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7 months ago  ::  20 Mar 18 06:08 PM #1
slim
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Not sure where this thread should be posted so if in wrong spot i know a Mod will put it in its right place.

Ok a quick question what would you like to see change in here to make it more active?


I have seen a few of our older members post up a thread in here and getting little response, now this will put them of from posting up again. So what is needed to encourage chat in here and get it active again?

We did have a very active Mod in here who was the one that invited me over to take a look and he always had good input in his threads and joining in others.

Maybe if you made all forum games like the Mod game where you have to have 5 posts in a month to play it, mind you that could completely kill this place and be a bad move.

How about having a sat game where a forum member can win a seat to a live event and a 20% stake of any winnings would be put back into the forum. This would create the members railing the player like we use to have in the super stack games a few years ago.

We have seen many members go over the years, can we not send them an email and just ask them to take a look back in? You never know they might start posting again.

When i have tried to get people to look in they have found the layout confusing and when you see old posts from years ago they will think its a dead forum. Can we not put all inactive threads over a year into an archive where we still have them but are not cluttering up the place.

Anyhow im hoping i get at least 1 reply to this and if you do post up what you would like to change in here or what you think will make it active again.
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7 months ago  ::  20 Mar 18 06:27 PM #2
cryptic3(888mod)
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I won't move it m8 as it is more likely to get read here Wink


The mods are constantly asking for things but we are dependent on the guys @ 888 to decide if they want to implement them.



We always welcome new ideas so if anyone has any please post them and we will pass them on.


Will all my888poker members please ensure they have their 888poker player name in their profile.
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7 months ago  ::  21 Mar 18 12:05 AM #3
John
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Are players encouraged to setup an account here when setting up their poker account?  If not,  why not ask them if they wish to set up a community forum account and explain the benefits of doing so. 
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7 months ago  ::  21 Mar 18 10:15 PM #4
shinyone
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Don't think 888 give this forum any credence, I think they give more to others like Pocketfives and 2+2. When I found this place back in 2006 it was vibrant and the players here where very pro active in giving others so much help. I use to support others, even putting up entry fees into games. When Geoff Incbus1 was running it for Pacific and played a comp over serveral weeks and the player Peeko3 who won it got to play a live event on a ship/liner near Brazil. Why 888 don't do this sort of thing again beggers belief, but they just seem to want promote a few pros who to be honest do diddle squat to promote the site.

On another note don't really like any of the mtts on here anymore as everything is rebuys or another name for rebuys 2nd chance, 2nd chance doesn't mean 999 rebuys if you lose your chips.
Infact how 888 has changed has killed my enthusiasm to play online poker fullstop. Gone from playing probaly 8 to 10 mtts a day to playing the odd freeroll if I can be arsed to.

Mostly 888 just got to greedy.....
WHY ARE 888 unable to sort out their server issuses.
or are there other gremlins at work?
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7 months ago  ::  21 Mar 18 11:15 PM #5
slim
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You been here a lot longer than me Shiny so you have seen the ups and downs in here.
We have seen to many good players leave and move on to other forums, but im sure they would come back if we could get this place buzzing again.
It was a great achievement for 888 to sign Chris who is an online master and i was hoping he may take a look in here and post ( read his book if you get a chance, helped me heaps).
I would love us to have a game in here where we could send a member to a live event, maybe they could look at that.
How about an end of year game where you could win a seat to a big event?
Or even a monthly game where you could win some merchandise, that way we are prommoting 888 when we wear it out.
There must be ways to get this forum out to more people.
Its a shame as we have lost a lot of members as 888 stoped certain countries playing there, hopefully they come back, as i miss Goblin and Rods posts.
Anyhow im rambling now, hopefully we can get our old members back some how, and get new ones in.
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7 months ago  ::  21 Mar 18 11:23 PM #6
slim
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John thats a good idea.
Hope your having GL on PP, try get back over here and play a few sngs and get back posting as you and Ricey brought a spark back in here.
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7 months ago  ::  22 Mar 18 10:16 PM #7
John
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21 Mar 18 05:23 PM , slim wrote:

John thats a good idea.
Hope your having GL on PP, try get back over here and play a few sngs and get back posting as you and Ricey brought a spark back in here.



Cheers Slim my luck has been good on the sngs at PP but I am getting tired of the lack of chat so I have made a small deposit here and will play $1 games until I build it up a bit more.  I will continue to play both sites at same time to keep myself entertained.


