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Ideas to get more activity
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Mon Jul 25, 2011 05:09 PM +

Originally, I started QoTW to provide ideas to blog about. I knew that without a massive site like BM to push VuT like Bogdan did with MMOT that the site would be slow. Back in 2009-10 it felt that most QoTWs got at least a handful of responses.

I've been adding new QoTWs since the start of V3. QoTWs now get their own page and a big reminder every Sunday yet not much happens. Greenelf noticed last week that I forgot to add more QoTWs, I quickly changed last week's QoTW to a free week. You could tag any new blog as a QoTW blog and I would have accepted it. Last week there wasn't a single QoTW. There have actually been only 6 blogs in the last 7 days.

I mentioned in last week's QoTW that nobody reads them. Well, one person did. At least that's something.

I don't mean to sound angry, I'm one of the last people to go to for making new blogs. But it is nonetheless upsetting to see just how inactive the site has became.

If I brought back achievements and gave them out for:

Winning QoTWs
Suggesting QoTWs that get used later
Referring new members (?)

Would that get anything going? What more can I do?

 

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Mon Jul 25, 2011 05:35 PM [Edited once ] +

I think referring new members would help a lot. The main problem with this site is that nobody really knows about it, except a few people. I only stumbled across it because I had it bookmarked on my old PC. If I think of any ideas, I'll post them

 
 
Mon Jul 25, 2011 05:36 PM +

You need new members if anything. A site can't survive without constantly getting new viewership no matter how close or loyal its current members are. Also greater focus would help. MMOT had a really good focus on MMOs and developed a strong literary tradition. Even if you do nothing else, bringing in some new blood will generate some activity.

 
 
Mon Jul 25, 2011 05:39 PM [Edited 3 times ] +

Huh, I was gonna write about this later today. Probably still am.

I've kinda hit a stump with blogs recently, my life just isn't interesting right now lol. As for QoTW, I pretty much only answer the ones I actually have something to say. A lot of the time, I have a QoTW blog sitting there, with one line that says: "Yeah,sometimes I throw pens at people when I'm bored in class."
Then I just delete it in rage & tears and swear I'll jump in on the next QoTW,then the cycle just repeats itself.



Edit: Oh yeah, and I'm considered ways to get some flow here and one suggestion is, y'know if people are up for the labor & still into this shit, to get VuMS up and running again.

Another is to advertise, but I'm not really good at anything other than making videos sorta, and I don't think my "discovery" (I think that's what they call it) on StumbleUpon made much of an impact.

 
 
Mon Jul 25, 2011 06:32 PM +

Basically what Nass said, my life ain't that interesting right now. It's summer, nothing going on. Besides my life ain't that interesting when it's not summer. So bleh

 
 
Mon Jul 25, 2011 08:03 PM +

I was thinking of advertising. Just seems... improbable. It's hard to sell VuTales in a banner. The only thing VuTales has going for it is the community, otherwise you might as well go to tumblr.

Tell your friends guys :p

 
 
Mon Jul 25, 2011 09:28 PM +

I would make a blog, but I'm really lazy. I guess I'll make one eventually.

 
 
Mon Jul 25, 2011 09:54 PM +

I suppose it is kind of disappointing if I'm the usual blogger here (considering most of you probably didn't recognize me for a significant time).

We have to go do something... weird. While I like this community and site (and will continue to monitor it), it doesn't provide much outside the generic blogging site controls. If we could, I don't know, incorporate childish games or some other intriguing add-on to the site, maybe that will draw in some more people.

With such functions such as twitter and what have you, blogging collectively has become increasing difficult to field. Gotta think outside the blog to counterbalance that flux.

 
 
Tue Jul 26, 2011 02:00 AM +

Advertise on Basil. You got cred there, Vusys.

 
 
Tue Jul 26, 2011 03:31 AM +

MasterCheeze said: Advertise on Basil. You got cred there, Vusys.


I hope you're kidding.

 
 
Tue Jul 26, 2011 05:36 AM +

greenelf said:
MasterCheeze said: Advertise on Basil. You got cred there, Vusys.


I hope you're kidding.


"Derp derp der der der."

Of course I'm not kidding.

 
 
Tue Jul 26, 2011 07:23 AM +

MasterCheeze said:
greenelf said:
MasterCheeze said: Advertise on Basil. You got cred there, Vusys.


I hope you're kidding.


"Derp derp der der der."

Of course I'm not kidding.


Motherfucker, do you not remember Zappy? He came from Basil.

 
 
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:14 PM +

Lithium said:
MasterCheeze said:
greenelf said:
MasterCheeze said: Advertise on Basil. You got cred there, Vusys.


I hope you're kidding.


"Derp derp der der der."

Of course I'm not kidding.


Motherfucker, do you not remember Zappy? He came from Basil.


Most everyone came from Basil at one point.

 
 
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:08 AM +

I went to basil only for auctions, and still go sometimes to look at guides when I revisit maplestory. That is about it. I never gave a shit or understood how their community is.

Speaking of Basil, I heard something happened between you and Ciel. What happened? ALL THE LITTLE DETAILS PLEASE.

 
 
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:44 AM +

Arladerus said: I went to basil only for auctions, and still go sometimes to look at guides when I revisit maplestory. That is about it. I never gave a shit or understood how their community is.

Speaking of Basil, I heard something happened between you and Ciel. What happened? ALL THE LITTLE DETAILS PLEASE.


Wasn't that a while ago? She was telling me how her becoming mod made Vu mad or something of the sort o_o

 
 
Wed Jul 27, 2011 04:59 AM +

Truth be told, I haven't been into blogging at all. There hasn't been any VuDrama lately, which is a huge downside, although I haven't lurked enough so that I'd know. It's to the point where the site isn't my home page and I don't even lurk anymore.
I honestly felt sad when V said "it's not like anyone reads these anyway". Guilt tripping, you bastard.
We had more connection as a gamer community, now it's all over the place. I know some people might think that it's better we have a general topic, but still. We can't keep a SINGLE project on task for more than a month (the VuChat thing was interesting too), so don't think something like VuMS will bring the masses back.
Our mods seem to be dead as well. Do we even have mods anymore, besides Vusys? What happened to Tarheel?
Either way, the only way we could keep this interesting is with more people... I see a couple of new people (e.g. greenelf, NarutoHater), but eh. That's not enough. Achievements for inviting new people (maybe you get something special if you invite 10 people or so?) would be good.
Otherwise, I can't see us really thriving.
Just my two cents.

 
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