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In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« on: August 10, 2013, 12:17:10 PM »
We need to be more accessible to GTA players and other rockstar games.  If one were to search grand theft auto forums to discuss the game in, our site does not show up.  IMO we should be on that front page. The site is on google but the crawl doesn't seem to find it when searching for GTA stuff.  A lot of people will be searching for help, tips, and discussions when the game comes out.  We need to be available by then or we will miss out on a huge opportunity.

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 02:26:00 PM »
How do we do that?

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 07:24:04 PM »
Out of curiosity I wanted to see where we stood on google on my computer, but after googling GTA V and scrolling through a few pages I realized I needed to narrow my search. I decided to look in the GTA section.

Lets see... which thread should I hint at without copying exactly?
-GTA V 951 replies
-GTA V gameplay released 10 replies
-GTA V SP mode 1 reply
-GTA V XB1/PS4 9 replies

I decided not to try because our threads are so generic, and the one with a substantial amount of activity is literally the name of the game. We need to pretend we are excited about this game and speculate and debate about the different aspects of the game. That or we need somebody who knows how to scam us onto the first page using internet savvy.

OutlawFisherman is dead right; we NEED to figure out how to be a prime option for people googling GTA V.


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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 07:43:23 PM »
Well guy, you've got a month to tidy up the forums.

I'd suggest a re-order of the site's setup (categories and forums).

Here's my idea for how the site should be laid out, categories are in parentheses and forums have a hyphen before them:

Code: [Select]
(Rockstar Games Forums)
-Announcements
-Introductions
-Site Feedback
-Official Forum Events

(Grand Theft Auto V)
-Official GTA V News
-General Gameplay
-Bugs and Glitches
-Multiplayer General
--MP Tips
--PS3 events
--360 Events
-Spoilers
-Walkthroughs, tips, and help
-Other

(Red Dead Redemption)
-Official RDR News
-General Gameplay
-Bugs and Glitches
-Multiplayer General
--MP Tips
--PS3 events
--360 Events
-Spoilers
-Walkthroughs, tips, and help
-Other

(General)
-General Discussion
-Media
-Gaming
-Debates, Politics, Religion
-The Arts (creative/design/etc)
-Forum Games

Also, a quick google of Rockstar Forums has this site as the second hit. Which is really good. This place is advertised as a rockstar site, not a red dead site or a GTA V site. The site itself needs to somehow incorporate GTA and RDR into it's name if it wants to show up on Google's front search page. So the URL could still be what it is now, but the site's name could be something along the lines of "Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption Forums", just be creative.

The site itself needs to be more organised via game. The multiplayer section on this site is so full of RDR stuff that some people feel that it's RDR only. The names of the categories/forums are also named in a western style manner, so you might make them more generic, really.

Might make a YouTube video on GTA V's launch advertising the site.
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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 08:00:49 PM »
Updating the theme would be nice... *hint hint nudge nudge*

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2013, 11:34:57 PM »
Exactly RedLlama, Red Dead is basically a dead game.  We should "freshen" it up somehow.

Let the almighty Kryten decide what to do. (or OldBill)
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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 12:02:02 AM »
Don't forget that this forum's foundation was RDR. Don't just sweep it under the rug. We are all here because of RDR.

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 12:31:23 PM »
Don't forget that this forum's foundation was RDR. Don't just sweep it under the rug. We are all here because of RDR.

We can move forward without forgetting, and continuing to celebrate, where we come from.

As it stands we either commit to change or come to terms that we are a RDR community awaiting the next RDR for this forum to grow and shine again. We can't do the latter and expect success - in terms of increased activity - in the interim.

It seems we need to be committed to one or the other. What are we? An old RDR forum begrudgingly moving forward into broader pastures or a forum founded on RDR with such a strong, diverse community it only made sense to expand our domain?

« Last Edit: August 11, 2013, 04:51:37 PM by booshthelurker »

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013, 10:04:02 PM »
Some things are under discussion in the staff area. Stay tuned.

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013, 03:58:04 PM »
GTA theme is now default? What about a Rockstar Games theme?

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2013, 04:11:12 PM »
What about a Rockstar Games theme?

I like that idea.

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2013, 04:14:09 PM »
Well I wanted to belong to a RDR forum not a GTA forum so what are we a rockstar gamers only forum or what I am so confused. 
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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2013, 04:58:21 PM »
Well that makes it feel like a GTA forum instead of a rockstar forum. This makes no sense

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In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2013, 05:48:54 PM »
The gta theme is only default whilst I work on the Rockstar theme.

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2013, 04:37:28 PM »
OK, can't we have the Rockstar theme on the front page incorporate ALL Rockstar games...GTA, RDR, Max Payne....and then make a different theme for each subsection so each game can have and keep it's own theme....in the same way as all posse's have their own theme.  Just my 2cents.

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2013, 11:19:11 PM »
It's common and generally accepted that a gaming forum showcases upcoming releases, and as this is a Rockstar forum it makes a lot of sense to be profiling GTA V predominately. Obviously it doesn't make sense to have GTA V stuff in the LA Noire, RDR. or MP3 sections. I certainly came here years ago for RDR, but I can't understand why it's so hard for people to accept that this is a Rockstar forum now.

Our success depends on us accepting, and embracing, the path we are on.

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2013, 08:12:18 AM »
Im excited to see what you guys are all cooking up. Rest assured I will contribute in threads a lot when it launches and will probably makes guides etc if possible.

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2013, 03:22:14 PM »
Perhaps we should put more focus in that cob web filled crew system in the Rockstar Social Club? Our current one is still called REDDEAD.net and the latest activity is people leaving it.

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2015, 03:54:28 PM »
Has anyone visited reddead.net lately? I guess changing back to the previous domain is now out of the question.

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Re: In order to be more than just a red dead forum
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2015, 05:50:19 PM »
Perhaps we should put more focus in that cob web filled crew system in the Rockstar Social Club? Our current one is still called REDDEAD.net and the latest activity is people leaving it.

not that my opinion ever matters........... but yes there is a crew on the Rockstar Social club that is never used.

and its a waste, posting messages on the Reddead.net crew wall..... will appear in game.

so better meet ups can be arrange.