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jdoggparty
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Well, on the front page there is news, I was thinking the users could have a chance to right that news. Kind of like all the failed newspapers, but more official.

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samy
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Well, on the front page there is news, I was thinking the users could have a chance to right that news. Kind of like all the failed newspapers, but more official.


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Anyway the main problem with that is the news if often new information just put forth by the AG team.
Freakenstein
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Any updates or news from a normal user, depending on the type, can be discussed either via thread or profile. Any official, important news can be up on the front page, but only the team should have access to that.

mrtim
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So what kind of news should happen? Something like this? I think that is a good way as one can make a profile and then post their own news, instead of it being in a front page where more important news will be at the bottom.

Freakenstein
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That could be something to think about. I don't like the idea of it being a separate profile though. I suppose we can do something to rid the white space we have on our profiles when we have progressive abouts though

So...my idea is: on the right side of the profile, we have our bios. On the LEFT side, we have news updates on whatever the user wants it to be.

samy
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So...my idea is: on the right side of the profile, we have our bios. On the LEFT side, we have news updates on whatever the user wants it to be.


It's been said that we will have a news feed from other users on our profile somewhere. Hopefully it's more of a widget so that we can move it around.
Kyouzou
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Perhaps something akin to a news feed, where any achievements by users, new friends, 'status' posts (if those will exist) and other such things exist.

It would look something like this:

Avast Just gained their 1000th forum post!
Ye and Landlubbers are now friends.
Arrrrgh! just signed up to AG!
Piracy just gained their 15,000th Armor Point.
Blah just won the Haiku contest and was awarded a merit!
Bleep just was awarded a merit for their comment on [insert game]
[insert comment]


So on so forth.

Freakenstein
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^ This. Xfire has something similar to this, where it automatically updates the user's status achievements, as well as shows the user's friend's/clan members' achievements on his or her profile page.

jdoggparty
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That would attrack much spam though. Maybe the news could be a link on the front page saying "What's Interesting?" And it would tell all the popular threads, and game previews, etc.

Kyouzou
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What I'm referring to would be site wide, like a page everyone could go to, in order to see new sign ups, and people who needed to be congratulated etc.

1337Player
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Avast Just gained their 1000th forum post!
Ye and Landlubbers are now friends.
Arrrrgh! just signed up to AG!
Piracy just gained their 15,000th Armor Point.
Blah just won the Haiku contest and was awarded a merit!
Bleep just was awarded a merit for their comment on [insert game]
[insert comment]

Something like that except maybe excluding the friends, there could be hundreds of friend invitations all day. That would equal to more friends being made. Everything else is cool.
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Sound like twitter which I hate. Also it would consists of at least 75% pointless drivel. The only thing I could think of as news would be the blog posts. They should be more prioritized in the new site.

mrtim
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I think I heard something like that of having things like achievements and all put on. I think it will be on our profiles and all. But I think we should be able to select what we can put on. And Corymn did say we are going to have similar to twitter like Followers/following.

Freakenstein
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Sound like twitter which I hate. Also it would consists of at least 75% pointless drivel. The only thing I could think of as news would be the blog posts. They should be more prioritized in the new site.


If this idea is something like Xfire, then it would be automatic, meaning the server updates the progression of the user. If they is user-made updates, then they are considered blogs.

With Ian's speculated features about following users and friends alike, that would basically just notify you whenever said user did something. What we are discussing right now are ways the user can post their own news. I say on the profile, whether it be user-made blog posts, or automatic progression updates like how Xfire has.
cormyn
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Perhaps something akin to a news feed, where any achievements by users, new friends, 'status' posts (if those will exist) and other such things exist.


This is precisely what we're building. Except for the "Joe and John are now friends" kinds of posts, those will show up on your own profile page (if you are Joe or John, or a friend of either of them)
cormyn
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What we are discussing right now are ways the user can post their own news

We're looking at ways for users to share news on their own profile pages. Larry's thinking about letting users add a few RSS feeds and publish the last 3 headlines from it, etc. and we're happy to hear other ideas.
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