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#1  Edited By snide

Hey duders - 
 

 Apologies to Jeff Duder.
 Apologies to Jeff Duder.
I'm currently in the final stages of revamping the whiskeymedia.com corporate site. There's essentially going to be two main sections, the main splash area where we'll have a video and kind of show off the sites (targeted towards people that don't know us), and then a completely redone blog (targeted at you guys) that gives more insider info, has tutorials and generally tries to make our business more transparent in regards to feature direction and general goals. 
 
Anyways... there's two things I'd like to have on the site from our community. First, is the permission to use the photos of yourselves in Whiskey Media member tshirts, and also permission to link to your fan based content (Stuff like Hamster's awesome community song). 
 
I would also very much like to have a revolving cast of guest users write on our company blog about things the community is interested in from time to time. The idea is that the Whiskey Media website needs to showcase and announce all the great stuff that goes on with our sites. I know we've done a pretty poor job of this, so it's something we're trying to fix. Mostly I just want to make sure that our moderators, power users and subscribers have an equal voice on how we present our company.
 
So... 
 
  1. If you don't mind us using a picture of yourself in your shirt, please send me a PM with the image attached along with your first name and hometown. 
  2. If you've got any fan art, video, music or otherwise slant on what we do please link it below so I make sure I don't miss your stuff.
  3. If there's subject matter you'd like to see us cover on the blog, please post your ideas below. I'll prolly be starting out with some tutorials and posts about what I think about UI and community content building, but I also want to answer some of the common questions I get from users such as... how can I get a job in this industry.
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#2  Edited By fwylo
  1. I'd give you a picture of me in just my shirt if you asked for it.
  2. I don't know if I have much "fan" stuff to contribute, but I've been thinking about doing a little game theme music song mix due to me being a wannabe DJ. 
  3. I like the idea of the blog, maybe just to hear more of your opinions on the features that are currently in place and to give away hints at what might be coming would be a cool idea.
   
Oh and when do you need this picture by? I am at work and my shirt is at hooooome :(. 

That guy has a long ass tongue... mmmm
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#3  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

The guest users on the blog sounds like a fantastic idea. I love it.

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#4  Edited By Woodwater

Picture eh? Sure. *zzzzzzip*

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#5  Edited By HawkSE

1. I don't and have sent a PM 
 
2. Got a few. 
 
3. [Reserved for ideas]

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#6  Edited By Kyreo

I don't really have "fan" content to contribute...

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#7  Edited By Fallen189

It'd be nice to know if you're working on anything for the website

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#8  Edited By rmanthorp  Moderator
@MattyFTM said:
" The guest users on the blog sounds like a fantastic idea. I love it. "
Yeah great chance for the little guys to get involved :D
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#9  Edited By sweep  Moderator

You should definitely showcase some of the stuff in the Staff Photo-Edit thread, as well as some of Buzz_Clik's shirt designs/images (assuming he's cool with that). 
 

Power Users. 

Awesome.
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#10  Edited By Monk

Any chance for someone with the Tested coffee mug to submit a picture or is that a bit too specific?

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#11  Edited By ShadowVirus

Looks really good so far, I guess the only thing I've contributed to the site is TNT promo banners along with the others who have done the same.

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#12  Edited By cornbredx

You can use my picture if you want, sure, I dont care. I use the site on a daily basis (I'm almost always on this site in particular whilest I work all day).
A shirt with a big picture of me sounds weird though, what exactly is the idea behind that? A collage? That makes more sense I guess.
 
I didn't make it but there's a cool Giantbomb tv show like intro thing on youtube that's really cool. I hope whoever made that posts it. It was made awhile ago now but it's really cool imo.
There's also some really funny snippets of the bombcast made into cartoons on youtube that are great as well, whoever made those should post 1 or 2.
 
If needed I can show where these are, I just want to give the makers a chance to do it first.

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#13  Edited By Red12b

Fucking Power Users All up in this bitch
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#14  Edited By Eidderf

  I made this thing a while ago, don't know if it's any use but feel free to use it for whatever.

 
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#15  Edited By Pitta

Where do I send pics?
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#16  Edited By toowalrus

I wish I had more to contribute, other than my willingness to watch/read/listen to every piece of content the Giantbomb and Tested guys throw out there.

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#17  Edited By KarlPilkington

Sent! I hope you enjoy.

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#18  Edited By Disgaeamad

I'm very pleased with this decision to give the community a voice once again, maybe things can be like they were back in 2008.

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#19  Edited By vager

When a company bolds the word "fucking" on their corporate site; you'll know they're something special.

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#20  Edited By CL60
@snide: I wish I had a shirt Mr. Snider, but...PAYPAL!!
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#21  Edited By bacongames

I love this idea and wouldn't mind writing about community engagement and topics concerning Whiskey Media at large.
 
