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You might have noticed the “Featured game request” area

featured game pointerYou might have noticed on the homepage there’s now an area for “Featured games”. This is something I’m trialling to see if it’s popular, as it has been requested by several people now.

I don’t really like to show favouritism to one game over another but this might solve 2 problems:

  • Some games post short posts often, and some post longer posts less frequently. Games that post more often are more likely to show up on the “Recent” list on the homepage, meaning some great games with high quality posts don’t exposed as often.
  • The OngoingWorlds websites costs $25 a month to run. This right now comes out of my pocket, except on the months where someone donates – which isn’t very often! It would be very nice if the costs were spread more evenly.

I’ll show 3 games here maximum, I don’t want this area to get too big or overshadow the other games list.

To get your game featured will require a donation towards the monthly hosting costs. If you’re interested, see the article here: Featured Game Request.

 

  • Hmm. Alright, this might work.

    Sinc ethere is som many people, maybe putting a little ad at the bottom?

    • At the bottom where, of every page or the homepage?

      • Umm, yeah everypage, so that you actually get profit from this.
        Or google adwords.

      • This is Lee btw.

      • Like how you have on this blog, I barely noticed the ad on the lower right!

        • Want to know how much money I’ve earned from that advert on the bottom right?
          Normally about £0.70 per month (sometimes not even that!). It’s barely worth even putting there because it hardly pays for the cost of hosting.

          • Maybe Putting more, I don’t know.
            I have an idea!Maybe making a “Ad” Tab, that if people go to it, it’s like a daily check in, and they have one award, but if one day they dont go to that page, they lose the award until they go again.

          • Haha that’s an interesting idea! I’m not sure how many people will be that pleased about clicking an advert though!

          • Max Reno

            I like that idea, Lee, it might work. Maybe something along the lines of like a my points thing. Collect so many points from watching adverts/taking surveys–collect enough, get an award/prize…like a mug or something (?). Maybe a dedicated page to the point, like a ‘Squid-Points’ page, where people collect SP, while helping pay for the hosting cost.