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What do you think of the new pay-for-posts policy introduced in Randomness and The Lounge?

Love it
15
12%
Like it
8
7%
It's okay
30
25%
Annoying, I just want to post what I want
34
28%
Hate it, it's stupid
20
16%
Pat Buchanan
15
12%
 
Total votes : 122


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Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:35 pm
Firestarter says...



So, what do you think?

I'd be interested to hear of your opinions here.

Oh, and, if you're gonna complain, I'd like to actually hear you suggest something better to be done. Don't just complain, that doesn't help. Constructive criticism does.
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Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:41 pm
Ego says...



I've got nothing better, but it REALLY didn't change anything. I just think it annoys people when they see "You spent 10 points" on the screen...

There was literally next to no change, though for some reaosn it made ME feel like there was something different--better, in my opinion.
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Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:44 pm
Areida says...



It's okay. I don't love it; I don't hate it.

I feel like it's being made too big a deal. If we want to charge points, fine. If we don't, then let's don't. But do we have to keep talking about it? (Not talking about this poll, the poll is fine, lol) I mean, there're are way more important things that I and others have to be worried about, so I don't think that the ten or fifteen points should be such a big concern.

It doesn't bother me.
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Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:10 pm
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marching_gurl89 says...



I like it. It has helped me get more focused on critquing. I now never post in the lounge.
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Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:40 pm
Bobo says...



It does seem rather pointless, really. I wouldn't say no to doing away with points altogether. But I have no opinion either way.




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Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:05 pm
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Snoink says...



It is pointless! XD

Um...

I neither like it or hate it. But then again, consider the source...
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:33 am
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Shriek says...



I liiike it.

It may not seem like that big of a deal to people who review frequently or have thousands of points just because they've been around for awhile, but I think this will help new members get the idea that fun comes at a price here! Or... -COUGH- Okay, that was a joke. What I meant was, I think this will help the newer members to become more focused on the writing aspect of the site, and maybe a few older members too.

So though it may not have many effects right now, it may pay in the long run.
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:36 am
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Dargquon Ql'deleodna says...



Shriek wrote:I liiike it.

It may not seem like that big of a deal to people who review frequently or have thousands of points just because they've been around for awhile, but I think this will help new members get the idea that fun comes at a price here! Or... -COUGH- Okay, that was a joke. What I meant was, I think this will help the newer members to become more focused on the writing aspect of the site, and maybe a few older members too.

So though it may not have many effects right now, it may pay in the long run.


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Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:40 am
Jojo says...



Tis good! But I guess I'm only saying that because I have a bagful of points, though nmy bag's not so bulky as Snoink and Duskglimmer etc. The even newer entrants would not like it so much.
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:39 am
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Bobo says...



I do think that it's rather unfair that just because some of us have been here longer, we have a buttload more points than newbies. Really, only the new members are affected by this at all...




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Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:57 pm
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Firestarter says...



Yes, it would be interesting to see what happened if I removed everybody's points hauls and started afresh.

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Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:09 pm
Matt Bellamy says...



I guess it doesn't really make much difference, when I think about it-not for the old members anyway, ten points doesn't really make that much difference. I'd rather just get rid of the points system completely, they didn't mean anything when we got them for critting, they still don't mean much to me now.
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:16 pm
Elizabeth says...



Leave it to the Americans to put a price on:
time
air
heat
food
a house
people

and now, freedome of speech in the lounge and randomess? BOO!!!




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niteowl says...



It doesn't really bother me. Although I am critiquing more.
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Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:58 am
Griffinkeeper says...



The Black Rose wrote:Leave it to the Americans to put a price on:
time
air
heat
food
a house
people

and now, freedome of speech in the lounge and randomess? BOO!!!


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