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16 Apr 2015 13:07 #200880 by Michael Barnes
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16 Apr 2015 13:53 #200881 by ChristopherMD
For whatever its worth, technically BGG sells games too.

Good luck!
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16 Apr 2015 14:23 #200885 by stoic
Good luck to all. I look forward to reading these reviews.
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16 Apr 2015 15:05 #200895 by charlest
You guys think Barnes is hard to deal with on the forums? Try writing for him.
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16 Apr 2015 15:30 #200905 by DukeofChutney
Good to see you guys getting paid for your work, I hope this gig works out well.
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16 Apr 2015 23:54 - 16 Apr 2015 23:56 #200946 by logopolys
Wow. Barnes, San, and Superfly are three of my favorite reviewers. And now they're all in (a second) one place!!

EDIT: Does that Review Corner have an RSS that I'm missing?
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17 Apr 2015 00:33 #200947 by san il defanso
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17 Apr 2015 00:37 #200948 by repoman
Something about this rubs me the wrong way. Probably not justified. Probably I'm wrong.

Just seems like the Fort being tossed aside for what $15 bucks a review of which you may get one or two a month?

Also, Superfly who has countless times argued that paid reviews are nothing more than shilling for the man. I find it surprising he is on board with this massive ship-jump.

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17 Apr 2015 01:29 #200949 by Michael Barnes
Wow, thanks for the negativity. I'm not quite sure how anyone is "casting the Fort aside", but I think it's pretty crap to cast aspersions on folks trying to earn a little money for what they do over some kind of fealty to this site. For my part, I've been here since day one and I'll be here when Shellie pulls the plug. Never made one cent here. I think it's pretty lame for you to fault me or any of my staff for taking advantage of professional opportunities offered elsewhere- that are quite a bit more than $15 a month, BTW. And that offer potential exposure and readership far more than F:AT or any blog or amateur site would.

Pete has agreed to contribute on a pro bono level. I hired him, gave him a rate, and he specifically requested that he not get paid for his work. I met with him yesterday and tried to convince to earn a little ammo money but he insists on doing it for free. There is no compromise of integrity there.

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17 Apr 2015 02:00 #200950 by Hex Sinister
Man, congrats to you guys. I hope this works out well for you all.

Also, Eno rules.
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17 Apr 2015 04:04 - 17 Apr 2015 04:43 #200953 by ThirstyMan
So you think jumping to another site, will in no way negatively affect the traffic to this site? And you all think this way?

Hope you're all right

As I'm reading it, correct me if I'm wrong, it really doesn't benefit this site at all (may possibly divert traffic from it) but it definitely improves your personal exposure (by you, I mean the collective you).

Why are we to be happy again? Because of your personal success or because of the diversion of traffic, further marginalising this site?
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17 Apr 2015 07:30 #200955 by Rafael Silva

But the goal was to provide a wide range of interests, opinions and approaches so I think you’ll be impressed with the diversity on display.

Oh, right, I was looking at the "Meet the writers" page, I'm impressed alright, never seen so many dork looking white guys together, you can find more diversity at a Gay-Neo-Nazi rally.

Gratz guys!
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17 Apr 2015 08:43 - 17 Apr 2015 08:44 #200957 by lj1983
so Barnes has been writing for Nohighscores (and gameshark prior to that), and that's ok. but writing for miniaturemarket and editing other people writing for miniature market isn't? Matt Thrower writing for shutup and sit down is ok? but this isn't?

people continuously bitch about how big BGG is in our hobby, but when a group of writers come together to put reviews out, outside the BGG realm its a bad thing?

and there isn't any ability to comment on those reviews. the review discussions that happen on this site will continue to happen. I figure the barnestorming articles will still happen, with links to reviews. I hope San/Charlie/Pete do something similar. We have a lot of smart people on this site, with great insights into games that don't write reviews. their discussions on other people's reviews can be as valuable as the review itself.

alot of negativity for a net-good thing. also yeah, be happy for people's personal success. Exposure to the collective 'you' for a group of people more active on FortressAT vs on BGG may end up being more exposure to FAT in the long run as well.
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17 Apr 2015 09:20 #200958 by ThirstyMan
I very much doubt that this will cause MORE traffic to the Fort.
Why would it? It's designed to pull traffic to MM. If it doesn't, it's not doing it's job.

I think it's one thing Barnes working for Gameshark and Pete doing SuperFlyCircus. It is quite another to pull nearly all the writers over to MM in order to divert traffic from here to there which is absolutely the primary motivation for MM or maybe you thought MM were doing this for the good of the hobby? Why go to FortressAT when you can just go to MM and read all these writers in the one place and not be distracted by the noise of FAT?

FYI I don't bitch about BGG because I don't use it. I do use this site.

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17 Apr 2015 09:41 #200959 by OldHippy

ThirstyMan wrote: ... and not be distracted by the noise of FAT?


The reviews are nice and all... but aren't most of us here for the "noise"?

It'll be fine.

Good luck and all that guys, I'll check it out from time to time.
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