42 Replies to “Welcome To The Agonist's New Home”

  1. now just try and get this beast configured.

    Scoop will help out a lot to expand the interactivity of the site, and organize comments, and get some good discussion.

    Might be something of a pandora’s box though…should be interesting.

  2. now just try and get this beast configured.

    Scoop will help out a lot to expand the interactivity of the site, and organize comments, and get some good discussion.

    Might be something of a pandora’s box though…should be interesting.

  3. It’s about time that somebody as hit-rich as you guys threw their weight behind this. MetaFilter has been squabbling about it forever and never getting anywhere. Participatory journalism has taken root in Korea and Japan; why not here? You guys are an inspiration as learn-on-the-job amateur new editors. The skills of journalism pros are not be sneezed at, as they often are by the “who needs journalists?” faction, but they’re not rocket science, either.

    Here’s an interesting study on the topic. You go, agonizers! I’ll be rooting for you, and contributing keystrokes if I can think of anything not lame. Personal request: get translators involved, offer more international news from primary sources.

  4. It’s about time that somebody as hit-rich as you guys threw their weight behind this. MetaFilter has been squabbling about it forever and never getting anywhere. Participatory journalism has taken root in Korea and Japan; why not here? You guys are an inspiration as learn-on-the-job amateur new editors. The skills of journalism pros are not be sneezed at, as they often are by the “who needs journalists?” faction, but they’re not rocket science, either.

    Here’s an interesting study on the topic. You go, agonizers! I’ll be rooting for you, and contributing keystrokes if I can think of anything not lame. Personal request: get translators involved, offer more international news from primary sources.

  5. Scoop rocks….make sure this place looks more like Kos and less like Tacitus. Personally, I hate Tac’s design and the threads are always impossible to follow.

  6. Scoop rocks….make sure this place looks more like Kos and less like Tacitus. Personally, I hate Tac’s design and the threads are always impossible to follow.

  7. ad astra

    Burke said that there were three Estates in Parliament, but in the Reporters Gallery yonder, there sat a fourth Estate more important far than they all.

    –Thomas Carlyle

    “Heros and Hero Worship in History” (1841).

    But BEWARE the ratings game…

    None of our political writers..take notice of any more than three estates, namely, Kings, Lords, and Commons..passing by in silence that very large and powerful body which form the fourth estate in this community..The Mob

    –Henry Fielding

    “Covent Garden Journal” (1752)

  8. ad astra

    Burke said that there were three Estates in Parliament, but in the Reporters Gallery yonder, there sat a fourth Estate more important far than they all.

    –Thomas Carlyle
    “Heros and Hero Worship in History” (1841).

    But BEWARE the ratings game…

    None of our political writers..take notice of any more than three estates, namely, Kings, Lords, and Commons..passing by in silence that very large and powerful body which form the fourth estate in this community..The Mob

    –Henry Fielding
    “Covent Garden Journal” (1752)

  9. I find the format somewhat counterintuitive.  I miss being able to scan a quick summary of top stories instead of needing to click to get at things (at home I’m on sloooow dialup, so reading this could take days).

    Voting on stories could make this whole process take longer and it may drive away some of the fringe-y elements as they will find their stories not being promoted or accepted.  (this may or may not be a good thing)

  10. I find the format somewhat counterintuitive.  I miss being able to scan a quick summary of top stories instead of needing to click to get at things (at home I’m on sloooow dialup, so reading this could take days).

    Voting on stories could make this whole process take longer and it may drive away some of the fringe-y elements as they will find their stories not being promoted or accepted.  (this may or may not be a good thing)

  11. Will there be a PM capability or is there one I have not seen?  I seldom used the one on the old site but it was quite handy when I did given that everyone is basically anonymous and there is no other way to have conversations off the record.

  12. Will there be a PM capability or is there one I have not seen?  I seldom used the one on the old site but it was quite handy when I did given that everyone is basically anonymous and there is no other way to have conversations off the record.

  13. Thanks Nick.  I thought that the old board had been shut down because when I tried to enter it I was automaticaly redirected to scoop. Now that isn’t happening.

  14. Thanks Nick.  I thought that the old board had been shut down because when I tried to enter it I was automaticaly redirected to scoop. Now that isn’t happening.

  15. I have visited this board several times since you launched the new format/scheme.  To date, I have no clue as to how to participate, and where to post.  I predict you will lose readership and posters expodentially.  

    Oh well, it was a nice ride!  Who was the brain behind this move?

  16. I have visited this board several times since you launched the new format/scheme.  To date, I have no clue as to how to participate, and where to post.  I predict you will lose readership and posters expodentially.  

    Oh well, it was a nice ride!  Who was the brain behind this move?

  17. I REALLY hope you’re right, Graham.

    When Scoop started, I posted that I thought it stinks.

    I am now posting that it stinks less.

  18. I like it, a 5 for you! Sadly, we were all very comfortable in the BB environs. Here there is more possible and more people hopefully will take part….

    Bringing deodorant, parfum ,  después de afeitado

    as required!

  19. I like it, a 5 for you! Sadly, we were all very comfortable in the BB environs. Here there is more possible and more people hopefully will take part….

    Bringing deodorant, parfum ,  después de afeitado

    as required!

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