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Out of the Blue

I asked last night for opinions about ditching the bulleted tech lists here in favor of a more timely approach to game news as it arrives. The limited response to this questions was mostly in favor of keeping things as they are, which I probably should have anticipated, since those of you who frequent this site are most likely doing so because you like the way things are. This brings up the question of whether making the change would be beneficial towards growing the audience here, which is desirable, versus the prospect of disappointing the regulars, which is not. This has me contemplating the idea of doing things differently as a trial for a day or two to allow everyone to compare the pros and cons of doing things each way.

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20. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2011, 12:24 Ray Marden
 
If somebody asked me why I read Blue's News, it would be, first, because it is a compilation of so many items (PC, console, tech, marketing, medical, sales, etc.,) the forums second, and, third, a relatively quick reporter of gaming items.

Truthfully, my time is much more limited these days, but I will browse the main items at least once a day and, when I have more time available, I come back to look through the more off the beaten path items.

In contrast, too many of the other sites focus on a very narrow niche of items or are too intent on being the biggest possible payola website for the current AAA game.

What are your overall numbers and finances like, though? I realize website advertising is not exactly the most lucrative income source and this site could use a lot of little tweaks to make it more appealing, but then there is a cost/time component.

Outside of the random political item, this is about the only place I bother to post on anymore (and that has obviously dropped off drastically.) I really, really dislike the lack of a coherent discussion path of these forums (flat viewing can be a random text bomb and thread viewing is tedious,) but I know I have lost that argument time and time again...
Just don't turn into another lame IGN/Gamespot/Shugashack.
Driving the waaaaaaahhhhhmbulance,
Ray
 
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