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tom_mai78101

The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host
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It's been 10 years. Would like to solicit feedback from newcomers, as well as veterans, on the quality of news articles.

  • What articles do you want to see more of?
  • How frequent do you want to see newer news articles?
  • Any other suggestions/opinions?

Thanks.
 
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thewrongvine

The Evolved Panda Commandant
It's been 10 years since Revenge of the Sith released.

Well, any important article. But I suppose that's subjective.
On the front page I'd say as long as there's at least 3 new big headlines a day.
I dunno, I mean TH isn't a news website, so there's only so much that can go into formatting it until it ends up being an actual news website. So anything important/interesting/quirky/tech-related I think is fine.
 

Varine

And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war
I want more funny shit happening in China and Russia. Like coins and chairs exploding and churches and bridges being stolen.
 

tom_mai78101

The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host
Staff member
I want more funny shit happening in China and Russia. Like coins and chairs exploding and churches and bridges being stolen.
Times have changed since 10 years ago... I'm still trying to find them.
 

KMilz

You can change this now in User CP.
Controversial shit. We can usually argue over just about any topic, but the good arguments tend to come from controversial issues without a clear-cut right or wrong to either side. The arguments definitely get dumb... really dumb. And repetitive. But it's what keeps me coming back, no matter how dumb they get. So just keep giving us shit to argue about and I won't have any complaints.
 

Accname

2D-Graphics enthusiast
Yeah, something against human rights; something that we can all agree how awesome it is.
 

Varine

And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war
I think we could all agree that the shit China can make explode is fucking awesome.
 

tom_mai78101

The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host
Staff member
Ok, I guess it's warranted for a 2-years update:

3 new big headlines a day.
I think I'm failing this. Right now it's more like 2 to 5 articles per 2 to 3 days. The new job I got requires more mental exercise so I'm been pretty tired each night I come home. The news lately are more focused on the politics in science and technology. But scattered out, I still spot some hidden gems.

Controversial shit.
Since 2016, the controversial stuffs are mostly politics-related... It's something I was avoiding for a long while since, so I don't know if I should start introducing more political articles.

Yeah, something against human rights; something that we can all agree how awesome it is.
Well, at least the Hong Kong situation is more leaning towards "articles about stuffs against human rights". So, it finally happened I guess.
 
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    I dunno if I ever mentioned it here, but my bot actually helped someone discover a new way to clip through walls.
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    However, not many folks heard about it, because it's currently only compatible with the latest dev builds of multi-system emulator, BizHawk.
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    cool! do you have a video?
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    I have a GIF though
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    And this is the thread with the video that shows the wall clip. https://tasvideos.org/Forum/Topics/23453
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  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Hmm, about the Headline News, I noticed threads are being moved into the subforum (Health News, Environmental News, etc.). When that happens, the TH Forum Home page loses the articles, and instead would show old articles posted 1 or 2 weeks ago.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    What do we do with the Home page?
  • Ghan Ghan:
    I added those forums to the filter for that widget.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Oh nice. They're back. Thanks.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Now I think it makes more sense for me to put news in their own subforums, without worry.
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Awesome Ghan thanks! I was purposely not moving the first 15 news articles in Headline news to the different subforums but I guess I don't have to do that now?
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Question: Is there a way to remove thread redirects? It creates a copy of the moved thread and takes up space, and I am leaning towards wanting to remove them in the Headline News. But if they have an expiration date, I guess I'm fine with it.
  • The Helper The Helper:
    If you move a thread please leave a permanent redirect. You can delete any redirects after 6 months. The redirects are left to help Search Engines find the moved content.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    What if you move the permanent redirect, not the thread?
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I think that works but I have not messed with it. You can delete redirects though if you have to that will not delete the original thread
  • The Helper The Helper:
    if a redirect ends up in the same forum as the post it goes to though I think the redirect drops or fails or something but they are not bugged out and when you are working on an indirect the original post is safe.
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    Happy monday :p

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