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Bulbanews A Weekly Real-Life News Update

evkl

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In light of the Japanese earthquake article, I thought that perhaps we should branch out a little in terms of news. I offered to aggregate a bunch of links to major world news stories once a week for Bulbanews readers' consumption. Is this a feature users would appreciate?

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What sort of real life events would be notable? I would rather keep Bulbagarden my Pokémon news site, since there are enough other places to get my real life news.
 

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It'd be a list of the top stories of the week--so, a link to a story or two each about what's driving news in America, Europe, Japan, and the rest of the world. It wouldn't be designed to supplant anyone's daily news consumption, just keep them up-to-date on the big issues if they missed something because they were too busy, say, playing Black and White.
 
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I'm already getting TCG news stories pushed off the top stories within the day. I'm not about to let non Pokémon news doing it too. I find it unnecessary. We're a Pokémon news site, and we already have a hard enough time devoting time to get the news stories relevant to us out.
 

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I agree with Nate there, non-Pokémon related news just seems out of the scope of Bulbanews, and we shouldn't try to be something we're not. The earthquake report was related to Pokémon in some way, so it was reported.
 

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maybe a sticky in the "real life" forums would be better but yeah i log into a pokemon site for pokemon stuff & when i click on pokemon news i expect to see stuff about pokemon

i watch the news when i get up then listen to it in the car driving to work then all day on the radio in work then watch it again when i get in - pokemon is escapism for me & real news on here would take away from that
 

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Evkl, I really think news round up would be a way to go eventually but stay with the Pokemon news-theme.

I think any Pokemon news, for exampe in Japan including any GameFreak Staff, Pokemon Sunday, Pokemon Centres and things of that nature should be covered. I have no idea where PUSA is located, but if anything ever happened in their area that would be good to know as well.

So in short: Stick with what we have, but add on to the Pokemon news that we have. Do NOT go worldwide unless it is completely Pokemon related. We don't want to turn into a certain website reporting everything.
 
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I honestly disagree with the idea, we don't need to be a CNN/NYT/EFE/Reuters for everyone, we don't really need it; when one goes to Bulbanews, it's normally because of Pokémon news; why would I want to read about something completely unrelated in a Pokémon site I usually frequent? Not to mention that making the news articles is a bit hard to draft, polish and publish, I don't want to wonder how it would be with everyone working 24/7 to post news we could read in another news enterprise.
 

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I would be the only person doing the aggregation of world news, and it would be posted once a week in one collected article.
 

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I'd have to agree here. I feel it would be catering for an audience we don't have, and aren't likely to get. Bulbanews is for Pokemon news. People that want real-world news will go to a real-world news site.
 
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