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Introducing "News"


Kirsty

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Ah the good old times when the official fansites were kept alive and were the #1 place to get infos about upcoming games. Back when Twitter, YouTube and clickbait were not a thing, at least not for GTA infos. This almost feels like a throwback to 2006. Good luck with that new project! :)

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Ah the good old times when the official fansites were kept alive and were the #1 place to get infos about upcoming games. Back when Twitter, YouTube and clickbait were not a thing, at least not for GTA infos. This almost feels like a throwback to 2006. Good luck with that new project! :)

 

Thanks Yan :)

 

There's certainly some nostalgia for us in this, we haven't reported on news officially for ages now. We know we can't compete with social media but we're still going to have fun posting great things from around the community. I hope it can provide a few good reads for people at the very least.

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I remember the days of posting news articles on GTAGaming, was always fun when we ventured off away from the "set plans" of regurgitating News Wire posts, ironically they were sometimes the ones that got us in trouble with them. :p

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While the actual News purpose of this new thing will be great, I can't wait to see what subsections of the real GTA community end up getting highlighted here. Unlike the Newswire, I feel that a section like this has the opportunity to highlight the "real" GTAO players and the different sub-communities that exist in GTAO. Whether that is groups who do deathmatches, races, stunts, or whatever, the sub-communities highlighted here from GTAF will be super cool.

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I hope the actual 'community pages and events' get picked too....

 

*Hint, hint, down there, \/*

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I remember the days of posting news articles on GTAGaming, was always fun when we ventured off away from the "set plans" of regurgitating News Wire posts, ironically they were sometimes the ones that got us in trouble with them. :p

Secretly that's my favourite part :p Do you still write stuff yourself? If you want to get back into it we could partner up.

 

 

While the actual News purpose of this new thing will be great, I can't wait to see what subsections of the real GTA community end up getting highlighted here. Unlike the Newswire, I feel that a section like this has the opportunity to highlight the "real" GTAO players and the different sub-communities that exist in GTAO. Whether that is groups who do deathmatches, races, stunts, or whatever, the sub-communities highlighted here from GTAF will be super cool.

Definitely, there are a lot of small communities that put in a lot of work doing what they do, highlighting them is much fairer (and more interesting IMO) than the every day stuff you see shared. I know you do a lot of specialised racing stuff, if you've got any ideas you yourself could talk about then let me know :)

 

I hope the actual 'community pages and events' get picked too....

 

*Hint, hint, down there, \/*

We'd enjoy nothing more than promoting the crews that call GTAF their home, you can definitely expect that!

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This is great to hear. GTANet has so much potential, it's a shame that GTAV.net has been "abandonned" for a while now.

 

[sELF-PROMOTION ON] I have been administrating and writing news for GTANF.com for many years now (yes, it's French) and I have some suggestions that might help. Most of them might seem obvious: [/sELF-PROMOTION OFF]

 

- Don't just copy/paste what is on the Newswire because... There is no point in doing that. Add your own "touch" to the articles posted on the Newswire. Do some community stuff like fan pics and fan videos round-ups from time to time. Members usually like that. Try to feature different members.

- News should definitely appear on GTAV.net to make it feel alive again. And you should also put a link to your articles on your social networks.

- Do NOT post controversial stuff. Never.

- You need some editors in the staff that will be on the lookout for the news and that will write them... Because it's one hell of a job to do this alone when you have other stuff to think about.

- And most importantly: Have FUN doing it. This is not rivalry!

 

I hope these little tips will help.

 

Oh, and don't forget to visit GTANF.com - your #1 French Grand Theft Auto source!

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This is a great idea Kirsty. It will save people like me a lot of time, people who don't read the Newswire regularly. I was previously focused on the Update topics in GTA:O Section. But an expansion is really good. Nice of you to make this section and keep this going everyone. :^:

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So is this like only gonna be GTA-Related news or also news about things happening around the forum?

Seeing that all the other topics in this section are GTA related, that'll be the what News section is all about. I think other Forum related stuff still belong to Announcements.
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Thank you for the tips, very sound advice. We'll hopefully have a little group of editors promoted to help out and keep the ball rolling.

 

 

So is this like only gonna be GTA-Related news or also news about things happening around the forum?

We'll post anything related to GTA, Red Dead, Rockstar, but our main goal is to focus on community stuff from around the forums, so it won't solely be about "official news". We have things planned for that, but right now we're still laying foundations.

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Haha wow the staff doing yet another gameplay unrelated thing where's the free aim skill based hardcore competitive leagues that hold this site together |-(((

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This might seem dumb, but how about some sort of virtual newspaper or something?

Main page can have general news, there can be different sections of it, just like IRL.

Columns can be provided for different content writers with different skill sets and views.

Like you can provide a humor section for people like Ken M or people of his sort.

A coding section for coders etc. etc.

15-20 e-pages?

I know it'll be a lot of work, but then bringing up a whole forum based on GTA was hard as well, and I think it'll be pretty cool.

BenDeR_ said he's been writing for GTANF for some time, so he can be a top contributor.

Picking the good cherries like BenDeR_ and some others ( *ahem* like me ) and leaving out the bad ones ( trolls ) will however be your job, but I'm sure you can manage.

Or let it be a rotating squad, different writers each day/week.

I have exams coming, but I'll gladly be a volunteer once the tsunami passes and I get into college, which will probably be around June-July, unless I fail my entrance exams, in which case I'll jump in front of a train.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reward the best writer, every day/week, with a one day ban :orly::p

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This might seem dumb, but how about some sort of virtual newspaper or something?

I know just the right people for the job.

 

 

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Awesome idea!

No more random people entering topics "i've been away for a week, what's new!?"

Now we can direct them here :p!

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Wow, no one gives a rat's ass about my idea, and to think this news section was supposed to be built around people's views and ideas.

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lol

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Wow, no one gives a rat's ass about my idea, and to think this news section was supposed to be built around people's views and ideas.

You suggested a 20 page e-newspaper, I'm not really sure that's where we're going with this section :p

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Wow, no one gives a rat's ass about my idea, and to think this news section was supposed to be built around people's views and ideas.

You suggested a 20 page e-newspaper, I'm not really sure that's where we're going with this section :p

That actually sounds good.

 

See, now I'm going to need a 20 page e-newspaper in my inbox by tomorrow at the latest Kirsty.

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Wow, no one gives a rat's ass about my idea, and to think this news section was supposed to be built around people's views and ideas.

You suggested a 20 page e-newspaper, I'm not really sure that's where we're going with this section :p

I really like the idea of this news section. So far it's great and certainly something we needed! My thanks to you and the rest of the staff.

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So Upcoming update "Gunrunning" is this going to be about the Warstock Pegasus vehicles and being able to customise them......... that would be so amazing. especially purchasing all those vehicles right back at the start of GTAO on last gen consoles.

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