Forum Games meta thread

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I do feel like forum games should be organized a bit more given that it's most of the forum. Maybe I should split off the time-based forum games into a subforum called "The Year 207̃012" or something.
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I feel like moving the necro games into their own subforum renders the primary aspect of those games nonexistent, since there's no possible way for them to disappear into the depths to be dredged up from P2 of the topiclist, but then so far people don't seem to play it that way anyway, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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It's supposed to be more of a game of chicken where you see who will crack first - we're all meant to hold off for as long as possible to maximise the reward. Unfortunately, if you already know someone's likely to post hours after the last post, you've got no motivation to wait...
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ratammer wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:05 am It's supposed to be more of a game of chicken where you see who will crack first - we're all meant to hold off for as long as possible to maximise the reward. Unfortunately, if you already know someone's likely to post hours after the last post, you've got no motivation to wait...
I distinctly remember at least some of them having the "score if you thought about the game and it's not on the first page" aspect, although the original slowmode OP from 2010 was arleady complaining that this was missing from existing necro games at the time.
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I mean, the necro games were never going to fall off the front page anyway given their current popularity.
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Not opposed to a thread for chatting about scores (maybe some light trash talk) with link to Chridd's site in OP. Would that be better a fit in the the forum games or "The Year 207̃012".
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"The Year 207̃012" makes me think of that one online football story called 17776. I should go back and reread it. Pretty good stuff.
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heuristically_alone wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:44 pm Not opposed to a thread for chatting about scores (maybe some light trash talk) with link to Chridd's site in OP. Would that be better a fit in the the forum games or "The Year 207̃012".
This is the meta thread, I think that fits fine here.
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somitomi wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:02 pm
ratammer wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:05 am It's supposed to be more of a game of chicken where you see who will crack first - we're all meant to hold off for as long as possible to maximise the reward. Unfortunately, if you already know someone's likely to post hours after the last post, you've got no motivation to wait...
I distinctly remember at least some of them having the "score if you thought about the game and it's not on the first page" aspect, although the original slowmode OP from 2010 was arleady complaining that this was missing from existing necro games at the time.
The original necromancy thread started going way faster not that long after I started posting in it; my first post got about 20 days' worth of points on 2019-10-19, and then there was a big spike in posts around the beginning of 2010 (graph).

(I wrote the first version of an automated leaderboard program 2010-03-27; posts were already getting more frequent before that.)
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