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#1 +riahc3

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:16

Hello,

Ive seen this on another site (dont remember which) but it would draw more attention to the forums and in turn get more registrations....

Instead of the current "comments" in each front page news article, why, when a front page news article is posted, automatically a thread is created in what would be a new secion in the forums called "Front Page News". This way people can have a discussion about it.


#2 Sszecret

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:22

I know exactly where you've seen it : HowToGeek. 

 

I personally don't mind the comments system, but to each his own. :)



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:26

Hello,

I know exactly where you've seen it : HowToGeek.

Nope.

I feel the comments section gets lost or left out or forgotten in a sense; I think it would be better for the forums :)

#4 abecedarian paradoxious

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:33

What really sucks is when an "editor" or "contributor" to Neowin FPN takes a topic from "Back Page News" 15-30 minutes after the BPN topic was created and doesn't give any credit to the person(s) who posted it on Neowin first.

 

It should be a requirement that before front page news is posted, the forums should be checked to see if the news might already have been posted, then give that person, or persons, at least bi-line credits.

 

On the other hand, if it's in BPN, forums should redirect there.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:34

Don't they already go here? http://www.neowin.ne...ront-page-news/



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:49

Hello,

Don't they already go here? http://www.neowin.ne...ront-page-news/

Look at the replies and views. 0. All that does is redirect it to the front page article.

Those should be real threads where replies/comments are stored and views are recorded, not just dummy links.

#7 Steven P.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:33

Not going to happen.



#8 Luc2k

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:55

Not going to happen.

Why not? Is it technical or something else?



#9 Steven P.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:58

Because we prefer our own custom coded comments system, that's why.



#10 Luc2k

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:03

Suit yourselves, but I bet there are plenty of users that find the system somewhat redundant.



#11 spenser.d

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:04

Hello,

Ive seen this on another site (dont remember which) but it would draw more attention to the forums and in turn get more registrations....

Instead of the current "comments" in each front page news article, why, when a front page news article is posted, automatically a thread is created in what would be a new secion in the forums called "Front Page News". This way people can have a discussion about it.


Can you not have a discussion in the comments section? I'm not sure what issue you're trying to solve here.

#12 Luc2k

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:10

Can you not have a discussion in the comments section? I'm not sure what issue you're trying to solve here.

The issue would be with news that are both on the main page and in the forums. You end up with two separate discussions on the same subject.



#13 vanx

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 18:03

I agree: a consolidated place to discuss would be good. Like MacRumors does it. Otherwise it partially segregates the audiences.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 18:07

Basically:  We coded our own fancy front page, with our own comment system and so we want to use that.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 18:19

I actually prefer the comments section to the forums.