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Introducing Brickimedia

Posted by Meiko , Apr 25 2013 · 225 views

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I'm proud to announce a new network for LEGO fans and sites (primarily wikis, which is all we host at the time, and plan to host): Brickimedia! Brickipedia, the popular LEGO wiki hosted on Wikia and several other LEGO Wikis have moved to Brickimedia by today, completing the current network of the sites.
I did a lot of work with some people I just met when starting this project to set up the server and the wikis. If you're curious, the interface and experience may be similar to what you know on BS01, The Ninjago Wiki, or other independent wikis. Brickimedia will be cooperating with many other sites, including sites like Brickset to integrate information from the Brickipedia wiki to bring a more unified, easy, and complete online LEGO information on various sites you visit.
Sites like BS01, Brickset, The Ninjago Wiki, or The Chima Wiki won't be moving to Brickimedia, but will support each other as 'partners'. I plan to talk to Black Six some time this week about what can be done with the Brickimedia network to make it BZPower-friendly, and what could be integrated on the sites.
More information regarding the Brickimedia network can be found at http://www.brickimedia.org and if you have further questions, be sure to ask in the comments.

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Booker DeWitt
Apr 26 2013 12:26 AM

Please, please, please don't get Brickset in on this. It's a decent database, sure, but that's where it ends. It's just a horrible walking advertisement now, run by a guy who ignores everything anyone says that conflicts with what he thinks. And he's also incapable of reporting news stories without injecting some ill-informed bias.

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Pftt, haha, "decent" database? As opposed to what? It's the only lego set database, Tilius, so as a lego fan with a large collection, its kind of hard to live without it. And what do you mean walking advertisement? Do you really think a lego fansite is just going to support itself without a few small ads? At least they're lego-related ones instead of the generic, ill-fitting, and sometimes even inappropriate advertising on BZP. Or are you referring to their occasional set reviews? In that case, they've hardly always been positive.

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Parks and Rekt
Apr 26 2013 07:03 PM

The advertising on BZP isn't contoured for the site; it's contoured by what you browse. Hence why all my ads are for the Democratic Party and various music streaming websites.



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The ads I get are for SSD servers, laptops, and cars. :P

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The advertising on BZP isn't contoured for the site; it's contoured by what you browse. Hence why all my ads are for the Democratic Party and various music streaming websites.




In theory, yes. Unfortunately, such a system is guaranteed to never work perfectly - or be perfectly suitable for the minimum age range, which was demonstrated to me a while back when I saw a rather inappropriate ad with the tagline "we don't like young men, we like you!" (And yes, I reported this)


My point was, brickset's advertising system is rather genius. By limited it to specific third party lego retailers the admin personally choses, the site not only avoids the problem BZP occasionally has, but also lends a supporting hand to other parts of the community. So in other words, I still don't know what Tilius was talking about when he mentioned brickset's "advertising" in a negative light.

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Brickset uses a different ad program though. BZPower uses AdSense, a Google service, while Brickset is using the LEGO Affiliate Program. AdSense brings in more money than the LEGO ads though.

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