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Pay to Post Rumour?

Discussion in 'Stratics Help and Suggestions' started by Goldberg-Chessy, Mar 4, 2015.

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  1. Goldberg-Chessy

    Goldberg-Chessy Crazed Zealot
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    I have been hearing from multiple people that the new forums may have some type of pay to post feature implemented?
    Based upon all previous forum experience I highly doubt this is true but figured I would try to get an answer right from the source.
    I apologize if this has already been referenced or discussed here but I have not seen anything.
     
  2. Uriah Heep

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    lol, stratics forums would be even bigger of a ghost town than UO if that happened
     
  3. DJAd

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    From what I read it's going to use "trinkets" (which can be earned from posting or paid for 50 for $1)

    Hosting pictures on stratics would require trinkets to do so for example, but if they are hosted else ware it's "free".

    Bit more info in this thread: https://stratics.com/community/index.php?threads/New-Stratics-Q&A.334903/

    I don't think making a thread, replying etc will cost.
     
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    That's correct, you actually earn trinkets by posting and replying, unless you are uploading attachments.
     
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  5. Goldberg-Chessy

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    That sounds cool.
    Thanks for the quick clarification :)
     
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  6. Val'lyn De'ana

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    If Stratics wants to grab new visitors...they could pay UO gold for us to to post in the forums :)

    -Val'lyn
     
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    and they should pay me to read your posts...
     
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  8. Val'lyn De'ana

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    Wow, who woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? Replies like that makes me hope the new forums have an ignore function so I can ignore similar posts.

    -Val'lyn
     
  9. Capt. Lucky

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    That's a dumb idea. Whoever heard of something like this? lol
     
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    haha Val'lyn, sorry no disrespect - I meant in a general way - they should pay me UO gold to read (anyones) posts.
    sorry I didn't mean you specifically.
     
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    Where would we get the UO Gold? We aren't Broadsword we can't create it out of thin air.
     
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  12. Smoot

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    ill trade you 10bil gold for 100k trinkets. problem solved
     
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  13. Val'lyn De'ana

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    Hire people to farm it for you silly. :)

    -Val'lyn
     
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  14. Val'lyn De'ana

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    No worries, I read too deeply into your post. Apparently I woke up with a thin skin this morning.

    -Val'lyn
     
  15. The Craftsman

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    Well I guess I'll be posting random replies just for the sake of it then. Expect every thread to fill up real fast. What a ridiculous idea.
     
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  16. Poo

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    does that have anything to do with why im seeing 'Gold for sale' adds now on Stratics?

    speaking of which - there was a time when we would give people 'holidays' from being able to post on Stratics if they linked to a web site that had adds for 'Gold for sale'.
     
  17. Shady Ghost

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    Basically, the only time it costs trinkets, is when you try to upload an image on the forums? But if you upload an image to a different host, and link to it in the forums, then you're going to be ok and no trinkets are charged? Will we be able to put them in [ IMG tags like now?
     
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    Yes that's exactly what it means.
     
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    I'm gonna shoot you a PM on this.
     
  20. Old Vet Back Again

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    Why can't you make it public what you are sending her? Cause I am too seeing it and I do believe this is why EM's are distancing themselves from this site. We need clarification asap on why I am seeing gold for sale adds!
     
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    Because if ask for Links to those posts, and they reply in the thread, then they will have broken the RoC as well.
     
  22. Old Vet Back Again

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    I'm sorry, but what you said doesn't really make sense. Can you reiterate what you are trying to say? Nowhere did Poo ask for a link...

    If you are answering her question about why she is seeing advertisements containing Gold for sale I too would like to know the answer, and seeing as how she asked the question in a public thread I do not see the reasoning behind not answering it in this thread.
     
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    All I'm seeing is that I can save $825 when I combine home and auto insurance with state farm :) lol
     
  24. Nexus

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    I asked for links that why I PM'ed We get several hundred posts a day and don't get time to view each one.
     
  25. Old Vet Back Again

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    Ah, so would you like me to link you as well when I see them?
     
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    See those are the ads I thought she was talking about...aren't they supposed to be customized to what the user clicks on? Maybe not I don't know but I've never seen that one.
     
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    I've seen that exact ad pretty much every day, and I haven't visited any site related to that star wars game in about 2 years so....I highly doubt it's based on what the user clicks on.
     
