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Old 09-12-2008, 10:59 PM   #21
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They are still updated often even though emulation hasn't grown any younger.
http://www.zophar.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=15

Even if it wouldn't jumble what this site was created to keep track of from the gaming news posts due to fewer emulator updates it's still inconsistent tracing to the beginning. Whatever source these kinds of news you instantiated came from would have been a long better source; trying to emulate those sources since now could only dishonor. As a very old site choosing to update factual news of evidential emulator releases it's a dramatic change.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:03 PM   #22
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They are still updated often even though emulation hasn't grown any younger.
http://www.zophar.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=15

Even if it wouldn't jumble what this site was created to keep track of from the gaming news posts due to fewer emulator updates it's still inconsistent tracing to the beginning. Whatever source these kinds of news you instantiated came from would have been a long better source; trying to emulate those sources since now could only dishonor. As a very old site choosing to update factual news of evidential emulator releases it's a dramatic change.
I haven't said a word about emulating the sources. Just visit the Zsnes, Snes9x, or any other emulator web pages once per day to see if there's a new version. Of course, to copy news from other emulation sites is wrong. All I've is to add any gaming news to the main page, and keep the emulation news, of course.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:09 PM   #23
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Of course the news posted on initially-dedicated gaming news sites is not a primary resource; they as well as magazines and newspapers are only secondary resources. It is understandable to cite primary sources or any secondary sources usually.

At the very least the gaming news should be separated from the emulator news, as people value this site for different reasons. To me the best approach for this is to create a forum within zophar.net/forum instead; posting gaming news on the front page is posting it where people who know what this site was started for may look every day for updates.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:14 PM   #24
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Don't be afraid of change, that's a lesson I've learned in life. Also, if more people come to us for updates, it's good. I mean, that was the mains goal of the site after all. Now comes the part of being good at searching for news and keep the rhythm.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:26 PM   #25
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It can be done through hard work. Such a dramating change may begin so late. I am always changing; life has nothing constant.

But they must somehow be divided into categories for emulators and gaming. They can still be on the home page mixed together. I am probably one of the few here who would pity a multipurpose site that designed a specialty in one purpose but makes mistakes in the others. If gaming news is replicated here it should be done without preventable mistakes, but few people would it dishonor. This idea depends on the outlook on ignorance.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:58 PM   #26
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How about we have labels for "Gaming" news posts and "Emulation" news posts, visible on the main page. Or, we could select which type of article it is (using good judgment and common sense) and have different colored backgrounds for the posts on the main page. For example, if I post a "Gaming" article, my post's background color would be dark green. If I post an "Emulation" article, then the story's background color is dark blue. It's just an idea.

Also, about the story's source: We could either offer a link to the original story, or we could just list the source under the article's body. Of course, we'd obviously have to write the story ourselves, not do a CTRL+X/CTRL+V drive-by. All just ideas, nothing more. n_n
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:05 AM   #27
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nope needs division on at least one page

Letting the jumble be on the main page is pretty acceptable if there is enough work put into it to not disappoint people to take a second longer to see only the emulator release news. Some people have no respect for gaming news by learning through secondary sources, but emulator releases are primarily online. And this is an old website.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:46 AM   #28
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nope needs division on at least one page

Letting the jumble be on the main page is pretty acceptable if there is enough work put into it to not disappoint people to take a second longer to see only the emulator release news. Some people have no respect for gaming news by learning through secondary sources, but emulator releases are primarily online. And this is an old website.
So lemme get this straight...you're against submitting non-emulation news, even if it is a major announcement and you only want news specifically about emulator releases posted. Not that I'm trying to sound smartass-ish, because I'm just trying to understand this all right now...for serious.

Rebuttal time, I guess. It's pretty hard to find out about new emulators released online when you're a 17-year-old high school senior, you have quite a few friends, you have a large extended family that have birthdays every freaking month, you're actively searching for a job, and on top of all of that, you're crazy in the head and go to therapy every week. I'm all of the above. It's a lot easier for me find out about and write articles about new gaming hardware and major software announcements, than scour the Internet at 2:00 A.M. looking for new emulators to announce. Okay, I'm off of my soapbox now.

I'm not trying to make excuses or be an ass about it, but life hasn't dealt me the best hand of cards this round, so...I dunno.
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:24 PM   #29
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Already Cornellius' poll has been answered No a significant number of times. Long-time members who have contributed to emulation like hcs probably don't need this dramatic-step in based on no business concern without Edman's consent. If this is your reasoning it is only to silence the preservance of other members.

This is another factor as well. Am I against this? I suppose you never noticed that, but now I return to my original standpoint. This is up to Edman and those here who do work related to emulation engineering as to whether this main cause is to be half-silenced with the sure desires of only a couple of members. Site update frequency (e.g. not many emulator releases) is also not important as long as it matches the progress that has happened.

All I said is that some division between these kinds of news must be. As the representative of this new idea your oversensitivity to my view tells me to return to my point before.
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:54 PM   #30
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I created the poll yesterday, give it more time. You should also stop living in the past. I've been here since the creation of Zophar's domain, but I was using another nickname before 2001.

"This is up to Edman and those here who do work related to emulation engineering as to whether this main cause is to be half-silenced with the sure desires of only a couple of members."

Let the users tell you what they really want. After having heard what they want and what they've said, you'll be able to do the actions you judge best, but at least, take some time and listen to the community. I'm not asking to accept any user's demands, but you have to at least listen to all of them. I know that the staffers and moderators are doing the work here, and that Edman have the last word, but you have to take user response in consideration when making your choices. This is a site for the public, and the public is the judge.
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