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Old 11-02-2018, 08:04 PM   #1
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From TMC to TMS

The new TMC Forums are kind of blah. Hope they go back to the old forum, but who knows.

Does anyone actually post there besides the Moderators and maybe 3 or 4 others? Just curious.
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:34 AM   #2
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Re: From TMC to TMS

Does anyone post here?
Let's face it - both forums are practically dead, and we textmudders are an aging and dying breed in general.
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:39 AM   #3
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Re: From TMC to TMS

reddit mud subcategory is the most active place now, I think. TMS looks abondoned like TMC. I see a few people here. They haven't changed anything here for decades and decided to keep this website only as a voting website for muds. They could have increased the font size of recent forum posts on main page to make it more attractive to the eye, for example.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:59 PM   #4
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Does anyone post here?
Let's face it - both forums are practically dead, and we textmudders are an aging and dying breed in general.
Hey I'm back and in my prime lol. Though yes, the community seems to be dying. But look at the come-back for DnD. This year has been their biggest year yet. I think MUDs could come back with the right marketing and interest.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:22 PM   #5
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Re: From TMC to TMS

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The new TMC Forums are kind of blah. Hope they go back to the old forum, but who knows.

Does anyone actually post there besides the Moderators and maybe 3 or 4 others? Just curious.
I'd have to know who the moderators are (assuming there are moderators) before I could answer that question.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:50 AM   #6
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I'd have to know who the moderators are (assuming there are moderators) before I could answer that question.
As far as I know, there are no moderators. The old moderator team, of which both HK and I were members, resigned, and no new ones has been appointed. The new Forum is supposed to moderate itself, and so far it seems to work. At least there have been no new flame wars, but then again, there isn't much traffic either.

Still, the same seems to be the case here. Maybe the flamers burnt themselves out?
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:22 PM   #7
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Re: From TMC to TMS

Someone offered us 10k for this site last year to build it out, but they weren't prepared to commit to keep it to MUDs only.

With hindsight that seemed more important then that it does now, should have probably just taken it.
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Old 08-15-2020, 07:29 PM   #8
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Re: From TMC to TMS

TMS is still invariably one of the first sites any google search returns when looking for active or popular MUDs, so even if the forums aren't that active, I consider it an important tool in the MUD community. TMC on the other hand feels a fair bit obsolete.
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Old 09-12-2020, 12:51 PM   #9
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Re: From TMC to TMS

Honestly, web forums aren't popular with users these days in general, not just in the MUD community. People are more akin to groups on social media or migrating to things like slack discussion or messenger groups.

I think if we as MUD enthusiasts start migrating to modern forms of communication, and do a little PR work like what was done for D&D over the last couple years, that we could certainly put some life back into the community.

This is coming from a marketing professional, fwiw
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Honestly, web forums aren't popular with users these days in general, not just in the MUD community. People are more akin to groups on social media or migrating to things like slack discussion or messenger groups.

I think if we as MUD enthusiasts start migrating to modern forms of communication, and do a little PR work like what was done for D&D over the last couple years, that we could certainly put some life back into the community.

This is coming from a marketing professional, fwiw
Marketing 101: Find a need and fill it.
Marketing 101.a: Know your demographics.

Our primary demographics are people who already know what a MUD is, and have been playing them for awhile. As such - TMS and TMC are "THE" go-to places for the demographics in question.

Discord is actually pretty popular as well these days. But if you want a compendium of games, with descriptions of each, so that you can figure out which one(s) to try next - your best bet is either TMS or TMC (or both). From there, you can select a few and see if they have Facebook/Twitter/Slack/Discord accounts, and check out the individual game communities that way.
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:24 PM   #11
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Re: From TMC to TMS

I mean, I get it, but if we're only trying to target existing MUD players we have a very finite pool of people that, lets be honest, are getting old. That's why I think it's important to start reaching out beyond the MUD community.

We're never going to replace xbox to WoW, of course. But there's a very real retro invasion going on right now where things like, old games, old fashion, etc., are becoming more mainstream. People are also staying at home more given current issues.

Personally, I think it's the perfect time to revive the MUD community and bring in fresh blood. Marketing 101.b

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Marketing 101.a: Know your demographics.

Our primary demographics are people who already know what a MUD is, and have been playing them for awhile. As such - TMS and TMC are "THE" go-to places for the demographics in question.

Discord is actually pretty popular as well these days. But if you want a compendium of games, with descriptions of each, so that you can figure out which one(s) to try next - your best bet is either TMS or TMC (or both). From there, you can select a few and see if they have Facebook/Twitter/Slack/Discord accounts, and check out the individual game communities that way.
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