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Vulnax
explorer

Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 639
From: North West
Posted: 11-10-2010 19:28   
I assume they mean runs until 11 May 2011 ??

[ This Message was edited by: Vulnax on 11-10-2010 19:29 ]


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Armand
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Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 11-10-2010 19:52   
Oh yeah, I didn't even spot that myself. Yes, it is a typo.

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Armand
explorer

Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 11-10-2010 20:01   
I've tried playing around with the dragon image on the front page at mudii.co.uk, but it looks terrible when I shrink it down to 32x32.

Anyone have any other ideas? It would be nice to submit an icon and get our money's worth.


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Magician
cleric

Joined: Mar 27, 2005
Posts: 160
Posted: 11-10-2010 20:59   
I know it may seem like a really stupid question, but how does the banner rotation work? I have been on a few times today and not seen it, ...then this time it was there?

And where would the icon be positioned?


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Armand
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Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 12-10-2010 11:52   
Rotation means that there are around 10 other MUDs advertising on the site, and the banners are rotated so that ours will display every 1 in 10 times that someone views the page ((or however many are in the rotation).

The icon displays to the left of the MUD's name in the main listings. You can see examples in most of the top ten.


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Vulnax
explorer

Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 639
From: North West
Posted: 12-10-2010 20:51   
27th with 100 votes!



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Vulnax
explorer

Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 639
From: North West
Posted: 12-10-2010 20:58   
Took me more than a dozen refreshes to see our MUDII banner ad, many of the others came up several times before 1 of MUD's. e.g. materia magik, batmud and others. Guess they pay more???


What I was going to ask, does the white message leave "retinal after images" on the black background, as it looks messy after the flying text about a dragon, 1 king, and a talking sword, even down to the 20 years in continuous development...

or is it just me?



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Armand
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Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 13-10-2010 00:05   
That is just the nature of probabilities. If you toss a dice, and get 1, 4, 3, 4, 2, 3, 5, 6 (with 6 being "mud"), that wouldn't be anything unusual, even though 4 and 3 came up more than once before the 6.

I'm certain that the site doesn't give priority to people who pay more, as it is just a fixed price and the more expensive options are for the other ads like the slot in the middle of the page, which you CAN get exclusively.


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Armand
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Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 13-10-2010 00:10   
I just did 40 refreshes and noted the results, in order of how many were displayed:

Materia Magica - 5
Batmud - 5
Alter Aeon - 5
MUDII - 5
Iron Realms - 4
Star Conquest - 4
Aetolia - 3
New Worlds - 3
Maiden Desmodus - 2
Aardwolf - 2
Lusternia - 1
Achaea - 1


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blib
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Joined: Jan 01, 2007
Posts: 531
From: N.London (just)
Posted: 13-10-2010 14:46   
Quote:

On 13-10-2010 00:10, Armand wrote:
I just did 40 refreshes and noted the results,



Why doesn't that surprise me in the slightest?



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Vulnax
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Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 639
From: North West
Posted: 13-10-2010 17:45   
In 40 refreshes we would expect 4 displays each if they only show a rolling 10 websites?

So 30% of the paying MUDs got 1 more than expected, approx 20% get the expected displays, 50% got less ( 2x1, 2x2 or 2x3 ) ... arethe ones with most displ;ays theewer paid members, or really all down to "random" selection by the server?

I would have thought they would put the 10 banners in a queue and just gone through them on a rolling order... ?

At least it's there amd working, well done all!


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On 13-10-2010 00:10, Armand wrote:
I just did 40 refreshes and noted the results, in order of how many were displayed:

Materia Magica - 5
Batmud - 5
Alter Aeon - 5
MUDII - 5
Iron Realms - 4
Star Conquest - 4
Aetolia - 3
New Worlds - 3
Maiden Desmodus - 2
Aardwolf - 2
Lusternia - 1
Achaea - 1



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Magician
cleric

Joined: Mar 27, 2005
Posts: 160
Posted: 13-10-2010 20:03   
Armand, thanks for the reply and cheers for setting it all up.



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Armand
explorer

Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 14-10-2010 00:58   
Quote:
On 13-10-2010 17:45, Vulnax wrote:

In 40 refreshes we would expect 4 displays each if they only show a rolling 10 websites?

I would have thought they would put the 10 banners in a queue and just gone through them on a rolling order... ?



No, it is random. Each time a topmudsites.com page is loaded, it rolls a virtual die with approx 10 sides (or however many muds there are) to decide which one to display. On a random selection you would not expect each site to come up exactly the same number of times, but if you rolled a very large number of times, you would expect it to "approach" an equal quantity. I'm not going to refresh the page 1000 times (even if it would please Blib!), but if I did, I'm sure the numbers would look more evenly distributed.


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Vulnax
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Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 639
From: North West
Posted: 14-10-2010 08:30   
That's fair enough then! Thanks

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Havoc
pioneer

Joined: Feb 16, 2003
Posts: 327
From: portland, oregon, usa
Posted: 29-10-2010 04:26   
MUDII (232) is 27th and only one vote behind Hell MUD (233)!

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Armand
explorer

Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 29-10-2010 12:01   
Yeah, I've been watching us creep closer to 26 by 1-2 votes every day. We finally got there today.

I believe that next campaign, we have a decent chance of getting onto the front page (position 20) if everyone gives it a good go once it resets. I'm not sure exactly when the reset is but it should be soon.


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Heiach
Wizard



Joined: Oct 31, 2001
Posts: 515
From: I can't remember!
Posted: 01-11-2010 08:29   
We're ranked 18!
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