Approval of user submitted news

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  1. Sausage Head
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    I was actually going to suggest this yesterday, but I didn't really have reason enough to do so.
    And now...
    It's too late.
    User-Submitted news gets spammed full of old news, or today (April Fools' Day) shit jokes.
    It might be hard for GBAtemp staff to approve every news post, so I have another solution:
    A "sub-section" for news awaiting for approval, if urgent news is ever posted.

    Who agrees?
     


  2. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    This is what the staff are for, and even though they don't always get to the dupe topics and old news right away, they do get it every time, and most of the time they're on the ball.

    No reason for redundant moderation.
     
  3. Rydian

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    Stuff only makes it to the front page when a staff member consciously goes through the effort of putting it there, no worries.
     
  4. Sausage Head
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    Yes, front page posts are never bad posts but the category itself - "User-Submitted News" is full of old news/not properly formatted news/fake news
     
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    The current user-submitted news thing IS what you're talking about, it's where everything is. When somebody uses the "submit to front page" option then it goes into something you all don't see.
     
  6. Sausage Head
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    Yes, and when that button is pressed, certain staff members will check if it is frontpage worthy.
    Else, they won't untill they see it for themselves, already posted and flamed.
     
  7. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    You see that button below everyone's signature? Yeah, if you wondered what the report button was for, this would be one of those situations. Click it, type in your complaint and all will be well.

    The only reason a staff member wouldn't see a topic that should by all rights be locked, is because no one had reported it.

    Every time you file a report, every moderator can see it, and until it is resolved, the notification stays there.
     
  8. Rydian

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    If it's frontpage-worthy it's not flamed.

    If it's not front-page worthy but the poster thinks it is, there's nothing to stop them from submitting it like that anyways if they think so.

    If you're suggesting that stuff submitted to the front page is hidden from view, that's not going to improve the quality of submissions, and we like to keep user involvement, so as long as it's hidden other users can't participate in the discussions.
     
  9. Sausage Head
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    I'm not talking about front page posts, but about the user submitted news in general.
    It'd be better if they were disapproved before a normal user can see them than to get closed threads that fill up every page.
     
  10. Rydian

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    The point is not just stuff for the front page, in fact most of the stuff there doesn't get front-paged because it's a discussion forum as well.

    A change is planned.
     
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    And tomorrow there won't be a reason to either.
     
  12. Sausage Head
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    None of those are submitted for entry into the front page, thus they would not be hidden.

    EDIT: Or if they were, somebody already denied them.
     
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    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    Like this.


    The LaytonxWright one is kinda okay since it generates so much hype.
     
  15. Rydian

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    Again, not submitted for the front page.

    The user-submitted news is also a discussion forum, you can't magically improve the quality of posts there just like you can't do it for other forums. People are going to submit some stupid shit, period.
     
  16. Sausage Head
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    I'm not talking about front page submitted news only.
     
  17. Rydian

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    Well, what's the problem you're trying to solve?
     
  18. TwinRetro

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    He's trying to say the USN is full of crap posts and Mods don't get to them in time.
     
  19. Devin

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    The user submitted news forum is being cluttered with nonsense, and news is constantly being reposted. His idea is to make a sub forum, so that news can be "pending" until a moderator deems it fit to go to the actual user submitted news forum.

    Amirite?
     
  20. Rydian

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    The people that post crap often can't even find the 3DS section, no way are they going to find a sub-forum.

    As for the april fools' thing, I don't think one day out of a year is enough to make a sub-forum, and people would just post jokes in the main one anyways.


    EDIT:
    Requiring staff approval of topics is going to be Just Fucking Annoying™ (on both ends), and people would post elsewhere to get around that.