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Mar
18

Welcome to DestroyRepeat 5.5

I’ve been working on an idea for a while now. It is time to move DestroyRepeat past this whole idea of keeping it as a forum by itself. It hasn’t been working for me for a while now. That’s on me, it’s my responsibility. It falls on my shoulders. I made this comment back in January…

Okay, so DestroyRepeat 5.0 didn’t pan out as I expected. I take full responsibility for that. When I bought PSVitaForum, my original plan was to maintain the traffic from that site, with zero changes. But I discovered a few holes the skin(s), plugins, and whatnot. I refreshed the database. What I should’ve done was maintain the content ID’s. That’s my bad, and that’s my fault. I learned from it on a different website that I acquired recently. Now that I’ve learned how to maintain the content ID’s without worrying about other factors. The original reason why I didn’t want to maintain the content ID’s is because of how it works. I thought that because it maintains the ID’s as exactly as it was, I couldn’t log in. I learned on my own that wasn’t the case. I could.

I was wrong there. It cost me the pagerank and links. I could’ve maintained the traffic from old links to new links, all I could’ve done was maintain content ID’s. Now that I learned how things works, from here on out, I will not make the same mistake again.

However, over the last 3 months, I’ve been pondering, thinking, and planning for the next year (which is right now). I have a new plan. And luck would have it my way. I’ve always wanted to integrate a forum with a blog. Xpress was revealed in 2018. At the same time, xenForo 2.1 has been in beta since September. So, as per usual, I held off on doing anything regarding DestroyRepeat until I am ready. When xenForo 2.1 is considered gold and stable, and Xpress is compatible with it, I will begin to relaunch DestroyRepeat as a blog/forum. It will be a long process, but I’m ready.

I didn’t come into this industry to fail, so failure isn’t an option. I can fail, but I can pivot, and get better. That’s always been my prerogative. But first, I will need to move the network (including DestroyRepeat) to a new server, because my e-mails keep getting dropped thanks to the spammers, and trolls. Thanks, guys. Thanks!

‘Till then… Sit tight. This is going to be a big site

– Carlos Morales, Owner of DestroyRepeat.com

I’ve been testing that XPress for a while now through a different website that I own. When I discovered it, a lightbulb went off in my head. At that point, I was thinking; “Why don’t we condense every blog I created, and acquired over the years, into one single place?” This idea is what you see today. Bear with me while I continue to make changes, and import everything from my other blogs and get everything ready for primetime.

I am not ready to call it quits with DestroyRepeat. I intended for DestroyRepeat to become the #1 place for Tech & Gaming news. I like technology, gaming, and whatnot. So, this is what we’re doing going forward. I will invest heavily into this particular site. If I have to beg for money, so be it. IGAF.

Anyhow, this is phase one of the changes that will come in the next week or months.

About Carlos Morales

I've been writing about Video Games since 2001. I have become a well-known, recognizable name in the industry. I started CarlosX360.com in 2006, and has accumulated over 1 Million Users, and 4.5 Million Pageviews worldwide. I'll always be most passionate about this wonderful community.