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Toots

Member
Might be a tremendously hard to implement idea with each country different legislation and all, but wouldn't it be great to have a betting section where you can bet on vg related stuff like date of release, over-under on metacritic score, etc... A place for every console warrior, and us civilised folks, to put his money where his mouth is, and for once in a useful way since Neogaf would take like 5-10% of everything (don't ask me how i'm a librarian)
BetGaf is my brainchild i pitched it to EviLore EviLore sometimes ago in some thread i don't remember.
I understand now why he totally ghosted me on this, he was just waiting for the right time...

Now the ball is yours Boss, take it and go score a touchdown for us :messenger_sunglasses:
 

MrMephistoX

Member
EviLore EviLore bring back politics but behind a gold paywall? Also like the idea of tiers for membership like $5 is no issue for me but $3 would be a mass market price. Overall I think extending the conversation into social and getting ads that way (podcast perhaps?) could help?
Just to resurface my own idea in a self serving way since I got two likes. I truly miss the politics side because it was the one of the only places on the internet where you could have a long form debate and not get dog piled by whichever side disagreed with you that day. Reddit and Twitter are echo chambers depending on which side or personality you follow. Here was at least egalitarian on both sides despite a few conservative and liberal jerks. That plus there’s a natural need to discuss major news as evidenced by the ongoing Ukraine War thread: it’s just limiting considering some major news events in the last 24 hours can’t even be discussed.

I’d pay to get that back.
 
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ManaByte

Gold Member
Just to resurface my own idea in a self serving way since I got two likes. I truly miss the politics side because it was the one of the only places on the internet where you could have a long form debate and not get dog piled by whichever side disagreed with you that day. Reddit and Twitter are echo chambers depending on which side or personality you follow. Here was at least egalitarian on both sides.

I’d pay to get that back.
No
 

mitchman

Gold Member
It was a sad day when they removed them, and I would definitely pay to have that ability restored.
As long as they're not enabled by default, I'm fine with that. Animations can be problematic for some people, and depending on the animation, could induce health risks.
 
This site was very political and banned lots of people at the slightest sign of opposition. Hard to make AD revenue when you ban everyone lol. It's returned to a fairly enjoyable experience since the great divide. it's sooooo much better now. for this, you get my patreon support. fuck ads though haha
 

OmegaSupreme

advanced basic bitch
This site was very political and banned lots of people at the slightest sign of opposition. Hard to make AD revenue when you ban everyone lol. It's returned to a fairly enjoyable experience since the great divide. it's sooooo much better now. for this, you get my patreon support. fuck ads though haha
Not sound like a kiss ass to the modern mod team but they were very lax when it came to political bans. Only in cases of extremism were you banned. I should know. I was in a lot of that in the last few years lol.
 

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Starship Troopers GIF
 

Reallink

Member
Amazon requires a few affiliate sales in order to gain access to their api, so if anyone's about to buy something on Amazon it would be helpful to use this link:

(Just needs to be the same session as clicking on the link, what is purchased doesn't matter)

It'll speed up the process of setting up our store functionality. Thanks!

Evil I might suggest putting the affiliate link in the Support Neogaf Banner with all the others.
 

Bitmap Frogs

Mr. Community
Oh man somehow I missed this thread. I’m in a bit of a tight spot on account half the shit in my house decided to stop working last year and had to buy and fix all that shit but I’ll get gold tonight when I get home.
 

Bitmap Frogs

Mr. Community
I think EviLore EviLore is soliciting ideas at this point and has started a simple patreon, but I expect that affiliate links etc (if and when they come) will be organized somehow on the website.

Amazon affiliate links on OT threads to buy the game featured on the OT would be interesting also.
 
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Codes 208

Member
I cant really afford another subscription service but i can definitely say ive been seeing a crazy amount of ads lately since i use my iphone without adblock to read gaf threads about 99.9% of the time

So I’m kinda doing my part? I think?
 
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SZips

Member
Only saw this now. I whitelisted the site a bit ago but realized I still wasn't seeing any ads. I also had to adjust some Privacy Badger settings to get them to show. Maybe a little heads up for some people running into the same thing I did.
 

kiphalfton

Member
How do you get to your account page? Super confused with the new layout since it looks like some features were stripped away.
 

Rest

All these years later I still chuckle at what a fucking moron that guy is.
Anyway, Google won't stop showing me these stupid Trump coin ads. I've been clicking the "stop showing me this ad" thing, but of course Google doesn't care. So I've changed tac.



Every time I see one of these I click it. Hopefully that makes GAF a little bit of money.
 

BigBooper

Gold Member
Anyway, Google won't stop showing me these stupid Trump coin ads. I've been clicking the "stop showing me this ad" thing, but of course Google doesn't care. So I've changed tac.



