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Postby IceCube » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:48 pm

Since it seems I am submitting over half of the news Slyck recieves in it's 'More' news sections these days (probably more then that, but I don't personally want to get too cocky here) I'm just wondering if there is any comments on how people are finding the news that I am... well... finding.

I'm trying to strike a balance personally. I chose a couple of sources and stuck to them. I know I could easily expand on my list of news sources, but I chose not to expand on my selection so that if there is other news to be had, others can get on the boards as well. Yet, at the same time, I'm trying not to let Slyck miss too much important stuff.

Anyway, just a general question.
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Re: How Am I Aggregating?

Postby curzlgt » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:10 pm

IceCube wrote:Since it seems I am submitting over half of the news Slyck recieves in it's 'More' news sections these days (probably more then that, but I don't personally want to get too cocky here) I'm just wondering if there is any comments on how people are finding the news that I am... well... finding.

I'm trying to strike a balance personally. I chose a couple of sources and stuck to them. I know I could easily expand on my list of news sources, but I chose not to expand on my selection so that if there is other news to be had, others can get on the boards as well. Yet, at the same time, I'm trying not to let Slyck miss too much important stuff.

Anyway, just a general question.


Wise is the man that solicits feedback, positive or negative.

Personally, I'd say your submitting too many in agragit, but can't really fault too many articles individually.

Its just that theres only so much space on the front page. A lot of the time I fear that we may miss out on an interesting discussion when a batch of less interesting articles replaces a really good one. Once the article is off the front page, either commetless or with one or two, or unread, its usually dead.

Maybe try only submitting your personal best three submits per say 4 or 5 hours?

Anyway hope you don't take any of this the wrong way, cause one side of me is all for the info, can't get enough. But the other side values the discussions that the really interesting articles generate just a little more.....
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Postby MrFredPFL » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:17 pm

*in monty python gumby voice*

i think the front page should be bigger!
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Postby bmh67wa » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:01 am

MrFredPFL wrote:*in monty python gumby voice*

i think the front page should be bigger!


yea, what fred said.
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Postby IceCube » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:26 am

summarizes the comments:

This front page ain't big enough for the one of me! :lol:

Well, interesting to note that my thinking I submit too many stories so that others can't get on the front page isn't too far off then (only it's based on discussion rather than submissions which I didn't tink of before) Like you said though, its not an easy call: do I submit less to prevent Slyck getting overloaded with news or do I keep submitting the amount of news I have been in an effort to at least keep track of everything that's going on whether big or small?

I do, personally, sometimes end the night with aggregating all the news that happened during the day in one big batch. On a rare occasion when I get an extra moment, I also check out the news when I wake up in the morning too to see if the RIAA has found a new way to make a fool of themselves on the PR front that could be of big interest to Slyck ;)

So yeah, I don't typically keep up-to-date throughout the day. I also, shockingly enough, don't use RSS readers (which probably would make sense to most others I'm sure) I tried an RSS reader ticker, but it proved to become a neusance more than anything else except for plugging two or three feeds in so I can see if a backbone server blew up from excessive porn or something on start-up.

Though so far, I'm seeing comments 2-1 in favour of simply making the front page bigger. Interesting insight though! Thanks for the feedback. :)
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Postby curzlgt » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:37 am

I also check out the news when I wake up in the morning too to see if the RIAA has found a new way to make a fool of themselves on the PR front that could be of big interest to Slyck


I too find myself doing the same, though sometimes on lunch break....

Agreed, dupm the RSS, trusted agregators, well filtered......
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Postby Artie » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:00 am

It's not how big the front page is, it's how you use it. :lol:

I'm getting a bit tired here, so maybe I'll have something more serious to say tomorrow.
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