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Call for site requests - whatchu want next?


While Destructoid is navigating it's new spam war (one guy even posted a banner ad as a photo comment today!) we're also going through some new scale issues. People seem to be visiting more pages per session, especially around 9am, and our UK readership has grown significantly in the last six months, so we're trying to improve performance as a priority. It's weird because mid-day the server's humming like it can't be phased and then an hour later 1000 people try to walk through our double doors at once and nobody can get through. We're continuing to look into it.

Scale's no fun though - we're ready to build other stuff.  Help us figure out where to go from here: what features (software or editorial) do you wish Destructoid did/had?  What do you think the average Dtoid would enjoy using the most?

One request I've been hearing more and more is a more advanced comments system, which is a tall order.  Disqus provides a lot of slick functionality off-site at no cost to us (because they serve their own ads in their widget) but I can't do cool stuff like highlighting who is a patron member, or put a convenient comment tracking button that's fast on the header, or send you a cohesive digest summary of your conversation.  They do all that on their end and they support multiple sites that you probably frequent. Is it broke? Do we fix it?  Let's discuss Disqus.

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About Niero Gonzalezone of us since 9:58 PM on 03.16.2006

I keep Destructoid weird. Also I'm a playable character in Retro City Rampage, look:

(along with the whole 2009 Dtoid Editorial team)

Sometimes I have a villainous mustache

My dog CoCo checks all my work for bugs:

I live in Japan sometimes.

Sometimes I do volunteer stuff between gigs:

My advice to people who want to work in videogames is to just start doing the work, even if you do it incredibly poorly at first, until it just happens.

You want to be a writer?

Write daily. Eventually, you become a writer. Don't overthink it, that's all there is to it.

Live your dream! You only have one ticket, you may as well go for it. When I founded this site in 2006 everybody told me there were already too many gaming websites and it would never happen for me. I ended up selling the site to Enthusiast Gaming and now I help run the biggest gaming convention in Toronto, and continue to work on this site, which reaches millions a month. Basically fuck whatever people think - work hard everyday and don't take no for an answer.

Email me at [email protected]

The most important lesson I learned as an adult is that everybody's faking it at their job - and faking it better than everyone else is who gets the job. Also, be nice.
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