Comments on: Crisis at Newsarama http://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/ Independent Opinions on Comics of All Kinds Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:37:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: Newsarama’s Acquisition Anniversary » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/comment-page-1/#comment-99388 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 20:51:32 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/#comment-99388 […] was acquired by Imaginova, which happened October 8, 2007. Since then, they’ve gone through a major redesign and an expansion of coverage in May 2008 (which editor Matt Brady commented on in June at a […]

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By: Alan Coilhttp://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/comment-page-1/#comment-90931 Fri, 09 May 2008 15:36:40 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/#comment-90931 Rick Rottman’s post make it seem as if Newsarama is taking a technological step backward. The use of an underscore, as in “John_Smith” seems dated. Isn’t that something left over from Bulletin Boards?

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By: Rick Rottmanhttp://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/comment-page-1/#comment-90927 Fri, 09 May 2008 12:51:01 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/#comment-90927 Something not mentioned in Matt Brady’s post is that if your particular user ID is already being used over on LiveScience, Space.com or Aviation.com, you’re out of luck. I went over to Space.com and created an account to use on the Space.com message board. I then went over to Aviation.com and tried to do the same thing using the same user ID. No dice. It said that user ID was already taken. What this means is that someone, anyone, can go over to any one of these “sister sites” and create a user ID using an existing Newsarama user ID and there is nothing the person over on Newsarama that originally had the user ID can do about it. The potential for abuse it great.

Another problem people will have is that over on the other Pluck-based message board system, user ID’s using two words is not possible. That means instead of using John Smith, a person will be forced to use John_Smith.

Both of these wrinkles will make it difficult to find and read past messages posted on the originally Newsarama website.

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By: Crisis at Newsarama : Anime News Updatedhttp://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/comment-page-1/#comment-90922 Fri, 09 May 2008 07:15:02 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/#comment-90922 […] Original post by Comics Worth Reading […]

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By: Matthew Craighttp://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/comment-page-1/#comment-90919 Thu, 08 May 2008 23:52:24 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/#comment-90919 Are they going to have musical/video adverts that play automatically when the page loads up? I do not like such things.

Which is all that matters.

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By: TopJackhttp://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/comment-page-1/#comment-90918 Thu, 08 May 2008 23:29:06 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/#comment-90918 That should have been “bowel.” You’d think I worked for Wizard.

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By: TopJackhttp://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/comment-page-1/#comment-90917 Thu, 08 May 2008 23:28:12 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/08/crisis-at-newsarama/#comment-90917 Newsarama has become a pitiful shilling site that is basically a repository for glorified press releases. The Blog@newsarama section, surprisingly, has a bit of bite to it – most likely due to the absence of Matt Brady – but the main site is nothing more than the latest carnival-barking hype from Mark Millar.

Seriously, does he take a bowl movement without Newsarama covering it? It’s his personal PR site.

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