Deleted member 25872
Seems to still be an issue even though prices have been raised for posting packages. What do you all think about resetting the currency?
There are so much members here like myself who has so much FP$ that it will make them upset! well some will some not. Those that will are the once that paid for there FP$ back in the day when we are allow to by cash for FP$. Main reason so that members have to post more to earn there FP$
You almost have a point, however much of the reason that FP$ is so worthless is because of how few members FP has left (with the number of regulars constantly going slightly above and below zero as people come, post a bit, and then finally realise that the site is dead). There are nowhere near enough people to give you useful services and what-not.What most probably don't realize is that everyone here already got robbed of most of their money long ago and just never realized it because the robbery came by way of the currency being devalued and not actual currency being taken so they didn't see it till it became so bad that it couldn't be overlooked anymore. If the currency was reset not just once but on a regular basis, people would actually gain money rather than lose it because the money they would be getting post reset would have far more value than the money they lose in the reset which is frankly near worthless right now and the frequent resets would stave off inflation while allowing new members to gain currency. The currency system this forum uses requires the printing press to run continuously for the benefit of new members which is ultimately destructive to this forum's economy if not checked by resets which is where we are because no one kept the economy in check. In your typical country, the printing presses don't continuously create new currency endlessly because they know that sparks inflation which is bad. This forum's economy runs no differently than a country.
The reset would make posting more valuable, make FP prizes in contests more desirable because people would actually need it unlike now where FP cash prizes are treated as a joke.
Most people here are here for themselves not you. They got a site to run and don't have time to do charity work such as post on some other person's site(such as this one) to be nice. You have to make what benefits you be beneficial to them and by making currency valuable by doing a reset and doing them on some sort of regular basis will compel people to post on this board because it benefits them and in turn benefits you as well so everyone wins. The people who don't have a site and don't need FP will still make posts regardless because if they see a discussion that interests them, they are going to post in it regardless if they need the FP cash or not. Once you get the ball rolling, it will likely be able to sustain itself and the downward trend this forum has been on might actually begin to reverse.
Yes, you run the risk of pissing people off but quite frankly you are already pissing people off or even worse driving them into apathy where they couldn't care less what happens here and that's even worse which is what I suspect some are heading to if not already there. If people here had something to do but sit and pick at your flaws, they would be doing that but you give people nothing to do with their time but pick at you so that's what they do.
If there is one thing that should be crystal clear to all is staying the course we are on is not a viable option if you want a FP with a future of some sort.