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OKgamers.com: the Goal
« on: January 07, 2007, 04:34:57 pm »
[Once this is finalized, we'll go ahead and make it a page on the main site...  Feedback is welcome!]

What is OKgamers.com’s goal?

Well, we have 2.


First and foremost: 

To improve Oklahoma by having one site to bring local gamers together – so we know what’s going on in our state. 

For Gamers: a place to go and find events, post about their tournaments, and look for local competition.
For Businesses: a place to FINALLY be able to reach local gamers, and let them know about events.

It’s REDICULOUS to have a tournament right around the corner, and no one know about it - flyers just don't cut it. 

So how do we fix this?  Make one website, location based not game based, and get the word out about it.  Then?  Use it; let it be the default answer to “Do you know anything going on?” for a gamer.  Let it crush the "Nothing is going on in this town" mentality.  For businesses - react to them as ignoring their duties to the community by NOT posting their info on the site. 

GAMERS!  You want to be in the know, and not miss things!  This takes some communication; people knowing about OKgamers.com as the place to post up their events, and going to it looking for events - by you telling them.  There isn’t anything like it for Oklahoma – we want ther to be; but it’ll take your support and usage, you TELLING your friends, you posting about it on your blogs, sharing the OKgamers flyers, etc.  Let’s do this.

BUSINESSES!  You want gamers to show up to your events?  THEN USE THE SITE!  By doing so you get the word out to a growing community of active LOCAL gamers, and encourage other businesses to do the same, creating more use of the site, and more reason for users to come looking for details - a win win situation.  Let's CENTRALIZE our info, and no longer have hidden pockets of events, with low turn out.  Let's know what's going on - your a big part of the solution business owners, let's do this.

Gamers post their tournaments too; sure they should post on the game site of the tournament they are throwing, but your just attracting those community members that know about and already use the game site – why not use a site that’s LOCAL – and focused on getting the word out to your area?  You want your event to succeed - use all the tools you have.  Via print, web, whatever it takes, and we get our hands on. [don't have a website?  Use OKgamers.com as your url on the flyer - and keep the link on the front page by regular posting.]


Second?  When it comes to events, we need to ‘prime the pump’ so to speak.  Because who would use a blank website?  If we don’t know what’s going on; we have to stir up the market and make something happen.  We have to start events to let people know that a site of it’s kind is out there for their events to go on, to go to looking for tournaments. 

OKgamers.com is a tournament and event website for Oklahoma; however, if no events are known to be going on, and no tournaments posted – no one will use the site.  So – the local Tulsa staff throws a monthly event, and answers the request of any business or event that asks for help - to get the ball rolling.

As a result?  We need help throwing our own ‘monthly tournament series’ we started, as well as other ventures we are asked to help with.  [Want to help?  Become a staff member!]  Our “Monthly’s” – are the solution of ‘priming the pump’, we throw them just to get the word out about OKgamers.com – and get people using the site.  However, it’s a big undertaking at times, and we need people to help with that.  Also – what about people and businesses that WANT to throw tournaments, and just don’t know how?  Need the manpower to make it happen?  The technical or guidance to run a successful tournament?  When we have people come to us for help, we want to be a resource to them as well.

Both throwing a tournament, and helping to organize tournaments – falls under our goals – to improve, network, and have a reason to network… So – we are currently doing both.

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And that’s it.  Seriously – it’s as simple as – we want to make a difference.  We want to not miss out on events!  We want to see this succeed and improve the Oklahoma gaming scene.

Making that difference?  Not missing out?  That’ll all depends on the gamers like you.  The fact your even reading this – gives us hope…

…but that hope has a shelf life

If by the end of 2007 – no one but OKgamer staff is posting events? 
If 2007 finishes out, and gamers in Oklahoma aren’t using the site, and showing us all that have put our time, efforts and talent into this, that it matters?  The site may just close down.  There is no reason to keep a failure running.

However.  If by the end of 2007 – gamers around Oklahoma are talking about the site.  Store / venue owners are posting about their events and tournaments on the site – because they see the value of taking the time to post, and the gamers are showing up and telling them where they heard about it?  If the site is doing what we hope it will; making a difference, becoming that central point?  We’ll call it a success, and keep it running as long as we can man the thing.  [Myself, I own a web hosting company.  If it’s useful, if it’s making a difference?  It’ll stay up.]


And now you know.  What…  Will you do with this knowledge?

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OKgamers is not a company.  There is no product or service revenues coming in to market it, or get ads on TV.  The only way this will get out – is by gamers telling other gamers.  Store owners and gamers throwing events, posting about them.  By us all actually using it, posting about it, and talking about it.

This whole thing is almost like a test to see who's right between we hopeful ones, and the naysayers... 
Will gamers help themselves?  Or when it's all over, will we be too lazy and inconsistent, and continue the trend of 'nothing ever happening in Oklahoma'?

Only time will tell if it was actually worth all this effort. 




X A  [first build 1.d; Saif can't write, waiting for Editor & Chief to come in and make readable.]


