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MJ
08-17-2005, 07:30 PM
Well guys, I've finished the first part of Lost Cause II... and I haven't put it up for one very important reason:

I want there to be people around Nightlight to listen to it.

Nightlight has a rather tricky problem in that nobody will actually know that something like this is on the web unless they stumble across the website. No websites link to Nightlight, no one mentions when there's a new radio series starting, and really, it seems to be by accident that most of the people find their way here.

I hate to say it, but the biggest returning link to Nightlight at the moment is when I have a link in my signature when I post at the Image Comics forum.

So at the moment, I'm holding off putting Lost Cause II up until I can try to drum up a bit of business for it. I remember when the original Lost Cause hit the 'airwaves' there was a jediknight website that was reporting on it, and resulting in Nightlight getting around 500 hits a day... that'd be nice.

I'm trying to get the attention of theforce.net, so far no good though.

Shouldn't be too long, guys.

Urchin
08-17-2005, 07:47 PM
No websites link to Nightlight

Mine does :P

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

MJ
08-17-2005, 07:58 PM
And I'm sure the three people who wandered over to Nightlight from your website were thoroughly confused. :P

Urchin
08-17-2005, 08:09 PM
Lol. At least your stumble rate is higher than mine. I've had all of 2525 hits since April, and those are mainly my friends and people googling "rock pool" (my is/was #1 using the UK version :P).

MJ
08-17-2005, 08:18 PM
20,780 hits so far this month for Nightlight. :)

Thrik
08-17-2005, 08:19 PM
Well, I'll happily link to you on grimfandango.net which still manages to bring in a good number of daily visits, and I'm sure the same can be applied to mojo. Other than that, getting a site known and visited consistently is tricky business. :~

MJ
08-17-2005, 08:46 PM
That'd be good thanks, Thrik. :)

The Adventurer
08-17-2005, 09:59 PM
What we need, is a SIG image to attach to all our posts on all the forums we visit. In order to promote, as a community, Nightlight on the web.


Yes, I'm suggesting we Whore our bodies out as advertising space. For free.

MJ
08-17-2005, 10:10 PM
Well the signature that I use here? That's pretty much the signature that I use in every forum that I visit.

But that mightn't be a bad idea, Adventurer.

davrosthedalek
08-17-2005, 11:02 PM
Well I can whore myself out on my guild forums, under one condition (which is my next question). LiMP RABBiT will you marry me?

MJ
08-17-2005, 11:15 PM
Have you cleared this with Britney?

The Adventurer
08-17-2005, 11:18 PM
Something that says...

Nightlight Productions presents...Lost Cause: There's No Hope
A Sci-Fi Comedy Radio Play in 10 Parts

Then a big guady yellow star in the corner that says. FREE!

That'll bring the hits rolling in

MJ
08-17-2005, 11:28 PM
I'll work on it this weekend. Assuming I can stand.

Sooooooo not feeling well!

LiMP RABBiT
08-18-2005, 03:24 AM
http://x1.putfile.com/8/22902200727.jpg

Here's one I just knocked up in (literally) ten minutes. It may be a bit big, I haven't checked yet. It also doesn't have a border or anything. You can sort that out. Anyway, it should prove an adequate stand in until MJ's recovers and provides us with a proper one (or another forumite shows me up). But could someone give me the HTML to make an image link. I have a vague idea, but I always get it wrong.

davrosthedalek
08-18-2005, 11:31 AM
Have you cleared this with Britney?

Shhh. *looks over shoulder* That kind of talk is dangerous.

Sallim
08-18-2005, 12:21 PM
Nice one Limp! I like it!

The Adventurer
08-18-2005, 03:36 PM
To enbed an URL into a Sig Image Format it like...

[-url=http://nightlight.grimfandango.net/][-img]http://www.sal4.de/nlpp.jpg[/img][/url]

Without the '-' of course.

Now people can just click the image to link to Nightlight.

http://www.sal4.de/nlpp.jpg (http://nightlight.grimfandango.net/)

Sallim
08-18-2005, 05:18 PM
To enbed an URL into a Sig Image Format it like...

[-url=http://nightlight.grimfandango.net/][-img]http://www.sal4.de/nlpp.jpg[/img][/url]

Without the '-' of course.

Now people can just click the image to link to Nightlight.

http://www.sal4.de/nlpp.jpg (http://nightlight.grimfandango.net/)

Thanks, I was on it... ^_^

Gabez
08-19-2005, 09:34 PM
Oh man... Mojo will totally pimp Nightlight up so much that it'll think that it's been raped. It's totally understandable that you want a wider audience (hell, if you ask me you deserve no less than intergalactic fame!) and I'll do everything I can to help you.

So... news updates on Mojo is a definite. I've added Nightlight to our hosted site database (http://www.mixnmojo.com/hostedsites/) (technically correct really since it's all hosted on the same server) and I was thinking that maybe I could write a feature about Nightlight since it's been ages since you've been in the news (and I only realised that just now). I dunno, some kind of crazy interview with pictures and a look at creating Lost Cause and Tierra/Beneath Monkey Island would be really cool... but it's 3am now and I'm going away for a while and I won't be back till Tuesday, but have a think about that. I'd be thrilled to give you all the coverage Mojo can manage!

Hehe... I wonder if I can get away with replacing the Psychonauts banner with a Nightlight one. :P

Holdios
08-21-2005, 10:40 AM
I'll do anything to get Lost Cause II up soon. I'll start advertising in forums I post on and maybe even tell some buddies in real life. Let's do this thang.

Tuetonic708
08-22-2005, 10:19 PM
Can someone give me a brief understandable, articulate, executive, relevant, cogent, meaningful, ace, summary without hesistation to my administation. Thank you.

davrosthedalek
08-22-2005, 10:46 PM
Can someone give me a brief understandable, articulate, executive, relevant, cogent, meaningful, ace, summary without hesistation to my administation. Thank you.


Ouch, don't hurt my head like that again.

MJ
08-23-2005, 02:14 AM
Can someone give me a brief understandable, articulate, executive, relevant, cogent, meaningful, ace, summary without hesistation to my administation. Thank you.

Lost Cause 2 starts soon. Keep a change of underpants on standby, you'll need them.

Tall Guy
08-24-2005, 12:44 PM
I shall gladly provide a link in my sig dude, i'll also spread the word among friends, every little helps :)

Thrik
08-24-2005, 12:49 PM
Nightlife?!

What have you got on your mind? D:

MJ
08-24-2005, 07:11 PM
Appreciated, Tall Guy. With one small exception... :P

Hey Thrik, I'm going to work on a banner for the forums soon. I'll upload it and private message you the link, okay?

Lets try to get this forum a little more nightlighty...

Thrik
08-24-2005, 07:13 PM
Sure. Remember to make it tile!

Tall Guy
08-25-2005, 04:11 PM
Ohhh hahaha sorry guys...ive got it wrong since you started it! this isnt the first time ive messed up! haha

MJ
08-25-2005, 07:35 PM
Now you're just overcompensating :D

Tall Guy
08-26-2005, 01:17 PM
is there any way to indicate how red i went when i read this thread last night and realized my mistake?! heh sorry guys :)