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At 10:56 PM Texas Standard Time, Wednesday May 16, user aaronseeber posted as follows:
geekmod geekgold bugYou can read the thread here:http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/166350
There appears to be a problem with the geekgold award system on imagemod at the moment. My geekgold balance has gone up by more than 5 today (all accounted for by my geekmod listings geekgold balance), and I know I haven't moderated sufficient images to account for this!
This was nine days after Thommy8 posted his excellent thread on the GeekGold exchange rate. He published this table:
Of which he wrote:
You can see that while the exchange rate has fluctuated a bit since the Auctions were introduced, it has remained surprisingly steady (and appears to have become more stable over time).Emphasis added. You can read Thommy8's original article here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1486191#1486191
However, as of today, Saturday May 19, fewer than 72 hours after the geekgold bug was identified in a forum thread by aaronseeber, there have been four geekgold for USD auctions that have ended. The final bids of which were submitted after aaronseeber noticed strange fluctuations in his geekgold balance.
The total ratio of geekgold to dollars in these four auctions was 470:82, yielding an average of 5.73 gg/$. The previous four auctions yielded 277:46 with an average of 6.02 gg/$. While this isn't an incredibly surprising decrease in the value of gg, I wonder if this is an artificial depression resulting from the inflation of geekgold on BGG that was noted by aaronseeber. Furthermore, now that the geekgold error has been corrected and a number of users are currently in debt, I do not believe that there will be as much ready geekgold cash to bid up the prices of USD for geekgold as users slowly regain the necessary geekgold to pay off their debts for their purchases of avatars and various badges.
It's worth noting that the population of values for post-inflation auctions is too small to compare to pre-inflation auctions, statistically with a meaningful result. Furthermore, the fluctuation in GG values is probably not outside of the range of plausibly normal variation. Also, it is probable that Thommy8's post increased the number of USD available to purchase GG, thereby causing its value to decrease. The only way to determine whether or not the glitch may have caused a meaningful decline in the value of GG is to watch its value over the coming weeks and to see if GG auction values increases steadily to pre-glitch levels (though, such a fluctuation might still be