I just wanted to announce this to all of the Los Angeles Lakers fans on the site.
The site offers a news wire with the latest news, team information and a forum of its own. And I will get some Laker Girls stuff up there as soon as I can.
Obviously the site is in its infancy, but I would appreciate any support you can provide.
Do I have to sign up for yet another account?
No. You can log in with your 49erswebzone.com username and password. When you first log in, the site will check with this site and pull all of your information over to Lakers365.com. You will then be asked to log in again. Sorry about the double login thing. I am working on that.
Why should I visit that site when there is a Lakers thread here at 49erswebzone.com full of awesomeness?
There sure is! But over there, you can also get the latest news from a number of resources around the web, just like you get your 49ers news here. And I will be adding even more resources as I have time. Also, you will not have to put everything into one giant super thread if you do not want to. Create specific threads about specific issues about the team. And all your Webzone buddies can join in with the signup process so easy (again, crossing my fingers on that part).
How can this site compete against those Lakers mega-sites that I see on the interwebs?
In short, we probably can't compete traffic-wise. Especially not without your help. That would be like some new Niner site coming in and trying to compete with Webzone. Not gonna happen. We have a 14 year head start. Lakers365.com is just looking to get a small piece of the pie and we will focus on what we know how to do best. Gather the best news around the web and deliver it to you in one easy to use location.
Wait ... you are not even a Lakers fan, are you?
Nope. But I am also not a Warriors or Giants fan either and I made sites for those. And the Giants one is doing better than I expected it to during such a short period of time. Well ... everyone scattered for the offseason, but I hope things are back to normal once the season starts up again. With some work, I hope Lakers365.com can go down the same trail. Maybe a few years from now, it will be something special.
How come Lakers365.com looks just like WarriorsCentral.com but with some different colors and backgrounds?
It is using the same code. This means if I roll out a feature on one site, I can easily roll it out on the other. Hopefully this will make updates easier in the future.
Can you get me Lakers tickets?
That account creation from your Webzone account is cool. Why not have that on all of your sites?
As of yesterday, you can do that. Again, this is very beta so I apologize in advance for any existing bugs.
I do not like the Lakers. Will you create any other team sites?
Not right now. I want to look into some more non-sports related projects.
I love the design of the Webzone forum. Why didn't you just use that?
The Webzone forum code is about 8 years old. The software used on the other sites is compatible with more 3rd party tools. For example, Tapatalk (which reminds me ... I need to add that to Lakers365.com). I am currently rewriting the Webzone forums from the ground up, so in the future, the code may be able to support multiple sites. For now, Webzone runs solo.
What are your other sports sites?
You can see all the sites at Skybox360.com.
You can join the Lakers365.com Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lakers365com/181833515179873 and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/lakers365com. Can you believe lakers365 was taken on Twitter?! Lame.