Should I stop or continue The MSX Games bOX?

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By selios2000

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02-06-2005, 10:58

Now I'm thinking... One user told that did not know anything about your webpage... Recently I downloaded one archive from e-mule of MSX stuff and had one folder inside with MSX web links, and mine (www.moai-tech.com) did not apperar... So I thought that WE ALL NEED PUBLICITY!!!

To the MRC team: As you are the centerpiece and the most visited MSX web page, what about putting a random banner of MSX web pages of interest??? Because it's is really sad that the MSX games BOX and MOAI-TECH are not known for many users! (and a lot more of general interest!)

By Sander

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02-06-2005, 11:18

Eh. Where you from? We had a rotating banner system in the past. I ended up making a few banners for websites, 'cause except a few nobody cared to send one in. And then we had 4 banners of websites that rotated on an on, eating half of our own bandwidth without even say thank you, or -yeah it's me again- put some bucks in our bucket to pay for the extra bandwidth. No thank you. Been there, done that. IMHO.

By Sander

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02-06-2005, 11:22

BTW: each time a site has something to say we report about it, and people will visit that site. We always cram our newspostings full with the site links. We try to review good products, make banners of fairs. But for me, that's "one way benefits" enough. IMHO.

By viejo_archivero

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02-06-2005, 11:35

BTW: each time a site has something to say we report about it, and people will visit that site. We always cram our newspostings full with the site links. We try to review good products, make banners of fairs. But for me, that's "one way benefits" enough. IMHO.
Hey, don't tell me you are giving me beneficts posting a new about something I created. I think that's something in the main objective of the MRC, to post the most relevant news at the MSX scene, with links pointing at the pages with more info. Without that, the MRC would not have news contents and it will only be a forum. Ok, asking for a banner could be too much, but I don't see the reason for that last reaction.

By BiFi

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02-06-2005, 11:47

to reduce bandwidth, one might even like the idea of being able to disable that top banner...

By selios2000

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02-06-2005, 11:51

Exactly viejo_archivero.
A banner doesn't eats bandwith because it is only an image. It is only a simple asp scrip (so simple...). And the news, as the days pass, dissapear form the front page, and not all MSX users are so freak enough to visit your web page EVERYDAY. And THAT's THE POINT.
And as viejo_archivero has said, without all of us you will only be a forum, and if you like to represent the MSX "world" I think putting some banners (the ones that the people cares to send you abot their sites) will be one good point.

By BiFi

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02-06-2005, 11:56

the problem sander is having the previous banner system (on the old asp site) had a refresh timer (each 30 seconds iirc) to display a random banner. That indeed takes quite some bandwidth taking into consideration about 2500 people minimum visit the site each day.

that was the time I joined the team... and I 'voluntary' left around the time it became a foundation...

By Bart

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02-06-2005, 11:58

Just like Sander said, we have had a banner rotating system in the past.. And know what? No one made use of it... We offered free banner space and ended up with four banner of which three were our own.

By selios2000

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02-06-2005, 12:02

What I thought: NO banner refreshing, just as the msx.org opens, ONE image is radomly chosen and showed. That's it.
And I repeat myself: Not everybody checks your site everyday...

By BiFi

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02-06-2005, 12:03

the banner rotating system currently used is just that...

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