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?
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.
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!
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.