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O.A.T.S. Question

03-20-2009, 12:15 AM
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O.A.T.S. Question

Why isn't TA on the OATS list???

No much more to say really.......

http://www.gotoats.org

Last edited by ibelongintheforums; 03-20-2009 at 01:06 AM.
03-20-2009, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by ibelongintheforums View Post
Why isn't TA on the OATS list???

No much more to say really.......
I don't understand. I googled and got nothing but oats. Lol.

03-20-2009, 12:35 AM
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Can't link it but slidetoplay and the appera and more sites are appart of a oath to have honest reviews and ect.
03-20-2009, 01:05 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ibelongintheforums View Post
Why isn't TA on the OATS list???

No much more to say really.......
Here it is.
http://www.gotoats.org
03-20-2009, 08:52 AM
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why isn't trioco on it?

Bottom line: We think TouchArcade.com has more credibility than an otherwise unknown organization which (imo) feels more like a cross-marketing ploy than something that fulfills a legitimate need. (Similar to early "top 100 of the web awards" that were handed out like candy in the early days of the web.) Now, I don't doubt the honest intentions of the sites involved, but we've worked hard to build up our reputation and don't believe joining an otherwise unknown organization would actually add to that reputation or credibility for our readers.

Edit: and I'm not disparaging any of the sites that joined. It may be a good marketing decision depending on your situation.

arn
03-20-2009, 08:56 AM
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Touché.
Without any obvious self-promotion, TA is bigger. Plus trioco has no advertisirs so our reviews can't really be swayed.
03-20-2009, 09:03 AM
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Thanks arn. Next time I'll just PM.
03-20-2009, 01:19 PM
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first of all i want to say that i love toucharcade and think this is by far the best website about iphone gaming.

but arn don't say OATS is only marketing (i don't think stp need any more advertising). in fact, maybe slidetoplay or appera are smaller sites then ta - but still very important ones.

and i believe OATS is a very good thing that happened for us, iphone gamers.
03-21-2009, 12:37 AM
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O.A.T.S is a voluntary based group where the reviewing sites need to nominate themselves to join. I'm sure if OATS went out to the community to find sites then no doubt TA would have been asked but it is ultimately the sites choice to join or not

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