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25 Jun 2018 17:21 - 25 Jun 2018 19:34 #276182 by wkover
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ubarose wrote: Also, is the first time we've had the word "motherfucker" in a front page article?


I think I'm getting mixed messages about the new direction of the site.

On one hand, the site is trying to attract more viewers and visitors and avoid the "clubhouse" (manhouse?) perception:

therewillbe.games/forum/8-complaints-sug...e-end-times-are-here

On the other hand, Skeletor's flashback interview is being highlighted on the front page (a man not known for biting his tongue), and I regularly see ads for C.R. Otchrot.

If that's cool with everyone (the site's owners/managers, more than anything else), that's fine. More than fine, really. I guess I'm just a bit... confused. Could definitely be me, though.
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25 Jun 2018 17:32 - 29 Jun 2018 17:14 #276183 by Cranberries
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It.s C.R. Otchraut, who is a fictional character, presumably of German descent, in a board game. Crotch rot itself is a euphemism for an itchy fungal infection in the groin area that may afflict anyone across the gender spectrum.

Mr. Skeletor is no longer a member of the site, as I understand it.

I am not sure if there will be a truth and reconciliation process to deal with past offenses.

Let a thousand flowers bloom.
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25 Jun 2018 18:35 - 25 Jun 2018 19:37 #276186 by wkover
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If saying 'motherfuckers' in a policy announcement, alluding to crotchrot, and splashing Skeletor's interview on the front page gets TWBG the new audience that it wants, more power to the site. I was just unsure that was the case based on the announcement about the new direction.

Edit: Posts moved to a new thread, which is appropriate. Don't have anything more to say, really. Just expressing genuine confusion. In no way am I trying to dictate the content, philosophy, or manner of the site. A bit more clarity could be useful, is all I'm saying.
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25 Jun 2018 19:35 - 25 Jun 2018 20:43 #276190 by ubarose
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I split this out because it is a very different discussion than what was being discussed in the other thread.

Many people seem to have projected there own unarticulated ideas onto the changes that we have made to the website.

So here’s what the changes are:

Site has a new name.
We brought in a bunch of experienced reviewers with a wider range of game preferences, so your seeing more reviews of Euros and abstract games.
We’ve asked long time members to try to be less cliquey, and more welcoming to new members.
We threw some money at small upgrades to the site, and advertising.
We are actively promoting the site via social media.

Also, woman swear; Hanno is funny; it is interesting to see who we were and what we thought 10 years ago compared to who we are now; if an advertiser believes referencing a fungal infection will sell more games that’s their call.
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25 Jun 2018 19:38 - 25 Jun 2018 19:39 #276192 by wkover
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Fair enough. I was just looking for insight as to how the site is different now as compared to before, other than the change in name.

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25 Jun 2018 20:26 #276196 by ubarose
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wkover wrote: Fair enough. I was just looking for insight as to how the site is different now as compared to before, other than the change in name.

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We had a positive review of Raiders of the North Sea, instead of dragging it over the coals for being a fake-Viking, worker placement game trying to pose as a thematic Viking Raiders game. ;)
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26 Jun 2018 04:50 #276215 by repoman
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So much for journalistic integrity
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26 Jun 2018 09:17 - 26 Jun 2018 09:30 #276224 by ubarose
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I forgot, we also removed the Ameritrash Rating scale from the Board Game Directory, which scored a game on how Ameritrash it was from Agricola(1) - Talisman (6)
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26 Jun 2018 09:27 #276227 by Erik Twice
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repoman wrote: So much for journalistic integrity

Any integrity the side had dissapeared when Barnes sold his copy of Dune.
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26 Jun 2018 09:41 #276228 by ubarose
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Also, our traffic is up 70% over last year. Additionally, our bounce rate is down, our number of sessions is up, our session length is up, our number of pages per session is up.

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26 Jun 2018 13:01 #276256 by SuperflyPete
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In the spirit of "the new direction" I got rid of my favorite advert, the one saying ONLY YOU CAN STOP MAL O'DORUS + C.R. OTCHRAUT. And that was the one I really liked, because if you're not intensely sensitive, it's funny as shit.
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26 Jun 2018 13:52 #276258 by boothwah
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One of the things I have loved about the fort, is that pretty decent convos happen between folks with pretty decent differences of opinions and part of it is encouraged by a culture of “get that stick out of your butt.”


I think it goes back to Ken B’s oft quoted moderation policy “Don’t be a dick.”
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