Why did they name this website gbatemp.net

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  1. naved.islam14
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    naved.islam14 Gbatemp's Official Dark Knight™

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    I was just wondering why did the creator of this website name gbatemp, gbatemp.net. Because .com would be much more convinient because people could just type gbatemp then control+enter.
     


  2. KirovAir

    KirovAir Dutch Alcoholic Programmer

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    Because the magic ctrl+enter hotkey didn't exist during the startup times I think. Also, I've never heard of that shortcut before.

    Other than that. .com is actually ment for commercial companies, where .org/.net would be better/suitable for gbatemp.
     
  3. CrimzonEyed

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    gbatemp.net sounds better in my head than gbatemp.com does.
    And i have never heard of that CTRL +enter thingy.
     
  4. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    I believe the site was created before that shortcut.
    Besides, GBAtemp.net has a much better ring to it than GBAtemp.com
     
  5. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    So let me get this straight...
    typing in gbatemp, and then ctrl+Enter will auto put .com correct?
    That's easier than just putting in .net?
    Entering in the .net would only be 2 additional keys to press.

    I guess we are the lazy generation [​IMG]
     
  6. MrCooper

    MrCooper GBAtemp Regular

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    There was something to do with popularity I think and ".net" has a better ring to it anyways
     
  7. SatanicSaint

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    Type gbatemp and then press left shift+enter.It will automatically add .net.
     
  8. nintendoom

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    iCarly ".nets are for losers"
     
  9. The Pi

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    Does it matter? Really?

    If you use firefox and I guess chrome "gbatemp" alone is all that is needed.
     
  10. nintendoom

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    gbatemp alone is all that is needed??
     
  11. FireGrey

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    beat me to it [​IMG]
     
  12. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

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    I don't even get why it's called gbatemp to begin with. It makes the site sound temporary.
     
  13. CrimzonEyed

    CrimzonEyed GBAtemp Addict

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    Thanks to chrome i only have to type "gb+enter"
     
  14. nintendoom

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    lol. Looks like I'm a faster Icarly fan [​IMG]
     
  15. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    .com is used for commercial sites, and we're not a commercial site.
     
  16. AlanJohn

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    I have an idea...
    Scroll down on the main page and see:
    [​IMG]
    .net stands for Network, I think...
     
  17. Makar

    Makar GBAtemp Regular

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    In Firefox all I do is type gbatemp and then press enter and it goes the google's first result.

    Plus its faster just to type .net then CTRL+Enter since you have to move your pinkies a ways to the two buttons.
     
  18. naved.islam14
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    naved.islam14 Gbatemp's Official Dark Knight™

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    Yeah, I know that gbatemp.net sounds better but .com is much more common thats why I asked.

    BTW: Thanks for the new shortcut key
    BTW 2: 2 pages so quickly! Cool!
    BTW 3: I also use chrome.
     
  19. Youkai

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    When KiVan made the page several years ago it was meant to be a temporary GBA Rom Hosting page so it was called GBATemp. (thing this should be correct ... my memorry isn't the best ... but it was definietly a rom page here years ago, thats how i even got to this page XD)
    Doesn't it explain something like this in the Wiki somewhere ?
     
  20. mercluke

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    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/History_of_GBAtemp