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Say goodbye to THE EXTRAS… sort of

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I would have liked to start this post by saying that you probably noticed that there was no edition of Extras! yesterday, but unfortunately I know that most of you actually didn’t notice, which is strangely enough why we’re here today.

I’ve been doing Extras nearly for as long as this site has been around. It began as me just wanting to share all the cool and funny videos, pictures and links that I found everyday while trawling the net. It was a hell of a lot of work every day (yes, we do work around here), but it was totally worth it because you guys really liked it!

But as time has gone on, it has become increasingly obvious that less and less of you are liking it – or actually even bothering to look at it – as view numbers have been steadily declining until we’ve now reached the point where the daily effort is just not worth it.

So what now? Well, we still want to keep sharing all these fun nuggets we find with you guys, so we’re just going to be doing things a bit differently on what we hope will be a better platform.

Starting next Monday, we will start posting several of the videos, pics, posters, etc that would have gone on Extras! throughout the day on both our Twitter feed and Facebook page. Then once a week, on Friday afternoons, we will have one post on the site that just rounds up the past week’s contributions in one place.

This will unfortunately mean that we won’t be able to cover as much as we used to with the old Extras!, but it will mean that we will still get to share most of it in a more streamlined manner.

We’re not dictators though (despite Nick’s delusions of grandeur), so would still like to hear your feedback on this approach. Do you think it’s a better alternative? Hell, maybe you even have a better idea on how we could tackle it, so sound off below in the comments!

Viva, Extras! Viva!

Last Updated: May 28, 2015

24 Comments

  1. The exstras is the one thing I do actually look at everyday, but since it’s late in the work day and I can’t look at the videos at work I’ll only get round to it later at night. Although a Friday round-up will also work.

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      May 28, 2015 at 21:19

      Thanks for the support!

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  2. darthZA

    May 28, 2015 at 16:15

    I’m ok with the Friday roundup, but I loved the extras. Looked at it almost religiously. I don’t have the time during the day most days to come browse things, so at the end of the day it was honestly my highlight. Damn you other people who never checked!

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      May 28, 2015 at 21:19

      Yes, damn them! :p

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  3. Unavengedavo

    May 28, 2015 at 16:19

    Dammit just as I started looking at it everyday O_o

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      May 28, 2015 at 21:19

      Only now? o_0

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  4. The Sten

    May 28, 2015 at 16:22

    Awww man! I freaking loved extras! Maybe you can just do, like, less of it? I dunno, im too sad now to think of any better suggestions…

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  5. Sageville

    May 28, 2015 at 16:26

    It’s ok, we understand….. *runs away weeping

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  6. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 28, 2015 at 16:31

    If it were not for extras I most likely would not have started frequenting themovies.co.za.

    Oh well. At least we get a Friday round up.

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  7. Skyblue

    May 28, 2015 at 18:07

    Have been a regular reader of Extra’s for some time. Will be sad to see it go but once a week is still better than nothing as I don’t do the social media thing, life is busy enough without the distraction.

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  8. Wayne Bossenger

    May 28, 2015 at 18:54

    The one thing I consistently enjoyed reading after work… :/

    Probably makes more sense to post the content as it’s found via twitter/facebook/etc instead of collating all that data everyday, even though that content will be missed by many worker bees…

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  9. CleentSOJ

    May 28, 2015 at 20:49

    Awwwww! The extra’s was my favourite part of the website! And I don’t use twitter or facebook…you damn kids!

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      May 28, 2015 at 21:20

      Welcome to the future! We have cookies! πŸ™‚

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  10. CleentSOJ

    May 28, 2015 at 20:54

    I’m so sad I have to post a second comment to emphasise just how sad I am. I’m a sad panda.

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  11. Rock789

    May 29, 2015 at 07:32

    I love the Extras – check-in every day, no matter how busy I get. So yeah, I noticed… But totally get why it’s a ton of work (you’re doing our work for us, scouring the net for these little nuggets so we don’t have to). A Friday round-up will definitely work too… Will need to set aside a quality hour every Friday as my weekly “Extras catch-up” time! πŸ™‚ Either way, I’ll be here to support ya! You guys rock – keep up the epic work! πŸ™‚

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    • Sgt. M

      May 29, 2015 at 10:08

      I even commented that I missed it.
      *Shakes head* *Cries some more*

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  12. Don

    May 29, 2015 at 07:39

    I love the extras!! its my most favourite thing to look at in the morning, all the movie info & funny videos, i need that before i start work! i love how each writer rips off the other in their articles especially when its Darryn! haha! i noticed yesterday but just thought Darryn was being jackass lazy….gamer! πŸ™‚ then i thought perhaps he is still training for his MKX battle. i will still drop by everyday before, during & after work to see what u lads post!

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  13. WhiteRock

    May 29, 2015 at 09:41

    Seems my comments will be in line with most of the ones below, but for me it’s one of the first things I open up in the morning. I usually only get to read it round lunch time, but it’s got a special tab reserved for it till that time and I will miss it. Taking the other perspective though, I always wondered where the hell you got time to add all the info and where the hell did you get all the info.

    A Friday round up could replace it, but then I would suggest love some grouping or streamlining of the weeks extra’s, but that would again entail extra work πŸ˜‰

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  14. Neill

    May 29, 2015 at 10:05

    Sad news. I thought Extras was the best regular post on the internet, including international sites. Would hate to see it go. Read it religiously.

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  15. Sgt. M

    May 29, 2015 at 10:06

    What will I read in the morning while I have my boring and plain All Bran Kerwyn???
    *CRIES*

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  16. The Kenn

    May 29, 2015 at 13:00

    dang it, it was my daily routine to check out Lazygamer and themovies at 4pm everyday to read up on the days goings on and Extra’s was one of my favourites. Dang other people! I liked it.

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  17. :(

    May 29, 2015 at 14:03

    Extras was the only thing I looked forward to on this site at first. Read it every day and would catch up only on that if I was away for a while or missed a few days. I used to visit Lazygamer every day, since extras started I frequented this more and more until I kind of gave up on Lazygamer and this became my favourite blog/website. Incredibly sad to see it go, it reminded me that I could nearly go home and made sure my last half hour of work was awesome! Damn every one of you that did not read Extras!!!!!

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