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Topic   We've been around for over 15 20 years

Admiral
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9-Oct(#1)
Time to change the welcome message, yes???? :)
bill
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* 9-Oct(#2)
Well, we're just under 20 years if we use the first-trade report date (Oct 21, 1997).

"over 15 years" remains true regardless.

We could change it to "been around for decades" perhaps.
Admiral
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9-Oct(#3)
Like McDonald's!!!!!

I see the LLC date refers to 1996 or so...which is what I was going by smiley:::wink
saintkiwi
Silver Good Trader
9-Oct(#4)
That's pretty cool
Sid_Ceaser
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
9-Oct(#5)
When I was in my early 20's and the internet was still new, I could never imagine being a member to a website measured in decades.

I flippin love GameTZ

Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
* 10-Oct(#6)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> When I was in my early 20's and the internet was still new, I could never imagine
> being a member to a website measured in decades.
>
> I flippin love GameTZ
>
>

Indeed!!!! I found this site in college, back in the late 90's when I was searching for "Neo Geo games". I couldn't believe it when I stumbled upon "Used Game Trading Zone" where people actually OWNED them!!!

Aside from my family, I've known some of you longer than anyone else in my life.

I love you.
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
* 10-Oct(#7)
Admiral wrote:
> Sid_Ceaser wrote:
>> When I was in my early 20's and the internet was still new, I could never imagine
>> being a member to a website measured in decades.
>>
>> I flippin love GameTZ
>>
>>
>
> Indeed!!!! I found this site in college, back in the late 90's when I was searching
> for "Neo Geo games". I couldn't believe it when I stumbled upon "Game Trading Zone"
> where people actually OWNED them!!!
>
> Aside from my family, I've known some of you longer than anyone else in my life.
>
> I love you.


*Used Game Trading Zone

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Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
10-Oct(#8)
I negged myself for that fubar.

DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
10-Oct(#9)
Boss wrote:
> Admiral wrote:
>> Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> |>> When I was in my early 20's and the internet was still new, I could never imagine
> |>> being a member to a website measured in decades.
> |>>
> |>> I flippin love GameTZ
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Indeed!!!! I found this site in college, back in the late 90's when I was searching
>> for "Neo Geo games". I couldn't believe it when I stumbled upon "Game Trading
> Zone"
>> where people actually OWNED them!!!
>>
>> Aside from my family, I've known some of you longer than anyone else in my life.
>>
>> I love you.
>
>
> *Used Game Trading Zone
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/gIc80Nb.gif 180 60{imgt}

Ah, my favorite fudging website on the face of the planet, the Trading Used Game Zone.
Sid_Ceaser
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
10-Oct(#10)
DiamondDave wrote:

>
> Ah, my favorite fudging website on the face of the planet, the Trading Used Game
> Zone.


Rollllllllllls off the tongue.


TUGZ!!

smiley:::surprise OMG


lpeters82
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#11)
bill wrote:
> Well, we're just under 20 years if we use the first-trade report date (Oct 21, 1997).
>
> "over 15 years" remains true regardless.
>
> We could change it to "been around for decades" perhaps.

Spanning two millennia.
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
* 10-Oct(#12)
This is my suggestion for the rewrite.



Welcome to the Game Trading Zone!

The Game Trading Zone or "GameTZ" is a community for individuals to buy, sell and trade video games, movies and various other items. Sign Up for a FREE Account

With no fees to buy, sell, or trade, coupled with a rich platform and a built in reputation system, the community is home to thousands of active users. Many of our members have exceptional experience in online transactions with over 300,000 total completed successfully in our over 20 years of operation.

Signing up for a FREE account takes less than a minute. Ready to Join the Community of Traders? Sign Up for a FREE Account




HP suggestion for layout:
Put the 728 x 90 banner below the welcome message. This way its still above the fold but your main call to action is higher and more prominent and carve out an entire box just for the Welcome message. Having the 300 x 250 right next to your call to action call out section is distracting and can hurt conversion. Would move elsewhere on page.

