Time to talk a bit about the website.
First of all, thanks a lot for helping and creating the new Logo for the website @ EricDeSantis!
So the site is up and running, has a real name now and the basement of it stands already.
It will most likely take a long while until all the community functions I have in my mind will make it to the site and be fully functional. It will also take weeks or rather months until some people find the site through google etc and decide to be a part of it.
I have 5 cool guys and at least an equally cool girl on board as editors now but writing reviews or opinion articles is something new for almost all of them. It’s a fresh team, everyone is unsure how it is going forward. It will be a slow process to find out what kind of blogs will be their strengths and if they will even like to write more than maybe one article per week. But this is simply a hobby page and nothing commercial/professional.
Getting a site and team together of intelligent gamers that like to talk about their hobby, be they editors, members or visitors is my goal.
Giving different views sometimes as on the big gaming sites and mostly talking about the games that are not the most hyped ones elsewhere (Destiny anyone?) is another target.
This site is not about getting popular and creating clickbait articles or even the Gamergate an whatever people like Jonathan Holmes do to get 500+ comments together easily. Political correctness will also never be a part of WeAreJustGamers.com.
Something like racism, direct insults from one person to another one and also strong..yes really strong nsfw stuff like sex/nude images in comments what only belongs to adult sites will be forbidden but if someone has a funny image with a dildo ..why not. I mean you can even kill people with a Dildo in?? games like Saints Row. If someone thinks that Xbox fans – as example – are dumb ..than okay..its his opinion. If you think that’s a fucking dumb opinion and you have a problem with it it is YOUR problem. Be offended as much as you want but we won’t care
If you have a problem with the content by one of the editors, just mention it. But try to always say what your problem was and not just “huehue this is dumb huehue” Sarcasm and cynicism is very welcome, I myself am trying to write articles with some sarcastic jokes as well.
My plans for the next couple of days here are the following:
4 news blogs per day – 1 review per week. (written by me)
A fully working Forum with public sections as well as a private forum for the Staff.
Community accounts for the forum and for profile pages for yourself and something similar to the c-blogs. But instead of being on a secondary blogroll, the blogs by you will directly land on the frontpage. They won’t be online directly though and will stay private until a staff member looked over it and accepted it. That practise works flawless in my communities on deviantART. Finetuning like proofreading or adding images or take care that the image quality is good can also be done by the staff.
This site is created through WordPress which has a big ton of optional functions from installing an “arcade” section with free browser games similar to Tetris, Pac-Man, Mario or Candy Crush to all kinds of interesting community functions. Its my goal for the next 2 weeks to find some that are fitting on this site.
Thanks a lot everyone for visiting this site, special thanks goes to you, the guys from dtoid that were interested to see what Hoffmann is going to do now after the ban there.
Any suggestions, complaints, critique, feedback in every form and ideas you would love getting realized on this site are welcome, always spit ’em out there via comments.
Updates, whats done:
– Changed and added features to the sidebar, the last 5 comments are visible there now, on top is the log in/log out menu and finally also the registering function.
– Just installed a forum, its is not yet configurated and also not yet integrated to the site, so far a 2nd account is needed for it.
Update 2, almost the 15th May.
– Did not configure the forum yet but found a nice theme for it at least
– The menu has a better structure now, also added a few menu categories like the E3 news which will make it easy to find those. Also added were the wearejustgamers news category.
– we have again 2 more editors, I hope we will see more faces as editors from tomorrow on at the frontpage, bet its boring to read only news from me.