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Topic   UGTZ.com broke?

ENIX
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14-May-2018(#1)
Is it just me?


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bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
14-May-2018(#2)
I intentionally stopped mapping ugtz.com to an IP address when I moved the site to a new hosting provider (about 3 weeks ago).

It's not just you.

I did this as part of a general effort to simplify things.

I may sell the ugtz.com domain. Are you interested in buying it? It may be worth $500 (due to it being a .com with 4 letters).
John
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14-May-2018(#3)
Also, see this thread where some are interested in buying it as a group and then using for various things (maybe a UGTZ History/Whatever Wiki). I have offered to host and handle ongoing registrar fees and such if people were willing to buy it from Bill.

- John...
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
* 14-May-2018(#4)
@ENIX check out the server move thread in site feedback, boss connery and myself are organizing an effort to buy the domain and do something museum-y or something with it if you want in on something like that, John has offered to host it and take care of hosting duties and fees

edit, or just click John's link, beat me to it lol

ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
14-May-2018(#5)
Sell it to Reed.
ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
14-May-2018(#6)
Plus @Bill, where do you get the $500 figure from?
bill
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15-May-2018(#7)
wild guess
Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
16-May-2018(#8)
hmmm

ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
16-May-2018(#9)
I've seen lower and higher figures. I've seen wildly higher figures. Which makes me think it's subjective. $500 is likely a good number.
tonymack21
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* 16-May-2018(#10)
probably, if we could get 5 or 6 people in and only be in for 80-100 a piece it wouldn't be too outrageous since john is willing to host and upkeep it.

@Boss


@ENIX were you interested in being in on it?


bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 16-May-2018(#11)
Yeah, there's a lot of BS associated with selling domains, so it's really hard to tell what it's worth.

My main goal is to simplify what I do. I don't want to be involved or have any say in whatever happens to the domain. I'd just like to transfer it and be done with it.

If ugtz.com didn't seem to have any value, I'd just give it away. But, since it might, I'd like to get that value out of it.

I could put it on a domain auction site and see what I can get for it. That had been my rough plan. There's some commission lost for using a site like that, though. And, if people here want it, I'd rather pass it on. So, I'd be willing to take some reasonable offer, especially if we can come up with some way to value it. Someone else had offered me $300 privately for it. I could also just take that offer, if it's still on the table (simple).
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
16-May-2018(#12)
I think boss connery and I could at least match that or beat it a little.
@boss ? @SirConnery ?

ENIX
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22-May-2018(#13)
IF I bought it, I'd just leave it a redirect to gtz...but I'd rather spend $500 on other things winking raspberry
tonymack21
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22-May-2018(#14)
I don't think any of us want to shoulder it all..but a split amongst a group would be pretty reasonable

ryanflucas
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23-May-2018(#15)
The want to transfer the domain and host is from a historical standpoint?

I did some searching for both GameTZ and UGTZ. I think UGTZ may be mentioned in enough places that it won't just go away. Is it worth buying to make a museum-y type thing, or would expanding on the Wikipedia page get better exposure? Wikipedia is high enough when searched that it may be better just keeping that page up to date.

If selling/auctioning it, first try selling it to Marilin Ugtz (yes that's her real last name). She's a freelance artist in Argentina. She may want to redirect it to a personal portfolio page. https://twitter.com/marilinugtz

Also, off topic, but when searching for GameTZ, these come up in the top 5 results for me:
https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=22&t...
https://forum.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?...
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
23-May-2018(#16)
lol, I saw those too... very old complaints about the site. I started to read, then I stopped myself (why waste time on that?!) It is vaguely amusing all the random things people were saying about the site at that time, though. I have no idea why Google is showing those very old forum results prominently.
John
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23-May-2018(#17)
Holy crap that thread started to make me angry. I had to stop reading.
ENIX
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23-May-2018(#18)
You know that most of those people bought into 99gamers without a second thought.
John
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24-May-2018(#19)
It was mainly that they started with the idea of "maybe trading virtual subtime for physical goods is a bad idea because the place could go out of business" -- which is a REASONABLE concern -- and then they very quickly jumped to "All those people are ripping newbies off by offering them $20 worth of subtime for $40 new releases!"

Um, no, that just didn't happen. It's a weird leap/assumption or something. And they just all got on that train.
Boss
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* 25-May-2018(#20)
tonymack21 wrote:
> I think boss connery and I could at least match that or beat it a little.
> @boss ? @SirConnery ?
>
>


I'm in for whatever you guys want to do. If you want to split it up and make a Wiki type page then let's do that. I would suggest we run some advertising on the page to cover hosting costs.
Additionally if we want to improve the search results we could do some link building SEO type work.
John
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* 25-May-2018(#21)
Like, I said, if people want to get together and buy the domain from Bill, I'll cover the hosting and the ongoing annual registration renewal fees. (And set up the Wiki-type system and such, of course, if that is what you want to do.)

Heck, I'll even throw $50 into the pot to help buy it from Bill too.

Basically, I feel like whoever ends up donating to get to the $500 gets a "vote" or whatever of what to do with it as time goes on. I think most of us, for now, think that a History Wiki makes sense. If we decide to do something else two years down the road, so be it. yes
tonymack21
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25-May-2018(#22)
Ya that makes sense. I'd be in for whatever amount but hoping we can get another person or two so no one has to do more than about 100

HAMMER
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4-Jun-2018(#23)
SirConnery wrote:
> The want to transfer the domain and host is from a historical standpoint?
>
> I did some searching for both GameTZ and UGTZ. I think UGTZ may be mentioned in enough
> places that it won't just go away. Is it worth buying to make a museum-y type thing,
> or would expanding on the Wikipedia page get better exposure? Wikipedia is high enough
> when searched that it may be better just keeping that page up to date.
>
> If selling/auctioning it, first try selling it to >" title="www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011195625197
> (secure)">Marilin Ugtz (yes that's her real last name). She's a freelance artist in Argentina.
> She may want to redirect it to a personal portfolio page. https://twitter.com/marilinugtz
>
> Also, off topic, but when searching for GameTZ, these come up in the top 5 results
> for me:
>

I enjoyed the reading. People predicting the fall of this site 14 years ago.

Forgotten_Freshness
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
13-Jun-2018(#24)
AND WE ARE STILL STRONG AND OLD.

Topic   UGTZ.com broke?