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  1. Rydian
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    User-submitted news is for news that you want to appear on the first page. Thus it should be gaming/electronics-related.

    Non-gaming news goes in general off-topic. Politics, natural disasters, rednecks being douchebags... that's off-topic stuff, not front-page-on-a-gaming-site stuff.

    Could the forum descriptions/rules be clarified for this?
     


  2. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    When posting on USN there's an option to mark when you want it to be considered for front page. For unrelated news, don't tick it.
     
  3. Rydian
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    It still puts it in the same forum, and it's annoying to try to check the forum out for gaming news that might not be front-page worthy but still interesting and seeing a bunch of non-gaming news.

    Non-gaming news would get more appreciation and views in the off-topic forum as well, since people don't exactly think "I'll check the forum for news that's supposed to go on the front page of a gaming website!" when they think of checking for a political discussion.
     
  4. ProtoKun7

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    The idea of splitting USN into Gaming-relevant news and other news has been brought up before, and I remember that I was for the idea. I don't mind the news being there, personally, but if people don't want to see it at all and browse the forum by board rather than searching for new posts, then a separate sub-forum couldn't hurt.
     
  5. Guild McCommunist

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    I think I remember someone saying to just put non-gaming news in General Off Topic and gaming news in USN.

    But generally people don't care, the description doesn't say anything about it being gaming-specific. And if you don't want to read non-gaming news then you just don't read the non-gaming news stuff.
     
  6. p1ngpong

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    I remember the last time this was suggested, it was during a period when we had a bit of a fad for posting political stuff and there was a slew of that sort of news being posted. Generally I don't mind non gaming and tech news being posted as long as its not something completely unsuitable. Currently we have only two non tech/gaming related news post on the first page of USN so I don't consider this a huge issue myself as this type of news isn't exactly prevalent.
     
  7. Scott-105

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    Meh, that's not an issue for me. There isn't a rule stating USN must be gaming related. If you don't want to read other news, just don't read it.
     
  8. Rydian
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    I'd like the rules clarified so people are more likely to post it in the off-topic section where it'd get more views from more people.
     
  9. Vulpes Abnocto

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    But I wanted the new MySpace logo to be on the front page! [​IMG]


    /jackassery
     
  10. iFish

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    I was kinda sick of seeing news about wars.....It clogged my view when trying to find news.

    I think this is a gaming and tech forum. It should stay to that. Unless it's in the off-topic section.

    Just my 2 cents
     
  11. Rydian
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    People are misreading (or not reading).

    I'm fine with this stuff, however I think it's in the wrong forum.

    I'm fine with non-gaming stuff, but it doesn't belong in the gaming sections.
     
  12. ProtoKun7

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    There's still nothing saying USN has to be gaming related.
     
  13. luke_c

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    I think it would be better if more people ticked the 'Yes, I'd like my article to be published on the front page' for threads related to Gaming and leaving everything that shouldn't be on the front-page that is just general news or likewise in the User-Submitted News area...
     
  14. Raiser

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    When was USN ever specified to be a gaming-related-only news forum?
     
  15. Rydian
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    When did I post something twice on one page only to have it ignored?

    Oh yeah, this thread.

    Y'all are confusing this with the point of an earlier thread. Don't.
     
  16. Sterling

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    Hmm, I really don't care either way. I would rather have all the news in one place. If User Submitted News isn't worthy of all news, then stop complaining until it's changed. Most of the people in the forum don't care, but to me one simple click to view ALL important news is great. There is also less movements to cause Carpal tunnel.
     
  17. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    just don't read it if you don't like it [​IMG]
     
  18. Rydian
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    Like you didn't read more than the first post here? [​IMG]
     
  19. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    dude it's not that hard to do i can skip through it in seconds and find what i'm looking for
     
  20. Rydian
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    I'm not saying I don't like those threads, I'm saying that's not the best place for them.