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Offline bayonetbrant

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Going live - no, really!
« on: February 27, 2012, 09:07:45 AM »
OK folks,

We're looking at 1 March as the go-live date on the new front page.  It won't be a ton of stuff suddenly getting dumped on there, as we're wanting to focus on longer articles, and not just churning the front page as fast as possible.  But look for that page to start changing in the next week or so as we start to push our content out there.


There, now that I said it, I can run for cover while LongBlade gets to do all the 'hard' work!
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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 09:49:27 AM »
Great news! Now I need to talk shop with LB to give him info for a story. Best of luck with the launch.   8)
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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 10:58:30 AM »
Great news! Now I need to talk shop with LB to give him info for a story. Best of luck with the launch.   8)

Please do. I'm at your disposal.

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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 01:19:16 PM »
Cool.  Looking forward to seeing this place make a splash! 

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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 05:19:55 PM »
Great news.  Will there be any way for us little people to submit content for consideration.
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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 05:45:02 PM »
Echoing SCDJ's idea - I like his blog a lot.  Maybe an area for members' blogs? 

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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 06:27:27 PM »
Congrats to Grogheads and all those who have made it possible!
Come inside and vote on the latest music bracket!  Going to attempt to come up with one song to rule them all from 1960 to 1999.  Next up:

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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 06:39:07 PM »
Great news.  Will there be any way for us little people to submit content for consideration.

You bet.

Send me a PM and we can start up a conversation.

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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 11:45:52 PM »
Holy crap! Stuff! Looking forward to it.

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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 05:05:48 AM »
Echoing SCDJ's idea - I like his blog a lot.  Maybe an area for members' blogs? 

It's on the list of things to look at.  Bandwidth may start to become an issue to where we might not be able to do it until we're on slightly more stable financial footing.
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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 06:36:48 AM »
I love the speed of this site vs WG.  Please don't mess that up.

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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 06:53:47 AM »
I love the speed of this site vs WG.  Please don't mess that up.

At WG you have to remember that management was really in the business of game publishing first. Resources and attention were placed according to the area of most profit, and WG (as you may have noticed) doesn't run any ads outside of internal game promotion.

Here, we have the opposite: this is consuming all our attention - we just don't have any money (yet).

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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2012, 08:54:47 AM »
We should have a cupcake sale!

Mmmmmm...........cupcakes!
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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2012, 11:01:37 AM »
We should have a cupcake sale!

Mmmmmm...........cupcakes!

As long as its real icing on them and not that fake crap.
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Re: Going live - no, really!
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2012, 05:25:42 PM »
Echoing SCDJ's idea - I like his blog a lot.  Maybe an area for members' blogs? 

It's on the list of things to look at.  Bandwidth may start to become an issue to where we might not be able to do it until we're on slightly more stable financial footing.

As far as blogs go, we could just have a page that links to blogs on other sites with maybe their daily headline and by line.
I've seen it set up that way on other sites. Maybe there's a template available for that already. Bloggers could submit their
blogs along with whatever html code snippit needed to insert into the blog overview page? then there would be no hosting
and just one click-through to limit the bandwith suck. let Blogger's phat pypes take the hit.
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