Petition for emc.gs!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by fBuilderS, Feb 23, 2016.

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Return to normal?

Yes! 14 vote(s) 60.9%
Nah! 9 vote(s) 39.1%
  1. Just vote on the poll for, or against, emc.gs linking you to empireminecraft.com. Not empireminecraft.com/lp
    ShelLuser likes this.
  2. It's just something Aikar was messing with in regards to google and SEO rankings and such.

    It will likely be changed soon enough to something else. He just needs to look at the data and get a good balance. For the time being, just use empireminecraft.com or click on Our Community on that lp page. Once you type empireminecraft.com, your comp will get to where you type 'emp' and it will recognize where you are trying to go. Technology is fancy that way :D
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  3. Wait you can type more characters than 6 on the search bar D: I've never actually used empireminecraft.com :p
    battmeghs likes this.
  4. :eek: #TheMoreYouKnow
  5. Oh, we did add something fancy.

    Type in www.emc.gs and it will auto-direct to empireminecraft.com for you.
    ShelLuser, HannahEB and battmeghs like this.
  6. <3
    HannahEB likes this.
  7. empire.us still exists btw
  8. Not short enough ;) Can we buy e.com ?
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  10. IT IS LIKE MAGIC OH MY GOSH
  11. I made www.emc.gs go back to main site, please use that.

    It was changed so that when video adverts or "vocal" references and you need to tell someone how to find emc... "emc.gs" is super easy to remember and type in.

    trying to add a subdomain or /path to that is much harder to remember and prone to error.

    We never declared that emc.gs was permanently a way to get to forums :p sure it did because we had to send it SOMEWHERE, but now we have a purpose for it.

    Please use bookmarks or least use www.emc.gs
    ShelLuser, cadgamer101 and fBuilderS like this.
  12. Why? Does it matter a huge lot whether you're using emc.gs or empireminecraft.com? I don't really get it.
    Also, I think empireminecraft.com is definitely much easier than emc.gs in vocal references.
    fBuilderS, TomvanWijnen and battmeghs like this.
  13. It's never been an issue for me since I just have it bookmarked. But if you use emc.gs, can't you click the "Our Community" button for it to direct you over to the forums?
    ShelLuser, 607 and fBuilderS like this.
  14. We don't want to send them to the forum home page. We want to send them to the landing page that helps them learn about EMC and instructions.

    For all inbound links we use the equiv of lp.emc.gs, but trying to put that in a ad that isn't clickable (say: streaming overlays etc), we want the shorter link so it also doesn't take up as much room.
    Sandakumaran and ShelLuser like this.
  15. Here's a practical example of why it's been changed. At the end of videos, and during breaks on livestreams, something like this pops up:

    Best Minecraft Servers
    (it varies depending on where it's shown, but you get the idea)

    Most people, myself included, would just go to the raw domain (emc.gs), rather than a page on that domain (emc.gs/lp) or a subdomain (lp.emc.gs). I dunno why, it's just how people are.

    Then there's stuff like this:
    Best Minecraft Servers

    For practical reasons, it's a huge pain to try and fit in LP.EMC.GS into the tiny amount of space we on there. Sure, it's still a short URL, but the shorter the URL is, the easier it is to fit into those little gaps.

    http://empireminecraft.com still works, http://empire.us still works and even http://www.emc.gs works. Make the minor adjustment, and after a few times, Chrome'll make it for you. :)
    ChickenDice and Qkazoochan like this.
  16. I cannot count the number of times I've typed "emp(enter)" and my computer has been just slow enough to think that I want to google EMPs.
    FDNY21 and TomvanWijnen like this.
  17. Well, that probably wouldn't have worked for me, but I know I'm odd.

    So you're disagreeing with Aikar here? I might be confused...
  18. No, I agree with him. It's not hard to change your habits and just one of the other URLs. :)