HardForum Tech News Posting Guidelines

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by Kyle_Bennett, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardForum Admin Staff Member

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    What we would like to see here is a continuation of how news has been presented here in the past.

    1. A brief or complex introduction to the link be posted. Just links with no discussion will not be allowed.

    2. If you have a picture to go with the OP, that is great, but not required. Remember, the editor will allow you to drag and drop in an image, so it is very simple.

    3. Let's try to stay with "tech" topics and those related to geek culture.

    4. Always search to make sure your news post is not a duplicate.

    5. 100 Posts will be required of your account to post in this forum to cut down on drive-by spammers looking to abuse this new subforum.

    6. All rules still apply in this forum, so let's try out best to promote CIVIL DISCUSSION, please.
     
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  2. DooKey

    DooKey [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    Lateralus More [H]uman than Human

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    Mong00se [H]Lite

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    Sounds 1000% reasonable.... What are you playing at ?!?!? J/K
     
  5. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

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    so I can still get my morning [H]ard wood then? :D
     
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  6. TXE36

    TXE36 n00b

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    Hear, hear!

    -Mike
     
  7. Slash3

    Slash3 Limp Gawd

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    Most excellent.
     
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  8. Deathroned

    Deathroned Gawd

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    Thank You, Senpai Kyle
     
  9. scojer

    scojer 2[H]4U

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    Whoa, you opened this to everyone? I figured you'd still have a handful of trusted people posting news. This is exciting, and, will hopefully not go wrong.
     
  10. harbingerofdoom

    harbingerofdoom Gawd

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    i like it!
    i do hope that there will still be some mods around to keep the peace and keep this the (generally speaking) level headed place its been for the past several years.
     
  11. RussianJ

    RussianJ [H]Lite

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    Glad to see my morning [H] news will continue!
     
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  12. Tweak155

    Tweak155 Gawd

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    Exactly what I was thinking :)
     
  13. SecretStash

    SecretStash Limp Gawd

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    Cool, hopefully 100 posts requirement won't be too low
     
  14. Advil

    Advil [H]ard|Gawd

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    Is there some way to get keep our RSS feed for these article links?
     
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    MyNameIsAlex Limp Gawd

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    There appears to be an issue as I am able to post here and am not at 100 posts
     
  16. Patton187

    Patton187 Gawd

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    Let's gofundme a couple of news aggregators and pretend nothing happened.
     
  17. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard|News

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    I posted a few articles this morning. Hopefully others will do the same. :)
     
  18. T_A

    T_A Limp Gawd

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    Great! i was hopping that even without the front page ,news links will still be linked to the forum
     
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  19. Pieter3dnow

    Pieter3dnow [H]ardness Supreme

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    Kyle_Bennett How does this work with youtube content?

    I don't have a clear picture about what it can and can not contain , can it have game content walk through, maybe start a poll ?
     
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    ncjoe Limp Gawd

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    wait, so now to post after april 1 a person will need 100 + posts ? or just to post
    news ??? or post on forum ? ?
     
  21. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardForum Admin Staff Member

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    100 posts required to post in this Tech News subforum.
     
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  22. BoiseTech

    BoiseTech Limp Gawd

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    Lets use some basic logic here. If there was a 100 post minimum before you could post, how TF could you ever post since you'd never be able to hit 100?
     
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  23. T_A

    T_A Limp Gawd

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    Can you make the sort by 'Start Date' default for this sub-forum? otherwise its a mess of old and new threads
     
  24. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    If I may suggest a rule.

    "Always search to make sure it hasn't already been posted"
     
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  25. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    That's a good idea.

    On the flip side, the sort by last post date will bring the most popular discussions to the top. It's a trade-off I guess.
     
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  26. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardForum Admin Staff Member

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    It will stay this way.
     
  27. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    A thought. Is there some kind of way to reward users for creating news post threads in the forum software?

    You know, like we have a message postcount, maybe a separate counter just for threads created in the Tech News subforum. Then there could be a ranked list of the most prolific news posters.

    It could serve as an incentive to get more news posted!
     
  28. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    You know, if you want it that way, you could visit the News subforum by using this link.
     
  29. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardForum Admin Staff Member

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    All you have to do is click the sort tab at the top of the thread listings to have those listed however your like.
     
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  30. T_A

    T_A Limp Gawd

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    Thanks , figured it already.

    if i use the regular link to the forum the setting wont save after i read a thread and go back , but using the link like Zarathustra[H] suggested helps
     
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  31. Dr.Diablo

    Dr.Diablo Limp Gawd

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    I hope my first news post was sufficient. Any feedback welcome.
     
  32. greenman

    greenman Gawd

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    Can we get a feed similar to the one on HardOCP with the posts all displayed on one page? I get that we can open each thread, but it's always made so much sense the way it always was..

    I know an easy way to do it via SMF forums (SSI), and I suppose it could be as easy as copy pasting the existing code from HardOCP home page into a simple page under the hardforum.com domain.
     
  33. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

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    The man is leaving and you all want him to clean and re-arrange his own cubicle on the way out? that's shady. lol :p
     
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  34. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    He won't be owning the forums anymore, but he is staying on as an admin.
     
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  35. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

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    Oh I know. Just me being a dick as usual lol. :D
     
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  36. greenman

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    Not clean or re-arrange, maybe just not abandon everyone's homepage. It's easy to make a news feed page and I volunteer to do it if whoever needs help or doesn't want to "clean or re-arrange".
     
  37. Kwaz

    Kwaz Whine & Cheezy

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    Like privelages to someone's brother or...?
     
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  38. Patton187

    Patton187 Gawd

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    I don't have time to post news but I can kick in some dough.
     
  39. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    Kyle_Bennett

    One more suggestion if you don't mind.

    How about one last news post on the main page that sends people over to this subforum, and pitches them on contributing?

    There seem to be a surprising amount of people who haven't realized that things are changing yet. I think the more people we get in here, the more likely we are to get critical mass!
     
  40. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardForum Admin Staff Member

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    That is planned and will be done.