A little Update..
If you visited the last Olli43 website, you’ll know that it looked and felt a little different. This site is hopefully a little more “professional” than the last one. The last site was built on a platform called Enjin, which is a gaming/clan/mmo based foundation for gamers. It’s used to team up with players and do whatever they want to do in a favourite game.
That’s not really what I wanted. It’s close, but not perfect. What I wanted was this: News posts, Channel portfolio and a place for the community to hang out and interact. This site is now built on the WordPress platform which is more Blog orientated and gives a lot more flexibility with structure, style, pages, tools and posts. It also means users don’t have to sign up to simply use the site. That’s a real bug bare with me. I hate all that sign up, give another site my email rubbish. This is a much better site.
I’m still building right now but I hope you like it!
Well if you used the last site, chat was the most popular feature , mine to. Unfortunately, it was a little lacking of features (using the enjin platform) and actually got us into trouble.. There was no control (features I needed) and too many gimmick features (Links, giant text, rainbow text and spamming).
When that all went tits up, it actually lead to me enrolling mods whilst I was away. Now mods had very little control over the chat. It ended up being a reporting scheme, which lead to disputes and “it’s my word over his”. This didnt work at all and it was almost the soul reason why the last site went down. I didn’t want to be a judge in my spare time.
Now, twitch.tv has an amazing chat system, it’s a huge reason why so many people love it. There’s control, slow chat, temp bans and none of that gimmick rubbish.
Because I’m a 5* web dev genius(My google search history would say I’m lying), I managed to get the chat from twitch embedded on to the site. Just make sure you’re logged into twitch to be able to use it!
“Can I be a MOD!?!”
No. Don’t ask. I am watching the chat live, I’m looking through chat history. I see everything… lol.. well not everything but I am watching. I will work out who I can trust over the coming weeks and months. Over the internet, it’s very easy for a troll to sit there and say they are trust worthy over a keyboard. I have learnt my lesson and will seek actions rather than words before allowing people to MOD.. It will be a rough few weeks to start with but hopefully I can do a semi decent job on my own.
“What are the Rules?”
Rules? You need rules? Just be a decent human, don’t be rude, don’t spam and don’t slag off other people. In terms of shameful promotion, don’t do that either. It wont actually get you anywhere and as hard as it is hard to hear, no one cares. If people are looking for new videos or a new youtuber, they will look, or ask the chat for that matter. If Youtube channels is the current topic, that’s fine, mention you have a channel but don’t post a comment begging for a watch or a subscriber. How does that make you look? Is that how you want to grow your channel?
“Someone is being a troll! What should I do?!”
Ok, this will happen at some point so listen up!
Step One – Let the guy troll for a while, get a nice chunk of evidence in the chat box.
Step Two – Screenshot that bad boy and save it somewhere.
Step Three – Upload it to something like imgur or some other quick photo sharing service.
Step Four – Get on the contact page and send me a message with a link to the image of the troll in action. I will take care of the rest . Let’s see how we get on with this.
“What’s happening in the future?”
Right now I’m a web Developer 9-5, Monday to Friday. My channel has over 125,000 subscribers channel and I have just had my most successful month on YouTube for views (2.1 Million) and there’s lots of great games out in the future. YouTube is an evening project right now. But where does this leave me in the future? Where am I heading?
I’d like to be is doing YouTube full time and do entrepreneurial projects on the side. I’m not looking to earn a gold swimming pool but rather just be comfortable in that lifestyle. By the way, YouTube isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle. It’s a scary leap of faith for me and right now it’s just too far for me to commit to it. Maybe in the next 2 or 3 months I’ll be able to make a jump but I honestly think if I don’t jump now, I might miss my chance. Just be supportive if you somewhat enjoy my content.
I’ll keep you updated.