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New website?

Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:34 PM

Hello web developers, it's kind of intimidating coming in to a forum where all these professionals hang out and speak a technical language that I'm not very familiar with. (oh and my post has been removed from 10 forums, lol, guess will have to go to do the good ol'craigslist, to many rules, just guide me guys please, no need to be rude.) See, my area of expertise is Article writing and Business management. I'm currently Co-Owner and Editor-In-Chief of a video game news website www.baddigit.com. The site has been online for almost 5 months now and it's rapidly growing in traffic and ranking. We started not even ranking in such sites as Alexa, to currently being ranked 2, 346, 488 worldwide, and 182, 357 in the US. The site is a unique approach to the industry as it will have content other sites lack, as in a a full fledged highly interactive community (like facebook but for videogamers), customizable profiles where you can stay in touch with your friends, a witty, funny and crude type of humor, Art portal (similar to what the website newgrounds.com has), animations, skits, etc..

As you guys can see, it's a project that will be huge and has high potential, the site is very basic right now and needs help from web developers that know their stuff. I have a couple of problems though, my project partner is my cousin, he is young, only 21, he is currently taking care of the web developing duties, and as you can see he has done a decent job of putting everything together, but his knowledge is limited, he is still learning, and the site has hit a brick wall because of this. He has a little trouble expressing himself, and maybe that is why up until know all the 20 or so web developers (most of them know more than he does and they offered to help without any compensation since we have no funds yet) that I have directed to him have mysteriously vanished without saying a word, and I've asked him what is going on, and in his stubborn way says they just don't know more than he does and don't understand him.

He is family and all, but dam, maybe HE is the problem here. So plan B, I need a web developer that would be willing to take a look at the site, and help us realize what we want to integrate so we can grow and get funded. You would still work with my cousin, but if you have any problems understanding him or you feel like he does not help, please contact me immediately, this would be kept private between you and myself. I need to know if he is the problem here, and obviously he does not know about this. As stated before guys, we have no money, YET, this is purely a contribution, people that believe in the project, we currently have 5 article writers contributing and one drawing artist revamping our two mascots, Lex and Kat. As soon as the site is invested on, or gets funded we will then offer permanent employment or compensation to everybody that sticks with us till then.

Long post I know, but thanks guys, Baddigit will be internationally known, I know it. My name is Mike and I can be contacted here, or via Skype with username Mysticshock. :)/>

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Re: New website?

Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:41 PM

Moved to Post a Job.
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Re: New website?

Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:25 PM

For the sake of helping you understand why it was probably deleted, I'll elaborate.

First, that's a ton of text. Very rarely do people have the patience to sift through all of that, especially with poor sentence structure. Get to the point, and only the point. Business stats don't go over well on programmers. What is your idea, why is it cool, and why should we care? Those are the questions you want to address fast.

Now to me, what I gleaned from it is this: We have a super cool gaming website, no money, and want pros. We promise to pay you after we hit it big!

That never works. No self respecting dev would bother wasting any time on that nonsense. Any one of us could have a consultancy job getting us $50/hr or more within a matter of a few hours. If you're going the free route you had better have one heck of an idea, and this is not one of them. Gaming sites are overdone, and really uninteresting. Unless you know for a fact you can do it better it's not getting any traction.

Page view stats are next to useless. If I see investors clamoring and people raving about it, then you have some attention.

What it comes down to is this: You sound like a teenager without much of a clue.
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Re: New website?

Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:09 PM

I think that's the same approach Jackass took with science experiments.


With so many established professional sites out there, we decided to take a different approach, something more raw, uncut, out there, dirty, shocking. Baddigit needed to shake up the video game news website industry in order to be noticed, praised, criticized; we needed to be the black sheep of the bunch.

Bad fingers, foul language, funny articles, mascots, a unique vision, all in all a revolutionary fresh take on the video game
news website industry. So far, so good, the website is strong, growing, and we hope it goes on to become one of the best,
if not the number one video game news website in the internet.

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