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11th February, 2012 at 14:48:27 -


Originally Posted by Strife
Clickteam is going to pay for the site's upkeep



Is this true? First I've heard of it. AFAIK they're paying for the annual renewal of the domain name, which is loose change compared to the hosting. That would be really nice of them if it turns out to be true, though.


Originally Posted by Strife
One of the ideas that I proposed to the other admins was that we add the ability to view all games that have received a Daily Click Recommended or Daily Click Highly Recommended tag. I'm surprised there isn't a way to do this already, and it would give newcomers easy access to the best of the best. It does, however, have a downside in that it's only up to the admins to decide which games are deserving.



Absolutely terrible idea. The "downside" that you slipped into the last sentence is actually a major issue that goes against the entire purpose of a community-driven site. The Recommended Stars were never needed and no one requested them, they just appeared one day and were inconsistent from the beginning. Here's something to read: http://www.create-games.com/forum_post.asp?id=235490&show=all

 
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11th February, 2012 at 16:23:48 -


Originally Posted by nim
AFAIK they're paying for the annual renewal of the domain name, which is loose change compared to the hosting. That would be really nice of them if it turns out to be true, though.



I'm not sure if it's true or not - probably isn't. ; Regardless of who's paying for hosting, though, it would still be a good idea to lower the bandwidth strain as much as possible.

As for the Recommended tags, I wasn't around when that debate cropped up, so I had no idea that there's been strong opposition to it. I think it can still work, though, if we're just a little smarter about how the tags are tossed around. One could argue that the Game of the Week tags are far more suitable, but the fate of GOTW is uncertain right now, and if it's scrapped or replaced with a rarer trophy (i.e. Game of the Year), there should still be a way to let visitors know quickly what they ought to try out from the newer downloads.

What if we automated the tags so that games with a certain number of faves automatically receive them?

 

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11th February, 2012 at 22:33:15 -


Originally Posted by Strife
One of the ideas that I proposed to the other admins was that we add the ability to view all games that have received a Daily Click Recommended or Daily Click Highly Recommended tag. I'm surprised there isn't a way to do this already, and it would give newcomers easy access to the best of the best. It does, however, have a downside in that it's only up to the admins to decide which games are deserving.

This isn't any different to what the iTunes App Store and Android Market do. Helps discovery of games (in this case) that otherwise go unnoticed by those with their own opinions of which developers to follow (assuming the admins don't always choose the same developers or types of games).

 
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