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The Media Module is Dead, Long Live the Media Module

Day 1,981, 11:16 Published in USA USA by Bucephalus92

Greetings Bros,

How I will be spending the next couple days

When I first joined this game in late 2009 the media module could only be described as thriving (ok flourishing, prosperous, and robust could also be used). There seemed to be no shortage of great articles and new writers popping up everywhere you looked. It was this thriving media module more than anything else that kept me interested in playing this game. Now to be fair this was towards the end of WW III, a babyboom was going on and the Brolliance rising up to overthrow our accursed occupiers made for a fantastic narrative. Add on top of this the fact that the economy module was actually semi-functional and its not really surprising that the media module was as vibrant as it was.

So whats the point I'm trying to get at? Am I simply bemoaning the past? No, well ok I am bemoaning the past, but I would also like to make a few comments about the present and the future. Because while the media module may not be nearly as full of life as it was in the past, that doesn't mean we can give up on it. Now more than ever we each need to do our part to help keep the media interesting and engaging for new players, and so I'm here to tell you that there are a few simple things you can do that will make it better.

1. This is kind of the big one, you have to actually look at articles that aren't in the top five. I know it may not always be interesting, but the newbs writing articles that get 5 votes need your support much more than someone that can regularly by several hundred to a thousand votes.
2. Ok, so you've accidentally purposefully wandered into the non top five, what should you do now? Vote, comment, shout, and subscribe. Why should you do these things?
-Voting is super easy and can help encourage a newb to keep writing, plus its ridiculously easy.
-Comments are another great way to encourage people to keep writing and allow you to provide constructive feedback to people that are just starting out. I know I've always appreciated the comments people leave for me.
-Not everyone can pay for votes, these people need you to help them gain visibility by shouting their articles, plus the shout feed is basically one of the only things the admins have done right in forever, might as well use it.
-Subscribing, again its super easy, so just do it.
3.Alright this is the one that actually requires a bit of work on your part, start your own paper and put out some articles. Maybe you don't think that you don't have anything to write about or writings not your forte but I think there are some of you out there that would be pleasantly surprised by how rewarding it can be. Besides you can always take the easy way out and just post something cool you found on the internet.
EDIT: meant to include this in the initial release, sorry dogpyle.

So thats my spiel for today, as always if you enjoyed this issue of the Bro Paper then don't forget to
VOTE
COMMENT
SHOUT
and SUBSCRIBE ;)


P.S. I won't be logging onto erepublik much for the next 10-14 days due to finals, so don't expect any articles until that time.

 

Comments

Bucephalus92
Bucephalus92 Day 1,981, 11:17

The Media Module is Dead, Long Live the Media Module \o/

fingerguns
fingerguns Day 1,981, 11:20

But...we need your articles to live.

Bucephalus92
Bucephalus92 Day 1,981, 11:23

Well if you know anyone willing to write a couple of papers for me then I suppose I could be convinced to write some more articles ; )

fingerguns
fingerguns Day 1,981, 11:23

What's the topic? I might know a guy.

Bucephalus92
Bucephalus92 Day 1,981, 11:27

diminishing American turnout in elections, and the politicization of education and by extension education reform. So, do you know a guy?

fingerguns
fingerguns Day 1,981, 11:34

Actually...yeah. Talk to Jakov!

Bucephalus92
Bucephalus92 Day 1,981, 11:36

lol brilliant.

Othere
Othere Day 1,981, 11:22

Good luck on finals! Thanks for your journalism.

Bucephalus92
Bucephalus92 Day 1,981, 11:23

Thanks!

Kooguy
Kooguy Day 1,981, 11:23

Rock is dead they say... Long live rock!

On the brotip: I always wrote my final drafts first then purposefully made mistakes and pretended it was my rough draft. Saved me a lot of time

Bucephalus92
Bucephalus92 Day 1,981, 11:24

lol nice, I always like it when I find a particularly apt brotip.

Strength and Honour

DMV3
DMV3 Day 1,981, 11:36

Good stuff bro

Bucephalus92
Bucephalus92 Day 1,981, 11:37

Thanks man \o/

nW0lf
nW0lf Day 1,981, 12:13

Nice tips, really. But when most people are too lazy to actually read what's already there, asking them to write may be too much... (:

Bucephalus92
Bucephalus92 Day 1,981, 12:14

gonzobad
gonzobad Day 1,981, 13:15

I check for new articles 5 times/day(in the latest section). And I like to upvote. But I rarely comment.
...but from now on....

AUTOCHTHONOUS ILLYRICUM
AUTOCHTHONOUS ILLYRICUM Day 1,981, 13:52

v/s

Dogpyle
Dogpyle Day 1,981, 15:10

Thanks for the link, my brother. Excellent article (as usual)!

These are all things that I try to do. I check the latest articles at least a few times a day myself, and when I read a good article I vote, subscribe (if I haven't already), and leave a comment (at least to let them know I voted. If it's really good, and has a low vote count, then I shout it (and usually link it in my weekly- which I'll do with this one).

The media module is a great place to learn about what's going on in eRep. Also, it's a great way to get to know your fellow eRepublikans and be entertained all at the same time.

Long Live The Media Module!

Bucephalus92
Bucephalus92 Day 1,981, 15:40

Long Live The Media Module!

Ghost of Tom Joad
Ghost of Tom Joad Day 1,981, 15:44

Buying votes is the worst thing in the media. My best articles are only getting 50 votes. Some of the articles that are top 5, should get about ten to 20 votes.

Predil
Predil Day 1,981, 19:40

voted

Kara Beth
Kara Beth Day 1,981, 20:23

Voted

Candor
Candor Day 1,983, 22:33

Without good (and diverse) media the game will die, without a doubt. And reading and commenting and/or voting non-Top 5 is centric to media sucess. Geesh, honestly half the T5 stuff is useless drivel anyway. More honest perspective can often be found in the lessor ranked stuff

YOU are a solid and valuable member of our team, always glad to see your stuff. Bro FIST.

 
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