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Am I the only one wondering why the errors aren’t fixed? Do you guys know that every video you post another previous video I can not see because the page links are broken?
This will greatly affect the number of views your videos get and you have to care because you make us watch ads so you will no longer generate money from the older videos.
Lets pretend you are running a pizza restaurant and you run out of pizza sauce. You can’t keep serving pizzas you have to fix the problem and get more pizza sauce. Man I can’t believe you guys and the lack of effort.
I have heard multiple times and have seen in the forums multiple times the community being told things are gonna get fixed but no timeframe and just saying the errors will be fixed sometime in 2012 doesn’t count.
You must like it when users complain about shitty customer service. Are you bitter that Screwattack fired you or something?
I like your pizza shop analogy, and I’m sure you do too since you’ve regurgitated it plenty of times. You complain that we shouldn’t post any content until the site is fixed yet, last week, you complained about Tom not putting up the weekly news when you expected. I think your reaction to that video not being put up in time is exactly the reason why your pizza analogy doesn’t work. If there’s no new content then there’s little reason for people to check out the site besides the forums. By continuing to put out content they keep the fanbase happy despite whatever trouble we might be having with the site at any time. Just shutting down everything until the site gets sorted out is not a solution by any means.
Also if you really want to see previous videos you can watch them on the blip.tv channel.
That is a good point. I don’t want the website to be shut down just delay the new content. I don’t mean to do everything at once like post weekly content on time but fix the errors and don’t add any more content at the same time.
I am throwing ideas out there and I expect Tom to take this information and plan accordingly.
#1 priority is get the site fixed, then he needs to create a plan of action and follow that plan consistently.I get the vibe that things will just be added when they get done and that makes sense but stick to a schedule. I would think that if they can fix things and stick to a schedule that they are having similar issues in other areas of their lives.
Slavender. I don’t know what’s going on with the site, but there’s a server switch going on. Things are jacked up due to that, unfortunately. Tom is working with the new guy to get things up and running. Supposedly the ETA he gave Tom was last Monday, but that obviously isn’t the case. In the mean time, we’re trying to keep the content coming your way in the face of all this bullshit as opposed to just indefinitely shutting the site down until everything is patched up. Your patience is appreciated.
Thank you for the follow up.
You can’t place blame on a tech guy you have to own your issues. I have read in the posts that Tom has been having issues for at least 3 months now whether it be server changes or website errors, so there is a lack of ownership here and blaming a tech guy is just the icing on the cake.
You don’t have to shut the site down, but do not post any new content until things are fixed. I thought my pizza analogy above was simple enough for everyone to understand.
It’s like the parents tell the kid not to touch the stove because it is hot and he just keeps touching it until he burns to death.
These principles apply to any business scenario. If the tech guy is the reason for the delay there are a ton of people out there that want Tom’s money. He must be spending his time at colleges looking for cheap in-experienced labor to get it fixed.
I look forward to the new site when it is fixed and can’t wait to hear the kind of crazy excuse Tom is going to come up with and tell us.
If this is just his hobby I am fine with that but I assume he wants us to watch the videos because there are advertisements and he is trying to make money.
Did Tom have the same work ethics when he worked at Screwattack? I get the feeling that he would get fired for this kind of behavior.
Just to comment on ads in videos: Servers/web hosting aren’t free. Ad revenue most likely goes either towards server or equipment costs.
Alright, so, I’m really just going to take off the kid gloves. What I’m about to say does not reflect the views of TGH, Tom, Mr. Black or anyone else. They are solely mine, and I take said ownership for them. If I get fired from the site, so be it.
What the fuck is your deal? Why do you feel the need to be personally attacking this site and it’s staff every other post? Why do you feel like mentioning ScrewAttack every other paragraph? Goading us, shitting on us, comparing us to something that is in an entirely different league than us. It’s like comparing the fucking little leagues to professional baseball (no offense to anyone here.) ScrewAttack has WAY more money and time to devote to their site. Craig lived and breathed ScrewAttack and it paid off for him. To my knowledge, tom and the rest of the staff don’t have that luxury, or desire, to stress themselves to the breaking point. They’ve got jobs (like a fucking RESTAURANT THEY OWN AND RUN, remember that used game store ScrewAttack had that was such a huge success because they could dump all their time into the site AND a business? Oh wait. They couldn’t!) Also, Tom has a motherfuckin’ KID that’s barely even been around for a year. I don’t blame the guy for not blowing off his family and children on some dream of having a gaming website that makes entertaining videos. Seriously dude, fucking priorities.
