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TIF: An Inconvenient Truth and Our Future

10 June 2008 - 12:53 AM

Fellow TIF users.

It is evident how much of an impact these last few days have had upon all of us. We have lost so much valuable time and information with this unfortunate rollback. Instead of bickering about lost guides and topics, (which I do consider important, don't get me wrong) I am going to bring up a point, rather a problem, which has plagued this forum. The problem? Too many posts.

Now, you might be saying "OMFG STFUNUB", but hold on a minute. All forums have posts, that's natural, but the type of posts I am getting at are the insignificant posts. By insignificant, I mean the posts which do not add to the topic at hand. Of course, you are allowed to agree or disagree with the topic's views, but after seeing one word answers and "quote trees", it has hit me. What are we doing to ourselves?

As you know (or may not know), TIF costs money to maintain. The cost of maintenance is covered, in part, by the forum ads. However, when the forums are shut down for three days, no ads are running, yet the cost is still building up. The bigger the size of the site, the more money needed for it's upkeep. This money must be payed somehow, and who else pays it but the high and mighty at tip.it. Now, tip.it and its forums are nonprofit in any way, and a lot is payed for by ads. What adds to the size of our forums is the post count.

What we do to help? We can start by watching what we post. Stop posting one word replies and making huge quote trees just for fun. Stop bickering over petty things and spamming up the forums (hidden updates thread especially). When your topic gets locked, don't keep reposting. Stick to one TIF account; no need to have so many. Finally, STOP POSTING JUST TO INCREASE POST COUNT. Already I have seen a few people complain/comment about their smaller post count. Remember, quality of posts is better than quantity.

I know this is a wall of text, but bear with me. We need to act now to make sure we aren't so greatly effected if something like this happens again. A sticky on this thread mentions that "hundreds if not thousands of dollars were lost". If we pay more discrepancy to our posting quality, I'm sure we will benefit ourselves in the long run with a more intelligent community. It will be a long road to recovery, but let us walk this road together.

Fellow TIF user,


A couple of questions I would like to address:

"Posting well will help post count?"

-Well, yes. Instead of posting all over in every topic with one word answers, use more digression. Try adding to the topic, or just posting in one. No one needs to read "I agree." as the only point of the post, and then move on to another topic and have the same thing.

"____ will help the rollback"

- At this point, nothing can help the rollback. However, if we simply decided to post wisely at an earlier date, maybe our TIF crew would not have to pay so much money. Less posts = less space = less cost for maintenance.

"Less spam posting, = less ad's viewed = less money earned."

-Does not work that way. There are only two ads per page, one on top, and one on the bottom. For this principle to work, every post would either a) have to have an ad in it, or <img src='http://forum.public...._DIR#>/cool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='B)' /> have to be on a completely separate page. Yes, more posts = more pages = more ads, but when spam fills one page, that does not work. THE MONEY EARNED PER AD CLICK IS THE SAME, EVEN IF THE SIZE OF THE SITE INCREASES. IF WE USE THE ABOVE PRINCIPLE, THE SITE COSTS WOULD OVERTAKE THE AD PAYMENT. MORE POSTS DOES NOT = MORE CLICKS.

EDIT: Another point I would like to address. Scroll up, scroll down, NO ADS. Every day is costing money just like when the forums were down. We are still raking up debt. Until the ads come back, we can afford even less to have spam.

Checkpoints for minimap

25 January 2008 - 03:04 AM

"Set All" wouldn't work.. there'd be millions of blue flags everywhere. Set Clan and Set Friends would work, however.

This could be used for a BH route or for fun little races across an area. Pretty nifty.

should be used only for clan chat leaders/owners. sounds awesome, and maybe you can toggle off the arrows under chat options?

great idea tbh

Boss battle problems (also seen on RSOF)

10 December 2007 - 11:28 PM

Quick find code: 27-28-952-54705531

I've seen many posts saying "OMG we can't share loot!!"

That, my friends, is a problem.

BUT, what if you DIE in the god wars dungeon? You may say, "theres tombstones!!". However, what if you die while fighting a boss?

You need 40 killcount to get to the boss room. Also, it is hard enough to survive at Bandos, but having your friends have to keep the grave alive while you get 40 kc to get your stuff is madness.

Now, you may say: your friends can get your stuff back, right?

WRONG. Now you cannot even return your friend's stuff anymore. Now, your friends keep the stuff you died with. It's like your friends just became looters. Bye bye guthans spear.

At KQ or KBD, it is a different story. Just run fast, and the bosses aren't too hard anymore.

TL;DR version: Jagex messed up with boss battles. If you die, you basically kis your items goodbye.


hot air balloon travel

09 August 2007 - 12:37 AM

is there a guide on how to unlock the new balloon flight paths? i looked everywhere

Look what I got at BARROWS!!

09 April 2007 - 04:41 AM

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I just got this double drop on my latest trip (sold the stuff already)

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