> I'm not sure. I consider GameTZ more of a community of (mostly) like minded gamers/traders,
> more than just a place to make deals. Yes, deals are made here, but it's a group
> of people who collectively built trust from the ground up, play games together, etc.
True and not true. We're a group of people who built trust from the ground up, and some
of us play games together... but it wasn't done "collectively". We each found this site and built our reputations by ourselves, on our own. In that sense, anybody (YT personality or not) could have popped on, if even for just a little while, and tried to find a deal or two without becoming the same status GTZer as those of us who stuck around.
> I don't think anyone can just check it out and know what it's about, so if any of
> them did, they likely left pretty quick because eBay is something anyone can get
> into. And if any of them were still here, I think we would know because we are fairly
> familiar with each other.
fairly simple to check GTZ out and know what it's about. GTZ isn't a secret society or anything - you can read the main page and "know what it's about" haha
And for sure, I understand we'd know
if they were still here. I was just questioning if anyone felt like they may have at least checked out the site in the past
. I agree they likely showed up and checked it our briefly before leaving quickly for exactly that reason, but still think it'd be kinda neat if they checked the site out.
> I do think it's possible they may have seen it/been alerted to it, but GTZ is kinda
> like a game in and of itself, too - we have to build our reputation through positive
> trades/interaction, and the site keeps score of it through our feedback. It's difficult
> to just sign up and make fantastic sales/deals out of the blue without putting some
> time and effort into it first. And I think ultimately, that's also why we work so
> well, because it isn't as easy as some other places.
I wouldn't say it's difficult to sign in and make deals whatsoever. Yeah, there's the reputation system, but any new user can make a simple, easy deal on this site with 0 reputation as long as they follow the guidelines, send first, and keep open communications.
But again, this was never a question of whether these folks tracked down the site, created a user name, and actively sought out great deals. I was simply wondering if anyone else ever thought about whether or not YTers, who share similar passions as us here on GTZ, had ever crossed the site or not. I think it'd be neat if a few of these dudes that I watch from time-to-time ever existed on the same site that I frequent.
I can't imagine none
of them have ever heard of GTZ, at least haha