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RPGFan: Site / Re: I almost never read the main site
« on: July 20, 2015, 03:35:45 AM »
I changed the news box because of the hiring drive. I changed it back yesterday, but evidently I missed something

I'll look into it now and see what the deal is.

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RPGFan: Site / Re: I almost never read the main site
« on: July 19, 2015, 06:14:31 PM »
I still typically glance at the main site. But since I don't play games nearly as much as I used to, and few of them RPGs, I don't typically spend a whole lot of time there and go to the boards.

If you wouldn't mind helping us out further, would you mind telling us, additionally (your feedback would be extremely appreciated here, and I won't be forgetting your answers ^,^ ):

1. When you "glance" at the main site, what kind / type / etc. of things would interest you enough to click into them from the main site? This can be anything. It does NOT even have to "exist" currently on RPGFan.com.

2. What type of games / titles do you currently play that are RPGS?

3. What are a few genres / titles do you currently play that are not RPGs?


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RPGFan: Site / Re: I almost never read the main site
« on: July 09, 2015, 09:34:48 AM »
I'm usually on-board for the features (podcasts, reviews) than the news which I tend to get from all over the web, sometimes here, sometimes on the forum, sometimes on Gaf, sometimes IGN, etc.

I'd love to see more unique features of the site, sort of 'Top 10's' or editorials.


It's funny to see you say that. So would I :)

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RPGFan: Site / Re: I almost never read the main site
« on: July 08, 2015, 10:09:18 PM »
Yeah, I don't know what site you're looking at but RPGFan is one of the few outlets I visit that DON'T go for the inflammatory or leading headlines.

You'll never see '10 THINGS FINAL FANTASY VII DID POORLY... NUMBER 6 BLEW MY BALLS OFF' at RPGFan. :)

You do realize what this means? We now must, at some point, make a post entitled 10 THINGS FINAL FANTASY VII DID POORLY... NUMBER 6 BLEW MY BALLS OFF 

It is the LAW!

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RPGFan: Site / Re: I almost never read the main site
« on: July 08, 2015, 10:06:45 PM »
Yeah, I don't know what site you're looking at but RPGFan is one of the few outlets I visit that DON'T go for the inflammatory or leading headlines.

You'll never see '10 THINGS FINAL FANTASY VII DID POORLY... NUMBER 6 BLEW MY BALLS OFF' at RPGFan. :)

I think you just got your inspiration for April Fools 2016. Buzzfeed-style headlines for every article. And every article is a list article. And every "list article" is 15 pages w/ 15 images so as to maximize ad revenue.
* zergrav is sold  xD

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RPGFan: Site / Re: I almost never read the main site
« on: July 08, 2015, 08:17:52 AM »
Maybe I'd read them if it weren't for the off-putting snark that the site thinks is a good click-bait.

In the News Article creation process, not only do we avidly oppose "click bait", but Andrew and his staff are meticulous about avoiding such SEO trickery.

On a totally separate note, I think you meant "snarky", the adjective, not "snark" the verb... correlations here? I dare not speculate:-D

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I have a bunch of stupid questions about minutiae that doesn't even matter that you probably can't answer.

It's all those minor things that, when taken holistically, make for a "seamless" user experience, sound business model with evenly distributed contingency plans, and just about everything.

We're "data" people, I think they call us. That being said, if you're asking questions about minutiae, those questions are very likely far from stupid.

Also, I am not Stephen Hawking or anything, but try me ;D

Look forward to hearing from you!

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Oh, I was just trying to spend a little time to get @glassjawsh some contextual information. I'm actually insanely busy, so I just ran some database queries, stuffed them into a CSV format, then pumped them through R.

I was not trying to steal his thunder, but hopefully give him some context to bounce his analysis off of. If he is anything like me, he wants to do it, so I wasn't going for perfection. I dunno. Just trying to be helpful with what time I have available :)

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Whenever I'm down, seeing this persistent thread on the forums always raises my spirits. This is probably among the "neatest" uses of the forum I've seen.

I wouldn't be surprised if some asshole thought it would be a good idea to integrate right into the site ^^

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A fellow admirer of enormous data-sets :) Just for that, let me try to help you get started for November... or screw with numbers with some shaky pretense of productivity :-D



Total Forum Members:  2,597

Scatter Plot of Posts Per Day over about the last year



% New "Users" vs Raw Pageviews for about the last year (I didn't disclose anything here that I SHOULD NOT have on a public forum, before I get jumped *looks around suspiciously*)



That WAS fun LOL. Nice break from work. Hope that helps you out with your report! Best of luck! Feel free to PM whenever. I love people who love data :)

Sincerely,
  zergrav


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I still think FFX had the best battle system in the series.  Too bad it was only used for 1 game. 

Totally agree

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 17, 2015, 03:35:28 PM »
Previous post redacted in case people accidentally googled the thins I was referencing. Whoopsy!

I am sooo curious now. Could you PM me the word you used? I can't take it any longer!!!! :)

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:51:23 PM »
soooo either theres an epidemic of submissives in younger generations,or theres something going on at the parental level that isnt what it should be. like these people desperately want someone to tell them no and set boundries but it's not happening where it should be.(home/school) maybe i can use this knowledge to find a career path?

I think private universities, the boy scouts, Sylvan Learning Center, the public IB Program, etc. beat you to it, but don't feel bad: The Roman Catholic Church beat them to most of that market over 1,000 years ago :)

Edit And before that, "Mr. Western Culture worked out so well", aka Socrates.

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 10, 2015, 09:47:35 AM »
That wasn't  Εά ςΡσŕΤζ was it?(safe from "big brother" this way)
If its who I think you're stating, then no.  I came from them.  Kinda want to go back.

You came from ÈÄ ЅΡθЯтѕ _AND_ you want to go back? Working for them was an absolute nightmare, for me, at least.


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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 10, 2015, 01:48:19 AM »
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Job 1: Big AAA game developer but at a studio of theirs that has only made mediocre games and had sizeable layoffs after each.  Was at first going to be a senior tools developer(making design and art tools), now its build engineer(making the automated program that takes the code and art/design data and makes it into game data).  I get to work in a sizable team for once, and I got a good friend there.  Downside is, the commute is 2 hours so I'd have to move, and they're going to pay the lowest of the three, and the area is expensive.

That wasn't  Εά ςΡσŕΤζ was it?(safe from "big brother" this way)

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