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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:23 PM

I've posted requests like this in the past, but haven't gotten much traction.. So this time I'm going to up the ante a bit. I'm looking for people to write news postings for the front page, which I will then edit (if necessary) and post. Basically, here's what I've written about this in the past:

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I don't get the opportunity to post news to the front page of AtariAge as often as I'd like. To that end, I'd like to try and enlist the aid of fellow AtariAge members who might be interested in contributing news items. This would involve writing up one to two paragraph news blurbs, an appropriate title, and (optionally) finding an appropriate image for the news posting. I would then edit the text as necessary, properly scale the image and post up the news on the front page if it's something I feel is worthy and relevant to AtariAge. I also always start up a forum topic regarding the item, if one does not yet exist.

News that I would consider relevant includes:

- New Atari 2600/5200/7800/Lynx/Jaguar homebrew releases
- Atari-related prototype discoveries/releases
- New issues of Atari-related publications (newsletters (printed or online))
- Gaming expo announcements
- Atari-related emulator announcements/updates
- New Atari-related hardware/software announcement/releases
- Major Atari Corporation-related news

And so forth. If it's classic gaming related in some fashion and has an Atari slant of any kind, then I'll consider posting it. If it's not Atari-related, I may still consider posting it, but don't feel bad if I choose not to. :)

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Now, what I'm going to do differently this time around is if I end up using any news that you write up, I will gift you a one-month AtariAge Subscription. If you are already a subscriber, I will extend your subscription by a month.

Please PM me news items directly and I will let you know if I feel it's worthy to post on the front page, and if so, if what you've written is suitable.

Thanks!

..Al

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:21 PM

I'd be interested in giving you a hand Al, PM me if you want - no need to bother with a free subscription.

#3 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:33 AM

I'd be interested in giving you a hand Al, PM me if you want - no need to bother with a free subscription.

Just sent you a PM, thanks!

..Al

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Posted Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:58 PM

I'm more than willing to help out with this. PM me if you want.

Edited by Animan, Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:59 PM.


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Posted Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:27 PM

I'm in if you need some help. I write occassionally for Tastes Like Comics and I'm an literature teacher so pm me and maybe I can put something together this weekend.

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Posted Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:43 PM

I do game reviews for my college paper- hardly cutting edge news, but if you are looking for a change of pace I'm here to help.

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Posted Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:30 PM

What about other classic systems?

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#8 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:52 PM

I'm an literature teacher


D'OH!

#9 kamakazi OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:05 PM

I'm currently attending college for an associate's degree in web design. I'd like the opportunity to try and lend a hand. PM me on what I need to do.

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Posted Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:35 AM

I'm in if you need some help. I write occassionally for Tastes Like Comics and I'm a literature teacher so pm me and maybe I can put something together this weekend.

Nobody is perfect.

;)

I can't believe I did that. That is so embarrasing.

Edited by gorfcadet, Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:37 AM.


#11 retrozoneorg OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:50 AM

I would be happy to lend a hand. We have a magazine in the UK called Retro Gamer. They have a home brew section which often contains new atari games. I could send you details and / or write up reviews etc etc. Of course nothing will be copied from the magazine, would just use it to find the new releases and their availability.

#12 GroovyBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:47 AM

I would be happy to lend a hand. We have a magazine in the UK called Retro Gamer. They have a home brew section which often contains new atari games. I could send you details and / or write up reviews etc etc. Of course nothing will be copied from the magazine, would just use it to find the new releases and their availability.


Or you could just frequent the sites were information and releases of interest are made like AA member TMR (Retrogamer's homebrew section author) does ;).

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:23 AM

I have a full time job, a Wife and a small baby. I wish I had time to trawl the web. I buy Retro Gamer so I don't have to do that ;)

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:21 AM


I'm in if you need some help. I write occassionally for Tastes Like Comics and I'm a literature teacher so pm me and maybe I can put something together this weekend.

Nobody is perfect.

;)

I can't believe I did that. That is so embareassing.

On top of that, you said 'bare ass' in public. Unbelievable! :mad:





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#15 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:27 AM

Would those news regarding expos only be limited to the USA? Or would you also post about e.g. Retrobörse in Bochum/Germany?

#16 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:02 AM

It's good to see some "new news" on the front page!

#17 esplonky OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:11 PM

I can try to lend a hand, pm me al!

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:05 PM

I know I'm not a prominent member on the forums, but I do a bit of writing on my blog. If you care to, check it out and see if it's what you're looking for: techsquid.blogspot.com

#19 gorfcadet OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:02 PM

Maybe if I spent less time playing Atari and reading comics I'd be better at my job RT... but that just isn't going to happen. I say much worse than bare ass every time I grade research papers. That's why I always take them home. No one should hear the filth I spout correcting MLA citations and pointing out unsupported logic. Mistakes happen; keeps me from being a pompous jerk to my kids when they make mistakes. That and the knowlege that at any point I could go to the student union and wipe the floor with them at Marvel Vs Capcom. Nobody wants to lose to the old man at MVC.

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:30 PM

We're just messing around with you, in case you didn't know. ;)

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Posted Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:18 AM

I know. :) AA community has been nothing but awesome since I got here CC. Thanks for taking the time to say that though. I even took my system to work last week and let my students come in at lunch and play Dungeon and Super Pac Man to hopfefully encourage some of them into the hobby.

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Posted Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:13 PM


I'm in if you need some help. I write occassionally for Tastes Like Comics and I'm a literature teacher so pm me and maybe I can put something together this weekend.

Nobody is perfect.

;)

I can't believe I did that. That is so embarrasing.


:P

#23 gorfcadet OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:27 AM

Embarrassing. Spellcheck has made me soft. That, and snack cakes.

#24 purduecrum OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:08 AM

How about resurrecting @AtariAge on twitter when a new front page story appears? Hopefully the front page is more active but not overwhelming.

#25 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:01 AM

How about resurrecting @AtariAge on twitter when a new front page story appears? Hopefully the front page is more active but not overwhelming.

Yes, I very much intend to do that, and should have done so with the last several news items I posted. Thanks for the reminder.

..Al




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