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catstarsto 01-17-2013 11:52 AM

Who is CatStar? =^.^=
 
http://catstarsto.com <-- Click this link to solve this mystery! :D

sumghai 01-17-2013 01:53 PM

Yuck, get rid of that background music!

I also think that, rather than trying to be all mysterious and starting off meaningless "find out for yourself" topics like these, the link to your personal website should be limited to your signature line.

lolimpicard 01-18-2013 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by sumghai (Post 7524321)
the link to your personal website should be limited to your signature line.

Exactly.

That way you have a message within every darn post you make either way, no need to make these threads.

hippiejon 01-18-2013 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by sumghai (Post 7524321)
the link to your personal website should be limited to your signature line.

Couldn't agree more.

catstarsto 01-23-2013 10:28 AM

If I added my website link to every post I would get accused of spamming, plus I dont want to do that. I would like to let people discover this on thier own as a pleasant surprise, I just hope no one is mislead by a couple of trolls.

Its unfortunate that I cant please everyone, but all of my other visitors havent complained yet. I monitor my website for responses and suggestions daily, and add new content every week. So if you like Star Trek and Caitians, or have a curiosity on what other forms of entertainment I have provided, click my link above and join us :3

cdrgadley 01-23-2013 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by catstarsto (Post 7605591)
plus I dont want to do that. I would like to let people discover this on thier own as a pleasant surprise,

On the contrary...having your link in your sig would accomplish what you want.

People would discover this on their own as a "pleasant surprise" by coming across one of your replies that they agree with.

Making a thread dedicated to making people click on your link is not allowing people to discover it on their own.


Also...you'll notice that many people have pictures and/or links in their sig that get posted everytime they make a post. So no one will call you a troll for doing the same.

sumghai 01-23-2013 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by catstarsto (Post 7605591)
If I added my website link to every post I would get accused of spamming, plus I dont want to do that. I would like to let people discover this on thier own as a pleasant surprise, I just hope no one is mislead by a couple of trolls.

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Originally Posted by cdrgadley (Post 7607011)
On the contrary...having your link in your sig would accomplish what you want.

People would discover this on their own as a "pleasant surprise" by coming across one of your replies that they agree with.

Making a thread dedicated to making people click on your link is not allowing people to discover it on their own.

Also...you'll notice that many people have pictures and/or links in their sig that get posted everytime they make a post. So no one will call you a troll for doing the same.

cdrgadley has it right.

I administer one forum (a LEGO fan site), moderate a number of others and am a member of dozens more, so I speak from experience.

Most people stick their homepage link in their sig line, and members WILL go out of their way to find out about them because it has been advertised in a respectful manner.

I don't know about STO mods, but ANYTIME somebody on one of those forums starts a "hey chek out ma syte!one!eleven" thread, or keep sneaking links into the body of their posts ("blah blah blah, BTW, chek out ma syte"), they get axed.

Classic example was on the AVR microcontroller forums, where people would go to get help programming microchips. One guy always responded to questions with the canned line "That's easy. The answer is on my site [LINK]," when it turned out that his site A) didn't really have a relevant answer B) actually required a subscription to access code examples. The AVR admins came down real hard on the guy, and he hasn't been anywhere on the interwebs since.

On the other hand, I put my LEGO fan site in my sig line, and got some pleasant PMs from the mods wanting to know more about my site.

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Originally Posted by catstarsto (Post 7605591)
Its unfortunate that I cant please everyone, but all of my other visitors havent complained yet. I monitor my website for responses and suggestions daily, and add new content every week.

Advertising your website in a *proper* manner is just as important as checking the website itself for feedback.

With regards to the background music issue, an example of a STO fan site that, like nearly all decent websites, DOESN'T use music is Defera Starfleet (I have nothing to do with them).

The fact that there is no music means I am more inclined to stay longer on the site. Even their talking head splash page* avatar is OFF by default, so that regular visitors have the option of skipping it quietly.

*Splash pages are bad, but that's another story

kain9prime 01-23-2013 09:21 PM

Capstar is an anti-flea med you can get from your veterinarian. It's very effective, but the duration is limited. A longer lasting treatment for fleas is....










...or wait, CATstar?


OK, never mind then.

:)

centersolace 01-23-2013 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by sumghai (Post 7608671)
The fact that there is no music means I am more inclined to stay longer on the site. Even their talking head splash page* avatar is OFF by default, so that regular visitors have the option of skipping it quietly.

*Splash pages are bad, but that's another story

Splash pages are terrible, horrible, no good, very bad things that deserve nothing but a cold unfeeling death in the hands of the frozen void of space. :mad:

@catstar; you might want to have a word with that blue background. It tried to burn my eyes out when I tried to visit your webpage. @_@

catstarsto 02-03-2013 02:46 AM

I figured out how to add my own toons picture to the forums, and as requested, I added his website to the signature, but I still cant get the picture to come up for the signature. I have an idea for reviewing Foundry missions. Check out the Meowbox for details.


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