As for ScrewAttack and TGH making babies together. Did you really miss the fucking memo on that? Tom and Craig, for all sakes and purposes, will never collaborate on anything or even be within the same building of each other. If such a thing would occur, the awkwardness of them encountering each other in person would ripple throughout the entire state of Texas like a god damn Supernova. There’s no hostility there, and everyone wishes everyone the best with their endeavors, but there’s going to be no smoking of the peace pipe like… ever, and I say that as somebody who has no personal ties to either Tom or Craig, but… Christ, the writing has been on the wall FOREVER, people need to just realize this shit by now.
Anyways, those were the potatoes, here’s the meat. I guess we could just not post anything, but, as I said, we’re not tech geniuses. We’re not going to suddenly cure the website of its problems, because we don’t have the technical know-how. There’s been a LOT of shit going on with the techs, the most stable we’ve ever had was crxforum who made the original site for free with his limited HTML and coding knowledge. It was a labor of love, much like all of TGH was at the time. I created the forums and helped maintain them (which originally wasn’t the plan, I was just gonna design them and some ranks) and that too was a labor of love. For a multitude of years we’ve been running strictly off goodwill and love and favors. We were using GoDaddy, and they were absolute shit. We had viruses and other weird shit going on due to their crappy services and lack of protection and their bullshit excuses. Then we moved on to a friend of Mickey’s, which is where this current site design/layout came from. It was designed by him, and I’m fairly certain it was also free or cheap, and I’m sure it was done under the assumption that Mickey’s friend knew what he was doing, but, yeah we had tons of issues. Then, like every guy TGH has ever tried to hire, they vanished off the face of the Earth (seriously, for those past 3 months they were trying to hire people, and it just WASN’T happening. They’d talk to someone, and then suddenly, nobody gets back in touch with them.) They JUST found this guy this past week or two, and he’s trying to transfer from Mickey’s guy over to his server. Shit obviously didn’t go as easily as planned, and thus the problem. TGH might not have their shit together 100%, but it’s not for a lack of trying. So, seriously, make your assumptions, pass your judgments, whatever, but stop acting like such a fucking brat. I highly doubt ANY sleep would be lost over you no longer visiting this site and spewing your backhanded bullshit.
Thank You, and Good Night.
PS. Isn’t our comic pretty funny? Maybe? Probably not, because you don’t know anything about comic books and we didn’t hold your hand through the process of telling the joke.
PPS. Mr Black explained this shit. Ads go towards costs and expenses and any of the cool shit they review/do/etc. Entertainment ain’t free, even if it is a labor of love. God forbid you watch a 10 second advertisement for a Car or Axe Body Spray.
Nice, now this is what I can an interesting conversation. You know when some one says “these opinions reflect my own thoughts” it is going to be a good discussion.
I don’t think you will be fired for your opinions. You are Tom’s pawn. Tom likes free labor and people that work for free don’t get fired. In similar fashion my uncle ran a car business for 30 years and his employees were commission based so if they didn’t sell he didn’t pay them so he never had to fire anyone, he had the will to be successful and had a passion for cars so he used his time and turned it into how he makes a living. Will this website still be around in 30 years?
You get what you pay for. If you want someone to setup a website for you for free you can expect to have problems unless it is a personal friend or family member. If Tom owns other businesses then he should know how to get shit done you don’t have to be a computer genius to figure this stuff out. Whenever I see people being lazy I just want to jump in and take control to get stuff done, but I don’t work for free.
I’m surprised in this economy that people would turn down money. That’s like saying that I am willing to pay money for someone to fix my car, but I can’t find a car mechanic to fix my car. If you worked for me I would have fired you for not getting things done. If you are managing a task you are responsible for getting it done and you can’t blame the guy you hired as an excuse. You need someone to teach you leadership skills.
Everyone says and knows that advertisements go towards hosting costs, but what happens when the ads cover the hosting costs and there is extra money left over. Where does that money go? There is a motive to make money here just a lack of effort in the videos.
