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How to attract more people to Sleuth?
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Huglover
Huglover
Old Shoe

Sep-11-2008 06:07

If we could name one simple thing to do in Sleuth Noir, to attract more people to start playing or continue playing Sleuht Noir, what would that be?
I am asking here for things that hopefully would be little effort - much gain. Also, because I guess it would be easier to ask Ben for small-effort things, rather than big-effort things.....
And, I really want us to start growing again. Growing in numbers, growing in happiness and fun. Hopefully making more people feel included in the community.
Where do we put the focus?

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ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Sep-13-2008 14:05

Just to clarify a few things here. Jas is correct that the site still exists, there have been known to be some bugs in it and that is why I stopped using it. Biggie is the sole remaining Admin for it, but she is not always around to help fix the bugs. When lilangel and myself initially started to do a tourney, we had full intention of using the site, but we were having many glitches with it so decided it would be easiest to do it manually. Biggie had asked me not to use a third party person to contact her and with no other way than to wait for her to log on, which is sometimes weeks on end, it would not be very efficient way to run the tournament using that site for the matches and then tracking brackets and such on our site. I decided it would be easier for all involved to just do things manually.

I do give Serges and Biggie total credit for the inspiration of the idea. I wish his tournaments had taken off over there. I am not a programmer so don't know how to get the site to go automated, but thats not a big deal to me. I have no problem doing things manually and for the most part, try to keep everything up to date.

Also, if you listened to the debut edition of SleuthTalk Radio, Ben did mention that sometime in the future hw would like to have something like this implemented. He mentioned it during the segment when Breitkat called in. It's just gonna take him some time as he needs to figure out a way to give us access to certain parts of the code and such. You can listen to the show here:
http://dawgpoundinvestigationstoo.googlepages.com/sleuthtalkradio

Ani has a great idea as far as making different tournaments and she did come up with a new one that I think is fabulous, I will be talking about it more on tomorrows edition of the radio show and possibly have a start date announced for it. I really don't mind running any of them on the site as I enjoy being on the computer.



ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Sep-13-2008 14:06

All of that being said, if anyone has ideas for a type of competition, send me a PM and we can talk about them and I will have no problem hosting on DPI's website. All I care about is for all of to have fun with the game. Thats why we are here isn't it?

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Sep-13-2008 14:23

Oh and Ani, yes you are old! :-P

Sophie4
Sophie4
Gopher to the Sleuth Gods

Sep-13-2008 15:35

Ani isn't old. I haven't seen her use the words doo-hicky or thing-a-majig when talking techie. In fact I'd hazard to guess she's used some other rather colorful language when refering to her PC.

Oops, gotta go my whatchmacallit is discombobulated from the whozits.
;-)

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Sep-13-2008 15:45

I have only one thing to say to you, Soph....


Huh??? ;-D

*thumps cane*

*wink*

Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Sep-13-2008 16:26

All I can say, Sophie, is what the heck is a PC? And techie, who's he?

Now, is far as the broken whozits, all you have to do is move it around until the framdingulator clicks into place. Then you have to lift it a bit untl the whatchamacallit hooks on to the thingamabob.

You young-un's today, you'd probably just go buy a new one!

Now, where were we again? Oh, yeah! Ideas to attract new players! Next?

Honey Op
Honey Op
Nomad

Sep-13-2008 19:33

What type of glitches are on the AVL site? I've never encountered any.

Also one of the best ways to attract, or maybe keep newcomers, is to change the tone of the message boards. Gone are the days of general comarderie to these days of nearly nasty exchanges. And while some people are snappy and funny...(Sophie and Anikka) Some people can be really negative, and not just with each other on personal issues but about the game in general. I'm not sure if I read some of the messages now days on the boards and was still fresh here that I would feel really compeled to subscribe and become active.

Which brings me to a second point, a lot of people I've talked to who've drifted away or never took to sleuth it was mainly due to the message boards. We are all responsible for these boards and the content because we are the providers and monitors of it. This includes me who has previously been ignoring the boards and just talking within my group or agency.

What makes sleuth great, and what initially drew me in, was the game play and the people. I would hope that we could once again be the type of community that inticed people again and in spite of any squabbling.

And before I get bashed for not posting, keeping up, et cetera...I would like everyone to know that I am now sticking my foot in and owning up to the fact that not doing anything isn't helping either.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Sep-13-2008 23:21

Have you been there Honey? take a look in commisioners office. There is a match ther since Marched that states waiting for start. Biggie stated herself that the site is dead and is just there for matches, I took it and and ran with it, what did I do that was so wrong. I think the community appreciated what I have done. If you want to debate me on it, call my radio show



kasg52
kasg52
Old Shoe

Sep-14-2008 01:20

I agree with Ctown! He and his agency has done a great job at sponsoring and hosting differsnt types of AV tournaments! Ctown has put in a great deal of personal effort and I applaude him for it!!!

I'm sure the community will be focused on the positive because that's the only way to promote Sleuth and keep it growing. We all know that!! (Sometimes some silly people lose track of the "fun factor" Sleuth is meant for, and get a little off beat in their posts. All I can say is that I'm sorry for them cause they've missed the whole point of the game!)

Anyway, Good Job! Ctown!

kasg52
kasg52
Old Shoe

Sep-14-2008 01:48

I need to thank Huglover for bringing this whole subject up! To keep interest up in this game, we have to get it noticed!

I came across Sleuth a little over a yr. ago, by accident, in a search I made. If I had known there was a game like this, that required logic to this extent, I would have been here far sooner!!!

I would say, if there was a good way for making it easier for people like me to find it, it would really be a great thing! How one does that, is totally beyond me..... ?

If I have to sign into several review sites to help, and give testimonials or..... ? I would ,and will do it in a heart beat! If I can help in any way, I'll do what I can, absolutly!

How does one make Sleuth easier to find in a search? How does one establish rave reviews, that are easy to find? And make it prominant .... ???!

Just doing a little brain storming here, cause I really think we need to find a way to bring it "front and center" to the people who would be interested and feel awful that they hadn't found it sooner!

I'll keep thinking myself, and hopfully many of you will as well!

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