Specifically I would love to write/shill for how awesome paid membership is in general and other features of the site that you don't get anywhere else on the internet.  Also the subject of community interaction with editorial content by the crew would be an interesting topic.  How does this community as involved and dedicated as it is interplay with the crew's opinions and professional features on game quality.  Someone else could talk about community features like tournaments, the photoedit thread, etc.
 
Sadly I don't have pictures but maybe PAX EAST will change that....  Either way I would love for my picture to be plastered.
 
Also the Bombcast animated segments were the first feature I thought of that should up on the front site and it looks like it's already there.

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Can you define fan art?

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#23  Edited By Daveyo520
@Sweep: No Sweep, the power is within YOU. It was all along you just didn't notice.
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#24  Edited By monkyofdoom

PM sent, i look forward to checking out the new blog.

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#25  Edited By Stealthmaster86

Photo sent, I hope.
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#26  Edited By auspiciousqueue

 Sounds like an interesting idea (the layout looks appealing enough). Having time to do it is half the battle! 
 
Definitely highlight the photo edit pages on there.

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#27  Edited By sammo21
@snide:  Sounds cool.
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#28  Edited By MrMazz

1 totally would give you permission might wana retake that picture now 
2 sure if i had any i would but i dont think I do  
3 yea got nothing but i like the idea

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#29  Edited By iam3green

sounds like a cool idea to do that.

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#30  Edited By Psycosis
@snide: You know I didn't notice until this post but I still haven't received my members hoodie. :(
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#31  Edited By CastroCasper

Wow this is really cool. As soon as I sign up full time and get my shirt I'd love to be a part of this. 

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#32  Edited By Kjellm87

Sounds interesting,
maybe I'll send a PM later if I feel like it

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#33  Edited By Gregomasta
@fwylo said:

That guy has a long ass tongue... mmmm "
What?
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#34  Edited By turboman
@Sweep said:
" You should definitely showcase some of the stuff in the Staff Photo-Edit thread, as well as some of Buzz_Clik's shirt designs/images (assuming he's cool with that). 
 

Power Users. 

Awesome. "
POWER COOKIE 
 
1. I'll send ya a PM lataz 
2. Tons of fun stuff at my youtube page (including the award-winning, reddit frontpaging, Best of Quick Looks)  
3. [reserving for later ideas]
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#36  Edited By X19

I only have stickied threads in general discussion but I doubt that's the kind of content you want. 
 
Also I wish more people knew how to use guides on this site because we could have some amazing group content by now.

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#37  Edited By snide
@Psycosis: Send a note to support@whiskeymedia.com. They'll set you straight.
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#38  Edited By MarkWahlberg

I know the main sites have lax restrictions on swear words (in the main articles) but I'm kind of surprised you'd have them in the showcase site. Unless that's just placeholder text.

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#39  Edited By Bigheart711

I agree with the "Guest Users's Blog" idea, but can you also put your own whiskey media-themed fanart in a T-Shirt as well? :)

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#40  Edited By takua108

Picture sent! New website looks great, also :D

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#41  Edited By butano

Just PM'd you my pic. Looking forward to the new redesign! I don't do much blogging in general, but this could draw me into it. 
Also, what qualifies as fan art?

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#42  Edited By Soulblitz

Is it enough to say that it's okay to use my pic of me in my shirt from the "Show us your shirts!" topic in Off-Topic? Because if so, that's totally okay.

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#43  Edited By tgammet

I would say yes if the shirt would ever arrive. I still don't have mine. :-/

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#44  Edited By artofwar420

Loving all these ideas Dave. I'm loving it™.

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#45  Edited By zyberbob

sent.
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#46  Edited By MjHealy

I love would to be on the rotation of user blog writers. My idea for some kind of blog post would be how Whiskey Media have such a grassroots down-to-earth feel in a modern world where journalism (and especially blogs) on the internet have become so bloated and redundant. It's nice to have a bit of fresh air when it comes to the myriad of blogs on the web.

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#48  Edited By ThePhantomnaut

Dave does it have to be the Whiskey Media shirt? I have the Giant Bomb logo shirt I won from the Halo 3: ODST contest.  
 
In comparison to some others, I don't really have community content but I captured a clip of Jeff laughing hard during the Bad Company 2 TNT.
 
I have ideas about Wiki formatting (after making extensive edits of Street Fighter characters like Akuma, Ryu, and Makoto) for the blog. I did detailed coverage of video games at last year's San Diego Comic Con on my personal website; I am planning to return as press for my college newspaper and talk more about games planned to be featured.

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#49  Edited By matthew

Well, I sent off approval of my pictures -  
   

   

   

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#50  Edited By jakob187

Wait, so we're getting ANOTHER shirt if we're a member?  I don't understand why you would need a picture. 
 
Either way, you guys do what you need to do.  So long as it kicks ass, I'll check it out.  I enjoy the Whiskey Media site itself, and anything to revamp it and make it snazzier sounds awesome.  I just don't want to miss out on any blogs from the guys behind the scenes, as that blog has been really awesome to check out for business talk and such. 
 
Other than that, I hate the term "power users"...but you guys will do what you guys do.