It's the new News
- By KPDub
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As promised a few days ago, things are changing and one of them being how we present the news, but now you can get involved with some of this as well. But where to start first?
All news articles will appear in several places now.
The main view being on an articles page, the layout may change a bit on this as we mess around with layouts and appearances, but this is where you will find all the articles
Probably this is where you found out about this. Any any news item will now appear in the "Notice Board" forum as well, where it will display a bit of the text and a link to the main article where you can post any of your replies and comments to the article. Each article type will have its own prefix so you get a flavour of what its about.
You may have already noticed that any post you make on the forum appears in the shoutbox, this is to help with post visibility and ensure you don't miss out.
The most important and best articles will continue to be picked, these will also be promoted to our Facebook and Twitter accounts, so if you follow them then you will also find out about the latest site news.
Other site locations
You will notice other areas that news items will appear, which will include;
- A News Ticker
- In the site footer
- In the site sidebars (with the other topics)
So I teased a bit earlier that you can get involved too, it couldn't be simpler if you want to create your own News article. There are two ways to do it;
1. Go to the News page via the main menu (or link in the footer) then hit the "Add New Article" button, then select the category you want to put something under and off you go
2. Click on the create menu at the top of the page, select "Article in News", then the category you want to put something in and off you go
So, what about those categories? There are 4;
Site News - The admins will put stuff in here of importance for you
Event Reviews - Once an event is over, you may see a review of it here as it details what went on, who attended, perhaps the odd screenshot or video footage of the action. Good fun for those who attended to reminisce or those that missed out can see what went on and join the banter
Getting to know you - We will be interviewing members of the site to find out a bit more about them. It's like a chat show, but without a nice sofa, an expensive host, a live studio audience, cameras, green room....okay its nothing like a chat show
Society Views - This is the one you will get involved most on. This is a take on gaming, whether a review, comparing titles, gaming setups, a trip down memory lane, anything really its entirely up to you. It's nothing serious, just a bit of fun
Just the last thing to tell you incase you say "where is my article", all articles go into a moderation queue before they go live just for a check over, standard publishing rules
Edited by KPDub