As you may know, (if you are a regular reader) LGN tries to provide unique news about GNU/Linux gaming that weren’t published on other English “speaking” websites first.
So LGN often passes on news that were published before as they are no longer “unique”. (even if sometimes the news reached LGN first but were yet to be published)
Why am I doing this ?
First LGN’s motto was to provide “unique” news that were never before seen.
Second is that I assume that LGN’s readers also read websites like GamingOnLinux and Linux Games so I don’t want to look like I’m “stealing” from them (although I’m aware it’s a very common thing in the news business).
A friend of mine emailed me some great news that were already published on a few websites.
I told him that I cannot publish them on LGN because people already read it and I don’t want to repost the same “old” news all over again.
He said that LGN have different readers than on other websites and that I should spread the news anyways.
That friend got a point, if even 10% of LGN’s readers don’t read other websites – they might be missing some cool info.
But than I can’t say that LGN is unique at that respect.
What do YOU think ?
Are you missing news because I want LGN to be unique ?
Do you think I should post (or repost) news that were already published on other websites ?
Please comment below (and in the poll) as it would effect LGN’s future.
The regular visitors of LGN must be wondering why there are no news lately…is the website dead ?
Well, it’s far from dead, in fact I have several new games in development to write about.
But my personal life has taken it’s toll … about a week ago the company I have worked for, for the past 3 years has gone bankrupt and everyone was fired including me.
So now that I’m unemployed and searching for a new job I’ve taken some time off.
It’s not that I don’t have time to write articles, I just don’t have that feeling I had before, like “I got to tell those people about this magnificent game NOW”.
Tomorrow I’m going to the dead sea to leave my problems there 😉
And I’ll be back refreshed with new games shortly.
As you see now (01/09/2010), LGN’s theme has been changed to the temporary http://LinuxGamingNews.wordpress.com theme, I want to give it another shoot and see if you like it.
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