The 1st magic 100 coming up ...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by TheMusicMan, Nov 29, 2002.

  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Well, way beyond my wildest expectations, are we gonna make the magic 100th registered member sometime this weekend...? let's hope so.

    Thankyou everyone for you support... :D much appreciated...
  2. Fishsta

    Fishsta Active Member

    This weekend? More like today at this rate!

    I'll be mentioning this site at rehearsal tonight... might hit 130 tomorrow morning!! :lol: :lol:
  3. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    I owe you BIG time Fishsta.... If we can get that many people registered from your band overnight tonight, well, it's e-drinks all round :wink:

    Fishsta's da man!!!!

    ... perhaps I could introduce a points system... the more people you introduce, and the more posts you make, the more points you earn...!!! Shall have a think on that one...!! :?
  4. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    are there prizes? logod t shirts and mugs and stuff?? ;)
  5. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Hi keppler

    I am presently discussing 'promotional material' (car stickers, magnets, cups, sweat-shirts etc) with a supplier - this is the easy bit. What is not so easy is the implementation and development of a MOD for a points system. It is possible, but I'll have to do a bit more of an analysis into the costs and how much work/effort is involved to implement this type of scoring system...

    I'll also need to cover costs somehow ... :roll:
  6. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    hey, I wasn't overly serious.. ;)
    It is an interesting idea though - if the cost/effort/benefit ratio is right
  7. Fishsta

    Fishsta Active Member

    Since we're talking points and prizes, I'll tell you about another forum I'm part of...

    For a while they had a points structure. Basically, every post won you 5 points. Every post anybody made in a thread YOU had started earned you 3 points (I think). There was also the ability to "rate" posts. So if someone started posting lots of rubbish just to get more points, people could "disapprove" their posts, and they would lose a point for every disapproval. Anything significantly consructive could be "approved", and earned the poster another 10 points.

    Points could be spent in the "store", where you could pay to change your avatar, your forum title, your nickname, someone elses forum title, purchase a "glow" for your nickname, and so on. You could also donate points to other users, and enter a "lottery" whereby you could win thousands of points.

    Finally, if you had less than 0 points, you couldn't post at all.

    Unfortunately, someone found a bug in the system, and they found they could rate posts more than once if they did it in a particular way. So, two people approved each others' posts multiple times, and they were suddenly the "richest" people on the forums. Then it all got tore down and put "back to basics" because it caused the webmaster lots problems with his SQL databases.

    IMHO, I'd say that a forum should be a forum, and not a free for all points competition. Maybe it's a case of striking a balance.

    I think promotional material is a great idea, though! :idea:
  8. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    96 registered so far - only 4 to go. Who will it be....?
  9. dave jake

    dave jake Member

    Three players registered on this site from Dunston Silver Band at mo,more to follow :lol:
  10. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    ... I know where my money is... :)

    dave Jake: that's just so good to hear. I really appreciate everyone's help here... thanks a million... :D
  11. spookybiking

    spookybiking Member

    good so far

    Hopefully even better in months to come 8)
  12. Fishsta

    Fishsta Active Member

    This scene has the potential to become VERY big...

    Is the Brass Band mailing list still going? I was on that about 5 years ago, but Compuserve introduced "Spam" filters that blocked the whole thing...

    There was a HELL of a lot of people on that... I often received 120 emails every few hours. Maybe some (or all) of them will join here.
  13. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Wehey... we've done it.

    Congrats to AberEuph for becoming the 100th registered member of

    Thankyou everyone for your support... :D
  14. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Fishsta - if we can get the message across to everyone that this is THE place to discuss Brass Band 'stuff', THE place to get concert/contest info, and most importantly THE place to meet great, like minded people - we're on the way... :D

    Let's hope some of the members of that Compuserve list you elude to discover

    Incidentally... let's encourage some more of this festive "avatar hat" spirit eh... :D If anyone wants an 'Avatar Xmas Hat' - see me or Fishsta... :wink:
  15. Fishsta

    Fishsta Active Member

    lol... yeah, why not?

    It's not like I have anything else to do on a Saturday afternoon! :)

    Actually, that's right... today I haven't... :(

    Email 'em if you want 'em....
  16. Heather

    Heather Member

    Congratulations on your 100th!!!!!!!!
    I have to say that this is by far the best Brass Band site going...WEll Done!!
  17. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Thankyou for your support Heather... here's to the next 100 then eh ...?

    Well done to you as well... on your Xmas spirit Avatar!!
  18. dave jake

    dave jake Member

    See already half way to the next hundred 8)
  19. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    yeehaaaa.... who's next then...???

    Thanks for the encouraging feedback dave. It would be great if we could break the 200 mark by Christmas - even more would be superb!. I have an advert in Brass Band World which comes out this week. Hopefully that might prompt a few more people to visit and register.

    Fingers crossed eh...
  20. spookybiking

    spookybiking Member

    Brass Band World wow

    World wide site soon . im sure alot of people will visit, interesting to see how many countries they are all from cos its all ready gone far and wide now.

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