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Thread created on Wed Sep 11, 2013 15:24:04
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The newspaper committee is basically the same as the player committee, a group of players who see all article submissions and vote on them, all players will also be able to vote but the committee's vote is final.

The newspaper committee will make the newspaper much more active and entertaining.

Also they'll be much more people managing the submissions so they'll be able to make a submission that wouldn't be accepted currently but would be eddied so it'll make a much more readable article.

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Posted on Thu Sep 12, 2013 23:01:53
I agree, but could the be called the news desk instead? With an editor and maybe some high profile players / prolific forum posters could have their own collum?

Maybe add a daily thread to the paper and a weekly forum highlights section.

IRC gossip collum?

Random mugshots?



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Posted on Fri Sep 13, 2013 15:10:38
I'd like to have my own column

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Posted on Fri Sep 13, 2013 15:20:20
Awesome idea. I miss having weekly newspapers.

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Posted on Fri Sep 13, 2013 20:17:43
Oh, with not getting any replies in the first 24 hours I didn't think anyone was interested.

Looks like I've finally made a decent suggestion.

More ideas are nice to see.



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Posted on Sat Sep 14, 2013 02:47:24
I like this idea. Something needs to be done with the paper.

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Posted on Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:42:34
You'd need quite a few committed players, to do a weekly newspaper. And a shed load to do one with daily updates with quality content. I think monthly would be adequate, with sections like thread / mugshot of the day. Player of the day / week could be based on some unknown random stat increases for that 24hr period. This would keep it looking fresh and mean that people would visit it daily.

The ask a question link from the city, could be used as an agony aunt style problem page.



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Posted on Sat Sep 14, 2013 14:58:25
By Ozz [1536895]
You'd need quite a few committed players, to do a weekly newspaper. And a shed load to do one with daily updates with quality content. I think monthly would be adequate, with sections like thread / mugshot of the day. Player of the day / week could be based on some unknown random stat increases for that 24hr period. This would keep it looking fresh and mean that people would visit it daily.

The ask a question link from the city, could be used as an agony aunt style problem page.


Honestly I think there is a number of players who do submit worthy articles on a daily/weekly basis, they just don't get accepted because there isn't anyone actually dedicated to the newspaper or they just don't want to spend their time editing articles into something that is worthy of the paper which in the real world is the editors job.

If only Ched would introduce a group of people who can read, edit and update the newspapers articles it would be something people would use more often.

And let's face it doing something like this wouldn't be that hard.

He already has some sort of code that would work with the player committee, with a bit of editing it could be done in a week.



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Posted on Mon Sep 16, 2013 09:48:39
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Posted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 00:52:42
Bump to see if it goes somewhere.

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Posted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 01:02:27
There used to be the option to apply for a newspaper editor position years ago. (You became a helper and had newspaper access), after that I think the admins took it upon themselves to do the job themselves, though who is assigned to the position now is beyond me.

I do think that the newspaper needs updates, however, to warrant a "newspaper committee" I don't think it's used enough.

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Posted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 01:10:31
By Cartman [1621675]
There used to be the option to apply for a newspaper editor position years ago. (You became a helper and had newspaper access), after that I think the admins took it upon themselves to do the job themselves, though who is assigned to the position now is beyond me.

I do think that the newspaper needs updates, however, to warrant a "newspaper committee" I don't think it's used enough.



I think the newspaper would be used more if the Newspaper was updated more often and it was more informative, a sort of weekly announcement of the progress of updates instead of them being posted on Facebook.

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Posted on Sun Dec 01, 2013 01:16:20
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By Cartman [1621675]
There used to be the option to apply for a newspaper editor position years ago. (You became a helper and had newspaper access), after that I think the admins took it upon themselves to do the job themselves, though who is assigned to the position now is beyond me.

I do think that the newspaper needs updates, however, to warrant a "newspaper committee" I don't think it's used enough.



I think the newspaper would be used more if the Newspaper was updated more often and it was more informative, a sort of weekly announcement of the progress of updates instead of them being posted on Facebook.


I disagree, facebook and the announcements forum are overly adequate for such things. should there be a major announcement it will be posted in the announcement forum anyway.

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Posted on Tue Dec 03, 2013 16:32:55
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Honestly I think there is a number of players who do submit worthy articles on a daily/weekly basis, they just don't get accepted because there isn't anyone actually dedicated to the newspaper or they just don't want to spend their time editing articles into something that is worthy of the paper which in the real world is the editors job.

If only Ched would introduce a group of people who can read, edit and update the newspapers articles it would be something people would use more often.

And let's face it doing something like this wouldn't be that hard.

He already has some sort of code that would work with the player committee, with a bit of editing it could be done in a week.



By Caretaker- [1690670]

I think the newspaper would be used more if the Newspaper was updated more often and it was more informative, a sort of weekly announcement of the progress of updates instead of them being posted on Facebook.


Cool idea. Would like to see something done with the newspaper.

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Posted on Tue Dec 03, 2013 20:38:48
Love this idea. Maybe draft The_Accountant as first editor since he's already pretty much doing this in the general thread.

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Posted on Wed Dec 04, 2013 03:42:45
Another target for general ridicule dished out by the notables amongst the playing population?

Hell why not - you can't really have too many targets for those players to take the piss out of can you...

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Posted on Wed Dec 04, 2013 06:20:19
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I've been reading the same thing in the newspaper for the past decade... still waiting for a new article...

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Posted on Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:38:03
Ched is the only person who deals with the newspaper and I don't see that changing anytime soon. I've tried taking that and comics over with no luck yet.

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Posted on Sat Dec 07, 2013 21:53:11
"Another target for general ridicule dished out by the notables amongst the playing population?" Butters

Well said! Sad part of this game.

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Posted on Mon Jan 13, 2014 02:28:29
Might as well bump again.

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Posted on Mon Jan 13, 2014 02:34:55
Great suggestion however:



By Swag [929733]
Ched is the only person who deals with the newspaper and I don't see that changing anytime soon. I've tried taking that and comics over with no luck yet.


Apparently doesnt look like its gonna go anywhere which is a shame.

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Posted on Mon Jan 13, 2014 02:38:44
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Great suggestion however:



By Swag [929733]
Ched is the only person who deals with the newspaper and I don't see that changing anytime soon. I've tried taking that and comics over with no luck yet.


Apparently doesnt look like its gonna go anywhere which is a shame.


Hopefully Ched will see that by implementing a Newspaper committee he'll be able to have people keep the players updated while he focuses his time on other things in the game.


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Posted on Mon Jan 13, 2014 02:42:48
Id like to see a non related section for the newspaper. I mean this could be related to anything such as public news, food, entertainment.
I feel that the excitement needs to be put back into tge newspaper(if possible) as the only time I ever go there is for bountys

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Posted on Mon Jan 13, 2014 17:33:12
By Bradley [1800626]
Id like to see a non related section for the newspaper. I mean this could be related to anything such as public news, food, entertainment.
I feel that the excitement needs to be put back into tge newspaper(if possible) as the only time I ever go there is for bountys


Lets public real news about politics there too, lol.
Such matters are better to discuss on Non Related subforum than leave it as a close statement.

But honestly, who read those newspaper when people have unlimited access to forums (except those who can't respect common rules)?

Last Edited: Mon Jan 13, 2014 17:34:02
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