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Hi everyone

I feel that we have one of the best gaming communities on the internet and I want to give you all chance to have as much input into the site as possible. In terms of time commitments, most of mine is taken up with collecting and collating the sales figures, which is obviously the main part of the site.

Most of the remaining areas of the site have been created to be community run, either with mods or by mass opinion. This has worked fantastically well in most areas and I'm keen to add more in the future so please let me know of any good ideas you may have for the site.

Would people like more simexchange-style features, prediction categories for first week / first month for various games, overall points systems? Rewards for uploading photos / boxart etc? More detail in profiles - the ability to view comments / game reviews etc? More detailed sorts and search options on the charts? More graphing and comparison tools? More data on the game pages - week 1 sales, records held, graphs of sales transitions?

There are literally hundreds of cool features I want to add when I get chance - help me to prioritise them and also think of more. Also, if anyone fancies helping with certain areas of the site (someone who's a coding whizz and wants to add something that may be beyond my experience for example) then let me know!

Thanks

ioi 



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I think for sales (like you recently did for the front page) it should also add how much the system did the previous week and add the % if it increased or decreased whatever. Would be really cool.

Plus "moving" avatars would be cool. Not just a pic, but like a GIF in your avatar.




ioi said:

Would people like more simexchange-style features, prediction categories for first week / first month for various games, overall points systems? Rewards for uploading photos / boxart etc? More detail in profiles - the ability to view comments / game reviews etc? More detailed sorts and search options on the charts? More graphing and comparison tools? More data on the game pages - week 1 sales, records held, graphs of sales transitions.


 This is in my opinion, what you focus on first. All of these things I've wanted for quite a while.



 

 

You should have the "gametrailers dollars" like rewards.



 

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You really do an excellent job here, ioi and I think this site is going to take off. You should probably just quit your day job now. Hell, it worked for CjayC (I'm guessing in the end he made a pretty penny on Gamefaqs).

I think something that really draws the community out would be great. Some sort of prediction game would be fantastic. This place is so much like a competitive sports community as it is, putting in someway to bet or make rock solid predictions that would be logged and counted would really spurn on the competition and separate the really market savvy members from the fanboys that just claim every game on their console will spike sells and sell 2 million copies on day one. I think that would give everybody here something to talk about and do, and really draw people into the site.



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You should also add "ioi's Affection Meter"

(i.e. To tell you how much you, ioi, like this user and if he's/she's close or could be good as a Mod or something)




I think you should build and expand on the features that make this web site unique. Adding more search options, charts, graphs, statistics, and analysis tools would be awesome because no other site out there currently does this.

I'd be glad to help out with web site design and coding if you need a hand. I do have some experience with SQL and PHP.



Everything you said in that third paragraph is spot on. Thats what we as a community would really like.

More graphs, charts, predictions league stuff and rewards sound like great ideas.



Consoles I Own: NES, SNES, N64, GC, GBA, DS, X360, Wii

^lol at the affection meter.

Anyhoo, i personally would like more graph functionality, i am not sure how the graphs work now but it would be nice to have the ability to put PSP and DS on the same chart as the 3 home consoles, as well as maybe a software sales option (not for individual games but for weekly software per system)

woudn't mind GC/X-box data for PAL as well, but i imagine that is either impossible or incredibly difficult (i blame GfK) so i can certainly live without it (looking at the WW hardware table and guessing is good enough)



I vote for less pr0n ads.

I can't visit the page when my mom is around, just to avoid explaining anything heh.