Is "busiless" English?...
|By mgib||Something I find amazing about English language is its capacity
to create new words from brewing what exists.
And not only to support a new thing or concept but also to shorten some expressions. All this without the screams from the Academy desperately hanging on its mummified language.
I could see Simon Says started his pilgrim among GZs to distribute his chef's hats. Now you can see he's the Chief Editor! He didn't chose the meanest places. A good excuse chit-chatting here and there and getting few extra beers for free. Who would dare to refuse him anything, now one knows why he's there? :)
I felt a bit sad about these gazillions of empty places in AW. What could be done? Shouldn't they deserve too some appreciation? (Please don't talk to me about Awards, I try to be serious a minute:) ) A problem: most are private worlds dedicated for private or limited use. Anyone is most welcome, but all is done to please the owner and some relatives first. Appreciation for what isn't the main purpose isn't fair. Some aren't for public purpose and say it. Some don't. Some are but don't say it. How to make the difference?
I thought at least one category was for visitors, by definition.
Business worlds. But sometimes it's difficult to say.
Finally, I found safer to deal only with official ones. Those with teleports in this category at the Gate.
But I'm sometimes a lazy person. Before wandering there and force-feeding
my cache, I thought it was better to check if such worlds were really alive.
Could we call a business at a standstill a "busiless"? Less than
Precise statistics on frequency are difficult to make. Changing too fast. I made few readings at high tide, slack and low tide of the whole universe, for a first impression. Taking note of the total so to be able to make the ratio. At least which fraction is captured? Though the ratio is most of the time easy to calculate.
I didn't feel like naming the companies making busiless (Woops! I mean... business). So not the name of worlds. I'm sure there would be some born idiot "lawyering" about how illegally detrimental it is. I really don't care. But I know Simon Says is a delicate person. And I'm not sure he would find in prison the choice in beers he needs. :)
So they will be just numbers. Doesn't change much, really.
(rem.: two worlds have a more or less permanent bot counting for one)
Okay! Now I'm quite embarrassed. What can I say? Any comment would
be too cruel. Facts are enough.
At least I would like to elaborate on one of them. For this one
this is really too sad. This company proved to be very professional and
tactful. They provided some useful feature for the community, apart from
their business world.
They aren't "paid" back. Nothing surprising. I remember a discussion
with them at their beginning, telling them they probably missed the niche.
The public isn't what you think. And them saying, "we will see", without
arrogance or pretending they'll get one million visitors…
There are "good" reasons to cheat when it doesn't work. For the
esteem of your boss or your self-esteem.
I like business when it's well done. And I love business when it's well done while it shows business is not doomed to defy respect of users and their intelligence. Chapeau!
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