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LGN, Uniqueness And News On Other Websites
MaximB Dec 13, 2010

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.

Rustybolts Dec 14, 2010
I would post on any news you are interested in or you think is of note, regardless of its source. Say for example Amnesia 2 got released tomorrow for me its big news and so wouldn't matter if every site had commented on it. Any hype that gets created for Linux gaming can only be a good thing, and hopefully help the scene get some attention.
tweakedenigma Dec 14, 2010
Gotta agree with Rusty. I do frequent both GOL and LGN however I don't mind seeing the same story twice and sometimes I miss stuff on one.
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