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Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Costello
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    Help GBAtemp
    User submitted news get an upgrade
    In addition to our Release Management Center which allows you to contribute by submitting game releases, we've decided to allow members to write front page news articles!

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    In order to submit a news article of your own, simply start a new topic in our User Submitted News forum, tick the box at the bottom of the form and wait for approval. And don't you worry about approval - news articles that do not get approved will still be under the spotlight thanks to The Teej's weekly user submitted news round-up! Please also note that in the future we'll put up a simplified news posting script that will allow (for both staff and regular members) to quickly report information and upload images & files to the Download Center.

    [​IMG]¬†Visit our User Submitted News forum.
    [​IMG]¬†Start a new topic in this forum
     


  2. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

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    Sounds like a good improvement.

    EDIT: Doesnt seem to appear on the lite skin!!!
     
  3. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    If you do decide to contribute, please try your best to maintain the same post style as we use, and be sure to submit news that you think is relevant to the community's interest. [​IMG]
     
  4. Costello
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    this only works on the V3 skin so far but we're working on adapting it to other skins too!
    just be patient [​IMG]
     
  5. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    Good job [​IMG] I think this will really make posting news more popular.

    I do hope that you will check the posts for quality, because I don't think everyone will post with the same high standards that you use [​IMG]
     
  6. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

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    Nice upgrade.....We needed something like this, but I only hope that there won't be lots of useless news..
     
  7. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Great feature.

    Well considering the news has to be approved then there wont be any useless news.
     
  8. Sephi

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    Maybe I'll start submitting homebrew news again, but the posting format is rather unpleasant, since it feels like it takes so long
     
  9. Costello
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    If you're lazy about formatting staff members will arrange the formatting it for you.
    It'll take a little longer for your articles to get approved though.
     
  10. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    In that case, this system is perfect [​IMG]
     
  11. ScuberSteve

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    Hasn't this been around for a little while now? =/
     
  12. Costello
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    Only for about 2 days, Mr Steve.
     
  13. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

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    That's good.. we'll see the front page news being updated more frequently now [​IMG]

    The front page was always used for news about the scene, flashcards and the site.. should it continue this way? Or should we send the usual stuff that goes in the User Submitted News here too (news about game announcements, etc)? [​IMG]
     
  14. Satangel

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    Nice update, GBAtemp is really getting bigger everyday!
     
  15. SoulAnger

    SoulAnger MENUdo's Developer

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    Right on! [​IMG] I never go to gbatemp's other subforum except usersubmitted news. Awesome!
    Also, does this mean we could get a higher chance to be on the magazine staff? [​IMG]
     
  16. Minox

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    Nice, this should make posting news much easier.
     
  17. Doomsday Forte

    Doomsday Forte GBAtemp Maniac

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    Nothing that I would post would be front-page news worthy anyway. =P
     
  18. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

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    With these new permissions, I suppose you could say you are all honorary magazine staff! [​IMG]

    But seriously though, we've always been checking out the USN area (especially me), so keep on posting quality news. If you're really that good, you'll stand out, and we'll definitely take notice [​IMG]
     
  19. pilotwangs

    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

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    Great idea.
    Hopefully more homebrew news will get posted.
     
  20. JPH

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    Meh, I don't like it that much.
    It needs to be easier to use and should babyfeed the GBAtemp Portal News format to the user writing the news.