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  1. Dj-ElectriC

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    Video content - I expect it! :)
     
  2. W1zzard

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    need to find someone who wants to go in front of a camera and not make a fool out of himself
     
  3. Dj-ElectriC

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    The Elric type? the Linus type? or maybe Paul-class?
     
  4. 3870x2

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    Submission sent. I look forward to NextPowerUp!
     
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    Should we submit a video reply?

    Could you outline what you would like a video review/update to be about?

    Any general requirements, editing, professional gear, hardware?
     
  6. qubit

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    I think the site is great, but having a Disqus thread instead of a proper forum is a step backwards. Seeing the forum threads the way we do here is very grabby and helps to keep users on the site. Not being able to dive into user generated threads at NPU is just bad.
     
  7. 3870x2

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    There are plenty of successful news sites that stand on delivering an article, and a discussion about it.
     
  8. qubit

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    Sure, I still don't think it's good though. With the momentum that tpu has, I'm sure an npu forum would become very active quickly.
     
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    I have absolutely no clue. Never bothered with video personally. Convince us :) We are very extremely open to new ideas.
     
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    Looks like you might have a word there.
     
  11. Kreij

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    Extremely what? You're missing a noun. No writer job for you. :D
     
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    In other news, Kriej and 3870x2 have been secretly slipped an infraction.
     
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    I like whats happening with the main user menu and the secondary trending bar. I don't like how the news is organized, or might I say, not organized. The front page has a mess of news articles and comment columns and polls...

    These news articles need to be in a single column by themselves, and polls and comment counter can be placed in columns of the left and right. There is just far too much clutter.


    The articles:

    I absolutely love the layout of the articles... Great work their adding social widgets and easily accessible comment section. Everything looks in neat order.

    The search bar:

    I'm not fond of how the search bar is setup. I DO like instant results, but it should not be instant results within the home page itself. The instant results should appear on the bar. It takes away from what you are reading on the homepage.
     
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    missing "open". fixed the original post.

    no plans for me to write on npu. just strategic planning, coding the site engine and back office
     
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    Awesome news. Have been finding my normal go-to sites for more consumer orientated tech news have been slipping a lot as of late, so this will replace them nicely. Shame I have a full time job, else I'd have applied as a writer.
     
  16. qubit

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    Does no one else think that the lack of a forum on npu is a mistake, making the site less engaging? Just think how tpu works and you'll see where I'm coming from.
     
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    :rockout: working on this one!!!!!
     
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    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    Good luck with it guys, it sounds like a good idea.
     
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    I disagree. If you look at a site like DailyTech there is a lot of engagement in the comments for any given news item/article.
    It keeps the site more "news centric" and less "section centric" like a forum tends to do.
    If the majority of the audience you are trying to target is of the type to simply consume information (and possibly comment) without necessarily wanting to generate discussion outside of the news itself, it's a far superior method.
    There are 1000s and 1000s of Wordpress sites that incorporate both blogs and news, using comments only, that are heavily trafficked.
     
  21. qubit

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    Yes, I can see that it does alter the focus as you describe. However, how do you know that those sites wouldn't be more successful with a forum attached to them? I also can't say, as I have no data to show either way, but it's reasonable to consider that those sites might be more successful with a forum attached.

    As I explained, my point isn't that the site will fail because of it, but will be made less engaging, in my opinion. This form of news-centric participation is already available on tpu underneath every news story, so members are simply being offered less options for participation.
     
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    It'll be like Engadget only ten times better and less biased! About damn time!
     
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    I guess Q they may be able to add one at a later stage?
     
  24. qubit

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    Maybe, but it doesn't look like it's gonna happen. No one else seems at all bothered, which seems strange to me. I could expand my case for it, but I really can't be bothered now. No interest from members or staff and it's not my site. Just giving my 2 cents on it.
     
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    its interesting. i dont like NPU's chaotic front page tho - wheres the good old linear view, top to bottom?
     

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