How did GBAtemp get so big?

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  1. Fusion Master
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    How did GBAtemp get so big?

    It has 12,000 members!

    How did you get this far with this forum KiVan?
     
  2. Light

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    that's easy. this site used to have roms a long time ago =p anyway the site altready thad about a few thousand users then later it became like it is now. forum only . i guess it's word of mouth since they isn't alot of good rom sites out there now..
     
  3. Fusion Master
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    It still doesn't tell me how it got so big!

    I have a forum with roms and it only has 91 members!

    Where does GBAtemp advertise?
     
  4. mole_incarnate

    mole_incarnate Watermelon!

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    Its doesnt really advertize, people link it a bit on their sites, its in all the most popular search engines, and its just a great forum!
     
  5. ronin_in_tears

    ronin_in_tears .:|pr0n$t4r|:.

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    Come again ? [​IMG] i know a whole bunch of 'em. Send me a PM and i'll give you a few.
     
  6. Neo_Gospel

    Neo_Gospel Advanced Member

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    That and the fact that megaroms is always full, and gbaetc is dead. I myself am trying to make another channel to try and reilive some slack on you two channels. We're still setting up but feel free to visit me at #gba-today
     
  7. Tempest Stormwin

    Tempest Stormwin Kweisatz Haderach

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    I always thought it's because of the people, and KiVan keeps the people good usually. I mean look at what happened in the channel, it's a black, dark alley compared to the forum.

    -Tempest out.-
     
  8. KiVan

    KiVan Hooray! Member n# 1!!!

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    i think that the success of gbatemp is a result of the good community that enstablished here..
    many helpful people, and almost every question gets answered here [​IMG]

    it's a good source for every gba fan..
     
  9. X-Gamer

    X-Gamer GBATemp RPG Master

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    The BEST source of info on the latest videogames if you ask me, Kivan. I'm not surprised that GBATemp has become such a great forum at all. [​IMG]
     
  10. GouK

    GouK GBAtemp Fan

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    i remember when GBAtemp was just 3 of the latest roms
     
  11. MMZero

    MMZero GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    you know i remeber KiVan from the GBXemu and stuff did you start this before you joined there or after there?
     
  12. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    Yeah, I found your website because of the ROMs and then a week later they were gone. Then I read the forums for a while, and eventually joined.
     
  13. MMZero

    MMZero GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    did you ntice that like 3 - 4 pages in the memberlist are like Crap names like 435mkfdmfg just to like join and never come back?
     
  14. whodahell600

    whodahell600 Newbie

    yeah, this used to be the best place to get roms until it became too "popular" damn you newbie bastards! JK! [​IMG]
     
  15. AnTi-WaR

    AnTi-WaR those who make mistakes blame themselves and close

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    gbatemp has members that have stuck to the board and site and helped it grow. members came and stayed friends were made.

    this is a great place to be and thats how it became so big.

    kivan omero and everyone else has helped make this place what it is today without them this wouldnt be here. B)
     
  16. SeZMehK

    SeZMehK The Wielder of the Keyblade

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    FINALLY.......I.............AM........................................ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. spjb

    spjb GBAtemp Fan

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    And don't forget the Release Teams and Fserves. Without them...this would be just a desert full of ....(insert line here).
     
  18. ReyVGM

    ReyVGM Game Endings Master

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    Hurry up and open that GBAtemp saves site [​IMG]
     
  19. face_kicker

    face_kicker GBAtemp Fan

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    It's weird I still remember I found this site the first time. I found on a Chinese BBS, because all the sites I used to get roms from were getting shutdown.

    At first it was cool because there were tons of new releases and it was in a language I could read [​IMG]. Then it got turned into a forum and I thought it was a guaranteed failure. But it work!! I'm glad it did too, becaue it would suck not having something to read while I'm at work. [​IMG]
     
  20. cricket

    cricket GBAtemp Regular

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    PORN. The reason for success for anything is PORN. Also the fact that GBATemp is mentioned a lot on my page. We all know this place would be dead if it wasn't for my site!
    J/K
    I know it's because of all the good admins and moderators and people always willing to help each other out. GBATemp was the inspiration that got me to make my own crappy site. This place rules.

    P.S. Porn WOULD make it better. J/K. Not really joking. I'm dead serious. J/K about being serious. J/K about J/K about being serious.

    I'll just stop now.