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# 1 Who is CatStar? =^.^=
01-17-2013, 11:52 AM
http://catstarsto.com <-- Click this link to solve this mystery!
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# 2
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.

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# 3
01-18-2013, 06:52 AM
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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.

He's dead, Jim.
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# 4
01-18-2013, 07:58 AM
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the link to your personal website should be limited to your signature line.
Couldn't agree more.
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# 5
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
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# 6
01-23-2013, 11:54 AM
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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.
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# 7
01-23-2013, 01:42 PM
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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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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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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

Game features I'd like to see improved / expanded: Better Ship Interiors // BOff Costume Slots
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# 8
03-29-2013, 06:38 AM
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http://catstarsto.com <-- Click this link to solve this mystery!
AAAAAA+ for originality matey. I'm going out on a limb here but I would say you have a mind feline fetish?

As to the rest of the trolls - shame on you. I sincerely look forward to seeing someone trashing your next thread the way you have done to this one.

This is Ten Forward - one of the only places on the forum where you can post your grandmothers tofu recipe if you felt so inclined.

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# 9
03-29-2013, 03:16 PM
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I'm going out on a limb here but I would say you have a mind feline fetish? .
I am a big cat fan, and enjoy the lolcat style gimmick pics on the net. Catstar has beeen a running gag for about 2 years now. I even branched him off into sub characters to play several parts using my alts, Caitian Picard being my favorite extra. If they add in a feline race to the new romulan side i will most likely make a Tomalak clone...Tomacat :3 This would make fun fiction for my Picard one. My current Ferisan i dresed like M. Bison now, since ive been asked to take charge of our guilds klingon fleet, so i renamed him General Meow Bison ^^

...see you out there space cats! =^.^=
How Picard dealt with ARC_STO Feedback_ARC Wars time capsule

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# 10
03-29-2013, 06:14 PM
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I am a big cat fan, and enjoy the lolcat style gimmick pics on the net. Catstar has beeen a running gag for about 2 years now. I even branched him off into sub characters to play several parts using my alts, Caitian Picard being my favorite extra. If they add in a feline race to the new romulan side i will most likely make a Tomalak clone...Tomacat :3 This would make fun fiction for my Picard one. My current Ferisan i dresed like M. Bison now, since ive been asked to take charge of our guilds klingon fleet, so i renamed him General Meow Bison ^^

...see you out there space cart! =^.^=
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