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Postby simonk » Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:34 am

WOW :o

Only about 10% of the forum members have posted more than 14 messages. Thats about 100 members. Considering there are 300 Beta testers, and about 1000 forum members, only one third of beta testers have anything to say...thats sad :( (in theory, providing the 300 beta testers make up the top 300 forum posters...which is extremely unlikely so its probably more like one eight or less).

Thats pretty crappy! :evil:
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Postby Miah » Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:36 am

You think that's bad? Look at Uplink. over 66% said nothing ever, accounting to over 8000 members just taking up database space.
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Look at the prospectives

Postby simonk » Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:38 am

On the upside there are plenty of people who still want to get into the Beta, but they will not be much good as they will be unfamiliar with the game and known bugs. Will take a few weeks to get up to speed :wink:
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:35 am

To be fair the vast majority of the members here never signed-up, they are just accounts IV moved over from the Uplink boards. :)
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Postby simonk » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:59 am

Ahhhhhh.....well, 66% of them were mutes anyway according to Helpmann
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Postby Darksun » Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:55 am

And a large percentage were those who just posted once or twice, maybe in bug reports or asking for help, then left.
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Postby simonk » Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:40 pm

Dare I express the word " GUEST ". Isnt that why forums allow guest access? I spose though that a membership looks better and boosts numbers. Memberships should be made defunct if not accessed after 1 or 2 months. that'll clean it up. Users who get their accounts disabled can simply submit a form to re-enable if they choose to come back later.
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Postby Miah » Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:14 pm

But guest accounts invite trolls., something that we get a lot as it is
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:41 pm

There is no problem with having a lot of innactive users. And yes guest accounts are problematic as they allow easy spamming. Also there is really very little to talk about here as of now and most of the beta issues are documented in the first few hours of a beta release so if you can only find time a day later to test the beta there is little that you would find that would require posting. :)
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Postby Miah » Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:53 pm

I'm not so sure, Stews. I found an awful lot of easy bugs that were simply overlooked...
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Postby Dakkon » Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:43 pm

Well the beta testers who don't post anything obviously don't want to help or get through to phase 2. My opinion is that someone who actually wanted to be a beta testers has been robbed of a place.
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:39 pm

Miah Helpmann wrote:I'm not so sure, Stews. I found an awful lot of easy bugs that were simply overlooked...


Well I have only found a couple that were not listed and that was because they were specific to my system (I am on of the few with a widescreen laptop). :)
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Postby Miah » Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:17 pm

Eek. I have a widescreen too, but never thought to beta on it.

I SHALL NOW :|
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I agree Dakkon

Postby simonk » Sat Nov 13, 2004 5:11 am

Yeah...if you are new to Beta testing or new to Beta Testing Games (like myself) then if you dont know what to do, it would be best to ask. There are unreplicated bugs as long as my arm (About 55cm) that could be worked on, so a new Beta tester could hook in to them.

And this is not to mention the stimulating conversations we have in this forum too 8)
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Postby Bomber777 » Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:30 am

Dakkon wrote:Well the beta testers who don't post anything obviously don't want to help or get through to phase 2. My opinion is that someone who actually wanted to be a beta testers has been robbed of a place.


While this could very well be true for a few, after the first day or two most of the general bugs were found and only system bugs/version bugs could be identified. We still have a few bugs to pass on though (make sure they're true or not).

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