Sit down, shut up and listen to my (pretty much) unnecessary but still quite fun idea #401.
You may laugh afterwards.
But now...Silence and pay attention!
Disclaimer: Yes I admit it, I didn't come up with this idea on my own, I saw something similar years ago on a german website.
Here we go...
Popcoins are virtual fanpop money.
The idea came to my mind when I was thinking about a possibility to change one's username
without being able to change it all the time and without having to pay real
This is how popcoins would work:
There would be a popcoin symbol
right next to where the props are.
Yes of course I made an image for you =) If I present an idea I do it properly.
On top you can see a symbol for popcoins with the number of popcoins you currently have under it. I will explain the "items" soon, so keep reading. =)
You wouldn't have to pay real money to get popcoins, the idea is the following:
Every day you get on fanpop you can click a particular button that says "Get 1 popcoin" and it gives you 1 popcoin.
Everyone can only get 1 popcoin per day, so if you get your daily popcoin everyday, you'll have 200 popcoins after 200 days.
If you forget to get your daily popcoin, you can NOT get 2 popcoins the next day, you only get one per day and if you don't come on and pick it up, bad luck :p
Jesus, I love the word POPCOIN...xD Popcoin, popcoin, popcoin,...
Popcoins can NOT be sent from user to user
Of course it would be a nice idea to be able to send some popcoins to your friend's account as a nice surprise, BUT...I think you don't have to be a fortuneteller to know what would happen.
Can you plz send me 20 popcoins??ß I'll fan you!!!!!111
And of course users would create multiple accounts to get more than 1 popcoin per day.
Popcoin whores. Disgusting. Annoying. Not good.
In other words: Everyone needs to earn their own popcoins.
Popcoins for usernames
Popcoins would be a very smooth solution to the username-change-problem. (which is not a problem per se, but I can see why some people want a new username from time to time)
A new username costs 160 popcoins for example. If you pick up your popcoin every day and never forget, it will still take you 160 days (>5 months) to change your username.
This would prevent people from changing their name all the time but still give them the possibility to do so without losing all their contributions.
Extended use of popcoins
The following is even more unnecessary, I call it the additional fun.
Older users will probably shake their heads, but since there are many kiddos on fanpop or those like me who are not embarassed to enjoy some childish stuff, I'll present this idea too =)
The basic idea is to be able to buy virtual items with popcoins. Virtual items are present on many websites, including livejournal for example.
Why do I need virtual items?
Well, you don't.
You don't need them for anything. They are as unnecessary as imaginary ice cream, yet many people enjoy them. I think I would enjoy them.(Not as much as sex or a good movie though :pp)
The thought is that you have a fanpop virtual item shop which lists items you can buy. Some should be cheap and cost only a few popcoins, some should be rather expensive.
The interesting thing is that they are all limited in their numbers. Every few weeks new items will be added and so on and so on.
You buy the items without
pictures- because adding the pictures is your job :D
You can change these pictures all the time and if you don't want an item anymore, you can sell it back to the shop and it will be available again for another user to buy.
Another picture for your enjoyment:
Yeah, that was my idea #401.
I know a lot of you don't like change, please bear in mind that this is just an idea
and not very likely at all to ever happen, so refrain from throwing rotten tomatoes at me.
Those were some thoughts I wanted to share, not more, not less =)