I just figured I’d address some things regarding videos that will be posted for the next few months at least. Primarily The Punchline, TV Trash, and the Dungeon Crawl stream.
The Comic Strip Critic has a fairly big backlog of videos since he was doing a weekly video for awhile (He’s doing them biweekly now I believe). Rowdy Reviewer is still doing videos weekly and has a much bigger backlog of videos. For these reasons we’re posting multiple episodes of their videos per week. The Punchline has been posted Tuesdays and Fridays and will continue to be so until we’ve caught up to where he is in his own posting schedule. TV Trash however was being posted Monday and Thursday with one of Rowdy’s Zelda Retrospectives on Saturdays, however all his current Zelda videos are up so with his huge backlog that Saturday spot will now be dedicated to a 3rd TV Trash episode per week.
Last in regards to the Dungeon Crawl, no one really watches the recordings. So while Ozzie will continue to host the stream, the recordings won’t be being posted.
Some people may have been wondering for quite awhile why we no longer have our own personal forum. The short answer is that quite simply no one was using it. Not our fans, not our contributors (not even the ones who most claimed they wanted us to have an “active” forum population). The only people who posted more then once every two months were a handful of people who posted their own reviews in the section for promoting your own stuff and I find myself doubting they cared about the site outside of pimping their own stuff since they were still posting stuff longer after the link to the forum was gone. Meaning they had bookmarked the forum directly and were just going straight there to post their stuff. (more…)
For those who have posted comments on videos/articles lately and wondered why your comment didn’t show up don’t worry. We’ve had a slight problem with the spam blocker for the past few days and it has been flagging ALL comments as spam. It doesn’t automatically delete them luckily and I have been going through and manually approving them. Not sure how we’re going to address this yet but for the time being your comments will be posted even if it isn’t immediately.
The site has a wiki now, created by our own Test Zero. Browse, add, and generally have fun here:
Reviewers Unknown Wiki
To make it easier for our visitors to find their favorite contributors and maybe discover some new ones, we’ve made some changes to the navigation menu. If you go to the Videos and Articles menus, there are now secondary menus listing the contributors. You’ll also notice a nifty new dropdown under the “The Crew” button. These take you to somewhat more detailed listing pages describing our crew members’ specialties.
If you tried to visit the site yesterday, you might’ve gotten a warning that the site was compromised. Happily, the issue has been resolved, and everything is back to normal.
The source of the problem was a WordPress plugin, specifically Nextgen Gallery. It has since been deactivated and deleted. Sadly, since it was a plugin for image gallery management, this also meant taking down our page of old site banners. The page will return once I’ve coded it myself the hard way. ;p
So… yeah. Crisis over. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
In honor of the site’s first anniversary, the crew are making vlogs (or, in some cases, writing articles) to talk about their experience with Reviewers Unknown and how they got into doing what they do. Since we’re sure our visitors want to know what makes us tick (and you do, right?), there is now a link from the Site Stuff dropdown menu take you to them. The listing will be updated as more are added. Enjoy!
(You can also get there through this link.)
In honor of Reviewers Unknown’s one-year anniversary, we’ve posted a gallery of the banner images used in the site’s original design from many, many… well…. Okay, a few months ago. You can get there from the Site Stuff menu — or from here. Enjoy!
We’ve had some new additions lately, a few of whom debuted on the site a few weeks ago and were never really formally introduced. So I’d like to take this moment to welcome our 3 article writers James (Stop the Hate), Moviefan12 (A Look at Disney), and ShadowWing Tronix. I’d also like to welcome our newest video contributors The Blockbuster Chick, The FanFic Critic, The Animated Reviewer, Shadow Raptor (Kaiju Krossing), The Crossover Judge, Joey Tedesco, and The Horror Guru. The last two of whom will have their first videos debuting on the site tomorrow.
Anyhow ladies and gentlemen. That’s all from your humble admin.
All of our video makers have personalized icons now! Yay! Browsing the video listings by member is now TWICE THE FUN!! (Your mileage may vary. No warranty or guarantee expressed or implied. Offer not valid in Guam.)