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1/09/13 5:34:24 PM#121
Originally posted by Coman
1. MMORPG.com is a business, i.e., in this to make money.
2. They need site visitors to convince adversiters to pay to place ads here.
3. A good way to get site visitors is to get people to sign up to be site members.
4. A good way to get new site members is to hold "popularity contests" such as Player's Choice, etc. and require people to be members to vote.
5. If new members are restricted from voting, they probably won't join if their whole purpose of going to the website was to vote in the popularity contest.
Example: The reason I signed up here in December 2011 was to enter a contest to win something (I can't even remember what any more). If I'd been told "New members can't enter any contests or vote in any polls for the first few days/weeks/months" I wouldn't have joined.
Site members = site visits = adversiters = a site for you to visit.
Here's a little script:
MMORPG.com "Hey, adversiters, we have a bajillion site members who visit on average a bajillion times a day."
ADVERSITERS: "Oh yeah? Kewl, we're gonna give you some money to show our ads."
MMORPG.com: "Kewl, we're gonna have enough money to issue paychecks this month."
One month later, after a contest:
MMORPG.com: "Hey, adversiters, we increased the number of site members by 5% last month, and our number of site visits went up 10%."
ADVERTISERS: "Oh yeah? Kewl, we're gonna keep advertising with you."
MMORPG.com: "Kewl, paychecks this month too!"
1/09/13 7:05:22 PM#122
How did the studio cheat? I'm honestly curious as to what KI did that anyone thinks is cheating. MMORPG.com seemed pretty firm on not giving incentives for votes.