CDZ Outside of my Circle of Competence

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    They didn't have the gold to pay for one, so no, they didn't. The 'Free Trade' laissez faire ideology left them easy prey from the protectionist countries for the next few decades, especially the U.S., who had the most comprehensive protectionist policies; such a policy was one of the primary reasons many northern manufacturing and banking interests were so enthusiastic about Lincoln and war with the South. English investors also had no problem with the war, as it was English money that financed a lot of the railroad and canal building in the U.S., and the corporate welfare state paradise Lincoln and the Republicans wanted meshed with their own interests.
     
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    Picaro it looks like this will be a website game that I will be setting up. The people I will be using to set up the game website as an independent production will not be doing moderation, Beta testing and so on. I think it is time for me to check with the moderators here to see if I can set up an invitation only group here on USMB before I start spending the money. You will be one of the invitees if that is so.
     
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    I would like to see an alternative history of how the Civil War was avoided. Slavery in the rest of the Western Hemisphere had died out by the 1880s, and there is no reason to believe that it would have continued into the 20th Century even in an independent Confederacy. Could this war, which cost more than 500,000 lives*, have been avoided by different Presidential leadership? Would someone other than Buchanan have sat by while things spun out of control? Would someone other than Lincoln have demanded an invasion of the Southern States? Would the Union and the Confederacy have eventually reconciled without the need for Reconstruction?

    * This is more than all of the lives lost in all of our other wars combined. In today's terms, this would have been the equivalent of more than four million lives lost. Was it worth it?
     
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    Lincoln losing the election would have been more than enough; even his own Cabinet warned him to go to war, except for his Postmaster General, including Winfield Scott. Buchanan didn't have much to with in his own Party, which was split, mostly over the misery and poverty caused by mass immigration. He did the right thing by not going to war over Sumter though, making him a far better President than the corrupt sociopath Lincoln.
     
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    Just bump this thread and let me know; my inbox is usually just infraction notices over some whining troll sniveling about something or other and I never read those and generally ignore inbox alerts.
     
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    In this thread, another member replied to the OP question by answering "an audience." I posted that I was going to share the same idea, albeit in different terms. Both mine and the other member's posts were deleted from the thread.

    Nevermind that the thread is, in essence, the OP asking for business advice specific to a venture s/he aims to undertake and that is not within the stated scope of what CDZ -- "The Clean Debate Zone is to be used for the clean debating of Government Policies, Candidates, Current News and Events." -- the fact remains that the member very clearly asks for "free business consulting" when s/he writes:

    And the response, "an audience," regardless of how others answered, is an appropriate answer to the question, and it's good advice. While anyone is free to in the marketplace offer whatever they want, the reality is that a market analysis of the sales potential -- i.e., confirming, among other things, that there exists an audience (larger than the circle of one's own friends) for the item/service -- for the item/service is among the most important things, "tricks" if you will, a would-be producer/seller needs.

    The thread OP makes absolutely no mention of estimated demand for the game s/he aims to create. Now, I wouldn't expect that they'd share all the details of a credible or cursory market study they'd (had) performed about the sales viability of the product, but mention of "something" indicating there is merit to pursuing the endeavor would at least indicate that the OP knows there is an "adequately" sized audience for the game/book s/he wants to create. That mention would have been sufficient to obviate the value of other members responding "an audience" to the question asked.


    Now what is most amazing, perhaps disconcerting too, is that the OP-er asked seriously for input, got it, and then, someone -- I don't know if it was the OP or not -- apparently disliked and ill considered the nature of legit input received, and asked to have it deleted. I don't care that a post of mine was deleted. Why would I. It's deletion tells me that it probably was read by the intended primary recipient of the information it contained. Thus, as far as I'm concerned "mission accomplished," even though, beyond my control, at least one reader of that post didn't fully comprehend the post's relevance to the question asked, nature and implications.
     
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    Twas not me. And would you check, I have one missing post and a show ignored content prompt that came up for me when I hit the button. but I also had an additional button that said seven other messages that did not come up when I clicked the button, does that accord with your recollection? I did not see any of those seven other messages any of the times that I returned to this thread so I'm puzzled.
     
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    Oh, wow. It seems, then, that "something is rotten in the state of Denmark," something seemingly more insidious than a post or two being misconstrued and subsequently deleted therefore.

    FWIW, I didn't receive a notification that my post had been deleted. I would have thought I would have as I have received notifications for other actions moderators have performed, such as moving a thread from one subforum to another.
     
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    I can't check that for you. You'll need to ask a moderator.

    I merely wanted to express my thoughts alluding to the absurdity of deleting the other member's post more so than my own. They were the first person to express the idea that I too had.

    Yes. I have no idea of who may have requested the deletion, assuming anyone indeed did. That's why I was redundant in my not suggesting you had.
     
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    we're cool would you like to be invited to the private group? By the way my target audience are Civil war reenactors who are underserviced by the gaming studios. How underserviced I do not know. the secondary market are steam punks.
     

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