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Do you visit the main news page of FED2k?

Well, do you?  

29 members have voted

  1. 1. Well, do you?

    • Yes, every time I log on to the forums
      4
    • Yes, occasionally
      12
    • No, I just read the news on the forums
      2
    • No, I log straight into the forums and don't read the news
      11


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*Poll sponsored by Dunenewt.*

Basically, we are wondering if forum posters read the news on the main site or just come straight here to post. Option 1 is for people who go through the main site to get here; option 2 is for people who sometimes remember to look at the main site; option 3 is for those who only read the news in the News Forum, and option 4 is for those who don't read the news at all.

Please vote, in the name of science!

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My homepage is the main site, but when at university I use the lab PCs, and go straight to the forums. So really it depends on time of year.

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I occasionally do visit the website, although my bookmark is the forums, so I voted I go straight to the forums. I read the news on fed2knews messageboard.

Back in the day I went to the website first to read news, then to the forum. But over the past several years there is no new news on main website so I changed it to go to the forums.

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I only look at the forums, and I very rarely go into the news section. Although I do occasionally.

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Sorry, I feel the poll is a bit skewed. Members, who are allowed to vote, will see the message board more often than the front page, meaning that they are likely to see the new posts in FED2k News first. The anonymous visitor is more likely to see the site itself, and the news presented there, and they can't vote!

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I think the poll is meant to measure the behaviour of regular forum posters, not guests. But it was Dunenewt's idea, so I'm not entirely sure.

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I have FED2k bookmarked, and I rarely visit the main Dune2k site.  I always read any news posts that appears on the forums, though.

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More people should read our news, as I'm trying to update it at least once a week now.

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Sorry, I feel the poll is a bit skewed. Members, who are allowed to vote, will see the message board more often than the front page, meaning that they are likely to see the new posts in FED2k News first. The anonymous visitor is more likely to see the site itself, and the news presented there, and they can't vote!

This is a good point. It does depend on what you're measuring though. The results would be fairly predictable, nonetheless.

The forum page is my homepage, so that explains everything.

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it's all about the forums... my bookmark leads right there. I can't even remember what the site looks like  ::)

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Yes always, when I know there is some new news. But by never going, I never know there is some new news.

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I voted for "occasionally". I go directly with the main page.

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Well, do think people should check the posts more often, as I'm sure there will be some interesting news coming up.

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Sorry, I feel the poll is a bit skewed. Members, who are allowed to vote, will see the message board more often than the front page, meaning that they are likely to see the new posts in FED2k News first. The anonymous visitor is more likely to see the site itself, and the news presented there, and they can't vote!

Which may have been accurate a few years ago, but after the two previous years of, what, two news posts the anonymous visitor who just checks the main page probably no longer exists.  Hopefully we'll start gaining new ones now that new articles are going up on the news page with some regularity again.

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I'm just hoping that news about Dune related items will keep flowing.

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I went regularly when items were regular and almost stopped when they almost stopped. Trouble is their "advertisement", but I don't know what people would think of a signal telling there's an unread/new item. Any advert is an annoyance if there's no news to back it up :P

Of known possibilities, "FED2k News" RSS seems ideal. Other stuff looks like "New/unread news" icon to the right of "FED2k" up here (??), receiving mail/PM when a news post comes - dunno if anyone apprciates these "ads".

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Yes, a RSS feed would be great.  I ended up posting 3 different news threads today, just because I discovered different news at different parts of the day.

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We don't have an RSS feed?  We used to back in the day.

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Yes there's a RSS for the forum. No there's no RSS on the main page's news.

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Well thent he news should still be collected by it since it's part of the forum.

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