The lack of people

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  • DebateArt.com
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    I've seen people complaining that we barely have any people here and that's true, but I wanted to point out some things nevertheless.

    So first of all, the site has been in production for only 3 months and is still barely indexed by Google, hell if I know why, but it is what it is. Maybe because we don't have a mobile version but I am not sure. But despite that, I still have a few ideas how we could attract new blood here, but it needs to be understood that before it happens, we need to have all the required tools to prevent bad shit from happening and that's gonna take some time to implement and test them. There is simply no way to attract only smart and decent people; idiots, spammers, bots will follow anyway, so we need to be sure that we can contain them.

    So the bottom line is that at this point, it's better to have 100 decent and smart people than 300 with 2/3 of those being trouble makers.

    Once we have, among other things, some filtering mechanisms, like sandboxes for the new users or stuff like that, we'll let them flood in and cherry pick the good ones.
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    Duly noted. I'll endeavor to be patient.

    When do the 100 decent and smart people show up? Will I be replaced with one of them?
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    Hahaha, I am also waiting for them
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    Right now we have like 10 users, with 2/3 of them being trouble-makers.
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    Removing Bsh1 as mod would increase the number of users substantially.
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    Appoint TheHammer as Bsh1's replacement. He would make an excellent mod.
  • ethang5
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    I've been tracking traffic in the site, and it has increased slightly. Keep in mind that traffic is not the same as number of users. I think traffic is more important for growth than number of members.

    All in all, the site is doing fine Mike. You just keep on track and we will stay with you.

    Note to members. Do a search for debate art.com on google each day. Google uses number of searches to rank sites. Our searches will be from wide IP geographic locations. It's not much, but every little bit helps.
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll do that.
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    Yeah, you are absolutely right, it has increased but only slightly, just as you mentioned. And thank you!

    Regarding the search optimization, I think at this point we can just wait, we have submitted around 1000+ links for the website but at this point only 300 have been indexed, so it's taking a while. 
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    I think that the fact the site hasn't collapsed in userbase already means it will be fine in the long run.
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    What do you by "hasn't collapsed in userbase" ?
  • RationalMadman
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    He's being an optimistic pessimist.
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    The number of users hasn't gone into decline since the post-DDO rush had mostly passed.
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    Oh I see, thanks for explaining. 
  • Polytheist-Witch
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    No one is going go come here to debate with stupid topics standing and debate votes being deleted by a power hungry mod. 
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    There really is a problem with the voting moderation. One one debate, three votes were deleted by bsh1 from one side with the other mod dissenting. The odds of getting your vote deleted increases if you vote for the conservative position.

    And guess who just became the top debater? Yep. bsh1. Isn't that convenient. Sometimes it seems bsh1 is working to roll back every advance Mike is working towards.
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    All of my votes from Saturday were deleted yesterday and I was given a rules violation. Not to mention you loose the points. This place is worse the DDO. If that could be possible. 
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    You think you should keep points to gain medals from fallacious votes?
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    Not liking my vote is not reason to remove it. Stupid morons are not running a debate site but a playground for immature douche bags.