Why is GBAtemp being treated like a Digg clone?

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Apr 13, 2010
  1. dib
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    Member dib GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Are there any mods whom maybe want to do something about the surge in non-video game related news, as users flock here just to be the first to repost whatever headline we could see nearly any other place on the internet?
     


  2. Jakob95

    Suspended Jakob95 I am the Avatar

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    That is the best part of this website. I love when these news get posted. Thank you community for making us open to the world more than only gaming.
     
  3. Costello

    Administrator Costello Headmaster

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    I agree with Jakob95, I like to see those news. I learn a lot of stuff.
    How about 'if you dont like them, dont read them' ?
     
  4. Guild McCommunist

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    GBAtemp is a video gaming website but isn't limited to that alone. Why do you think we have the BMTM, General Off Topic, and Edge of Forums?

    If you're talking about the flood of political news in User Submitted News, it's just been a busy news week. Countries going into civil war and Polish presidents dying don't happen oh so frequently, let alone in a stretch of a few days. There's been suggestions of USN being for only video gaming news and political/other news being moved to General Off Topic.

    You'd be surprised at the amount of people who rely on non-news sites for news. I'm sure there's a few people here he don't watch the news and get most of their news from here. Hell, I hardly watch the news any more. I used to, but I've been spending more time elsewhere. I get most of my headlines from here.

    And for the record, I still have no fucking clue what a Digg is.
     
  5. lolzed

    Member lolzed The GBAtemp Pichu

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    maybe just split the forums into two,that was a suggestion a while ago.I like the news actually,but you should split video gaming and politics
     
  6. dice

    Former Staff dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    There was the suggestion of splitting the user submitted news into two sub forums ("gaming" and "other") which I do think is a good idea.

    With that said, I also enjoy reading the non-video game related news.
     
  7. CyrusBlue

    Member CyrusBlue GBAtemp Fan

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    I see no reason to split or change anything. Everything is fine the way it is.

    Just don't click User Submitted News.
     
  8. Ace Gunman

    Former Staff Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    Splitting it wouldn't change the fact that when you click the user-submitted news tab you'd see such articles. No sense creating more sections when it could and is handled fairly well by one.
     
  9. Snorlax

    Member Snorlax POSTMODERNISM

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    I like the news how it is now.
    It keeps me informed! :]
     
  10. GreatZimkogway

    Member GreatZimkogway Touhou Fanatic

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    This. I generally cba to go elsewhere, not enough time in the day.
     
  11. tinymonkeyt

    Member tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

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    Yeah! I mean, why go to two places for your news when you can just get your daily info on one site?
     
  12. Luckkill4u

    Member Luckkill4u SOLDIER

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    Lets just say it gets the computer nerds like us connected real world.
     
  13. Gunmaster51

    Newcomer Gunmaster51 Advanced Member

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    Its important to keep up with the everyday news. It also allows GBATemp to function more as a community.
     
  14. GreatZimkogway

    Member GreatZimkogway Touhou Fanatic

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    Is that sarcasm? ._.
     
  15. DCG

    Member DCG GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    the site is fine as it is now. here you can get confirmation about news in other countries that might or may not be true.
     
  16. tinymonkeyt

    Member tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

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    Lol, no, not sarcasm -_______-x

    Like really... some people spend their time on other websites, as well as the 'Temp, for gaming and world news...but if the 'Temp already has world news integrated, people wouldn't have to waste as much time reading up on it elsewhere!
     
  17. Vidboy10

    Member Vidboy10 Tsardom

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    To tell you the truth...
    I kinda started the whole "posting non-gaming news in the user submitted news" fad. :l
     
  18. Raika

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    What is a digg
     
  19. Snorlax

    Member Snorlax POSTMODERNISM

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    A new gen five pokemanz?
     
  20. Hadrian

    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    How about an option to mark the news as none video game related news? That way those who can't simply just ignore this news can disable the option to see such news instead of whining and complaining all the time.
     

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