Every time I see one of these I click it. Hopefully that makes GAF a little bit of money.
How the heck do you have a commemorative Trump coin and not make it out of gold? Have they even seen Trump Tower?
 

Celcius

°Temp. member
Does the new theme not show the GAF logo in gold? That made it easy to tell when your gold membership ran out.
Also, is there an android GAF app and if so are there plans to make an ios app?

edit: looks like it's now been fixed
 
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Star-Lord

Gold Member
I think it's only fair that anyone who buys the highest tier on Patreon gets to pick one member of the forum to participate in a Battle Royale/Hunger Games-style deathmatch.

For extra revenue, NeoGAF could charge to watch a livestream of the event.

You're welcome.
 

Orbital2060

Gold Member
I upgraded my account yesterday, but got charged twice on my card. Whats up?

I got two emails confirming the same account upgrade as well, with half a day between them.
 

kingpotato

Ask me about my Stream Deck
How about the option to pay double to strip another members gold account away from them? I would un-ignore my list and tear them all down 🔥

Season 3 Reaction GIF by The Simpsons
 

BreakOut

Member
Hey everyone.

I hope you enjoy NeoGAF as much as I do. Our community has made it through a lot over the years. We had a rough patch a while back, but were able to rebuild, and it’s a fun and lively place again, focusing on the games, with a common sense guiding principle.

I’ve been here for over 22 years and counting, and I’d like to continue running NeoGAF for many more years to come. But there’s an ongoing problem: the powers that be changed their algorithm some time ago and we lost upwards of 90% of our ad revenue for an identical amount of traffic. It’s always been tough to monetize forums, but right now is about as tough as it’s ever been for GAF since we have a huge post history that requires a lot of server power to keep it all integrated, as well as a lot of traffic that takes up resources every month without much coming back in.

As a result of the ad revenue issues it’s become a challenge to maintain the site, I’ve had to slow down active development and pursue other avenues professionally as well. It’s also not viable to compensate our dev team properly without revenue coming in, so I’ve paused many of our internal operations. You’ve probably noticed that the momentum we had with all the new features and improvements has slowed, and some existing features have stopped working outright. Now you know why.

This whole development purgatory is really not my preference. I’d rather focus my attention primarily on GAF and continue building it back up, keep it a great place to hang out and talk about the latest gaming and industry news, and get back to actively developing it.

It’s a predicament. Are you guys and gals open to supporting NeoGAF a bit more actively? We have a lot of users, but most people adblock and only a tiny fraction of members get Gold subs. We could put up some affiliate links that would support the site without an out of pocket cost, if they would be utilized by our members. And I’m open to discussing any other options as well.

NeoGAF has always been independent, and over the past two decades I’ve shrugged off the many attempts by publishers and big corporations to control the site via their acquisition offers and other deals. But with that stubborn neutrality and independence comes a different set of challenges, like the one we’re currently facing. To keep moving forward we’ll need to construct some additional pylons.

If you enjoy using NeoGAF, let me know of any ways you’d be down to support the site’s continued existence. I'd love to get back into full swing, revise the site design for 2022, fix our features and add new ones, and continue building. Thanks.



Edit:

Per your requests, we've implemented a Patreon page here:

Do what you Gotta do to keep the lights on man. Make people watch a 30 second video every time they sign in, an auto sign out anyone who hasn’t posted in an hour. Not only would it bring in money.. it would be hilarious.
 
I did by want a monthly thing, so give us the option to pay for a year or two up front,

You might consider setting up GAF twitter and Facebook accounts if you don’t already have them. Just make them point back here. I would even suggest running some ads on social media for GAF. Set up the pattern and then advertise a bit to get some fresh blood and subs coming in.

Are you saying that Google lowered GAF’s ranking in the search results after the hoopla? Or how did the algorithm get affected? What ad service do you use? You might consider getting bigger companies, hardware or software companies, to sponsor individual months or weeks on GAF. Say, if a game is launching, they get some sort of emphasis on the site or something similar. Or, just buy ads for the month. That could be too much of a headache, but it all depends on how much revenue it would bring in.
 

K2D

Gold Member
I'm feel discouraged from posting when threads get deleted instead of locked - and without even a referance to the rules. I can't even review my own "mistakes" as it won't even show up in my history.

If any of the mods want to address the spesific instance in the DMs - feel free to.
 

jufonuk

not tag worthy
I think it's only fair that anyone who buys the highest tier on Patreon gets to pick one member of the forum to participate in a Battle Royale/Hunger Games-style deathmatch.

For extra revenue, NeoGAF could charge to watch a livestream of the event.

You're welcome.
I ain’t fighting for your entertainment not unless is for death by snu snu. Arrange that for me GAF and I will gladly make the sacrifice.
 
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