« Last Edit: July 20, 2007, 01:30:35 pm by X_A »
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Re: OKgamers.com: the Goal
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 09:45:48 pm »
Very moving. If I was a little sissy boy and cried a lot, I would cry it was so moving... :'(...anyways. Very good job on writing this. You've always been very adamant about this and I hope it all pays off, not just for the hope of you and the time you've invested, but for Oklahoma. The country doesn't realize we're a giant gaming community, we don't even realize it, so this is important for everyone. The fact that your even trying makes a big difference, and hopefully gamers out there will take it upon themselves to improve our current situation. Good luck to us all.

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Re: OKgamers.com: the Goal
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 01:39:52 pm »
This is my submission for a re-design/Edit.



What is OKgamers.com’s goal?

We will improve the quality and quantity of gaming tournaments around the state of Oklahoma by providing a complete resource where all people can easily join, interact, and contribute to their community

We plan on doing this by three means the First and foremost is: 

Providing a web site to bring local gamers together completely – so everyone know what’s going on in our state. 

What this means for local players: is a place to go and find events, post about their tournaments, and look for local competition.

To achieve our goal we have made one website, which is location based not game based.  We want this website to be the “Go-to and End-all” for answers to questions like; “What is there to do this weekend?”, “I’m itching for some real competition where can I find it?” and “Did I hear someone mention a tournament this weekend?”

We want all of our local players to be in the know, and not miss things!  But we cannot do all of this alone, we need your support.  We are asking all of you who love what it is we are doing to spread the word.  We want everyone to know that they can use OKgamers.com as the place to post up their events, look up events, register for those events, and help spread the word about them.  There isn’t anything like this in Oklahoma but we know that there has been a public outcry for it for years. For those of you who wish to support us, do so by TELLING your friends, posting about it on your blogs, sharing the OKgamers.com flyers, and volunteering to be on the OKGamers.com staff.

Another way we are helping to enlarge the Oklahoma gaming community is by attending regional and national Tournaments.  This means that we are sponsoring local Oklahoma players to attend and compete in a much larger level than they would normally have an opportunity to within Oklahoma.  But to do all of this we need the help and support of everyone out there.

Our second means of accomplishing out goal is:

By supplying a website for all businesses within the Oklahoma area to advertise and promote events, and tournaments.

What this means for businesses is a place to reach customers and let them know about events, tournaments and promotions, not only on a local level, but also a State level.

With your support you will be able to get the word out to a growing community of active LOCAL gamers that wouldn’t have previously known about your events.  By doing this you encourage all businesses within the Gaming communities to do the same, creating more use of the site, and more reason for users to come looking for details - a winning situation for everyone.  Let's CENTRALIZE our info, and no longer have hidden pockets of events, with low turn out.  One of our goals, just like yours is to get as many people at these events as possible.  So Let us know what's going on, you are as much a part of this community as the Players are.

Our Last means of accomplishing this goal is:

We are Attracting Volunteers to help with raising the awareness of the website throughout the State.

When it comes to events, we need to ‘prime the pump’ so to speak.  If we don’t know what’s going on neither do the readers of the website.  We need people like YOU to help make the site as best as possible and it doesn’t take but 5 minutes out of your day to post on the website about a tournament you’ve heard about.  If you can’t get on the website, have a friend do it, head down to the local library to use their computer for 5 minutes, as your grandpa if you dial up on his 28.8Kbps modem and log on.

OKgamers.com is a tournament and event website for ALL of Oklahoma; however, if no events are known to be going on, and no tournaments posted – no one will use the site.  So our local Tulsa staff throws a monthly event, and answers the request of any business or event that asks for help - to get the ball rolling.  We don’t just want to be a place to post about events, our staff is comprised of talented and determined individuals to help your events and Tournaments become a complete success.  We want people talking about your event around the state until it comes around again, whether it is a month or a year.

As a result?  We throw our own ‘monthly tournament series’ we started, as well as other ventures we are asked to help with from local businesses. If you are the type of person who would love to become an OKGamers.com staff member to help accomplish our goal, then click “Here”.  We’d be more than happy to accept any help you’d be willing to offer.

Our “Monthly’s” – are the solution of ‘priming the pump’, we throw them just to get the word out about OKgamers.com – and get people using the site.  However, it’s a big undertaking at times, and we need Staff members to help with that.  Also what about those that want to throw tournaments and just don’t know how, need the manpower to make it happen, the technical or guidance to run a successful tournament?  They need not worry anymore, because Our Staff is more than willing to help out.  Both throwing a tournament, and helping to organize tournaments falls under our goals: to improve, network, and have a reason to network.

And that’s it.  Seriously – it’s as simple as – we want to make a difference.  We do not want to miss out on events!  We want to see this succeed and improve the Oklahoma gaming community.

But this all depends on the gamers like you.  The fact you’re even reading this – gives us hope…

And now you know.  What will you do with this knowledge?

OKgamers.com is not a company, we are a Community.  There are no product or service revenues coming in to market it.  The only way this will get out at the moment is by gamers telling other gamers about our site, store owners and gamers throwing events, and posting about them.
 

« Last Edit: August 01, 2007, 02:43:59 pm by Winged_Human »
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