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Canberra Goss titsup already?

By johnboy - 15 January 2009 30

It was just in late November that Canberra Goss finally launched to an underwhelming response.

Now they’ve already suspended operations before having another go at a launch. This message is currently on their website:

    What happened?

    Canberra Goss went out with a bang last year with a huge Christmas party provided by Academy night club. Keep an eye out for the photos soon. We then decided to shut down and re-evaluate the website, and have come up with a new angle for Canberra Goss. We have listened to your feedback and are now putting some of your ideas into action.

    We have added some new people to the team, and with a new and improved website on the way, we are confident that Canberra Goss will be your number one source for Canberra night life.

    See you soon guys and girls.

    Canberra Goss

    XOXO

If I can make a suggestion. We’d love to run a gossip column here. It’d cost less, be read by more and would save a lot of time making glossy bandwidth hogging flash animation. Less scope for throwing parties I suppose.

It’s just a thought.

What’s Your opinion?


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30 Responses to
Canberra Goss titsup already?
astrojax 12:41 pm 15 Jan 09

I looked at it once (while it was still up) and found it to be a shallow world of pretty lights, hearsay and spelling errors.

and this surprised you?

AngryHenry 12:22 pm 15 Jan 09

Skidd Marx said :

Some of my good friends are involved with Canberra Goss and I have it on good authority that the site is down because the bandwidth couldn’t handle the traffic that was hitting up the site. A victim of their own success I suppose.

That is the funniest sh*t I have heard in ages!!!

Grrrr 12:12 pm 15 Jan 09

“I have it on good authority that the site is down because the bandwidth couldn’t handle the traffic that was hitting up the site.”

The bandwidth couldn’t handle the what now? I think you’re suggesting the webhosting couldn’t handle the traffic generated. Which I doubt. If your statement is based in truth, then they probably either couldn’t afford to get a decent webhost, or they chose a poor or expensive one.

Perhaps they should shop around for hosting. There’s plenty of dirt cheap USA based services. No web user cares too much about where their forum webhost is located now anyway.

peterh 11:44 am 15 Jan 09

>If I can make a suggestion. We’d love to run a gossip column here. It’d cost less, be read by more and would save a lot of time making glossy bandwidth hogging flash animation. Less scope for throwing parties I suppose.

and what would the moderation nightmare be like?

maybe you need to look at a section called Lounge, Orange room, etc – as other forums have done in the past. it would create a different atmosphere to the std RA pages.

bloodnut 11:35 am 15 Jan 09

hk0reduck said :

Well… It is a pretty nice flash animation.

didnt think such a thing existed.

la mente torbida 11:35 am 15 Jan 09

I used to love the old website “Shit on Brisbane” – ’twas a great site for finding out what was going on in town.

hk0reduck 11:33 am 15 Jan 09

Well… It is a pretty nice flash animation.

iObject 11:24 am 15 Jan 09

Maybe if CG were a facebook application they may have had more success.

I looked at it once (while it was still up) and found it to be a shallow world of pretty lights, hearsay and spelling errors.

realityskin 10:53 am 15 Jan 09

Skidd Marx said :

Some of my good friends are involved with Canberra Goss and I have it on good authority that the site is down because the bandwidth couldn’t handle the traffic that was hitting up the site. A victim of their own success I suppose.

You’re kidding, right ?

Skidbladnir 10:50 am 15 Jan 09

Having your bloated, flash-intensive website ravage your bandwidth is quite possibly not due to overwhelming user numbers.
A victim of their own poor design choice, more likely.

Skidd Marx 10:48 am 15 Jan 09

Some of my good friends are involved with Canberra Goss and I have it on good authority that the site is down because the bandwidth couldn’t handle the traffic that was hitting up the site. A victim of their own success I suppose.

Mr Evil 10:39 am 15 Jan 09

Canberra Goss – death becomes you!

Mr_Shab 10:25 am 15 Jan 09

RA “Gossip” is sitting in comfy chairs by the fire, sipping brandy and discussing Proust compared to the calibre of posts on Canberra Gossip, Dan. I’d argue you’re dealing with a fairly distinct demographic.

Danman 10:08 am 15 Jan 09

I already thought this wa s Canberra Goss site, among other more valuable things as well.

Their pitfall was opening a canberra based content website when RA already has a readership of +50,000

Mr_Shab 9:40 am 15 Jan 09

> If I can make a suggestion. We’d love to run a gossip column here. It’d cost less, be read by more and would save a lot of time making glossy bandwidth hogging flash animation. Less scope for throwing parties I suppose.

Maybe, but do you think RA would respond well to the content they post? Also, where would you find the time to moderate all of the “ZOMG tarneesharr is like a totl skank LOLZ” commentary, JB?

I guess it might grow the business though.

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