FreeGamesNews has moved again!

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As regular visitors will have noticed, I had several issues with my previous server during the past year, so I included a “change server” in my list of New Year’s resolutions. If you are reading this, then the DNS has propagated in your area and you are now on our new server, which means I’ve already completed one of my 2010’s resolutions :-)

Now it’s time to check if everything went well and to start thinking about how to make this site even better.

If you have any suggestion to improve FreeGamesNews, please let me know!

Thank you for your patience and sorry for the little downtimes!

Ps: all games pages are now working fine!


15 Comments to FreeGamesNews has moved again!

  1. Marina says:

    Yes! I’m reading it from URUGUAY!

  2. Unowninator says:

    Hey Eric, I have SEVERAL suggestions:

    -The ability to edit (or at least delete) posts.
    -Put the Walkthrough up as the VERY first post so it’ll be easier to find.
    -The ability to request/suggest games to be added to the site.
    -The ability to bold, italic, underline, etc.

    If I think of more, I’ll post them too.

  3. dg says:

    @Eric: what about the ability to indent spoiler tags? For example, when somebody writes a WT, he (or she) can have the entire WT in spoiler tags, and also have separate steps of the WT in spoiler tags. This will make the entire post look short, and also allow a user to open only parts of the WT. I think they have that in the Jay is Games site.

    Anyway, keep up the good work! I enjoy your site very much, and also the very friendly attitude of the participants.

  4. andean says:

    Greetings Eric,
    I look forward to my time at FGN. You do a great job. I always feel good here. Thank you for all your time and effort.

  5. Useless says:

    This is my favourite games site, I’m happy for you to carry on doing what you’re doing.

  6. DNOMN8R says:

    2 suggestions: It would be nice if there were a way to go back to having numbered posts, and page selection. That way, instead of having to go back page by page for games with many pages to get to one with a walkthrough on it, you can just click once or twice.

    Also, is there a way to get the first page of comments to appear with a page? Because most of the walkthroughs are on early pages. (I guess that makes 3.)

    Keep up the excellent work Eric!!

  7. CariTDF says:

    Me encanta tu sitio! así como está. Saludos. Carina de Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego.

  8. Rebecca Knapman says:

    hey Eric,

    This is also my favourite games site and I send your links to friends all the time. I love your work!!

    I would love to see the ability to vote for games so that when you go through the old ones you can play the favourites. Its great how you can click through to similar games of a series e.g. by creator, but this would mean you can find new (good) games from the archives. Imagine if you’d never heard of submachine but you could find it in the archives as a favourite because everyone would vote for it!!


  9. Eric says:

    @ all – Thanks for your support and your suggestions!

    Some of them are difficult for me to implement (because of lack of knowledge or heavy code tweaks – numbered posts is a good example – I’d love to do this but it’s really tricky to implement this option with recent versions WordPress, the CMS I’m using to run this site).

    Keep them coming though. I will do my best to take into consideration your suggestions and insights as I continue to work on FGN this year!

  10. Eric says:

    @ Unowninator, DNOMN8R

    Walkthrough links

    The easiest/simplest/fastest way for me to manage walkthroughs on this site is to put a link at the bottom of each post that lands directly on the comment(s) containing the walkthrough. I can made the link more visible: check this post and let me know what you think.

    @ Unowninator. There is now a Contact / Submit option in the top bar menu and a link at the bottom of all pages!

  11. Unowninator says:

    Why is my comment awaiting moderation?

  12. Eric says:

    @ Unowninator – your comment is awaiting moderation because it includes links.
    Please use the contact link at the top or bottom of the site and let me know in which country you are located. It will help me find the ad in my inventory.

    Edit: Also please send me a picture of the whole ad. With the brand, I could easily find it and then remove it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  13. dg says:

    @Eric: I hope you’re still reading this. In the top part of the page, you can get to different categories of games. But these are sorted in alphabetical order. Would it be possible to have them also sorted in the same order that they appear in the main page? This way, you could get immediate access to the latest games in a category.

  14. Eric says:

    @dg – I will try to implement some “ranked by” options in the lists soon. Thanks for the suggestion!

  15. Nenne says:

    Hi Eric! As I have suggested earlier would be great if we could choose to open the games in black background! Then would also be helpful if the comments were numbered …. Thanks for a nice site