Do we need a wiki page full of tags? (in Off-topic)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] March 6 2009 3:37 AM EST

Many webpages use tag pages to make sure if you google
certain keywords like multiplayer textbased RPG, the page ends up on the first few hits.

We could create a page full of tags to increase hits on google so more new players join CB.
But does the CB community and/or Jon want this?

Think of tags like: Better then runescape. Text based RPG, textbased, MMORPG and such.

AdminTal Destra March 6 2009 3:38 AM EST

Browser based text game

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 6 2009 3:40 AM EST

It's a good idea but unless you have at least half of the admin backing you up on it it ain't likely to happen.

Flamey March 6 2009 4:27 AM EST

Jon's made a thread about Player retention and new players. So I'm pretty sure he'd be okay with this. It'd be completely user based, and all he has to do is nothing. It'd be more effort for him to actually disagree with this, I don't see it happening.

Lets make the page and if he doesn't want it to be then he can simply delete the wiki page which would take about 4.5 seconds.

Sickone March 6 2009 4:46 AM EST

It's one of those "yeah, can't hurt, but I seriously doubt it would even bring in a single extra player" kind of things.

ScY March 6 2009 8:05 AM EST

I found CB from a google search...

chaosal March 6 2009 8:20 AM EST

i don't remember the words, but i found CB from google too.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] March 6 2009 8:47 AM EST

which words? text based RPG? I can't get carnageblender on the first page with those.

only when I specify carnage in my search combined with text and rpg I get a first hit on google.

chaosal March 6 2009 8:54 AM EST

not sure what i used originally, but the google directory of video games > roleplaying > browser based has it as the 11th link. that directory is one of the results from, for instance, browser based text game

AdminNightStrike March 6 2009 9:21 AM EST

Second link. This is still our biggest referral source.

chaosal March 6 2009 9:28 AM EST

then i suppose we should thank you for that, eh? :)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] March 6 2009 9:52 AM EST

Yeah that always, but if I'm searching for a multiplayer online mmorpg which I want to be text base. I'm not googling for better then runescape.
But do the admins support me in making a tag wiki as an experiment?
Let the wiki stay up for a certain time span (whats normal for these experiments? 1-3 months?) and tweak it until it comes up top?

Anyone willing to help either?

AdminNightStrike March 6 2009 9:56 AM EST

Go for it.

chaosal March 6 2009 10:00 AM EST

in addition, perhaps some posts about why CB is better than a variety of other top games. even if some of them are a bit of a stretch, or purely opinion, having it out there would get some visibility :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 6 2009 10:02 AM EST

maybe we could also, or instead, do a user's testimonial page and allow anyone who would like to write why they play cb?

chaosal March 6 2009 10:04 AM EST

if the given arguments were each in their own thread, the title would be listed in the forum pages/archives, giving it multiple referring links rather than all just being on one...

Flamey March 6 2009 10:12 AM EST

True, considering the better than runescape is part of the title to a thread.

QBJohnnywas March 6 2009 10:16 AM EST

It might sound a bit daft, but if you start a google blog about carnage, with all your tags attached you're pretty much guaranteed front page of the search hits or as near as counts when people search for the likely tags and content. It's nothing major, but it might get a few more hits if you do it that way. You can include a link to us on the page obviously.

Flamey March 6 2009 10:18 AM EST

I know Jon + NS probably don't want to make it completely commercial, but I'm sure they'd love to have a large enough influx of users so they don't have to pay much out of their own pockets. So I'm all for these ideas.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 6 2009 10:20 AM EST

dude's blog ~ yesterday in cbland we learned that legal & easy access to as much ganga as ya want might not be "the most awesome thing in the history of...ever!"

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 6 2009 10:21 AM EST

I'm working on that JW... it sucks right now, but I had the same idea.

I'd like to see us rank high on such terms as;

cell phone rpg

iPhone rpg

cell phone games (yeah right)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] March 6 2009 10:43 AM EST

alright I'll start a page, when I have time this weekend. Any ideas for tags?

chaosal March 6 2009 10:44 AM EST

we could post them here... but isn't that the point of a wiki? :D

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 6 2009 10:46 AM EST

I like the idea for a testimonial page.

AdminShade March 6 2009 10:47 AM EST

I remember a time when there was a rather heated argument between myself and Shade. However, in one thread, we were exchanging angry sentiments, while in another, posting at the exact same time, Shade was explaining how certain facets of the specfic stats worked.

Wow, really? I had missed this from the first time I read the thread O.0 but indeed, such things are mute here :)

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 6 2009 11:46 AM EST

Unless you have one of those electronic voices reading it all aloud for you.

QBOddBird March 6 2009 1:26 PM EST

I think the CB blog, testimonial, etc. are probably good ideas.

I think a page full of tags, however, will simply lead people to that page and they'll go "oh. google bait." and walk away.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] March 6 2009 1:49 PM EST

Alright I made a scrap page there. I'll improve it this weekend.
Feel free to place your testimonial on the page.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 6 2009 1:57 PM EST

added mine, but just wrote "first!" ; ()

Brakke Bres [Ow man] March 6 2009 2:07 PM EST

btw can google search the wiki pages?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 6 2009 2:21 PM EST

i googled "there are numerous types of armor any minion may equip. The more powerful the armor, the less damage a minion will take from attacks. Some types of armor have penalties or bonuses to spells and/or stats."

from the glossary for armor entry and google found that.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 6 2009 2:23 PM EST

so now we just need someone to make a testimonials contest! i would do it but my ncb run is taking all my moolah!

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 6 2009 11:29 PM EST

am i the only one who appreciates cb enough to leave a testimonial? egads!

QBOddBird March 6 2009 11:32 PM EST

I started to write one earlier, but it sucked, so I did something else.

I'd also hold a contest, but I've got that annoying habit of giving all my money away and then having no money to hold a contest. xD So I'm raising money atm.

Flamey March 7 2009 12:15 AM EST

It's hard to not be cliche.

Lochnivar March 7 2009 4:55 AM EST

when i get some I shall wax poetic about the splendor of CB...

I just don't have time at the moment...
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