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Thievesrun - Crowfall News & Reconnaissance Network [BETA]


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http://thievesrun.co/

 

Put together this simple little fansite experiment over the last week or so.

 

The premise is pretty self explanatory, but basically its a tweet-like listing of relevant news, comments and quotes on Crowfall from various sources. Unlike the traditional news site which simply re-posts major press releases, I am focusing on the micro-activities that just don't work in the traditional fansite medium. You won't read a blog post about every single forum comment or tweet, but sometimes to the fanbase those might contain useful pieces of information. A central location for this information is therefore, potentially, useful (in theory).

 

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The entire project is designed to be crowdsourced, meaning all of the news comes from readers who find it and submit it to the site. The more who contribute, the more accurate it gets. With this in mind I added in a leaderboard to recognize the sites most active contributors.

 

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All of the posts are queued and later published by editors, of whom I have recruited a few of from the community (always looking for more though!).

 

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Future Plans:

-API Integration (if we ever get it!), this site is designed to be a destination for up-to-the-minute news reporting.

-Killboards (contingent on the API existing of course).

-Full Views of Content (embedded tweets, images, full text patch notes, etc).

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OK... so it's a news site where the staff don't bother to look for news, they just wait for the community to bring the news to them? Am I missing something?

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I love the idea of having all the Crowfall news at the same place. I haven't found the link for the website though!

 

edit : Just realized that the site might not be available to public yet. Will be happy to use this when it's released!  :)

Now it's better with a link!  :P

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Yes, not sure if you've ever heard of reddit. Its a similar concept where ANYONE can submit news vs just the site owners. Apparently use of words like "crowdsourced" wasn't clear enough. The editors are also contributing as you can clearly see from the current rankings.

 

Thanks for the concern. Ill work on making it more clear.

 

@courant101.... Most important part and I left it off. Fixed at top of original post now.

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OK... so it's a news site where the staff don't bother to look for news, they just wait for the community to bring the news to them? Am I missing something?

Yes, it seems like the "staff" set up the infrastructure for people to share Crowfall news (especially small nuggets that might get missed by a lot of people if contributors don't submit them) in a very convenient way. I think it's a good idea.

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