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Arcana
06-13-2008, 10:27 AM
I just wanted to take a distinct and separate moment to post a thread thanking you all for coming here and participating in this website. I don't get to post nearly as much as I'd like because I've become pretty active in real life, and when I first conceptualized this site I wasn't very active...

But over the past year or so, this site has become so important to me, and each and every one of you who post here are like brothers and sisters to me since this is such a tight niche. The fact that very little moderation is needed to run this community, and the fact that my job as admin consists primarily of patches and new features makes this site an absolute joy to run.

So thank you all, very much! I'm honored that you all enjoy this meager contribution of mine to the mapping community.

jfrazierjr
06-13-2008, 10:53 AM
I just wanted to take a distinct and separate moment to post a thread thanking you all for coming here and participating in this website. I don't get to post nearly as much as I'd like because I've become pretty active in real life, and when I first conceptualized this site I wasn't very active...

But over the past year or so, this site has become so important to me, and each and every one of you who post here are like brothers and sisters to me since this is such a tight niche. The fact that very little moderation is needed to run this community, and the fact that my job as admin consists primarily of patches and new features makes this site an absolute joy to run.

So thank you all, very much! I'm honored that you all enjoy this meager contribution of mine to the mapping community.

No, thank YOU for having to foresight to create the internet's premier site for map making enthusiasts.

Joe

rpgmapmaker
06-13-2008, 02:07 PM
No, thank YOU

Anytime a site like this is made it does not always succeed... you have done a wonderful thing with this site... when I look around at the talent gathered in one place under a common interest I am truly inspired.

I to am very busy most of the time with "real life" but when I am here I feel at home.

Thanks for the space to express ourselves in mapmaking.

-Chris

Arcana
06-13-2008, 02:24 PM
Well, I owe most of the success of this site to my fantastic community leaders. They are a fine group of individuals!

ravells
06-13-2008, 03:35 PM
Aww shucks! I think it's the members myself! There's nothing more rewarding than spending time on what you love to do.

RPMiller
06-13-2008, 03:52 PM
Aww shucks! I think it's the members myself! There's nothing more rewarding than spending time on what you love to do.
I agree wholeheartedly. I try to drag as many folks as I can kicking and screaming over here, but it is their willingness or lack there of that determines their contribution amount.

jfrazierjr
06-13-2008, 04:05 PM
I agree wholeheartedly. I try to drag as many folks as I can kicking and screaming over here, but it is their willingness or lack there of that determines their contribution amount.

Thats kind of my thought behind the thread I posted earlier about Featured maps. If we did more featured maps and people saw their names in lights so to speak, it may be an incentive for more people to stick around and keep contributing which just helps the whole thing grow even more. I have only been active for around 8 weeks, but I see many of the same 15-20 names pop up most of the time. hmmm perhaps the CL's could think of something to give higher new high volume posters something special... Perhaps 1 point of rep for 50+ posts in a month.

Joe

RPMiller
06-13-2008, 04:21 PM
Perhaps 1 point of rep for 50+ posts in a month.
You actually do get rep for number of posts. :)

ravells
06-13-2008, 04:39 PM
the odd thing is that the stats say we have circa 500 active members, but you're right only 20 or so are regular posters. I wonder why the rest of the 480 are so shy?

NeonKnight
06-13-2008, 05:08 PM
I love this site. I may not post as much as I did initially (damn you real life!), but it is the first site I go to when I log on each and every day!

RPMiller
06-13-2008, 05:33 PM
You better. You have a job to do mister! ;) :lol: I do too actually. :D

Sigurd
06-13-2008, 06:50 PM
Arcana, The vibe around here is absolutely a reflection of your generosity in running and keeping this site. I've spent _too_ much time here recently but its such a refreshing creative place!

Thanks to everyone,


Sigurd

jfrazierjr
06-13-2008, 07:52 PM
You actually do get rep for number of posts. :)

Yea, but 50 posts barely puts a dent in the 1000 needed to earn a single point of rep.

But like I said (and ravells noted also), most regular postings comes from a pool of 20 or so users. That one of the reasons I suggested more frequency to the Featured map to hopefully get, as I stated, more "names up in lights" in the hope that they will stick around and post more often.

Joe

delgondahntelius
06-13-2008, 10:41 PM
I've said it before.. I'll say it again... THANK YOU ARCANA :D ... its a great place to hang out :D

Arcana
06-14-2008, 11:03 AM
Yeah active users includes active lurkers...I'd rather have 500 lurkers and 20 posters than just 20 users...so we've come a long way.

Karro
06-14-2008, 12:12 PM
I'm sure glad for this place. I wanted to make a map using GIMP, and if it weren't for this place, I'd be feeling my way blindly. Now, I feel like I can really do this! I kind of wish I had more to contribute, but I still feel like a newb...

jaerdaph
06-14-2008, 04:53 PM
Thank *YOU* Robbie for your vision and dedication, thank you Community Leaders for your service, and thanks to EVERYONE for making this a truly special online community. :)