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StevenK
post Aug 30 2006, 05:18 AM
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Well, Lou doesn't like it, not many people (if any) seem to use it these days.  Plus a coworker of mine set a bunch of high scores that noone seems to be able to beat.

Should we remove the arcade?


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post Aug 30 2006, 07:09 AM
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its waisted space to me but i dont know how many ppl acutally play...and maybe thats where some of the freeloaders are hanging out so if thats gone they will leave


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post Aug 30 2006, 08:31 AM
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I never said I didn't like it. I just mentioned that it's probably the reason for our slow load times.

Why don't we keep it but I'd say only for registered users with certain post count (like 10 or more).

Would that make sense?
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post Aug 30 2006, 09:14 AM
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I played a few times at first, but not in months.


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post Aug 30 2006, 09:30 AM
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Lou, sorry to single you out there.

Indeed the arcade does not use much server time at all actually.  It may use some bandwith to send the flash file, but the only time during gaming that data is processed by the SQL server is at the end to submit the score.

I've set the required posts to play to a really impossible number for now, but I have a feeling that any site slowness is more of a server problem with our host.  Which brings up another thing, we are done with our contract for this host in about a month, should we move hosts, or are you guys happy with this one?


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post Aug 30 2006, 09:43 AM
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I have no complaints.  I've actually found ATGO to be more reliable than other sites I go to.


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post Aug 30 2006, 10:37 AM
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ya i havent had a problem getting or doing anything on the site in forever...its workin great for me
and as for the arcade thing...lou dont you remember when we did have it so you had to have like 5 posts...then all those ppl do is make bull shit post...but we can always just delete those dumbasses


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post Aug 30 2006, 10:49 AM
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You're just mad that I own you all in curveball!   :neener:  :bis:


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post Aug 30 2006, 11:10 AM
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Or we could limit the arcade to Active Members. That would require Admin approval.

But on the other hand, if Steven says it doesn't eat up bandwidth much and servers a litle the advertising purpose, it's cool.

Hey Steven, could you maybe modify the Arcade page to show MANY ads so that we get paid a lot for using it?

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post Aug 30 2006, 12:00 PM
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Ads arnt all about impressions, the click to impression ration has a lot to do with how we get paid.  If I spam the entire site so that you see 3 ads per page everytime, the click ratio will go down.  And who is going to click on ads while playing games?


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post Aug 30 2006, 12:20 PM
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That's why I was asking how much they pay for just displaying the ads.
Can you maybe rig up something to fake clicks on the ads like every 10 seconds? And leave it running overnight? $100, here we come! laugh.gif

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post Aug 30 2006, 01:38 PM
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No, because something like that would get us banned and we would loose all earned money...they don't kid around for click fraud


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post Aug 30 2006, 04:56 PM
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I would rather see videos than play the games in the arcade. Mabe more 3rd gen videos or articles on mods. The drunk George Bush game is fun though.
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post Aug 30 2006, 06:58 PM
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Yeah...I was talking with Steven the other night about a section for magazine arrticles.  I suppose we could just create links to others on sites like TGO, and/or create our own.

GMHTP has a good one on 3 3rd gens in the latest issue and listed online..


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post Aug 30 2006, 10:35 PM
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Only 2 votes?  Unless people start saying otherwise, I'm going to remove the arcade


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post Sep 8 2006, 03:40 AM
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I would rather see videos than play the games in the arcade. Mabe more 3rd gen videos or articles on mods. The drunk George Bush game is fun though.


Ask and you shall receive.  I added a crap-ton of videos. And the arcade is now officially closed for good, thanks for voting.


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post Sep 8 2006, 07:37 AM
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post Sep 9 2006, 04:17 PM
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cool man :popcorn:
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post Sep 9 2006, 07:55 PM
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I like the Bird videos.  It seems Bird videos are harder to come by than Camaro ones.


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