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An Open Letter to Boardgamegeek

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11 Jul 2011 02:00 #268575 by Matt Thrower
There are two reasons why I find myself unwilling...

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A long, long time ago I can still remember how … no, wait. Wrong era. A long time ago one Scott Alden asked me why it was that I had become suddenly unwilling to post my material on boardgamegeek any more. It was a fair question and I promised an answer but back then I just couldn’t find the time or, indeed, the right words to answer that question. Since media plurality is a big issue in the UK right now, it’s something that popped back into my head. In the wake of  boardgamenews, a site I used to write for, has announcing that it’s going to become part of boardgamegeek I think perhaps that I can find the right words and I think perhaps that also that I can no longer afford not to find the time to write about this issue.

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22 Aug 2021 17:13 #325932 by Not Sure
Sir, this Wendy's closed ten years ago.
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22 Aug 2021 18:42 #325935 by Gary Sax
Spam is getting pretty weird.
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23 Aug 2021 18:20 #325964 by mtagge
In a juxtaposition, yesterday I read an article about how Roblox is exploiting young content creators on Ars Technica: arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/08/on-roblox...ng-games/?comments=1

One of the early comments stood out to me and seemed apt.

The businessmodel of sites like these – which includes Youtube, Instagram, TikTok and so on – is basically. “We have a bunch of computers and Ethernet cables. Those are connected to the internet. Come and make our site cool and popular by making awesome stuff our users can see and enjoy. Make people visit our site so that we can pay our managers tens of millions and launch a lucrative IPO where our founders can make billions. What do you get for driving traffic to our site, and making our site popular? Well, how about 1%? That’s fair. The traffic you’ve driven to our site might be exposed to your profile.”

I'm not sure if it is worse to offer no compensation for content or a pittance. BGG seems to straddle the line with it's MicroBadges and other flair.
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23 Aug 2021 18:26 #325965 by ChristopherMD
Wait until you find out what TWBG pays!
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23 Aug 2021 19:10 #325967 by Msample

ChristopherMD wrote: Wait until you find out what TWBG pays!


Maybe TWBG should invent it’s own currency a la GeekGold.

BarnesBits?

TrashCoin?
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23 Aug 2021 19:36 #325968 by Sagrilarus
You guys aren't in on the IPO? I get 10% of all of this!
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23 Aug 2021 20:08 #325969 by n815e

Msample wrote:

ChristopherMD wrote: Wait until you find out what TWBG pays!


Maybe TWBG should invent it’s own currency a la GeekGold.

BarnesBits?

TrashCoin?


Barnacles. Good towards the purchase of former subjects of MB’s articles.
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23 Aug 2021 20:08 #325970 by ChristopherMD

Msample wrote:

ChristopherMD wrote: Wait until you find out what TWBG pays!


Maybe TWBG should invent it’s own currency a la GeekGold.

BarnesBits?

TrashCoin?


An actual crypto token, similar to reddit's Moons, for this site would be way cooler than GeekGold.
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23 Aug 2021 20:58 #325972 by dysjunct
Microbadges are effectively free, after the deliberate devaluing of geekgold to nigh-infinitesimal over the past decade. This is the right choice for the site — any freely tradable medium of exchange will eventually be used for money laundering, as many AAA creators have found when creating games with markets for skins etc.
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