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Re: Submit news

Postby Dominic » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:37 am

The news helps the forums though. Besides bringing readers to the page, it also helps us get the Q&A from Hasbro.

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Re: Submit news

Postby Onslaught Six » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:21 pm

I'm not saying JT should get rid of the news or that I won't occasionally say "Here, put this on it," but that's not why I come here, I've got other sites for that. Eh.

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Re: Submit news

Postby Dominic » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:05 pm

So, are you saying that you see a page like, say...."All Spark", as a place for news, but TF Views as a place for discussion?

I am not mad. I just want clarification.

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Re: Submit news

Postby Onslaught Six » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:01 pm

Well, 'I' do but that's because I'm just using TFViews to do my bidding according to what I've been used to for 'years.' I mean, this 'did' come from BWTF.com, where I went for Ben's Reviews. He was always too busy to be on the up-and-up about actual news items, so I started going elsewhere for that coverage.

For what it's worth, this and ATT are the only TF forums I actually post at. I believe I have an account at TFW and at AllSpark in case I ever need to post argumentative crap, though.
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Re: Submit news

Postby Dominic » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:16 pm

Before we go any further, I want to make one thing perfectly clear.

As a moderator, I fully appreciate the membership we have here. I am sure I speak for JT and Onslaught86 when I say how good it is to be at a forum where we do not have the conflicts and sniping common at other forums. And, seeing people who appreciate the forums, (as evidenced by their posts), is rewarding. (And, it is obvious that O6 here appreciates it, as his post count rivals, and is likely to soon exceed, my own.)


The thing is, I know JT is really hoping for this page to be more expansive. Part of that is gathering the news that we often discuss. Having news on the front page not only brings in new readers, and possibly members, but it adds gravitas to the page, and hopefully encourages Hasbro to take us more seriously 'round "Q&A" time.

Believe me, all of us know how time consuming news gathering is. (Remember, I used to be a reporter. One of my editors used to explicitly restrict certain types of newsgathering as the effort was better expended on other operational details. If anybody wants to step up and become a "reporter" or "data-miner", we would appreciate it. Most of us have been together in one way or another for several years now. (I have known a few of you for about 5 years.) And, our newer members seem to settle in quite comfortably. (Just because you did not start at BWTF, there is no need to be shy.)


In other words, there is nothing wrong with using this place as a sort of "bar-room" where you talk about the hobby. But, we are not against expanding things to include more comprehensive news and archiving.


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Re: Submit news

Postby andersonh1 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:24 pm

Preview of movie Soundwave at TFW2005:

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... igure.html
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Re: Submit news

Postby Onslaught Six » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:37 pm

I didn't mean to imply that I don't 'want' TFV to expand past being Just A Forum. I'm more saying that, well, if we never do, then I'm cool. I 'do' agree that having the news page and such helps bring in new people, so hey.
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Re: Submit news

Postby Dominic » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:05 pm

We just do not want the members here to think that a lack of activity in a section, (in this case, news), is a sign we do not care. We want to see the news section, (for starters), expand, and would welcome any help.

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Re: Submit news

Postby Onslaught Six » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:02 pm

Hey, I can link to TFW all day long. >.>
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Re: Submit news

Postby donosaur » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:39 am

Kind of not news, but maybe people want to know? Neil Kaplan (RID Optimus) was interviewed by the Art and Story Podcast. Those guys talk about Beast wars and Animated all the time, and Kaplan talks mostly about non TF related stuff. I do recommend that podcast for anyone interted in the making of comics though, and plus if you watch the video they embedded on that page you get to see a Heinrad alarm clock :D Never noticed that before.

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