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by Xerographica
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gravedigging
Replies: 6
Views: 5133

Re: Gravedigging

My previous thread here was locked because I didn't gravedig my thread from half a year ago. I suspect more likely is that you'd done basically the same topic 4 times which had been debated ad nauseum and they didn't want to start it all over again just to get the same answer. Smart rules also rely...
by Xerographica
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gravedigging
Replies: 6
Views: 5133

Gravedigging

Just now on my favorite forum I spotted this thread... 3 million dollars USD vs Pandas . I noticed that it was locked. The reason? Gravedigging. The moderator said, "Please do not post in threads that have not had a new post in more than four weeks. This one's been dead for a year and a half." Someh...
by Xerographica
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeing And Knowing Demand
Replies: 2
Views: 5001

Seeing And Knowing Demand

On Cent the demand for drafts to be auto-saved is 68 cents. What difference does it make that we can see and know the demand for this function? Knowing the value of things means that they can be sorted accordingly. For example, here are posts about Honest Cash sorted by value . I think it's benefici...
by Xerographica
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voting With Donations
Replies: 9
Views: 6234

Re: Voting With Donations

So far "capracracy" (rule by goats) is the most highly ranked political system in both the BV poll and the DV poll. Doesn't that totally discredit the DV system and prove that both are equal? Or in other words all of this is nothing more than a waste of time!! If it's truly the case that DV and BV ...
by Xerographica
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voting With Donations
Replies: 9
Views: 6234

Re: Voting With Donations

A voting system should be be based on how big your wallet is. If I have $1 million and donate that all to my vote, I basically just wiped out everyone who has less than $1 million. How is that even remotely fair? It's not fair, in theory it's effective. If this theory is wrong, which it might be, t...
by Xerographica
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voting With Donations
Replies: 9
Views: 6234

Voting With Donations

Last November I started a thread about prioritization . I made the case that ideas for phpBB should be ranked by donation votes (DVs) rather than by ballot votes (BVs). In that thread I shared a few examples of DV. Figured it wouldn't hurt to use this thread to share a few more... DV was used to det...
by Xerographica
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prioritization
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Re: Prioritization

3Di, the micropayments phpBB forum and the donor-driven development idea are two different, but related, ideas. Sorry about the confusion. The micropayments thing essentially put coin buttons at the bottom of each post. When people would click the coin buttons the valuation of the post would increas...
by Xerographica
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prioritization
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Re: Prioritization

Elias, RMcGirr83 and 3Di, I'm not sure that we're on the same page. The code that I wrote takes data from a Google sheet and displays it on a webpage. Programming really isn't my area of expertise so I'm sure that the code is pretty terrible. Most of the bits were taken from online tutorials. Surpri...
by Xerographica
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prioritization
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Re: Prioritization

JoshyPHP wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:52 pm
I think it would take less time to actually learn PHP and effect those changes than wait for this debate to produce anything of value.
I already wrote the basic code. But it won't do much good if the community doesn't see the point in using their donations to express their specific preferences.
by Xerographica
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prioritization
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Re: Prioritization

... If phpBB gave people the opportunity to use their donations to help determine the social importance of different ideas it wouldn't solve the free-rider problem. But it would solve the immense problem of development being driven by popularity rather than by value. ... Again ... you are implying ...
by Xerographica
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prioritization
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Re: Prioritization

Money-driven development of extensions may be something that can be considered - but this can be done already. Money-driven development of the core of phpBB is a totally different thing bearing totally different consequences and implications. The former is for the benefit and in the interest of tho...
by Xerographica
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prioritization
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Re: Prioritization

... Anyways, it should be easy for us to use donations to help determine the social importance of different ideas. Baloney! The social importance of a social security system is beyond doubt but according to your reasoning it's probably worthless. By my reasoning I can't somehow " divine " just how ...
by Xerographica
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Micropayments For Threads?
Replies: 21
Views: 4681

Re: Micropayments For Threads?

What if the users use different currency? I'm guessing it would be like choosing your time zone when you join a forum. If this was going to make money don't you think facebook would have implemented it already? Facebook currently allows you to "boost" a post. The more money that you spend on a post...
by Xerographica
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prioritization
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Re: Prioritization

JoshyPHP has a pretty good grasp on the general concept. Mick, I have no problem with phpBB being free. My problem is with development being determined by voting. Just because a lot of people vote for something doesn't necessarily mean that it's truly important. This music video on Youtube has recei...
by Xerographica
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prioritization
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Re: Prioritization

Not sure what you're getting at. You posted a couple of issues. They have been answered. What more do you want? Antispam works and donor driven changes aren't going to happen. That's it. I want to understand why donor driven changes aren't going to happen. My guess is that they aren't going to happ...

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