This is going with the assumption that the majority of new users are converting of the Home Page




DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
10-Oct(#13)
veto
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 1 Review
10-Oct(#14)
^veto his veto

bill
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
10-Oct(#15)
I'm willing to do Boss's changes. It would probably be easiest to remove all the ads on the welcome page. I suspect I wouldn't lose much money by doing that either.
bill
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* 11-Oct(#16)
OK, here's what I just changed it to (trying to match what Boss suggested).

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(You can also see this by opening https://gametz.com in an incognito window (to simulate being signed off)
Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
11-Oct(#17)
I like it.

There is also the alternate ending, which reads...

"Signing up for a FREE account takes less than a minute. Ready to Join the Community of A-holes?"
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
* 11-Oct(#18)
bill wrote:
> OK, here's what I just changed it to (trying to match what Boss suggested).
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/HMTAVZs.png 1084 734{imgt}
>
> (You can also see this by opening https://gametz.com in an incognito window (to simulate
> being signed off)


yes I like bill.
Can we please work on an official logo? I'm willing to chip in and pay a Professional Graphic Designer to do it as a freelance project. We just have to shop around and get a quote.
We can post it here: https://logo.designcrowd.com/ maybe make a topic to get the community to vote on the designs. We can put together a budget for the post and then launch it (the higher the budget the more proposals we will get it seems).
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
11-Oct(#19)
Admiral wrote:
> I like it.
>
> There is also the alternate ending, which reads...
>
> "Signing up for a FREE account takes less than a minute. Ready to Join the Community
> of A-holes?"


Shh that will be next years April Fools.
A Community of A-Holes with a Goatse logo.
Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
11-Oct(#20)
You don't like this?

image
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
11-Oct(#21)
I do but the non-classic site doesnt have a logo.
Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
11-Oct(#22)
The "TZ" is a fortress of power, practically smacking you RIGHT IN THE FACE.
Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
11-Oct(#23)
Boss wrote:
> I do but the non-classic site doesnt have a logo.

Ah, gotcha. So we need a non-classic logo to go on the non-classic site?
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
11-Oct(#24)
Admiral wrote:
> Boss wrote:
>> I do but the non-classic site doesnt have a logo.
>
> Ah, gotcha. So we need a non-classic logo to go on the non-classic site?


aka the "New Layout".
I don't use it because I've used a custom classic theme for far to long.
bill
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
11-Oct(#25)
A new logo is hard to do given space limitations of the new layout and the abundance of strong opinions people have about logos.

I think it would be a bad idea for you or anyone else to pay for one. That could easily not go well and lead to a lot of unhappiness.
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
* 11-Oct(#26)
Ok, I'm ready when you are in the future. I just want a powerful brand/image behind the site name.

Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
* 11-Oct(#27)
I used flamingtext.com to make this beaut...

image
Sid_Ceaser
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
11-Oct(#28)
Admiral wrote:
> I like it.
>
> There is also the alternate ending, which reads...
>
> "Signing up for a FREE account takes less than a minute. Ready to Join the Community
> of A-holes?"



"... ARE YOU READY TO JOIN UP FOR ALL THE LIES & BULLCRAP??"



Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
11-Oct(#29)
Admiral wrote:
> I used flamingtext.com to make this beaut...
>


image image image

Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
11-Oct(#30)
smiley:::raspberry

Took all of about 4 minutes. I'm sure someone could look around the site and do something far better!!!
Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
11-Oct(#31)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> Admiral wrote:
>> I like it.
>>
>> There is also the alternate ending, which reads...
>>
>> "Signing up for a FREE account takes less than a minute. Ready to Join the Community
>> of A-holes?"
>
>
>
> "... ARE YOU READY TO JOIN UP FOR ALL THE LIES & BULLCRAP??"

LMAO!!!!

"... Ready to Join the Community where Donlad the "Go-To-Guy" traded?????"
Sid_Ceaser
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
11-Oct(#32)
Donlad started following me this morning on Instagram. Cue Twilight Zone music.




John
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
* 11-Oct(#33)
We've been talking about a new logo since at least 2013. There was a thread of designs. Then it came up again before I did the banners (that we didn't get to use yet) for that Retro show.

