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Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:29 PM
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~Too Late - Too Soon~
Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:36 PM
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- Jason Astle-Adams
Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:16 AM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:12 AM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:26 AM
I suggest adding more featured journals to the front page until someone starts writing news for the site.
Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:50 AM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:55 AM
- Jason Astle-Adams
Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:02 AM
So if I understand correctly, the intent is to measure how many people remove each story from the front page, and if x amount of people (where x is a number still to be determined) remove a particular story that story will then be removed for everyone? Sounds like a good way to clean out some of the cruft, as long as people actually use it. I would think given this is the method of cleaning up what appears in the feed that it should be made more -- rather than less -- prominent than "likes".
For the first iteration of this system we'll be measuring down votes rather than acting on them to get an idea of what kind of threshold we would need in order to remove an article from the front page.
- Jason Astle-Adams
Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:08 AM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:21 AM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:45 AM
Is there anything that can be done about getting the same story imported from multiple different sources, or is that something that will be left up to community moderation?
It's also pretty annoying when a story has no further information on the "read more" page, and visiting the actual site reveals a login is required to view the full story. Given the new direction I assume you probably want to still list those items, but could something be added to the UI to indicate that this is the case before having to click through two sets of links (one to "read more", one to visit the actual site), even if it's done by manually listing those sites as being treated differently?
Looking forward to seeing how the new system goes, 'though I'm still not really a fan of how in-your-face the voting UI is.
Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:51 AM
Is the count of "likes" going to be used for anything -- ordering of articles on the page perhaps -- or is it just for show?
Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:48 AM
Can you get rid of the thumbs up and like, I don't really see what value it brings ??? The fact I or anyone else personally likes or dislikes an item of news brings what to the site? It feels way too social media, I think it's wrong for a site that is supposed to be informative and educational to be dressed up like a social platform...we always say use the right tool for the right job...
For me I come to Gamedev to read news and get help on issues I have relating to game development not the industry in general.
Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:58 PM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:49 PM
One way to look at it is "what's the added value". Why would I go to GDNet to get my impersonal linkspam, when it's already a solved problem? Having a writer actually collate linkspam into an editorial adds value to it and gives me a reason to pay attention.
While very few people like change around here, it's hard to argue that sites like reddit, digg, stackoverflow, etc. are attracting more viewers. I think in our old mindset we thought it was uber important for us to produce original news content (and even original articles). But honestly, who cares where the news comes from?
What's the sales pitch for why we'd come to GDNet for crowdsourced content rather than read reddit's or stackoverflow's or a personal selection, or other wannabe digg's?
Where's the actual GDNet content gone?
It's too slow to load, has little that interests me there, and keeps me from what I actually do want from gamedev.
I rather expect gdnet's front page to be focused on stuff that's gdnet exclusive rather than things I could see in a more friendly format somewhere else.
in general when I want to see contents from other sites I'll visit those sites, or be subscribed to their feeds
drowning in a sea of impersonal linkspam, which I can get from Google Reader.
News is transient, so in a few days time it doesn't really matter if an uninteresting item is hidden, because it will be buried anyway.
The "likes" are prominent because that's what we wanted out of the UI.. people to vote. The view is actually unique and permanent to individual user accounts. e.g. if you say a news item is uninteresting it will be gone from your view of the news forever as long as you are logged in.
And lastly, the frontpage is going to be looked at to streamline it - ...
the front page's new obsession with "likes" looks completely ridiculous
The front page is too much for me these days
The UI for liking and displaying the number of likes needs to be less prominent.
Can you get rid of the thumbs up and like .. It feels way too social media, I think it's wrong for a site that is supposed to be informative and educational to be dressed up like a social platform
greated with wall of text and giant 'like' buttons my first reaction "wtf has happened here? omg... do not want!"
I figure that the giant buttons will eventually be shrunk down
Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:56 PM
Yep. Front page looks completely ridiculous. Especially at sub 1024 window widths. It all stacks vertically like a tower of fail.
The front page is too much for me these days anyhow.
Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:25 AM