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Snowcrash Hoffman
Digital mind virus
Join date: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 282
09-24-2005 14:29
I just had this "brilliant" idea about a new forum functionality: basically, allowing posters to block anyone in their ignore list to respond to their thread. In this way they would be avoiding any direct attacks by the "enemy" into their territory. However, this is of course not going to stop them to create their own threads aimed at attacking your thread. The main advantage of this system is everyone know who are the battle groups are. Further the aim would be to have your thread above the other one by having as many people as possible to post in it without getting it locked. The one that remains on top for a certain time would win the battle.

Of course I can forsee, variety of ingenious ideas to disrupt your opponents threads. For example a new SL forum job would be created: "Forum assasins or covert operatives" These would be hired mercenaries or your own spies whose purpose would be to infiltrate the opponent threads and cause as much disruption as possible before ending up in the ignore list and getting banned from posting in that thread. You can also imagine other recruits whose purpose would be to promote your ideas in your thread to maintain it on the top of the forum thread list.

Eventually, I suspect this amazing new forum functionality would replace SL as the main form of entertainment for many and could result in new revenue stream for Lindens. For example, Lindens can limit the number of people you can put in your ignore list but then you can purchase more "ignore sims" from them to gain further advantage. I am sure the extraordinarily creative community can further extend on this feature to make the forum battles as complex and strategic as real ones.
Julian Fate
80's Pop Star
Join date: 19 Oct 2003
Posts: 1,020
09-24-2005 14:41
Hello. I have been hired on behalf of a certain interested party or parties to inform you that you are dumb, your idea is "teh sucks", and you have a big butt. Thank you and good day.

Julian Fate
Freelance Forum Operative
We Flame for You.



Edit: Actually, that's an interesting idea, read-only threads. It will never happen though, because all the implementation work could be avoided by people growing the cussword up. :) And because quite a few people around here would get no replies whatsoever if they could block their nemisises. Nemisae? Nemisi?
DNA Prototype
Mad Scientist
Join date: 8 Aug 2004
Posts: 179
09-24-2005 14:41
How bout a button where you could donate $ to help pay for meds for individuals.

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Snowcrash Hoffman
Digital mind virus
Join date: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 282
09-24-2005 14:47
From: DNA Prototype
How bout a button where you could donate $ to help pay for meds for individuals.

DNA


good suggestion, should be included in the feature :)
Snowcrash Hoffman
Digital mind virus
Join date: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 282
09-24-2005 14:47
From: Julian Fate
Hello. I have been hired on behalf of a certain interested party or parties to inform you that you are dumb, your idea is "teh sucks", and you have a big butt. Thank you and good day.

Julian Fate
Freelance Forum Operative
We Flame for You.


I'll double what they payed, come work for us.
Eggy Lippmann
Wiktator
Join date: 1 May 2003
Posts: 7,939
09-24-2005 14:48
LL does not develop this forum software... go post that on vBulletin's website :)
Gabrielle Assia
Mostly Ignorant
Join date: 22 Jun 2005
Posts: 262
09-24-2005 14:54
I'd like to formally proclaim myself as a Forum Mercenary for hire.

Going to the highest bidder....

pay me in $L only.

(non-sequencial, please)
Julian Fate
80's Pop Star
Join date: 19 Oct 2003
Posts: 1,020
09-24-2005 14:59
From: Snowcrash Hoffman
I'll double what they payed, come work for us.

That would be against the mercenaries' code and everything I stand for. Triple, however...
Snowcrash Hoffman
Digital mind virus
Join date: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 282
09-24-2005 21:58
I can see some ignore wars going on in the sister threads here. I think I am going to copyright my forum feature idea, I think this will sell reall well!
Julian Fate
80's Pop Star
Join date: 19 Oct 2003
Posts: 1,020
The Final Solution
09-24-2005 22:57