Personally, I like this one best:

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I think it is more modern while still keeping a bit of the classic logo.
John
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* 11-Oct(#34)
I'll copy-paste something I wrote back in 2013 when summarizing the logo design thread:

> Some of the ones that I liked from that thread:
>
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(But, again, the one that I picked for the banner that is shown in the post above this one is the one that I like best.)
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
11-Oct(#35)
Think it just needs to be a stack of systems and games with an arrow pointing to a Paypal summary screen, should cover it
bill
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
11-Oct(#36)
This is how much space there is for a logo:

image
DiamondDave
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11-Oct(#37)
(a very small stack of systems and games with an arrow pointing to the Paypal logo?)
SirConnery
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12-Oct(#38)
"Donlad free since......"
Jeff
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12-Oct(#39)
GameTZ:

Where you too, can be DragonLordFrodo.

Admiral
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12-Oct(#40)
bill wrote:
> This is how much space there is for a logo:
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/4nijbDA.png 121 45{imgt}

Make it happen bill.
tonymack21
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13-Oct(#41)
John wrote:
> We've been talking about a new logo since at least 2013. There was a thread of designs.
> Then it came up again before I did the banners (that we didn't get to use yet) for
> that Retro show.
>
> Personally, I like this one best:
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/PRahaEx.png 381 150{imgt}
>
> I think it is more modern while still keeping a bit of the classic logo.
>

if ever it happened, this one is pretty dope.



John
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* 13-Oct(#42)
bill wrote:
> This is how much space there is for a logo:
>

image

It could work with some cleanup, probably. *shrug*
Boss
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13-Oct(#43)
Space is a bit small but..

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DiamondDave
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13-Oct(#44)
aw, that's classy as crap, dog.
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
13-Oct(#45)
I think I screwed up the colors. I'll try again later, I'm not liking it when I look back at it.
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
13-Oct(#46)
Make it like, Christmas colors, it's time for those kinds of decor anyways
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
13-Oct(#47)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Make it like, Christmas colors, it's time for those kinds of decor anyways

image
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 13-Oct(#48)
See, that's actually super hot! Could make it a GIF with some simple christmas alternating blinking lights, two frames
Boss
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13-Oct(#49)
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
13-Oct(#50)
you madman
SirConnery
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
13-Oct(#51)
Or like the mother in GameStop said to me when I suggested it... "why would I go to gay-metz?" Even though I wrote GameTZ on the card. smiley:::rolls eyes
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
13-Oct(#52)
I mean, so yeah, it's not a PERFECTLY GRACEFUL acronym suffix, but c'mon. How do you look at that and come up with "gay-mets".
Admiral
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13-Oct(#53)
GAY-METZ!!!!! LMAO

The NY baseball team that literally DOES bat from the other side of the plate.
John
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
13-Oct(#54)
SirConnery wrote:
> Or like the mother in GameStop said to me when I suggested it... "why would I go
> to gay-metz?" Even though I wrote GameTZ on the card. smiley:::rolls eyes

This was rather ironic since she was apparently INSIDE a "gay me stop", right? I mean, if she can't get "GAME T Z" right, then how does she get "GAME STOP" right? smiley:::smile
Admiral
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13-Oct(#55)
laughing out loud
Sid_Ceaser
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13-Oct(#56)
Because it has the word "Stop" in it - she's probably full of denial and trying to convert her gay son back to the side of the angels.



SirConnery
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13-Oct(#57)
Or she was horrible at pronouncing simple words.

People here are nuts. I was in a Half Price Books once and this woman filled two carts. She said "twenty percent??!! That's like half off!!!"
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
13-Oct(#58)
SirConnery wrote:
> Or she was horrible at pronouncing simple words.
>
> People here are nuts. I was in a Half Price Books once and this woman filled two
> carts. She said "twenty percent??!! That's like half off!!!"

image
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 1 Review
16-Oct(#59)
I'm no graphic designer or marketing expert, but I feel like most of the logos that have been suggested are way too busy. Most logos these days are very simple. I think, at most, it should just use the letters "GTZ".

Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
16-Oct(#60)
Scott wrote:
> I'm no graphic designer or marketing expert, but I feel like most of the logos that
> have been suggested are way too busy. Most logos these days are very simple. I think,
> at most, it should just use the letters "GTZ".
>
>

Admiral wrote:
> I used flamingtext.com to make this beaut...
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/IrujFg1.gif 400 300{imgt}

smiley:::wink

Topic   We've been around for over 15 20 years