Zisheng Chen wrote:You make some good points there. While I'm merely an occasional contributor and have no say in what happens, I feel what GON is trying to do is fill a niche in online content in Australia. Going with a PC focus is probably a good move. The nature of online news delivery and our timezone means it's not realistic to be able to fix this issue without the news writers staying up into ungodly hours.
You can do both though. You can have these niche articles while keeping a decent news feed. I don't get how they could be mutually exclusive. And given the quality of the news released today I outright implore GON to REMOVE NEWS COMPLETELY if that's the direction you wish to take. If that tiny paragraph is all you're going to have then don't waste your time, it makes the entire site look like a joke. I guess it's partly because this is the only place I go for news which is why it affects and annoys me so much.
Tim Colwill wrote:
exe3 wrote:The new articles look mindboggling unprofessional (I don't even want to open the friggin links anymore) and quite frankly lazy
I'm sorry you feel that way. Why would you need to open the links though? The entire story is in the one paragraph. There's no need to open any links unless you want to investigate the source.
Do you read the news through the General News forum or through the main page? The overwhelming majority of our traffic comes through the main page, where it looks exactly the same as it used to.
In an unreadable paragraph paragraph thanks to the formatting. Like I said before it's a wall of text, a small wall, but still a wall.
But having said that I see what you're doing now. I assume you're going to remove the article page for the future and just have that single paragraph on the main page along with the link. I guess that's ok. I'm still disappointed but fine, if that's the direction you wish to take.
I go via the main page btw though forum access may be an issue.
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