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Re: (jcwren) Re: (2) Is PerlMonks economically viable?

by rchiav (Deacon)
on Apr 08, 2001 at 18:51 UTC ( #70838=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (jcwren) Re: (2) Is PerlMonks economically viable?
in thread Is PerlMonks economically viable?

You make some good points here. My rationale behind offering token items is that it will probably attract more donations. What if there was an option to not receive the goods? My thoughts were along the line of trying to create a snowball effect. Some way to maintain a non-buisiness type environment along with starting some type of donation frenzy.. kinda like the points frenzy. The points system has a good model to attract and keep people comming back. It exists purely on a token level, but it draws interest. Whatever is eventually done (if it's actually needed as tilly mentioned), I think it should build more around it than just a donation drive. As lame as it sounds, it should be made to look like it's "cool" to donate. The point system isn't much more than that.

Another thought that just came to me. The point system really doesn't mean much in the whole scheme of things. What if there was a cap on how high you could go unless you donated? That doesn't prevent anyone from using the site. It would just be another token advantage for donating..

*shrug*
Rich
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Re: Re: (jcwren) Re: (2) Is PerlMonks economically viable?
by dws (Chancellor) on Apr 08, 2001 at 20:57 UTC
    What if there was a cap on how high you could go unless you donated?

    That's part of what an "in (good|excellent|examplary) standing" label gets at. But instead of capping the XP level one could attain, it lets peer pressure drive donations.

    Part of my concern about a cap is that it's the often the highly rated monks that add the value that keeps people coming back for more.

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