They do listen on PP and the chat which wasnt even working right when I was there is now fixed and the chat bubble suggestion is with their team.


If 888 listen to its clientele when they have ideas or feedback which can help the site they would be doing much better.  I just wonder how many people have left as a result of the chatbox issue which is easily resolved.  888 for whatever reason want more space on the table so why not just re-instate chatbox where it was and have a button in the corner to hide it and another to detach it from the table if a player wishes to do so.


I seen that graph you put up recently.  Mighty results m8 and crushed a number of mtts too.  Keep it going m8.Smile

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7 months ago  ::  23 Mar 18 12:43 AM #8
Zockgott
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its not only the chat,..., its much more going ****. long times ago 888 was much in front with camgames for example, where they went? instead of solving that problem it was posted on forum: blablabla lol. i believe that 888 is only interested in using atm this "crap forum" only for advertising and some mods are helping to do so. there are more answers on problems caused by 888 on many other forums(read slim's post). i hope that at some time sean(boss of forum) will see that something is going wrong big here. he is thinking big over social media and so on,, maybe he at some point will recognice that there is a "real life". what i cant believe is that the mods are behind him the way he uses this forumpromotion. i know many of them and dont understabd why they are whoring 888 :) sorry
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6 months ago  ::  25 Mar 18 10:53 PM #9
wiggy
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What's needed is for us as a community to give 888 little other option than to take notice of us

What we really need is for 888 to butt out and use their other platforms for advertising, give us a clean slate and let us provide a platform for real feedback and testing, this place is only used for social media ratings, numbers mean everything quality means nothing, when this was just a forum we had quality posts daily, we had social posts daily and we had total madness daily, and the rewards were forum only tournaments for active members

We also had forum leaders like Incubus, costa-stu and Aegis, real leaders involved every day driving content and participation, I'm sorry Sean I have the uttmost respect for you but what this forum doesn't need is a facillitator (your words not mine) unless he allows somebody to handle the day to day running of the forum

Now just to be fair to Sean, he's in a no win situation, he has so much else going on he probablly can't give more than 25% focus to this place at any one time, and we demand focus on us and our needs much more than that, if he does what 888 needs we complain, if he does what we need his job could be at risk, he is neither the problem or the solution

In my very humble opinion 888 and we are the solution and Sean can be the facillitator (the link between us and 888) clear out the deadwood (those who joined and never posted) send an e-mail to those with less than 10 posts in the last year and let them know their account will be closed if they do not become active, this is a clean slate, ignore the fact that English is not some people first, second or third language, there are online translators for those who want to contribute (see guitarits's journal) we need people to contribute, and we need people to understand this is a community for likeminded people

Next we need a community leader, somebody with a passion for the place and the time to spare to drive us forwards (Cryptic3???) good content and feedback from active members, if all you want to do is complain about 888 and online poker tell it to twitter or facebook, after all 888 answer within  hours on there, and reward the actual active members with real forum tournaments just for them (more in a moment)

What constitutes good content? well as a poker forum we have never been about poker only, we do social, sports and madness and it's all good content, anything people take the time to read is good content, it's not just about replies! but reactions to posts of "good post" that's just a freebie hunter, and that's why this place is dead, there is no such thing as a forum tournament anymore, just another game with main site idiots who stumbled upon us or our passwords online, and come here for the value which drives real members away from our games, and causes 888 to cut out the value

Take the cancellation of the bash for example, it didn't happen in 2017, and why should it? everybody wants to go and nobody wants to post, and I know for a fact that people turned up at Birmingham who had joined but never posted, and haven't posted since, just because they lived there and they were "members" where's the value for real members?

Ok we can't have lists of eligible members for games set up by 888, but we can for games we set up, give the forum leader the budget for weekly games and let him/her set the games up for active only members, most of the games we provide the prize pool for anyway, and if people want bigger prizepools they will have to encourage active members to join

Yes Slim it would be nice to be able to win some live seats again, but I have 2 questions! 1 do we deserve them in our current state? and 2 shouldn't they be for active members prepared to promote this forum?

I'm sure this will be greeted with the usual derision and disdain, but there you go it's posted now just because I care


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6 months ago  ::  25 Mar 18 11:06 PM #10
slim
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Good to see you back posting. Your input is missed in here as you did keep threads active and was always helpful to members, your the reason why im here as you told me many years ago about this place when i was on a final table with you and i believe TOTS and you told me to take a look in.
I do hope that this thread is read by the people that can make a change to this place to make it a place like it use to be.
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