posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 03:48 PM
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
This first "municipal improvement" for ATS, as a result of council discussion, will cost 2 milion ATS points. When finished, the following will
1- nearly equal points are earned in all board forums (some forums more than others)
2- your BTS/PTS posts will be tallyed, and new point accounts created for each member based on your past activity in those boards
3- When using the ATS store on BTS, your BTS points will be used; on PTS, your PTS points will be used, etc.
Basically, what you're saying is that, after the first 2 Mil of voluntary ATS points donations get the project initiated, us mere members will then
be earning 3 incomes (due to the 3 boards) & can then have a "store" that sells board features according to which of the 3 incomes has points
accumulated for each particular board?
If that's the case, I'll support this. I trust the Council to enforce this tax as strictly "voluntary" more than I trust the government to enforce
the "voluntary" status of the taxes that they've
After all, as an economy goes, the "citizens" (members) produce "goods" (in this case, quality posts in the forums) & of the work is good enough,
get "paid" (with points). The "voluntary tax" (initial donations to initiate the project) pays for the citizens use theri income to make purchases
in the Store.
My main question would be...Why 3 incomes for the 3 boards? Wouldn't it be easier to tally the 3 differet sources of points into a single "pool"
for each member, then allow the member to spend their points at any of the 3 boards they choose?
If the point-earning system would be "leveled" across the 3 boards, then why not just allow citizens the choice to decide which of the 3 boards
where they wish to spend their points? It's sort of like giving members the choice as to which store they choose to make purchases...Even though, in
effect, all 3 boards have the same "store", the place of purchase is what determines where the purchase is applied.
In effect, someone who has earned a lot of points in ATS, for example, could turn around & spend some points on their BTS board...
Just a suggestion...
My only other question would be: How, where & when would we be given the opportunity to donate towards the inital "project cost"?
[edit on 18-7-2005 by MidnightDStroyer]