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N4G Updates

Some info on the latest site updates.

CRank
As many of you have noticed all Contributors now have a CRank. The CRank or Contributor Rank determines how many news post you can make each day. With a CRank 5 you can post a maximum of 5 stories within a 24 hour time frame. Members who reach a CRank of 20 will be able to apply for an N4G Editor role. Your CRank will increase if you edit your news post according to the N4G Guidelines. On the other hand members who keep ignoring the N4G posting guidelines and just copy and paste text from other websites without doing the proper editing will get their CRank lowered. See the N4G News posting guidelines and News Posting Tips for more info about proper editing of news posts.

Rating of News posts
You can now give each other feedback by rating news posts. Keep in mind that this is not for rating the content of the articles at the source. This is only a technical rating for the quality of the news posts on N4G.

Duplicate Story Tool
You can now easier check for duplicate stories.

Speech Bubbles
We have made some adjustment to the speech bubbles system. It is now harder for people to abuse the system.

Contributor Test
We have made the Contributor test a bit easier, so those of you who failed the test might want to try again now.

N4G Podcast
We now have a Podcast for the site. The show is produced by ZeroTolerance and his team. ZT is editor in chief over at N4G’s sister site ZTGameDomain.com, one of the longest running game sites on the net. We are still working on finding a good formula for the show so if you want to take part in this process please visit the forums and give us some feedback.

If you have ideas for new site features or things you would like us to improve please let us know through the feedback form or you can just post your ideas in the comment section below.

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FFVIIFan3556d ago

I'm really impressed with the continued improval and dedication to this site. Keep up the great work.

wildcat3556d ago (Edited 3556d ago )

i bet some people are glad to hear about the bubbles part

*i'm glad they're listening to our feedback up there*

techie3556d ago

indeed. I have 9 crank already! hehe

Rybnik3556d ago

You news Wh$re! (kidding of course) I don't know how you do it man, you are a machine...Keep up the good work! Great to here the continued site improvements.

techie3556d ago

I havent done any in ages...hmm...might try find some now.

D R Fz3556d ago (Edited 3556d ago )

Hopefully next time we meet Deep, we'll both be editors. I just wonder which one of us will reach the milestone first.

techie3556d ago

well you're on 10! Explain...how does our crank mark go up? People voting for us? Or that we don't get reports on our editting? How does it work?

D R Fz3556d ago (Edited 3556d ago )

Just make sure to submit quality news articles that follow the guidelines and your ranking will increase with time and quality of articles posted.

And Deep, I noticed a personal record of the reports on your articles are kept (just click on the reports link next to 'my news'), which further supports that the administrators might take into consideration how many reports you've attained and then use that to determine how it will affect your rank.

specialguest3556d ago

Ever since you appeared, Deepbrown disappeared. so are you DeepBrown or someone different?

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princ3ofp3rsia3556d ago (Edited 3556d ago )

Duplicate Story Tool
You can now easier check for duplicate stories.

How exactly can we do that?
EDIT: o nvm i got it...wow that's a nice feature!

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