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BoomJa
03-16-2005, 10:03 PM
Win an iPod in the "Name Our Tool" ContestTenTonHammer.com firmly believes that nobody should name their own tool. In the spirit of this belief, TenTonHammer.com is giving away an iPod to the person with the best name suggestion in the "Name Our Tool" contest.The TenTonHammer (TTH) search tool is a one-stop utility for EverQuest 2 and World of Warcraft. Gamers often need to open several browser windows to search multiple sites just to find the right information they are looking for. With one click, the TTH search tool searches across all the top sites for each game and provides links directly to the information searched for.For contest rules and to enter, please visithttp://www.tentonhammer.com/Contest/ .For more information about the search tool and to download a beta version, please visit http://www.tentonhammer.com/TTHSearch/.Thanks for all of the great feedback and suggestions we have received so far. BoomJackTen Ton Hammer (Oggok Server)EQ2.TenTonHammer.com

WAPCE
03-17-2005, 12:42 AM
"Cease and Desist"

Bur
03-17-2005, 02:50 AM
KYFFKilling Your Favorite Fansite.These sites stay alive because people have to click through them and see the adds. If you give people links to everything directly they get 1/3 the hits and then you'll have nowhere to search.<p>Message Edited by Burem on <span class=date_text>03-16-2005</span> <span class=time_text>01:50 PM</span>

BoomJa
03-17-2005, 05:09 AM
<blockquote><hr>Burem wrote:KYFFKilling Your Favorite Fansite.These sites stay alive because people have to click through them and see the adds. If you give people links to everything directly they get 1/3 the hits and then you'll have nowhere to search.<p>Message Edited by Burem on <span class=date_text>03-16-2005</span> <span class=time_text>01:50 PM</span><hr></blockquote>Hey Burem,We actually designed the tool so that the fansites would get additional traffic, rather than less. - Every search hits every relevant site that we could think of and links to their top page even if they don't have a result that meets the current query. ie: Ogaming doesn't return a link to Quest XYZ, we still link to Ogaming's main page. - Players are given a result from every site that returns one. We know that most people have a favourite site, but that site doesn't have the best info on everything. Searching for Quest XYZ returns results from Tower of Dreams, Allakhazam and Ogaming for instance. Chances are that people are going to check out all three and not just the one. What a site loses on one search it gains on the next two. The best sites are still rewarded with the most traffic. - We added the Google search because there is a lot of great content out there that isn't on the "Big 3". Those little sites now get a lot more exposure. - We don't crawl the sites and store the info, though that would be a much easier way for us to have the tool do its work. We actually search the sites each time via a browser mechanism that for all intents and purposes it should look just like a regular browser search, ads and all. Does it generate ad hits? I can't say for sure, but it does load the search page via a browser mechanism to complete the search. - Our goal here isn't to put the fansites out of business. In fact, the more traffic we can generate for them the better off we are. If you have ways we can better promote the fansites, please let us know. That is the goal, to help them grow and give the community a one shot search that finds what they need in a hurry. BoomJack

Celadrield
03-17-2005, 05:23 AM
"Oracle of the Ages"It see's into all realms of fantasy. hehe<p>Message Edited by Celadrieldor on <span class=date_text>03-16-2005</span> <span class=time_text>04:24 PM</span>

Ryuno Yaiba
03-17-2005, 07:28 PM
A great tool and a great prize! <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Miral
03-22-2005, 11:45 AM
hmm a tol name.... how about "iPods suck, so use this search tool!"

Collitini
03-23-2005, 12:45 AM
<P>Not a bad contest, I must say, but...you may want to edit the contest rules.  Here's the 3rd paragraph (First paragraph directly under "How to Enter Contest"):</P> <P>"Entries to the “TenTonHammer.Com” Name Our Tool! contest can be submitted between March 10 and April 30, 2005. Entrants are encouraged to submit a short story identifying their superhero in life, and providing examples. Entries can be submitted either: "</P> <P>Somehow, I think that bit about the superhero might be left over from a different contest.....from a completely different MMORPG. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></P> <P>Edit: They obviously agreed with me...they've now changed the paragraph above and eliminated the superhero bit. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></P> <P> </P> <p>Message Edited by Collitinius on <span class=date_text>03-23-2005</span> <span class=time_text>08:44 AM</span>

Demonic_Overse
03-23-2005, 11:02 AM
<P>Seeking Hammer <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> </P>

BoomJa
03-23-2005, 08:10 PM
Thanks for the catch Coll.... Fixed and changed! Just a reminder... you need to enter the contest to win folks. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />   Posting a name here won't put you in the draw. So far good suggestions have come in for the Search Tool.   Keep them coming and thanks! BoomJack Ten Ton Hammer EQ2.TenTonHammer.com<div></div>