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    Lucky you, I'm getting the "DATE ARAB WOMEN NOW!!" add.

    I'm surprised you aren't getting a combo banner.. followed by these guys..
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  30. Val'lyn De'ana

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    It will need to be the person in charge of the Stratics Adsense account. Those ads can be blocked by url, or the administrator can block game related ads. Personally, I would think they should ban the url for the ads that sell gold since most people here would be interested in the other game related ad groups, aka...they might click the link and thus give Stratics a little revenue from Google.

    -Val'lyn
     
  31. MalagAste

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    I um.... don't see any ads.
     
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    Your Stratics Pro subscription is probably blocking them, that was one of the benefits of it if I remember correctly.
     
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    Perhaps.. or it's the Adblock that I run with Firefox.
     
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    There are other threads, one I read today, that clearly talks about gold being converted to cash. A person posted in that thread asking how this is possible and are they allowed to do so also but that posting was removed for some reason. I didn't want to troll that page because it had a bit of a sad story behind it, part of it life and part of it was really odd choices, but it did make me wonder why 99% of the posters have to follow that rule when the 1% don't.

    I once got a 48 hour for trying to sell a item and made a refrence to cash when I ment gold, no one asked me to explain what I was posting.

    This all said I'll throw the site cash for trinkets if it allows me to futher my rampaging.
     
  35. Smoot

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    lol was wondering where all these posts were. i guess adblock prevents me from finding cheap gold on stratics :(


    I think i may have to disable adblock if these type of adds continue

    MORE ARAB WOMEN PLEASE
     
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    So I noticed the no longer getting temporary bans. So are there any additional penalties for having negative trinkets?

    If the only thing it affects is uploading images, than what stops someone from being an absolute butthead and just accumulating further negative trinkets?
    Are there other items aside from the uploading images or the community groups that it affects?
     
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    At the moment, no, though they will also serve as a visual clue for our Staff when dealing with posters. When the new site launches it will only have what we consider core features available, we're looking at many more features some of which will cost trinkets to access, and as those go in, the negative balance will keep them from being able to enjoy Stratics to it's fullest potential.
     
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    This is all just part of

    THE NEW STRATICS EXPERIENCE

    You guys excited? I SURE AM. It'll be so cool if I get to pay for..let's say avatars and signatures! If I get to do this while enjoying potentially malign gold seller ads.. EVEN BETTER!

    In hindsight, it is incredibly surprising it has taken this long for lack of official forums to REALLY bite UO in the arse.

    I'll start charging from my posts btw.
     
  39. The Craftsman

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    Aint that the truth
     
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    Avatars and Signatures don't cost.
     
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    What sort of things - do - cost? Is there a list available somewhere?
     
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    You'll be able to figure it out when you get your bill.
     
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    Yea, I was disappointed my post got deleted but Longtooths was polite and respectful about it. Tis a shame, but I understand the reasoning....I guess the nail wasn't ready for the hammer ^^

    The new stratics sounds horrendous tbh. They are already in damage control before it even has been released...
     
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    The sad thing is, Stratics could have been huge if it had been managed properly. It was the very first MMO database website, a category that went on to be extremely profitable. But look at a slick professional site like WoWhead and compare it to the amateurish joke that was WoW Stratics, for example, and you'll see why their "network" turned out to be nothing but a glorified UO fan forum.
     
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    i stand up to pee thank you very much!
     
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    Thank you for the wonderful mental image :/ LOL sorry sir I stand corrected ;) Why I equate your username with a female is beyond me :/
     
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    I don't see what the issue is... there is nothing changed.. just gained. You can still post.. and respond. You can still post pics.. free.

    You get added boards you can create... and mod. and.not have to setup your self on another website..... for free.. or a donation to boards most of us on hear use for.free anyways.

    To me the big "negative.nancys" seem to be the.same ones on every "new" feature thread.. whether it be a uo bug fix to a new.free.board feature. Do you also go outside and shake ur fist at the sky and yell when something changes in your real life too? lol
     
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    They got to piggy back off the success of allakhazam who was and is big for Everquest, take a look at everquest.allakhazam.com and compare the two, that's the same management at work.
     
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    Yeah hindsight's a *****. I do agree though, they had a great opportunity to become what MMO champion or some such is today. But I guess that ship sailed over 10 years back.
     
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