Originally Posted by WhiteLotus
If I was to rank each news poster on how well I think they do the job, Btarunr is in first place. Purely because in my opinion Malware's news it often just too long-winded, but at the same time covers EVERYTHING you need to know. Maybe Btarunr is just more suited to my level of experience? I don't know.
Also I haven't seen Jimmy2004 for some time. Does he still contribute to the news in any way?
I also would like to add a response to Btarunr comment about the Intel turbo news. I read it, four times - and still it made no sense to me. That isn't me not understanding what you wrote, that's me not understanding every single piece of technological jargon. I like to see myself as an experience amateur. So in some news articles I do not post purposefully at risk of making myself look like a complete idiot, and I believe others (although most likely wouldn't admit it) do the same.
About some comments being unfit for the front page - maybe give the author and all mods to "hide" such comments - unless such a thing already exists.
Another thing I have seen is that many comments repeat the one before it because time delay when both users posting at the same time. On terrorizer.com (metal forum) they allow you to preview any new comments that may have been posted between the time you clicked reply and submit. Maybe such a thing could be implemented here?
Thanks, WhiteLotus, you brought up a vital point about LoE (level of experience). I've had mixed views about our community's general level of experience. Often it has happened that news with too much tech jargon wasn't received well. Maybe because the demographics are such that not all people understand too much tech. I'll keep that in mind when doing write-ups.
Jimmy2004 isn't part of the news anymore, last I heard. Bad comments are soft-deleted by me instantly and a explanation is sent to the user(s) by PM.
Originally Posted by PVTCaboose1337
I personally like the short news articles. If I want to understand more, I just click the source link.
Also, Btar and Malware are generally the only people I see news from and they do a great job. The writing is professional, but not too hard to read. My only complaint is there are some "slow days" when no news is posted, and I have to go check another site... We just need more people to do the news.
Slow days are when there's nothing "latest" and worthwhile to post. The other sites you check probably have older (by a day/two) articles and you find something new to read. Apart from Malware and myself, we also have alexp999 doing the news, so there's sufficient staff that should be handling news. Apart from us, W1zzard is another active newsie, whenever he comes up with some inside news (which only he can), he makes it a point to post.
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