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Hello everyone! Sorry things have been quiet here lately - as well as working on the new site design I have also been talking to a number of industry people about some great new aspects for the site as well as trying to spend some quality time with my girl for a change so apologies if things have been a little slow! NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS. Moderators. We now have a team of 5 moderators / admins for the site: - Stof Head moderator - makes any final decisions. PM him if you have any issues with the forums. - Sintinel Deputy head moderator - in charge of mod discussions / updates to moderator features, setting rules and so on. To work closely with Stof. - BenKenobi88 Moderator, help to keep discussions civil and on topic. To work closely with stof - Roadkillers Moderator, help to keep discussions civil and on topic. To work closely with stof - Mrstickball Moderator, in charge of predictions league from now on. Duty will be to set up the 'games' each week, deal with problems, and generally support the league with on-topic conversation. All five mods are here to help the website run smoothly. Any issues and you should contact them in the first instance. When the new site launches, mod capabilities will be increased and improved but I want to get the structure in place and ensure everybody knows what they are doing first. Mods will also be in charge of the news section of the site. They will have the ability to edit and remove news stories. New website progress Desigining and coding a site from scratch is a long and drawn-out process. I have had a number of comments about the current site and it's lack of useability and so on (I have a long list of improvements) so these are currently being worked in to the new site along with a number of other new ideas we wanted to incorporate. I want(ed) the site to be in a working state this week so we can start using it, but it is looking less and less likely at the moment! But fingers crossed. Please keep comments coming as always, the more we get the better the site will become for everyone!



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Great going! Did you get my message about long names?



PSN ID: Kwaad


I fly this flag in victory!

yes he did......



wii_are_better_than_ said: yes he did......

Yes, we have limited characters now to 20 in usernames...

Does anyone have any other comments or suggestions?



I think users shouldn't be able to post news items without a valid link to that source. Or that news items without a valid source should be deleted. For example: http://www.vgcharts.org/news/news.php?id=218 And there was another "news" item up on the main page for quite some time talking about a rumor that FFXIII will be out for the 360 which provided no sources. These types of "news" items should be kept in the forums.



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Yeah, sorry, I was just having a bit of fun with that FFXIII article. Kwaad shouldn't have posted a second though...one false article is enough I say, on April Fool's Day anyway...



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Bet with disolitude: Left4Dead will have a higher Metacritic rating than Project Origin, 3 months after the second game's release.  (hasn't been 3 months but it looks like I won :-p )

I'm fine with the April Fools articles. But I would like to see one change made to the news section. The front page displays most viewed articles, but not recent articles. It'd be nice if it showed recent articles as well, as it would get more people viewing all the articles and the front page looking less stagnant.



I'm a mod, come to me if there's mod'n to do. 

Chrizum is the best thing to happen to the internet, Period.

Serves me right for challenging his sales predictions!

Bet with dsisister44: Red Steel 2 will sell 1 million within it's first 365 days of sales.

Wait just an hour or two and you can see how we are going to do things from now on...



BenKenobi88 said: Yeah, sorry, I was just having a bit of fun with that FFXIII article. Kwaad shouldn't have posted a second though...one false article is enough I say, on April Fool's Day anyway...
I don't think it was you who posted the FFXIII article about it being on the 360 (I'm not talking about the "Nintendo buys Square Enix" news item, that was an obvious April fools one). The one I'm refering to was posted or on the front page about a week ago. To be honest, I didn't realize Kwaad's was an April fools news item as well. Probably because I only saw it today, and it was a pretty lame April fools attempt. I agree with stof about there being a place or section on the main page to display most recent news items.