News submissions Rant

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by American Zombie, Dec 4, 2004.

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  1. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Has policy changed or do some news posters decide to take credit for themselves?

    The most recent Nero update I submitted then Edskes gives no credit and I had left a comment about not getting credit which was then removed. :eek:

    Then when a Steam update came out I had submitted it and Khayman gave no mention of it.
    I live only 15 minutes from Valve HQ and stop in there from time to time and get told things before they even come out on Steam page.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    News posters don't necessarily view the submitted news, in-fact some of them don't even have access to the queue (I don't think Edskes does.) and that's why credit wouldn't be given. Although I can't say why your comment was deleted, will look into it though.
     
  3. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Only EP, Khayman, gonaads and myself have access to submitted news. As SPeedY_B pointed out, we don't always read submitted news before posting what we've found.

    Personally, if there isn't a link to check what's submitted, I just delete it. We/I need proof of the news, don't wanna just post something that isn't true and make OSNN look foolish.

    [edit] All news posters have access to delete comments.
    Also, as far as posting news and submitted news, I haven't been keeping up my end. So if people have submitted lately, it's probably still sitting there, waiting to be posted or deleted [/edit]
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I will need to update that article, its too short and has no info.
    When I update it, you will get credit as well.

    Just playing with a router atm, and I am losing
     
  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Thanks all, I now have a better understanding of how this works. :)
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I do too. :p
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    And me, but shhhhhhhhh, no one knows.
     
  8. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    You guys hardly/never post news so you don't count :p
     
  9. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    whats this news thing again :p
     
  10. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    You too??:confused: At least I'm not the only one who has just found it!;):D
     
  11. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    That happened to me once as well--someone posted a story that I submitted, but didn't check the news queue to see if I had submitted it first. Well, after eight months of counseling and countless bottles of Zoloft, I'm doing a little better. I'll have that news poster know, however, that they left my life in ruins.
     
  12. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Thats not quite true :p I've fed EP a few rumours from the grapevine that get put on osnn :)

    Clearly stated as such, but they're there none the less :p
     
  13. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well I know you, so I know its all lies.
    But I post anyway :p
     
  14. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    whats a news :confused:
     
  15. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I've mentioned this serveral times before and it's always with the same author who I think everyone can guess. :) He's basically a spammer.
     
  16. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I deleted his last news post as it was cack really.
    Noticed AZ submitted the HL2 update, but Khayman posted it before I managed to do it myself - pimped him in the comments tho ;D
     
  17. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    What gets me a bit steamed are the people/would be members that join up just to post/submit their own software product.

    Plus I like clicking on the user name of the person that has submitted the news story or software to see how active they izz on the forums.

    There is one in the submitted news rite now that if ya click on his user name it's an e-mail link. :eek: And they are not a member. Now that is annoying. :mad:
     
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