If Magic: the gathering ceases to be...will there still be a CPA? I mean we ARE the CASUAL players alliance so it shouldn't matter if the game is still in print should it?
And it's true... what do Off-Topic and Magic have to do with each other? Nothing!Originally posted by Almindhra
Well, we have been accused *cough cough Spiderman cough* of not talking about Magic enough...And look at our Off Topic board and how many topics and posts there have been on here...I say we're going strong...
That would be your first mistake...lolOriginally posted by Gizmo
... but a strategy should be worked out before anything is done.
Please calm down Gizmo. We're not a commercial site, so it really doesn't matter just how much traffic occurs here - the CPA will live on as long as Mike (Ed Sullivan) is willing to let it live. The only action that should be considered to improve the chances for the longevity of the site is to make frequent contributions to the Mike Sullivan Foundation for wayward Flyers personnel...Originally posted by Gizmo
Either action is taken now to put the CPA back on the pages of Starcity, Brainburst etc and keep it there, or in three months this site is gone for good.
So... maybe it's just one of those majority type things? I mean, you can dislike it but still go here with whatever decision comes out...Seriously, working out a coherent strategy amongst our diverse membership base has proven in the past to be, umm, well, damn near impossible. We have way too many free-spirits here to even attempt that, unless perhaps WotC screws up and does something so bad that we ALL feel the need to complain about it at once.
Now, isn't that a faulty premise to being with? I mean, I appreciate what Ed has done with the whole site and all, but shouldn't it be greater than its members? In other words, if Ed decides to get out (and he's said he's thought about it in the past anyways), why should the site have to go down? If someone is willing to take on the burden of webmaster/coding/paying for upkeep, shouldn't that be allowed?Please calm down Gizmo. We're not a commercial site, so it really doesn't matter just how much traffic occurs here - the CPA will live on as long as Mike (Ed Sullivan) is willing to let it live.
My memory's bad, true enough, but it seemed at the time that we were looking for all members to agree on the issue, which is obviously impossible. I was merely saying sometimes you gotta bite the bullet and make a decision that the majority (whether it be 51/49 or 99/1) agrees with. And if the minority disagrees, I hate to say it, but that's too bad.Seriously though, Spidey, do you disagree with me sometimes just on principle? Or have you forgotten just how blasé the response was the last half-dozen or so times we tried to get the group together on an issue?
You have a short memory, my friend
Articles might draw the player, but it's the forums that is its lifeblood and if they're "dying" (i.e. little Magic talk), what's to keep them here? Yeah, theorgg's interviews drew a lot of people. Where are they now? I bet if Ed did a purge of the database with all the duplicate aliases and onetime visits from at least over a year ago, that membership number would drop by two-thirds.And I still think that if more people wrote more Magic-orientated articles and submitted them for publication here, and you were able to update the CPA's main page more often with more homegrown topical material, our membership base would grow stronger. Remember back when Orgg did those interviews?
Not true.And I didn't see anyone (myself included) shelling out any cash back a couple months ago when Mike had to bail the site out by repurchasing the domain name. You know that had to set him back at least $50, yet no one even offered to reimburse him the money.