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Old 10-21-2004, 10:43 PM   #1
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I've started a new Yahoogroup, called coMUnity, for players and developers of any and all MU*s to promote and discuss their games.

The link for the group is http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/coMUnity/

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Old 10-22-2004, 12:04 PM   #2
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If you want to start a community about anything, I'd suggest steering away from Yahoo groups.

In my experience, they're one of the worst BBS systems for use for communication that I've used to date.

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Old 10-22-2004, 12:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice! However, I've had a pretty good experience with them in developing a community for my own games. As with so many things, the effectiveness of the tool may come down to how it's used.
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Old 10-22-2004, 09:23 PM   #4
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So what's special about it? What does it have that other mud discussion forums don't, especially given that it's not going to have anywhere near the number of people as here, TMC, mud-dev, etc.?
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Old 10-22-2004, 09:29 PM   #5
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So what's special about it? What does it have that other mud discussion forums don't, especially given that it's not going to have anywhere near the number of people as here, TMC, mud-dev, etc.?
The same question could be asked of anyone *starting* a MUD .

And I'll offer the same answer: It'll be as special as the people who participate - no more, no less.

It's another place to market your game and another place to share/discuss ideas. I'm not trying to replace any of the other outlets - just creating a new one .
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Old 10-23-2004, 05:17 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice! However, I've had a pretty good experience with them in developing a community for my own games. As with so many things, the effectiveness of the tool may come down to how it's used.
I know what you mean.. but it is still one of the ugliest ways to do so. I'd join a new mud community, but not one on Yahoo.
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Old 10-23-2004, 10:10 AM   #7
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I know what you mean.. but it is still one of the ugliest ways to do so. I'd join a new mud community, but not one on Yahoo.
Sorry to hear that.
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Old 10-25-2004, 12:08 AM   #8
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I'm afraid i'd have to agree; although it is fine for sending important messages and news en masse, as I know you do for all the JTS games using it, but as an actual message board and place for people to share information Yahoo groups falls quite short. I'd personally suggest simply using a free messageboard service.
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I've joined, not for the pretty Yahoo environment and stellar advertising, but to listen, learn and participate in the community.  There's always the option of receiving daily summaries if their nagvigation is too much to put up with (not a typo.. my term for the ad-interrupted progress).
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I'm afraid i'd have to agree; although it is fine for sending important messages and news en masse, as I know you do for all the JTS games using it, but as an actual message board and place for people to share information Yahoo groups falls quite short. I'd personally suggest simply using a free messageboard service.
I appreciate the suggestion. However, TMS already has forums that do that. TMC does too. And, as I stated, I'm not looking to replace them.

The other benefit of Yahoogroups is that, well, there are OTHER related Yahoogroups, and, as a result of shared visitor traffic, we may draw other (and possibly even NEW) people into the discussions.

The interface may not be the best in the world, but it's what a lot of people are using, and not all of them know about our hobby yet. This is one more possible way to get their attention.

Bottom line: It really can't hurt.
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I've joined, not for the pretty Yahoo environment and stellar advertising, but to listen, learn and participate in the community. There's always the option of receiving daily summaries if their nagvigation is too much to put up with (not a typo.. my term for the ad-interrupted progress).
Very glad to have you aboard too. Extra exposure and free publicity are good, no matter what the outlet.
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I would join... But I had to join Yahoo first and that bugged out for me. Guess I am special. :]

Apart from that... I would like to say that I think its cool that people want to create new forums and places for mudders. The old sites could use some competition so they dont slack off. ;]
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I would join... But I had to join Yahoo first and that bugged out for me. Guess I am special. :]

Apart from that... I would like to say that I think its cool that people want to create new forums and places for mudders. The old sites could use some competition so they dont slack off. ;]
I could be wrong, but I think you can be a member of the group without signing up with Yahoo itself - getting a username and all that. The only reason you'd need to join Yahoo is to get access to files, polls and such. It wouldn't stop you from joining the discussions via email.
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