Posted 04 September 2003 - 01:38 PM
correct me if i'm wrong, but i think putting nerfonline back up isn't very economically productive for hal and the bald rocket gang.
edit: maybe i'm not oldschool enough to know this, but who the hell is Larry Chen?
Posted 04 September 2003 - 03:59 PM
Posted 04 September 2003 - 04:03 PM
Posted 04 September 2003 - 04:33 PM
We've relaunched the site with a new design that simplifies the content organization.
Now you have to click "Read More > >" at the end of every paragraph so the ad banners will always be visible on the... Read More > >
All the articles are here in the same glory they were on the old site...
...even the ones that the authors requested we remove last year.
We've even added an extensive Nerf Store due to popular demand.
Hal... demanded it.
How come this newspost isn't funny?
This news post is funny, but not in the way we would prefer.
Posted 04 September 2003 - 04:49 PM
"Too close for missiles, I'm switchin' to guns"
Posted 04 September 2003 - 09:37 PM
Posted 04 September 2003 - 09:45 PM
I hope they atleast put the mods, reviews and comics back up.
I still dont see the point in bringing it back when theres no forums or any new content.
Posted 04 September 2003 - 09:47 PM
All content and articles submitted to NerfOnline becomes the legal property of NerfOnline. By submitting content to us, you hereby share the copyright with us. You give us permission to post, display publicly, and otherwise distribute your work online.
Notice that there's no mention of any time frame for this 'copyright sharing' crap. I clicked past that page when I submitted my article to NO so legally I'm probably bound by it unless I want to hire a laywer to find a loophole.
A year ago when I knew I was going to open NH I asked him (nicely) to take my article down.
Fortunately, the shared copyright cuts both ways. I'll have all of Spoon's old articles up here soon and NO will be more or less a graphics-heavy mirror of about 15% of our content - with a really nice store.
Posted 04 September 2003 - 11:56 PM
This new NO has nothing that another Nerf site can't offer. Something I have yet to see in the NIC community is a Nerf site with everything--the closest I've seen come to that was NerfCenter. News, boards, reviews, that would have been the ultimate Nerf site if it had modifications. As far as I'm concerned, this new NO is a barren wasteland of classic articles and nice pictures. Nothing different to significantly distinguish it from any other Nerf site.
It's like this: when something's good, you leave it alone. NerfOnline is gone forever, folks, we'll never have it back, and I wish I'd realized this before. It's like a great movie that they make a bad sequel to--sometimes it's just better to leave something remembered as a good, but now deceased, thing. If this new NO plunges into the dirt, I hope the NIC will always remember what it used to be. I think NO should have been left alone, by itself, closed, and whoever this "Larry Chen" guy is should have purchased his own domain name instead of trying to recreate something that we all know and love(d). Hmmm, maybe I should give it a chance first, it might turn out okay, but at this point, it's too early to judge.
Posted 04 September 2003 - 11:57 PM
i'm telling you man, they may only have 15% of the content we've got here, but they've got 100% of the Larry Chens in the NIC. now, i'm thinking we're going to have to find a Larry Chen quick, otherwise we'll probably lose users, and that's no good. i want everyone on these forums to find themselves a Larry Chen, and invite him to join nerfhaven. we'll also have to update our store to include even more things no one will ever buy, and we'll need Groove to practice his photoshopping skillz. if we work together, and cxwq gets a good lawyer, i think we can render nerfonline completely useless in two weeks time.
I'll have all of Spoon's old articles up here soon and NO will be more or less a graphics-heavy mirror of about 15% of our content - with a really nice store.
rally the troops!
Posted 05 September 2003 - 12:18 AM
Posted 05 September 2003 - 12:24 AM
oh, i think you've got me all wrong here, zero. i'm not bashing mr. Chen, i am simply questioning his existence.
I don't really think it's so worth bashing Mr. Chen... It's not like he's making any money off this. Or shouldn't, unless kids have issues finding rubber bands at local merchants...
Posted 05 September 2003 - 12:48 AM
Eh, I could care less. No forums = no dice with me.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 01:11 AM
East Coast Nerf 2009: Quid pro quo, douchebags!
Posted 05 September 2003 - 07:13 PM
halbergman: Larry is across the room. What's up?
x NerfHacker x: Wondering who the hell did this.
halbergman: I did the design, Larry is managing the content.
x NerfHacker x: But...why?
halbergman: I didn't want to do it
halbergman: But NerfOnline still makes money
No, but I have a big [BLEEP] gun. That's good enough for me!
If anyone was wondering, I'm RoboNerfer from NO. And I'm U.n.c.u.T.! on NerfHQ.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 07:54 PM
"Too close for missiles, I'm switchin' to guns"
Posted 05 September 2003 - 08:03 PM
Posted 05 September 2003 - 08:07 PM
The dude even has his own website, where he says Hal is his mentor ...
Posted 06 September 2003 - 08:27 AM
but we do sh*t and F---"
~Webbster, Foam Improvement.
"I got four points... I sackled you"
Posted 06 September 2003 - 10:30 AM
Posted 06 September 2003 - 09:36 PM
Question 2: Why then, is he running a NERF website?
Question 3: What, exactly, is the big fucking deal about a (yet another) graphical enhancement (meaning relaunch) of Nerf Online?
Conclusion: I'm going to go poo now.
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