Saturday, February 18, 2017, 6:44 PM
I found myself on a forum game table last night with the lovely Ken, otherwise known as Lambone, a really friendly nice guy, and aslo a MOD. One of the players behaviour was appaling, and as the game progressed became really nasty. The final straw came when he called Ken the son of a H,,r.
Having looked he was not even a forum member. So looking further we discovered actually quite a few of the players in last nights game were not forum members.
I suggested that the passowrds should be changed, but apparently this has been suggested many times, but obviously the new passwords would still be given out or the system abused! So I promised I would Blog, and hopefully create some debate as to a solution!
Some of you reading this will be saying so what, it adds to the amount of players that play. BUT THAT IS NOT THE POINT. If it did'nt matter then there would be no point in continuing with these games OR even having them password protected. Just make them open to everyone, well that's what happened at Christmas wasnt it? And the same when a new sponsored player joins 888. Anyone can enter, regardless, and then of course abuse is rife, and its not a reward for being a forum member.
How many regular players could'nt even register to the games, due to actually being at work when registration opened? I figured that these games were in effect some kind of reward for being a community member, but clearly I am wrong, and actually 888 don't care about their forum members. The same as the monthly Blog, where are these members, now there is no current competition?
I am not knocking 888, they are fantastic with their generosity, the free rolls and with the Birthday Bash, but it is time for a shake up with the forum games! I have been given all sorts of excuses why you cant change the passwords, or why certain things wont work, well lets try! BE positive for a change. The glass is half full, NOT half empty.
It is not about numbers, if so, remove the passwords! If you posted the forum games as they are with no requirement for a password, I bet you would get in excess of a 100 runners every single time.
I asked Ken why we could'nt request a password from a MOD for the games, he replied he had offered by way of email giving out passwords for the tournaments, but this offer had fallen on deaf ears! A regular member offering to take this on himself, what more could anyone want?
Make the games an incentive for being a forum member! How about you get a free game for a certain amount of posts on the forum, or for a certain amount of forum games played? Shake up the forum, make people want to write posts!
The worse game for me was last year. I had been playing in one of the games, when an observer asked for the passowrd. A player on the table gave him the passsword, and the new player actually went on to win the tournament, still not even being a forum member! So there we have it, a reason not to bother with a password system. Chris said changing the passwords would not solve the issue as you would still be able to obtain them from somewhere, so this is a waste of time! This is not looking for a solution, OR even encouraging new members to the forum. Especially if there was one free forum game per month. You know either you have played so many forum games this month, and having posted actual writing, not a smiley, you get a free game. That would certainly make the forum a lot livlier.
OR what about this then? No winner actually gets their tournamnet winnings until they they have posted after the game to claim their prize. That would be a terrible shame for a winner not to receive his/her prize if it turns out they were not even a member! Can you imagine what would hapen going forward? Yes we would asctually get a member and one that had to have posted prior to having played! OR no winnings! Shock, horror, a forum game for a forum member!!!!!
Especially if one of the conditions was to have actually posted. REMOVE the silly emotives, How many people post happy/sad/angry faces and earn points? This isn't a post, I could post lots of silly emotions earn points and the site thinks I have posted. The emotives offer no actual value at all to the forum.
And tonight on the social page on the forum, there is a site giving out the forum passwords! Including a face book page with all of our forum passwords on it.... Time for action.
It is time for a shake up this is 2017 not the dark ages. Drag 888 into the now, and reward loyal forum members. We all actaully care..............