flooding.
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Re: idea gambling
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 10:50:05 PM »

KZ you are the one who are pretty good at making interesting topics.
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Re: idea gambling
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 07:59:15 PM »

I like to be conservative with my Ideas because if you drop little hints just maybe you can get money for them.
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Re: idea gambling
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2010, 09:02:09 PM »

About the only time I start a new thread is when I'm asking a question but too lazy to see if someone else had already posted about it.
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