A theory of recession



  • In my boredom, I had a sudden flash of insight (or insanity).

    Can a recession in the webboards be similar to a recession in the economy? To solve the latter, the government can increase spending to stimulate the economy. Does this mean that to solve the former the mods increase posting to stimulate renewed interest?

    Feel free to tell me how far overboard I've fallen.

    (edit)idiot - I sure don't want to spend money on a webboard. ;) (/edit)
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    (This message has been edited by Avatara (edited 03-31-2002).)



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    Originally posted by Avatara:
    Feel free to tell me how far overboard I've fallen.

    You're already drowning.

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  • Oh, I don't know - he's gotten two replies already ;)

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  • Overboard? You can't even see the boat anymore. ;)

    But, at any rate, it is working.

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  • I will not post!, I will not post! Arrgh! :D

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    When I'm bored, my post number goes up.



  • I think these posts validated your point, actually.

    Just like the economy, webboards have 'businesses' which cause posting, and can go into depressions if those 'businesses' fail. This board went into one after interest in the game itself tapered off before interest gathered for TSes. Oh, and Avatara - this theory was just one drop in the bucket of your insanity. I'm only trying to draw comparisons because I'm absolutely bonkers. :p

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    Originally posted by Talos:
    **I think these posts validated your point, actually.
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    I guess it did, that's the second post you've made in the last 60 days. ;)

    But the TSes are part of the reason I thought of it. Most of the "Golden Ages" of this webboard have been while there were multiple fun and exciting TSes, and/or an interesting tavern. (Tavern 2 is an example of one of these periods...there was another this past fall that started with the 'undead war')

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  • I think that it is important to not just increase the money that's going into the board, but that it is also necessary to stimulate new interest. One way of doing this is to get current members to start playing Cythera, particularly after they've finished with Nova. =)

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    Originally posted by Starkiller:
    **...particularly after they've finished with Nova.
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    By the time that happens, the current slump in activity here will be over. Note that a lot of people won't be finished with Nova for looooooong time. ;)

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    Originally posted by iKaterei:
    **By the time that happens, the current slump in activity here will be over. Note that a lot of people won't be finished with Nova for looooooong time.;)

    **

    I'm done. =)

    Actually, I haven't got myself interested in Cythera just yet... I've played it briefly, and it seems fun, so I'm going to have to get myself to play it some more.

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  • A newbie has been summoned. Here I am with my flameproof suit... :p
    Scarilly enough I got bored with nova so I was looking at the other Ambrosia games when Cythera poped out at me. I am now intrapped...
    (edited because UBB does not support uppercase Ps in their smilies)
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    (This message has been edited by Blackie (edited 04-08-2002).)



  • Welcome to the Cythera Board, Blackie!

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