News on the home page?

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Whiplash's picture
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I don't know if this will be on the final version of the new theme, but maybe there should be a news feed where people can submit news and have them reviewed by the mods/admins and have them on the home page as a result.

Just a thought if it isn't being implemented.

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Anything written to the community blog I can very easily feature on the homepage. And the site is still moving slowly enough that I read everything that gets posted. So if you want to start writing news, deals, reviews, etc. go ahead.

The homepage design is going to change to look more like the community blog, and there will be multiple tabs for different types of posts (like in the design).

 

Edit: I really want to get a gaming deals section going strong, so if you (or anybody else) is looking to become a featured editor, deals is the first area I want to hit. Gaming deals is a very easy way for us to make some extra cash through affiliate links.

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I'd be happy to send you links to articles I find interesting, important, informative, etc.

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I'd be happy to send you links to articles I find interesting, important, informative, etc.

I'm not really interested in a barrage of links...this site needs well written news, original to this site. 95% of the posts on every major blog are recaps of news origionally broken by another website. Cite your source, do some extra digging and 'jounalism', and post that story.

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True. I have a good knowledge of journalism, so this shouldn't be hard to do.

 

Not only do I help with the graphics (only for that one time) but I'm also the journalist :P

 

EDIT. You could also help me with this by sending me links to articles I wasn't able to read up on. If this does eventually happen, you can just send them to my email address.