As you can read in my previous post, I consider the 'YourNews' experiment a bit of a failure. Like most people here, I missed the old site. So, as of today, we're back! Please submit your news through our good old contact form again - our inbox is rather empty at the moment :)
I read all the replies and suggestions and I think you're on to something. In the near future, I'd like to do the following:
- Stop using 'Pligg', the software that powers YourNews. I'll have to figure out a way of how to implement a Digg-like system using WordPress. If you know how, or if you can build it for us, please let me know! I'll keep YourNews online for a while longer.
- Integrate YourNews on the homepage, but less prominent than the headline news. I'm open for layout suggestions and/or new designs! If we're going to reshuffle the homepage I have a few more ideas to make the site more attractive.
- Reorganise. Appoint 'Editors of the Day' to run the site one day a week. Appoint editors for special interest fields. Turn myself more into the manager of this site than the daily editor. If you're knowledgeable in a certain field (and you can prove it), please contact me.
- Focus on quality, not quantity.
- Have more fun!