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Author Topic: startrek-games.com and hailingfrequency.co.uk merger??  (Read 1031 times)

Offline Lepton

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startrek-games.com and hailingfrequency.co.uk merger??
« on: 24 February 2008 06:24 PM »
It seems to me that both of these sites would benefit from some type of merger.  It seems that both sites are covering much of the same ground especially in that you are both mirroring the startrek-online.net forum structure.  It seems to me that HF podcast would draw more eyeballs to startrek-games.com and merging the respective forum members would strengthen the overall Star Trek Gaming community.  At present, you are all having to pay your individual web hosting costs.

I have to admit that I check both sites daily and it would seem a natural benefit to me or anyone else and the sites' hosts to combine their efforts into the definitive Trek gaming site.

Thoughts??

Offline Zach

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Re: startrek-games.com and hailingfrequency.co.uk merger??
« Reply #1 on: 25 February 2008 02:37 AM »
At this time there are no plans for any merger of the two sites when it comes to our STO offerings.

While startrek-games.com is only attempting to provide a mirror of the STOnet forums (down to the theme even) - we are planning to launch sto-zone.com - in the next 24-36hrs which will be a dedicated Star Trek Online website with many many resources, including some of those offered by STOnet, as well as a range of our own.

This website will be tied in with the STO section of these forums, to provide the latest up to the minute info on STO on the front page of STO-Zone.com

We are aiming to, not only have this be a place for the survivors of STOnet to come and hang out, to also have this place be a new, dedicated resource for STO.

Keep an eye on www.sto-zone.com over the next day!!

P.S. It is worth noting that up until mid-2006 - Hailing Frequency was a part of the startrek-games (STGU) website - We decided to split of due to creative differences, and our overall goals differd slightly.
« Last Edit: 25 February 2008 02:38 AM by Zach Nicodemous »


Offline Lepton

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Re: startrek-games.com and hailingfrequency.co.uk merger??
« Reply #2 on: 26 February 2008 01:31 AM »
I'm not talking strictly STO assets.  Both of your sites are focused on Star Trek gaming.  I'd think it would be advantageous to combine your efforts and expertise while saving on web hosting costs.  I guess I don't understand the sense of competing for the same set of eyeballs when both your sites could be consolidating your efforts.  It's good to run your own ship though, I suppose.

Offline Zach

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Re: startrek-games.com and hailingfrequency.co.uk merger??
« Reply #3 on: 22 March 2008 08:23 PM »
We are not actually competing in any way at all. In fact, i regularly post news over at startrek-games.com

That said, if ChessMess does ever want to discuss a merger, we would be happy to discuss ways to incorporate his website and features into ours.
« Last Edit: 22 March 2008 08:27 PM by Zach Nicodemous »