If this is about love of video games why not do it another way. I can find out from other websites what video game stories are out there and I talk to my friends about gaming so why listen to a podcast. So what does Tom get out of telling me what is going on? He feels that I need to see his videos and watch advertisements and doesn’t want to make money?
I appreciate your honesty, but you try to make this sound like a sympathy story when you say there are families to take care of. Who doesn’t have a family to take care of here?
Yes I lack tons of knowledge in comic books and you should change the discussion to reach a more broad audience. I know you want people to see the videos and watch the ads, that you can’t bull shit me on, so take my common sense knowledge and make content that will appeal to a greater audience.
You mean to tell me that if you made awesome videos you can’t be big/greater than Screwattack. You may think your videos are awesome yourself but nobody watches them and that reflects on how good the content is. We are in a time where if a video is catchy enough it will go viral and it just takes one video to do that.
Only myself and the TGH staff post comments here so I know nobody watches these videos. Statistically if you have more viewers there is a greater chance more people will comment and if you take us out of the equation there are 0 comments. To put in part-time effort thinking this website will grow is a dumb idea.
To see so much potential wasted is a shame.
Dude, I highly doubt you know what it means to take care of a family and run multiple businesses so stop trying to preach what priorities people should have. I can tell you’re young. Maybe still in high school, maybe in college. You have no clue whatsoever what real-life priorities are so stop trying to preach about them. See what happens when you find a career, get married, have a kid. See where you life priorities are and how much free time you have.
Yes, this site is mostly run off free labour. People who have other jobs, families etc. We went over this. This is NOT SA who, in fact, run the website for a living. If you don’t like the content, personalities, layout, errors etc. just stop coming here. If you don’t like comics why post on something comic-related? I can tell you Link, Beeslo and Mongo work hard on their comic podcast. Just because YOU don’t like comics doesn’t mean they should change it. I can tell you from other people in the forums that it’s actually a popular feature on this site. I’m not a comic guy either but it doesn’t mean I think they should just stop.
So basically stop trying to preach about stuff you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about (you may think you do, but trust me you don’t). Constructive criticism is one thing but just stop the “Be more like SA” and “People here are lazy because they all put part time effort in.” I want to see what YOU say in 10+ years when your life is in the same situation.
He’s gonna say “Man, that Mr. Black doesn’t know the difference between you’re and your!” grammar’d!
Otherwise, well said.
Oh I know the difference. Just when I get typing on stuff like this my mind shuts-out particular grammar rules. Who proof reads their posts 5 times? lol
I didn’t mean to make you get defensive. I have seen successful people in my life and all of them put all their time into where they want to be successful and they do as much as they can to get people more engaged in what they are about. So regardless of my experiences or age I use common sense. If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck etc… you get the picture.
I was wrong to say you should stop the comic, not everyone will like everything. What I mean to say is that you should make it more appealing to a greater audience.
I don’t want you guys to be more like ScrewAttack, but when you are struggling to get people to watch your videos and comment on the website you have to look at a competitor that is getting viewers and contributing to the website.
You don’t need a lot of money to do this. If you are naturally talented your videos will go viral and catch on. The content sucks and there have been no improvements, besides the weekly news but those improvements where minimal at best.
A majority of my complaints have been towards the content that Tom has released so you can explain to me your situation that this is just a hobby for you and I respect that because you have come clean about your self and the amount of time you invest but the slogan of this website needs to change to “Gaming is a Hobby”. It doesn’t make sense to say Gaming is a way of life but you only spend 2 hours a week on this website. It may be more than 2 hours I am just using an example.
Whenever I hear you or Link talk on behalf of Tom all I hear is Tom’s pawns following his bidding. Only TGH staff are commenting on this website and you have to understand that is an issue. Maybe if the website doesn’t generate any money you may still be able to talk an investor into buying the business so you can get your payday for all of the work you have done here. If you are ok with the website the way it is that is fine just change the slogan and don’t force the users to watch advertisements.
Once again I can’t reply directly to your comment slavender, so I have to do so with mine. I’m not acting defensive, I’m trying to hammer into your head the point that everyone here has other life/professional commitments. A point you still don’t seem to understand so I’m not going to bother. If you don’t like ads and want to pay $4 a month to not have them go have fun at SA.
