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thegamedealers.com Sharing the Best Video Game Deals Online

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Carlos Oporto, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Carlos Oporto

    Carlos Oporto New Member

    Hi, I just made a forum for sharing the best gaming deals I find online. Previously I had a gaming blog (just news not deals) made in Wordpress but I decided to change the focus more on deals. Also the previous website was in Spanish I decided to made this one in English, I also started to translate and merge some old posts from the blog so the new forum doesn't seem to empty.

    I would like to know your feedback on this, what do you think and if you like it of course you can join, I have implemented the Facebook login and also the Twitter login with an add-on. Let me know what you think. So far working with Xenforo has been great and fast.

    http://thegamedealers.com
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2013
  2. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I see you're using @Russ's Frag skin, somehow, the skin seems to have better grey hues than the stock installation. Nice work on getting the feel to feel a bit different!

    :D
     
  3. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Great adaptation of the style Carlos, looks wonderful man keep it up.
     
  4. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    The only flaw that I see, is the "share" buttons - On the right column where "Follow the game dealer" - remove the Twitter Follow button, and move that over to the top like I did here: http://www.codforums.com and turn on the G+ button in that box.
     
  5. premierplayer

    premierplayer Member

    Are you trying to copy this website?

    http://www.cheapassgamer.com/

    It looks like you stole the background and made an terrible attempt at the logo as well.
     
  6. Carlos Oporto

    Carlos Oporto New Member

    Not at all! I want also to people to post games they want to sell there. If you look the background it's different, but it's an awful coincidence I will try to change it so it will look different. Thanks for noticing it up. If you have any more suggestions please tell me.

    I took the background from here: http://subtlepatterns.com and I did the logo myself. Nevertheless I will change the back so it looks different :)
     
  7. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't change things just because someone said "you stole this design from this site." Your site is fine. It's not stealing anything.

    Yeah, it's got this familiar feel - but that's not stealing!

    The more familiar your site is, the easier it is to attract your users - mostly because they know it's a "deals site" rather than anything else. The whole point here is to give off the impression that your site is a deals site.
     
  8. Code Monkey

    Code Monkey Well-Known Member

    Last I checked there are no patents on color and if they didn't make that background and it's freely available on the net then it's not stealing. Now if you went and scraped all their threads and put them on your site then that might be stealing. But then again, the deals are all public knowledge as well.

    Nevertheless, you don't really want people to have to ask that question so it's best to be as original as possible.
     
  9. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    I don't think he did at all. Looks way different to that site.
     
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  10. Carlos Oporto

    Carlos Oporto New Member

    @oman thanks! I like the register notice that you have on Technology Hub. Can you share the trick how you did it and if it increased the signups because of that? Already signup to your site :)
     
  11. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    I used the built in notices system from XenForo:

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    I can't say it's increased the sign ups, but I'm sure it would be something that would encourage them to sign up.
     
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  12. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    The color scheme is like cheapassgamer.
     

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