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How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« on: June 26, 2014, 03:16:15 pm »
Although I do not post news regularly anymore and that there are other staff that can post news too, I might still post calculator game features/spotlight articles from time to time on the Omnimaga front page. However, to get featured, I need your help too, so I thought I would post a few guidelines to follow if you want to increase your chances to get featured at one point or another:


1) The most important rule is that you must include an animated screenshot or Youtube video of the game in action. A screenshot of the title screen or menus is not enough. If making such screenshot is impossible (such as Casio ASM games), just film your calculator directly. Large GIFs will be replaced with links or still GIFs to save bandwidth, but they're still accepted for reference.

2) Your program must include a description and state which dependencies (if any) it requires. It will be quoted or summarized in the news article.

3) Obviously, a download link and executable must be available too, preferably on an existing calculator site. I am also less likely to link to an external website if that website regularly participates publicly in Omnimaga bashing, illegal online activities (keygens, ROMs, vandalism/takeovers) or if it loads atrociously slow since months.

4) The game must be at a certain level of quality and originality. The requirements for this are rather vague, but for example, I won't feature three 2048 clones in a row and an ASCII BASIC RPG should at least rival Illusiat 6 in quality (although preferably Illusiat 12 for magic animations). Demos and betas are fine, as long as there is significant gameplay in them (I won't feature a platformer game with just 3 rooms, for example).

5) If you are regularly active on Omnimaga, this increases your chances to get featured, since that's the calculator site I visit the most, so I'm more likely to notice your game updates.

6) Keep a good forum behavior. If you are constantly being rude or spammy then you'll notice that fewer forum members tend to reply to your projects. If you constantly jump at members throats or start controversy by trolling, Omnimaga users will reward you by no longer interacting with you or even outright ignoring you. When fewer people reply to your project thread, it's much harder for me to notice it in the Recent Posts list.

7) You must PM me on Omnimaga if you want to get featured. E-mails, Facebook PMs or PMs on other sites will be ignored.

8) There is no estimate about when your program will finally make front page headlines. It depends of how busy I am and how long it takes for admins to approve my news articles. Asking non-stop will get you added on my /ignore list.

9) Do not PM me for site/program install support. There are Omni admins for the former and readmes and sub-forums for the latter.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2014, 11:41:59 pm by DJ Omnimaga »
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 03:30:41 pm »
Can you feature Continuity 2 for me? I have none of the requirements but it's very notorious somehow. Would be cool :D
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 03:37:26 pm »
Also prepare to feature a few people. (hint hint)
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 03:38:31 pm »
Illusiat 11 Axe is almost finished? :P
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 03:39:16 pm »
That's something else. :P I said a few people. :P
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 05:11:36 pm »
tl;dr send a PM and be cool enough to be featured on the front page


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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2014, 05:25:43 pm »
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2014, 12:29:27 am »
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 12:00:25 pm »
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2014, 12:31:51 pm »
Lol this pretty much nails it. XD
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2014, 05:15:54 pm »
By the way, there is another rule I would like to clarify:

Even if I decide to feature a program, it doesn't necessarily mean that the staff will accept the news. They have their own guidelines so basically newsers submit a news item and it lands in the moderation queue. In pretty much most cases, though, it should be fine.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2014, 10:36:21 pm by DJ Omnimaga »
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2014, 11:23:49 pm »
Bump:
-Another tip to get featured is to keep a good forum behavior. From what I saw in the last 5 years or so, if you constantly are an ass, being rude, spam or troll, you'll notice that fewer forum members tend to reply to your projects. There's no excuse to be rude on Omni (even in extreme cases I got told it's still against the rules), and if you constantly jump at members throats or start controversy by trolling, Omnimaga users will reward you by no longer interacting with you or even outright ignoring you. If fewer people reply to your game updates for any reason, then the topic is less often at the top of the Recent Posts list, so it is harder for me to notice it.

-I am also less likely to link to an external website if that website regularly participates publicly in Omnimaga bashing/libel/slander, illegal online activities (keygens, ROMs, vandalism/takeover attempts) or if loads atrociously slow since months.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2014, 11:37:31 pm by DJ Omnimaga »
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 05:37:09 am »
This should be a news article :)


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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2014, 07:14:52 am »
Probably not a news article, because there is more than 1 news editor and admins/CoT can do some editor work too, in addition to approving news, and they probably have their own ways of getting stuff featured.
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Re: How to get DJ to feature your games on Omnimaga front page
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2014, 01:45:49 pm »
Since I now have an animated screenshot of monochrome Source Seekers, and I have a stable link and stuff, would you consider another PM about a news feature now be too soon?