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WTF is going on at Kotaku


#31 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17260 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:08 AM

I love how the site has only a handful of registered users... most with zero posts, a few with a couple of posts, and then the admin with 1200+ posts.


I must be bored, because I just looked...only the admin has posts that haven't been deleted. The rest must have been from spammers and/or CAGs yelling at him.

The whole situation is pretty laughable.

This is basically the same as if someone started a website called Kothanku.com which had no traffic or commenters, filled their website with content from Kotaku and Destructoid, and then sent Kothanku tips to Joystiq.

At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter if blogs link to us or not. I'm pretty convinced (and I have the traffic information to back it up) that most readers of blogs seldom click through to the source site. The bloggers put so much info in their post, there is really no reason to check out the source.

I'll take one link from Penny Arcade or Digg against 5 links from any of the top gaming 5 blogs. Hmm...this might make an interesting blog post.

Edited by CheapyD, 16 March 2009 - 08:32 AM.


#32 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17508 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:21 AM

I dunno who is the bigger douche--the "lone deal stealer" with his laughably lame site, or Kotaku for posting that shit.

Seriously, what harm is it to just credit CAG for the deal news? A hit is a hit, right?

#33 zewone   Thursday CAGiversary!   43156 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:47 AM

Ahahaha,

what a fucking joke. Just man up Kotaku and take responsibility for being dumbasses.

#34 ninja dog   Shoto Guilt CAGiversary!   5730 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:18 AM

It doesn't matter how big your blog is, it's still run by vicious basement nerds, apparently.

#35 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10266 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:32 AM

I dunno who is the bigger douche--the "lone deal stealer" with his laughably lame site, or Kotaku for posting that shit.

Seriously, what harm is it to just credit CAG for the deal news?


Kotaku's universe would collapse. Remember, CAG has "no credibility" due to something a forum user wrote in their blog here.

However, a site STEALING from CAG is credible enough for publication.
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#36 camoor   Jams on foot fires CAGiversary!   15213 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:45 AM

LoL there's even a user named CAG

http://www.cheapcoll...member.php?u=52

Either he's a big fan of Battlestar Gallactica or...

#37 Shady3011   Suit Up CAGiversary!   2856 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:33 AM

I'll take one link from Penny Arcade or Digg against 5 links from any of the top gaming 5 blogs. Hmm...this might make an interesting blog post.


How much traffic did you get when Tycho linked to shipwreck's blog post last week?

#38 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17260 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:01 AM

How much traffic did you get when Tycho linked to shipwreck's blog post last week?

At the end of this month I will do a blog post with all the #s.

#39 TheToiletDuck   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   272 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:38 AM

Shipwreck should get a bonus.