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  1. Happy bday!  Hope you're having a great day!

  2. happy birthday broski

  3. Upcoming CS:S Event!

    That was a lot of fun guys, thanks for organizing the event, and thanks to everyone who showed up to play!
  4. Suggestion: Collisions

    It's a plugin I've considered previously and even discussed with a few regulars. However there are some trade offs: It doesn't play well with throwing knives. (which is a huge negative as they make for a lot of fun on our server) It allows people to walk through you to knife your back with a regular knife. Unless people use the !block command (which people don't), you can't boost short, boost A plat, boost long connector, boost B stacked boxes, etc... which takes away strategic options once we have more players (and people start playing more competitively). I'm trying to remember other cons people had brought up, I think those were the main ones. For me, while getting blocked is annoying as hell, I like the competitive side of forcing people to be aware of their surroundings, watching the radar, and making sure they keep good positioning. It also works both ways, when I flash and rush long connector for example, I'm able to get more kills if someone messes up and blocks their teammates inside. As for people purposely blocking, I'll happily kick those people.

    Yep, GameMe is essentially a paid version of HLStats which is more detailed and has the stats laid out in a much prettier format.

    We have GameMe stats. If you type stats in game chat you'll pull it up. Otherwise you can Click Here to view your stats (and everyone elses).
  7. [CSS] Dust2 Admin List

    Division Leaders: N/A ________________________________________________ Server Manager: @Decoy - STEAM ________________________________________________ Senior Admins: @nightwalkerx07- STEAM ________________________________________________ Admins: N/A ________________________________________________ Trial Admins: @Ferris Bueller - STEAM ________________________________________________ Operators: N/A _______________________________________________ We're always recruiting! Feel free to apply here! Credit: @Reeve - copied his pretty Admin List formatting
  8. Happy Birthday Kite!!!

    1. Kite9867


      Thanks buddy! :) I'll be on CS:S dust2 hopefully soon.

    2. Decoy


      I hope so man, we've been missing you.

  9. [CSS] Dust2 Changelog

    3-15-18 Added Player Vote AllTalk plugin - anyone can now use !alltalk to trigger a vote to enable/disable AllTalk (maximum 3 votes per game). AllTalk is disabled every new game. Added A-Only plugin - terrorists can no longer plant B until there are 5 or more counter-terrorists. Note: Currently causes bots who attempt to plant B to walk in circles and never plant - working on a solution.
  10. Boosting Member Traffic

    While having members only content is often a great thing, assuming we have something to offer, making the entire forum member only will have a strongly negative effect on SEO. If Google Bot cannot access threads and posts, they will not be indexed by Google. Google loves content, the more posts Google Bot can access the more GFL pages will be ranked in random Google searches. Edit: Mind you, there is probably a way to allow Google Bot and other search engine bots to access member only areas. Maybe by whitelisting their browser headers or something along those lines, but I've never looked into it.
  11. Connection Issues

    Yeah, we're just throwing out ideas since you have yet to run a traceroute (tracert, extended ping test (ping -t), or simply running WinMTR as Roy suggested. Even if they don't show ping spikes, they may show severe packet loss due to your routing path to the server. Share the results once you have them.
  12. I'm glad to hear you're getting it taken care of, that's good news. You'll be happy when it's over, and once you heal you can start focusing on work, GFL, and everything else that's important in your life!
  13. Capitalize on Game Server Traffic

    @Joshy: I either agree or don't have anything constructive to contest to most of your post, but let me quote one part: Yes and no. I agree that gaining committed members is our goal. However, working on increasing sign ups will increase our audience; it will give us the opportunity to engage them and get them involved in the community later on. Most ecommerce websites will notify you if you add a product to your cart but never check-out. Many will continue to remind you or begin sending you a weekly newsletter. This is because if you actually visited their website and added their product to cart, it means you are very likely part of their target audience. It's the same for us, if someone is already joining a GFL server and actually takes a moment to sign up to GFL, they're obviously part of our key demographic. After a significant amount of time, we can prune inactive members from the forum and emails from our email list.
  14. Optimizing a website to rank high for different search terms in Google is incredibly important to bring in more traffic. GFL has some great things going already. For example, GFL's domain age is great, it was registered in 2012, Google looks at domain age as a sign of trustworthiness. GFL is also using HTTPS, this is important as well since Google announced that they're now listing websites with HTTPS above websites with HTTP. Google loves content, so the fact that GFL has a forum immensely helps GFL's ranking. I recommend making some minor changes to the website to better optimize for ranking in Google. Change page titles for example: instead of 'GFL - Home' it should be something like 'GLF: Multi-Game Community Servers - Discord Gaming' The idea is to stuff a few searchable keywords into the title, and then make sure those keywords are found throughout the website (otherwise google won't honour them). It also helps people searching google immediately understand what the website is about. - Including the same keywords in the meta description is helpful as well. Things like writing the names of games beside game icons on GFL so search engines see that and rank GFL higher in searches related to those games. Adding "alt" text to images/icons as well (text information that pops up when hovering your cursor over an image) will also help with SEO. Basically I suggest starting with a few simple optimizations, and we can dwell deeper into SEO later on.
  15. Newsletters and Email Marketing

    I agree, this is exactly what I am proposing. Hence the suggestion to use a service like MailChimp to create automated campaigns to advertise to new forum registrants. Current members would only receive 1 or 2 emails a week when there is an event or something worthwhile to engage all members. Businesses are very successful with this volume of email marketing, only increasing if they can offer something extra enticing (like a product discount). The most effective way to increase sales is maintaining and re-engaging previous customers, period. A community is no different than a business if you look at sales as activity and customers as members. @Joshy: Please don't think your thoughts and ideas are not being taken seriously. You're genuinely passionate and clearly a very smart person; I already recognize this and know the community and people in charge are well aware of that fact. Oh, and let me quote you from the post you linked: You're describing me.