We Are Just Gamers.com – Plans and Stuff :-)

Hello everyone!
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)

Writing up the about & ethics statement, adding terms of use and thinking about guidelines for the reviews.

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.

 

Greets,Reinhold Hoffmann

 

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.

 

 

  • Terry 309

    Sounds perfect.

    • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

      Its always just small steps forward but have a look at the new sidebar and its features on the homepage :)

      https://www.wearejustgamers.com/

      The forum is the next step, after that its time for that terrible about & ethics statement. Urgh!

  • Flanx17

    ayyyyyyyyy.

    • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

      How dare you to say the Destiny articles there still look the same. tzk tzk.

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2jlJ2pqAvNY/maxresdefault.jpg

      • Flanx17

        They do look the same, the site looks exactly the same. Not even the font has changed :^)

        • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

          Ok. You have a point there.

  • Carp

    I think the best news here is that I can’t be banned for dumb opinions. Let’s be honest here, I have a lot of dumb opinions.

    • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

      …welcome in the club

  • Vieric

    Looks interesting, I’ll keep an eye on this, looking for other places these days anyways, the direction certain other places are taking kinda irks me, think its about time for a new home. Best of luck going forward.

    • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

      There will never be a perfect gaming website, but I try to make this a fun one. Without financial interests, just as a place by gamers, for gamers and without the need to be friends with game companies or developers. Just like Jim Sterling does not want video game ads on his page and is as honest and independend as possible, it will be the same here.

      This would be a boring home for a good while I fear since it takes a long time to build up a real community but some of the articles might be entertaining or interesting already. I am happy about every single visitor.

      Greets, Reinhold

      • Vieric

        That’s a good response, very honest, that on its own goes a long way.

        The three major things I look for in any site are: Honesty, Integrity, and the courage to speak ones mind. Someone can have one of the best and most robust communities on the net, but if they lose sight of those things, it ceases to matter for some people, and if it goes on long enough, it begins to affect the attitude and health of the community at large.

        Waxing philosophic aside (sorry, i tend to do that, bad habit.) I just wanted to say that honesty goes a hell of a long way for sites like this, I’d rather be around a few people in a place with BS kept to a minimum instead of being surrounded by people in a place where everyone seems to push their own agenda. Keep it up and people will start to take note.

  • EdgyDude

    So I take it the next review is a Mario Kart 8 on Wii U right?

    • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

      errrrr..BANNED!

      Can’t promise anything but I know that two of the guys that liked the idea of writing reviews here have a Nintendo WiiU.

      I myself still have to do the other 9 Playstation 1 and 2 reviews.

      • sonic429

        I want to write Dreamcast reviews. Let’s just say they are gonna

        (???_???) / ( ???_???)>??????-??? / (??????_???)

        take you for a ride, and the soul still burns

        • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

      • EdgyDude

        I can’t wait for the Bubsy 3D review.

  • MuppetTechNews .
    • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

      Welcome Home >:)

      • MuppetTechNews .

        “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.” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsNAptdCAAEvg0U.png lets make articles about women oppression!!

        • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

          Nah..lets leave that to the sites that have to care about clicks. Instead I’ll rather write a review or news article about some old game nobody cares about.

          Cool to see you here, we had a lot of fun on dtoid and I bet we can continue that here.

          • MuppetTechNews .

            maybe add articles about movies of comics and stuff? oh, there’s a guy who is posting his whole comic book online in DA as an attempt to get some attention for it. give him a look an maybe a push?https://nebezial.deviantart.com/journal/?offset=1 7 books so far~~

          • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

            Oh Nebezial is awesome. Thought about it as well, there are topics aside from gaming I would like to talk about sometimes too like wrestling or movies. They and an menu button for them would be no problem, but like on Game-nformer, those articles should be limited to 1-2 per day, the main focus is gaming. I think its also more something for the next month, right now its all about establishing a small staff, a small community, finding interesting topics for opinion blogs and building up the site. Till today evening I want to write that about&ethics statement and the forum needs also a structure.

            You are welcome to join as an editor too!

          • MuppetTechNews .

            i don’t know…i might just make crap articles about drawing stupid shit like max did and compete for shitty bragging rights lol i don’t think i can.

          • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

            You’re welcome, in that case just have fun with the comment sections and maybe the forum too :-)

  • mrandydixon

    Hey dude. I just wanted to say that even though I know we had our run-ins in the past, the new site looks great and I wish you nothing but the best of luck. Take care, boner sucker.

    • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

      Thanks, you too.

      Yesterday I had one visitor through google..today already 5..you see that the numbers increase by 500%!! You take care as well and never stop hating the assholes.

      This photo is for you. I wanted to post it on dtoid earlier but I got all these warnings and well…you know the rest of the story!

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