Don’t call me, Link or anyone else a pawn. I’m no one’s pawn. I speak on the behalf of the site itself and the community here. This place is not all about Tom. You would know that if you’ve actually taken an active part in this community instead of just speaking the same dumb points over and over without any real idea of what you’re talking about. Like I said earlier, you think you know what you’re talking about but you really don’t.
I don’t know why I keep engaging you as you’re most likely here just to troll. I like to think people have the best intentions in mind but the fact that you simply can’t comprehend what we’re trying to say/explain to you about life/business/career priorities just makes me and probably everyone else you’re a troll that’s here just to cause trouble.
From my perspective you are saying that you have other priorities in your life that are more important than this website. What I would do is work hard to make this website successful to the point where you created a system to allow this business to be profitable without you. Then I would go back and make up for the lost time with family or whatever else you have going on. You can try to hide it but from my perspective the goal of this website is to make money and I have learned from my role models how to increase the chances of making money and how to get peoples attention when I speak.
You think I am an internet troll and you are still taking the time to respond to me so maybe you can learn something here.
Isn’t it amazing to see one post have 10 comments, this is kind of exciting.
dude play some games.
I will play your mom! lol
Colonel Panic, that first panel slays me. Awesome as always.
A comment reflecting the material at hand? What’s your game Beeslo?
I barely see anyone comment on this site besides the game heroes staff it is good to finally see somebody else joining the discussion.
The comic’s comments are pretty spread out. Not saying we get a ton or anything. But people do comment on it here, the forums and our FaceBook page.
I repeat, slavender how about you screw off? Go back to giving Craig mouth party. You act like you give 2 craps about this site, but all you are doing now is trolling.
Can you add any more to the discussion? All you got to say is two sentences. You would be more interesting if you could figure out how to contribute more.
As opposed to all you are doing is attempting to troll with all your fanboy ScrewAttack bull. You keep repeating yourself and completely ignoring what everyone is trying to tell you.
slavender is aware of what he says and he knows our response. let’s leave it at that and move on
I haven’t posted anything about this yet, but I guess I’m going to say a few words.
I have always taken everything I have ever done with YIBR very seriously. Link, Beeslo, and I try to make our content enjoyable and fun for our listeners, both on the podcast and webcomic end of it. I enjoy being a part of the team and putting out content for all who listen to it.
Our show has always gotten 100% effort from us, but has never gotten in the way of our personal lives. That’s how we set it up from the beginning. Our lives, our families come first, always.
Now as far as our content goes, that’s a different story. Are we going to be for everyone? I don’t know. If you don’t read comics on a semi-regular basis, I don’t know if we are going to be your favorite podcast ever. We try to include general audience content as well as our niche content. We cover superhero movies that many people watch, sometimes we review comic book inspired video games, and we even have a sister podcast (Shin-Ra), where we tackle video game related topics in general.
Now, I can’t speak on behalf of any of TGH, and I don’t even want to speak on behalf of all of YIBR, but while I respect anyone’s ideas/criticisms of our show, at the end of the day it is still our show and our content. I want to entertain people, but I guess maybe selfishly we also want to entertain each other and talk about what we want to talk about.
I would love for our show to reach greater audiences, and we do throw in general knowledge shows in there sometimes, but the type of show we make leans towards listeners who have moderate amounts of comic book knowledge, and I’m ok with that. Not all content is for everyone. That’s my 2 cents.
Another gameheroes staff is commenting here. We need to get the community to comment here and not just the staff. The community should drive this website and not the staff.
So because of that everything I said was invalid and pointless?
A great way to do that is to promote our site to all your friends. Thanks for all the help.
PS. I’ll be making an effort to block your posting privileges because you’re just being snarly and antagonistic at this point. FOR MOTHER RUSSIA!
Side-Note: TGH as a whole gets a lot more viewership than meets the eye. Their Blip.Tv stats are sickening, especially with things as simple as a Top 5. The main page comment section has never been huge. The forums can be booming at times, and even when there’s no conversation, the blip.tv ratings can be off the charts. We can’t force people to post if they don’t want to. Although it seems they’ve come out of the wood work to go tell you to fuck yourself, so… way to go on getting people motivated I guess?
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