[edited 4:17 pm, Sunday 03-07-10]
People on the whole probably won't donate as much to sites that on the short time scale, result in both increased cognitive dissonance and less
trust. The cognitive dissonance is part and parcel of running a great site that attempts to anchor colossal contributors to a common ground. The
provocative thought attracts the curious. Flame wars will be had. Personalities will collide. But trust is something that requires more active
Approaching the User.
Appropriate quality and quantity of energy in connecting with individuals is very important in business and in life. To that end the Louisianians have
Lagniappe, that little something extra, so when you get good Louisiana service you know it and remember it. In that spirit, I appreciate all the
little things that the moderators and contributors have done to make ATS that much more appealing.
My One Complaint.
As far as forum do-hickies and thing-a-ma-bobs are concerned... I'm rather content, with one exception, as a programmer. In response to the complaint
of ad-click revenue lost due to adblocking, the problem isn't the adblockers themselves, but you are really dealing with a fundamental trust
I type into the search field my previous post entitled:
"Mass sterilization campaign Exposed! This Includes You ... 20 posts - 10 authors - Last post: Apr 5, 2009."
The title is correct. The post count is 20 posts if you only count the first page out of five. Besides myself I counted 37 usernames posting: Aeons,
SemperParatusRJCC, andy1033, FunSized, Iamonlyhuman, magickmaster, Neo_Serf, Indianapolis, Michelle129, rival, Amaterasu, nunya13, dizziedame,
Truth4hire, secretagent woooman, chiron613, anonamousantichrist, John_Q_Llama, MaMaa, VelmaLu, reugen, LostNemesis, T0by, george_gaz, RubberBaron,
Flighty, korath, mysterybee, Equinox99, cliffjumper68, Twisted Pair, ron.johnson, OhZone, jprophet420, Flux8, DerelictJ, Pellevoisin. The last post
date shown in the search results is April 5, 2009. The actual first post was on May 4, 2009, the actual last post was February 3, 2010. For reference
many European countries write their numbered dates as DD/MM/YEAR in contrast to the American date format MM/DD/YEAR. If the problem is in that
context, the search engine results may just be giving the "first post date" read incorrectly as the european date format. That's just my example,
out of all of the threads with this problem.
And I'm aware that the TAN TOS Disclaimer of Warranties Heading IV frees management from being required to do anything about such an across the board
error. But it would do your readership some good if someone doing the board's code would assuage this concern, if even by explaining how I am
misunderstanding the way or reason those post/author count date tags end up on the search results. My point is that if management is concerned with
pay-per-click revenue, it would do them some good to label what is fresh as fresh. As it is currently set up, the fresh can appear old in search
results, and that is a nontrivial loss of revenue and as such a management concern and I bring it to your attention. I pulled the plug on a coffee
machine that cost 180 bucks a month in electricity to run for one coffee drinker...boiled water all day...felt good to pull the plug. Now it's your
turn. Get to work. and good luck
[edit on 7-3-2010 by elusive1]