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Drey



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tyche wrote:
Speaking of insects I notice this forum has been invaded by a swarm of locusts. There's been ~400 new users in the last 4 or 5 months. Almost all but a handful are randomly generated and certainly fake.


Like today's new user, mertifis, the profile for whom is a link to a website that's a combination news site and search engine?
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eiz



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tyche wrote:
Drey wrote:
Had I known what this was going to turn in to, I would not have posed the question in the first place.


Shhh, I can't hear the crickets.

Speaking of insects I notice this forum has been invaded by a swarm of locusts. There's been ~400 new users in the last 4 or 5 months. Almost all but a handful are randomly generated and certainly fake.


No free time = no CAPTCHA. No CAPTCHA = mass spam.

Oh well. It was nice while it lasted. =)

Molly wrote:
One concrete thing that I'd like to do is to put a link between this Discussion board and the site for Free Muds, that some of the members here are involved in too.


Not interested.

BTW:

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I know that one of the ground rules here is 'no advertising', but that is just to stop the moronic ads about 'come play my cool mud', and it shouldn't stop us from advertising the site to the community.


No really, the bit about no advertising really means 'no advertising', not 'no advertising with exceptions for clique X'.

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How can we make this Discussion Forum more commonly known?


Um... by actually promoting it? I don't think anyone has tried that to date.
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KaVir



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eiz wrote:
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How can we make this Discussion Forum more commonly known?


Um... by actually promoting it? I don't think anyone has tried that to date.


When discussing things on other forums I'll occasionally say things like "Something similar was discussed on mudlab a few months ago..." with a link. Not sure if it helps pick up new members or not.
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Molly O'Hara



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eiz wrote:

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How can we make this Discussion Forum more commonly known?


Um... by actually promoting it? I don't think anyone has tried that to date.


Perhaps you could explain exactly in what ways 'promoting' is different from 'advertising'?
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Tyche



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KaVir wrote:
When discussing things on other forums I'll occasionally say things like "Something similar was discussed on mudlab a few months ago..." with a link. Not sure if it helps pick up new members or not.


It certainly does as I've done the same thing and several posters have shown up here. It may be the best way if it's done in threads where mud design discussion is taking place and relevant.

I have a Mudlab link on my site's front page since this group began. I also put Mudlab in my delicio.us tags.

TheSourcery averages 100 unique visitors a day and from what I can tell it's doing one thing right that I intended it to do, redirecting people off my site to other mud sites. The other thing it ain't doing so well at is people stopping to update it with links of their own. I get several emails a month asking if I could put their links up myself. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Molly O'Hara wrote:
eiz wrote:

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How can we make this Discussion Forum more commonly known?


Um... by actually promoting it? I don't think anyone has tried that to date.


Perhaps you could explain exactly in what ways 'promoting' is different from 'advertising'?


Well, it would be a bit silly to promote mudlab on mudlab... last time I checked there were plenty of other websites that didn't have rules against advertising.

RE: sigs... about 10% of the site's traffic (inconsequential as it is) comes from TMC. It's better than nothing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read here but as im not running a mud any more I am more like a troll
lurking underneath a bridge now a days...
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Crystal



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kyuss wrote:
I read here but as im not running a mud any more I am more like a troll
lurking underneath a bridge now a days...


Actually a troll is more like someone who lurks around various boards in order to start flamewars and cause trouble.

CERTAINLY we don't have any of those here.....

On another note, I could care less if Mudlab advertises on that OTHER EVIL SITE THAT CANNOT BE NAMED. It's not like Mudlab is bustling with activity from the MUD community. And apparently some people here don't want it to be, or rather, they only want the elite clique of MUD folks to be. Or wait, I think I was grouped into the elite clique in an earlier post...[/list]
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