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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tom4u, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. tom4u

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    I think member engagement on a site is valuable.

    Trip reports get high viewership, but I think diversifying can help maintain viewership during report droughts.

    I browse and read a lot of the threads on here. I think some members make efforts trying to engage with others by starting threads etc. And that’s great.

    Thought it would be fun and creative if maybe there were things on this site to further enhance and engage it’s members by encouraging reading/participation and rewarding it.


    Idea 1- What if there was a constant scavenger hunt. It’s purpose is mainly just for fun, but also rewards people who spend time on the site.
    VB Scanvenger hunt—Since Shifter has power to edit anything on this site. Shifter can add a number (corresponding to an alphabetical letter) to a random post once every few days. Members can collect the numbers by browsing throughout the site and finding them placed in various threads/posts. Once all the numbers are collected. It would decode to letters, maybe in an anagram. To prevent premature guesses, can also add a number code to be released on final day.

    First members to solve it, wins. Maybe once a month?

    Idea 2Annual VB poker tourney?

    Idea 3 – (my most fav) – VB Annual Gambling Olympics. It’s a tournament. Decide upon buy in amount. Play with real money on different games. Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Slots. Etc.

    Competitors buy in (for example) $100 into each game.

    Play together at each game, either until bust or time expires maybe 15-30mins each game? (players can bet “real” money along with their “tourney chips” if they want on good shoes so they don't "miss out" on opportunities)

    You have each game champion.

    And overall champion by person who won the most.

    Can have top 3 finishers getting paid or winner take all. Prize pool is from the original buy in amount.

    Costs for participation would be the buy in amount, plus 100 to play with in each game. And most importantly, a trophy! (VB’s most degenerate!)

    I did something similar to this a while ago with friends. We each got $100 and had a time frame to win as much as we could in a casino. All money/winnings went to prize for winner take all. There was definite strategy being used and some serious gambling last minute.

    Or have tournament bracket heads-up to split up large group of people (go off in twos, or random draw for teammate). Do a draw to see you who go up against. Then winner between the two move on. Imagine Newman vs Paytriple in craps.. whose got that magical roll to win. Broncofn vs BS in blackjack. Epic showdown of Shifter vs Natedogg in baccarat.... pay per view kind of competition folks:LOL:... is it just me or wouldn't that be fun to participate or watch ??

    Would love to hear other ideas as well?

    P.s. I'm gonna win so plan for second place :rolleyes::p
     
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  2. VEGASBJ

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    I love the poker and gambling games if we could ever pick a weekend when a majority of us will be out there at the same time
     
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  3. tom4u

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    Maybe do a vote for the weekend choice. Or set it far enough in advance that people can plan. Depends on level of interest.

    Or if it's a heads-up bracket style tournament, have a 3month window where the two can maybe be there same weekend. Tournament would run for a year if that was the case. This maybe better logistically for many.

    The thread for that would be fun to follow. If it was brackets, I foresee friendly side wagers depending on who the two battling were.
     
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    Sounds fun, but no participation trophies! Lol
     
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  5. VEGASBJ

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    Shifter will make up Blue ribbons for everyone! BTW, where's the wristbands, lol :eek:
     
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    I'm coming out of retirement to say ..... tom4u......I love this idea. I've been lurking a bit for the past month and haven't posted. Great ideas!
     
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    I've been wondering where you were!

    I like Tom's ideas, too!
     
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    @newmans - why have you only lurked and not participated? What is this talk of retirement? The only retirement is from VMB, lol
     
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    I second this motion and move to create a new "Content Review Expert" position for @newmans where she must review and comment on all posts from now on.
     
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  10. newmans

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    LOL. FOU

    Be careful what you wish for.
     
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