A proper news page

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Aug 3, 2004

A proper news page by Pedro_Lambrini at 1:35 PM (698 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

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    I often have a quick look at the portal page but it strikes as not being particularly interesting! It's not that it's bad or anything it's just that it doesn't seem to carry much news. For example if you come to the forums you find all these threads talking about new flash carts that have just been released and all these tools etc but very rarely do you see these things getting a mention on the 'front' page where in my opinion people might notice it a bit more rather than having 2 or 3 topics about the same thing. At the moment there are 2 threads regarding the ecube thing because there was no single source of information on the site. There are thousands of members on this site so I don't see getting news being a problem! [​IMG]
     
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    We actually just had a discussion on something similar. Wait till this coming weekend to see the outcome.

    -Tempest out.-
     
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    I like it when the little bits of news that do appear alongside the releases on the main page happen; I'd absolutely love to see more ~ It's nice to see people in GBATemp keeping up to date on the latest news, plus there's less chance of course that someone else will start a duplicate thread.

    Things to consider? Well if (like at the moment) the threads are posted in the Magazine news section it would kind of void much of the use of the other forums (eg. GBA Emulation, GBA Devices and Utilities etc..) so prehaps the front page threads could be posted in the revelent section as well?
    Also it would have to be decided what sort of and how much news gets put on the front page, plus the obvious question of do the staff have time to do all of this?


    Meh, anyway whatever happens it's not like I can't live without it ~ I check over half a dozen gaming/emu news sites each morning, often several times a day so I'm fine... I'm sure others are capable of popping their head round a site or two occasionally, or at the very least read Jumpmans gaming news for the week thread if they want in on the info.

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    Wouldn't it have been exciting if you had opened the portal page and saw the nice new shiney pics of the DS?? [​IMG]

    And wasn't it important to post the news about the Sharky virus thang!?! (Which was, of course, put on the portal!
     
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    We did indeed post about the Sharky virus. You may notice that the news post was EDITED and declared loudly that it was virused.

    You give us less credit simply because you don't pay attention.

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    I'm sorry! You've got the wrong end of the stick. My whole point was that it was posted on the portal because it was important and of interest. Sorry to have offended, my grammer wasn't the greatest in that sentence [​IMG]
     

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