So we have had some activity!
We have finally launched our shop! Currently you can see merchandise for a few of our sponsored creators who have decided they wanted to start working with it, as well as our game codes (FINALLY!) and we have some graphics going up.
I’m hoping to start getting more writing on here, and will probably syndicate some articles from a few sources as well.
In the wake of these changes, however, some things are going to be different.
Creator Program activity will no longer be on the front page
This is nothing against our creator program! However we need to start presenting a cleaner looking site that has articles that YOU would want to read. You can still find them in the top bar for creator content as well as a few segments for showing high viewed/activity items. This is mainly due to the fact that I couldn’t get a layout to show dynamically our articles as well as creator content items (video’s and live streams). And since live streams aren’t any good beyond their posting and us bringing in a bunch more twitch users, it does tend to clutter up.
Another change coming with this (should be anyway) is that posts for user content should redirect to the original source….this means that new content from creators going forward should redirect to their twitch page or their youtube, or whatever it is that it’s linking to. This brings more attention to their individual channels as well as avoid possible problems (such as twitch affiliate/partner agreements of exclusivity).
We purged our database of a LOT of usernames that had been registered. There were over 3,000 accounts that were from bots and spam mail accounts. So if a user had zero activity, they were deleted. This MAY have caused some legit login’s to be deleted and for that I apologize. We also removed old creator program usernames due to security issue’s and at the time it was easier
Another thing that was done, is purging of many of the articles from the creator program categories. This is to fix the way the pagination was for the site. Going forward, new one’s will remain but won’t be on the front page (read item 1)
Overall, I’m hoping to at least have one or two original articles a week along with some reviews here and there. You may see some other’s begin writing with us, but that remains to be seen.
Thank you all for your continued commitment to Obtenebration!