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Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby AchillesPDX » 24 Jan 2013 15:51

Hey, honest question: Why are the game deals posts always jumbled together into a big wall of text? It makes them REALLY hard to read and figure out what's actually on sale. Is there any way of changing the way these are posted?

Keep up the awesome work otherwise!
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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby KingBroly » 24 Jan 2013 16:23

Because that's the way RMC likes to do them for some reason.
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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby AchillesPDX » 24 Jan 2013 16:30

Well I'd like to officially propose a movement to possibly consider thinking about starting a poll to maybe change the way they're posted. :)
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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby cortjezter » 24 Jan 2013 18:11

He copy/pastes it from the submitter: grubbergamer

Gg sends in his wall of HTML and affiliate links. Rmc posts as is.

I've already talked to him about it; I don't expect anything will change, unless you petition the source.
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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby AchillesPDX » 24 Jan 2013 18:14

Bummer. Thanks for the info cortjezter. Maybe I'll track down grubbergamer and flog him or something :)
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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby cortjezter » 24 Jan 2013 18:54

Emphasize the 'something'. I might even lend my ban hammer for the endeavor.

Good luck :)
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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby Autosaver » 05 Feb 2013 03:36

I wonder if GoNintendo could just partner with the guy and have a page dedicated to Nintendo game deals.

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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby cortjezter » 05 Feb 2013 07:12

Not a bad idea, but I think the guy counts on daily front page publicity, and inserts his personal affiliate codes to every link; he must make some bank on it. If it was a separate page, he'd get a fraction of the views and click throughs.

Don't take this as fact, but I'm pretty sure when I originally checked it out, he farms some/all of this to other sites as well. I doubt he'd want to give up any other views from other sites just to get some exclusivity with us, and likely also have to share that reduced check with us on top of that.

Plus, I don't feel like bugging t27 to build another complex one-off feature just so a non staffer can publish to the site. :-P
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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby CM30 » 05 Feb 2013 07:55

This is probably going to sound hilariously sleezy, but have you considered replacing his affiliate codes with the ones for the GoNintendo admins like yourself and RMC? Could cover the costs here quite a bit...
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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby cortjezter » 05 Feb 2013 18:32

The thought crossed my mind; so I let rmc know way back when that the links aren't "clean", asking how he felt. His response was that if the guy was willing to go through all the work of tracking the deals, making a clickable list, organize it, and even do the HTML for us, he deserves whatever he gets out of it.

Fair enough I guess.
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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby CorusFace » 05 Feb 2013 18:53

rmc... what a guy.
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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby Mako » 05 Feb 2013 19:25

Honestly, the lists don't look clean, but if you scroll over them it highlights that link. At least it makes it readable this way. It would be cool if he listed them in a neater fashion, but I'm not going to complain about it.
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Re: Why are the game deals posts big walls of text?

Postby tendoboy1984 » 08 Feb 2013 10:14

cortjezter wrote:Not a bad idea, but I think the guy counts on daily front page publicity, and inserts his personal affiliate codes to every link; he must make some bank on it. If it was a separate page, he'd get a fraction of the views and click throughs.

Don't take this as fact, but I'm pretty sure when I originally checked it out, he farms some/all of this to other sites as well. I doubt he'd want to give up any other views from other sites just to get some exclusivity with us, and likely also have to share that reduced check with us on top of that.

Plus, I don't feel like bugging t27 to build another complex one-off feature just so a non staffer can publish to the site. :-P


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