"Marketing" the TwixTlive site
 
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bob440
24 Apr 2016 6:11 AM
1) don't have the foggiest idea how the site would scale -- maybe Mark could offer an opinion

2) yeah, wikipedia pages are supposedly editable by anyone, but I've never tried -- anyone know how to do it?

3) is there a general fear that the site is going to die without LOTS of new blood?

I'm a new user of the site, but seems to me that other folks keep trickling in. Some stay, some don't.

I've no real objections to "marketing" the site -- I love it (someone to play against after almost 40 years!) -- just don't know that it's particularly necessary
jgeis
24 Apr 2016 7:20 AM
Good comments bob440.  I enjoy the site also and appreciate Mark's maintenance of it.
Wikipedia is a common site used in researching & exploring, so thought it might to good to list this site on it. 
That probably should be Mark's decision.
Peyrol
07 May 2016 11:09 PM
*I added a link to Twixtlive on the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TwixT#External_links]Wikipedia page[/url].

I also listed there two other sites, [url=http://www.littlegolem.net/jsp/main/]Little Golem[/url] for turn based play and [url=http://www.iggamecenter.com/]Game Center[/url] for live play. If you want this site to be more popular, consider the features those sites have.

For one thing, both those other sites implement the full ruleset*, which includes the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_rule]pie rule[/url]. I mentioned this rule to Mark back in 2009. He said "It might be something I would consider adding at some point." So now it is 2016. I guess that means he considered against it. There are lots of strong players on Little Golem. I doubt any of them would be interested in playing without the pie rule, unless they were deliberately giving a handicap to the other player. So as things stand, strong players don't have any compelling reason to play here.

Oh and speaking of [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TwixT#Variants]row handicapping[/url], Game Center has that implemented as well. This has the opposite intention from the pie rule. Instead of balancing the game, handicapping is a granular way to IMBALANCE the game, to compensate for difference in playing strengths.

Both these sites also have an established rating system and an option to display diagonal guide lines. *Little Golem* has the largest field and most of the strongest Twixt players on the planet. It's turn based, which means your opponent is not necessarily logged in at the same time you are. A single game might take weeks to finish, but you can play lots of games at the same time if you want. There are new tournaments starting all the time there. *Game Center* is probably the best site for real time play. I don't mean to disparage this site, just trying to let you all know about these resources available to you if you want to find opponents.

*EDIT: Actually, Little Golem uses the "[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TwixT#Variants]PP[/url]" ruleset, which stands for paper and pencil. This has to do with link removal, which is an esoteric issue most players need not be concerned about.
*[size=12pt]I added a link to Twixtlive on the Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TwixT#External_links[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TwixT#External_links]Wikipedia page[/url].

I also listed there two other sites, Little Golem http://www.littlegolem.net/jsp/main/[url=http://www.littlegolem.net/jsp/main/]Little Golem[/url] for turn based play and Game Center http://www.iggamecenter.com/[url=http://www.iggamecenter.com/]Game Center[/url] for live play. If you want this site to be more popular, consider the features those sites have.

For one thing, both those other sites implement the full ruleset*, which includes the pie rule https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_rule[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_rule]pie rule[/url]. I mentioned this rule to Mark back in 2009. He said "It might be something I would consider adding at some point." So now it is 2016. I guess that means he considered against it. There are lots of strong players on Little Golem. I doubt any of them would be interested in playing without the pie rule, unless they were deliberately giving a handicap to the other player. So as things stand, strong players don't have any compelling reason to play here.

Oh and speaking of row handicapping https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TwixT#Variants[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TwixT#Variants]row handicapping[/url], Game Center has that implemented as well. This has the opposite intention from the pie rule. Instead of balancing the game, handicapping is a granular way to IMBALANCE the game, to compensate for difference in playing strengths.

Both these sites also have an established rating system and an option to display diagonal guide lines. *Little Golem* has the largest field and most of the strongest Twixt players on the planet. It's turn based, which means your opponent is not necessarily logged in at the same time you are. A single game might take weeks to finish, but you can play lots of games at the same time if you want. There are new tournaments starting all the time there. *Game Center* is probably the best site for real time play. I don't mean to disparage this site, just trying to let you all know about these resources available to you if you want to find opponents.

*EDIT: Actually, Little Golem uses the "PP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TwixT#Variants[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TwixT#Variants]PP[/url]" ruleset, which stands for paper and pencil. This has to do with link removal, which is an esoteric issue most players need not be concerned about.
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jgeis
27 May 2016 5:33 AM
Peyrol thanks for updating Wikipedia.
 
 
 
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