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Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
Posts: 7545
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Hey guys,

So Saint finally found some time to give us all the best option to avoid that annoying news spam you've been complaining about. I mentioned in the previous thread we were looking to just add a new "Latest News" forum where all AG news posts would populate regardless of the container Kosta or I posted them in, and that's exactly what we've done.

What this means for you is you can just jump between General Chat and Latest News and comment on whatever you want, regardless of the container. And what we're hoping (and would really like to see please), is more Comments appearing on posts than has been happening lately.

In General Chat we'll only push reviews, features and previews as a priority because, hey, this is still a gaming site ;) as well as any news we're 100% confident you'll want to talk about. And hopefully that cleans up the 'spam' issue for you and gives you a bit of an incentive to start Commenting on posts a bit more again, because it really does look better when we have a community as rich and traditional as this one being engaged.

If you have any suggestions on this moving forward or ways you'd like to see the site changed or updated, please just let us know!

Word,

Steve
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KostaAndreadis
Posts: 3001
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Yo yo,

It's me your friendly sentient spam bot, Kosta. We've heard you loud and clear and yeah it was weird that news was mixing it up between the usual general discussions about everything. So we've changed it!

Hopefully this makes thing easier for the bigger threads to remain on the front page, also for the more interesting news pieces to do the same in their own thread.

K
dais
Posts: 12232
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Nice one fellas!
hardware
Posts: 11706
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
So Saint finally found some time to give us all the best option
a compromise

to avoid that annoying news spam you've been complaining about.

And rightly so

And what we're hoping (and would really like to see please), is more Comments appearing on posts than has been happening lately.

Lately? Lately?? The last half-decade hasn't been enough of a hint for you guys?

In General Chat we'll only push reviews, features and previews as a priority because, hey, this is still a gaming site ;) as well as any news we're 100% confident you'll want to talk about.
Oh, so the spam is just reduced, not properly segregated.

And hopefully that cleans up the 'spam' issue for you

Doesn't sound like it

and gives you a bit of an incentive to start Commenting on posts a bit more again,

How? There is nothing about this change that will prompt that.


because it really does look better when we have a community as rich and traditional as this one being engaged.

And this is the key point. There are two 'communities' here, sharing the same board. QGL, and ausgamers. The sub-100-posts ausgamers kiddies might comment once ever now and then, and then there's the thousands of posts monthly by the QGL'ers in the non-news threads. You might say you have an engagement of hundreds of unique users commenting per week, but if you drew a venn diagram, the overlap between the QGL posters and the ausgamers threads, the overlap would be marginal at best. But no, so bloody-minded are you to push this tumbleweed community, that you'll happily try and smush two non-cohesive groups together, year after year, blind to the eternal cultural divide.

If you have any suggestions on this moving forward or ways you'd like to see the site changed or updated, please just let us know!
Sure, and wait another half-decade.


I do recognise that we, the QGL community, are refugees of a time in gaming long passed. We are relics of a era gone by, some of us stuck there eternally. We need a home, and this is where we find ourselves. But i believe that ausgamers needs us as least as much as we need them, for the tumbleweeds sure would be thick on the ground without us.
Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
Posts: 7547
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Thanks hardware. You're a gem.
dais
Posts: 12233
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I'm just impressed by the fact that something got crossed off the to do list.
infi
Posts: 23825
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

great work!
Spook
Posts: 40854
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
RUOK hardware?

you seem like you need a hug bro. (lately)
notgreazy
Posts: 859
Location: Other International

I'm just impressed by the fact that something got crossed off the to do list.

dis. omg. wow

I have noticed a decrease in the number of 0 posts after the thread, but it's still in an amount that is forcing other non-zero posts of the front page. I think Previews are lame, you could probably have 1 post a week summarising the new previews for the week.
nings
Posts: 461
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Maybe I should start visiting again, if I wasn't addicted to Gwent.
The post time limit doesn't help either.
Spook
Posts: 40858
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
if I wasn't addicted to Gwent.


OMG IM ADDICTED TO GWENT TOO!

its easily my favourite thing about witcher 3.
Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
Posts: 7548
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

GWENT is awesome! Need a full release already!
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