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Posted on 19-Apr-2000 18:37 GMT by Christian Kemp14 comments
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I really think I should go back to moderated news postings, while trying to keep the current level of news submissions. Currently, I am struggling very much in real life ("a crazy little thing called love", to quote Queen), so ANN doesn't get as much attention as it should, but I hope to be able to return with regained energy and motivation sometime soon. Sorry for whining so much on here, but I feel like I owe you an apology and explanation for not putting too much time and work into this site lately. Meanwhile, I'd like to ask people to tone down on the amount of advertisements for their own sites, please keep this related to Amiga "news" and do not make it a marketing speak showcase. Thanks.
Update : Comment 1 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by Robert Simmonds on 18-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Agreed. Moderation cuts a lot of the crap out =)
Update : Comment 2 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Now this HAD TO be said! BTW much luck for this lil' thing!
A fANN :-)
Update : Comment 3 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by SirRUSH on 18-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Thanks, CK. It may mean the posts become fewer BUT I'd rather that than continue
with a lot of usless junk we've been getting a lot of lately. I understand that
people would like others to check out their sites but this isn't the forum for that.
It's a pitty that you opened it up for a free-for-all & it got abused as it did. :(
Update : Comment 4 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by Brent Meeker on 18-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Hey CK, moderated would be nice - but don't feel guilty. You're doing us all
a big favor in running ANN and we love you for it.
Update : Comment 5 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by Andre Page on 18-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
I don't think it is all that bad.
Most of the posts have been "interesting"
even if not "major" Amiga news.
(How much "major" Amiga news has there been?)
Maybe having more "guidelines" posted where
people posting must read them before posting
would help a little?
You can always uncheck the "Unmoderated" button
if you don't like it.
Update : Comment 6 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by Jon Allen on 18-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
How about having a separate category for items that are not really 'news' as such, but may still be of interest to Amiga users. It seems that there is a bit of division over this issue, so why not give it a try and let people choose what they want to read?
Update : Comment 7 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by Colin Wilson on 18-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
That sounds like a good idea - two parallel sites, one with the user-postings, and the main site with the proper moderated stuff.
Good luck with the love life m8, you deserve one after all the hard work ! (have you christened the new car yet ;-) )
* I don`t want that answered !!! *
Update : Comment 8 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by buzz on 18-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
"a crazy little thing called love" ?
i think you should put it away and zip your trousers back up.
you might go blind! :)
palm commitment ...:d
*just kidding* :)
Update : Comment 9 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by adv on 19-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Post pix! :)
Update : Comment 10 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by Gabriele Favrin on 19-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
First, good luck with your love! ;-)
So said, leave unmoderate mode on. Who don't want to read these messages
(that contains many news, some more interesting, some less) can still et
prefs to not see them, so why remove something that *is* a feature?
Update : Comment 11 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by Stefan "Syke" Falk on 19-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Heh, funny. Just been there and am starting to regain my motivation. Good luck, man.
//Stefan "Syke" Falk - www.amigaextreme.com
Update : Comment 12 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by Jamie Wilson on 19-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
No need for apologies - you are providing a great (and free!) service to all who visit the site.
Good luck with your non-amiga life!
Update : Comment 13 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by Jim Ross on 19-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Why not keep the unmoderated news but on the startup page have it so that you must tick the unmoderated news part to display it.
Update : Comment 14 of 14ANN.lu
Posted by Colin Thompson on 19-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
I am still getting my daily dose of news, so don't sweat the site. It's much more important to enjoy yourself.
I can assure you, from firsthand experience that you will not be young forever. Enjoy!
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