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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 17 Aug 2018 02:12 #279984

Adrift: Lost at Sea is a challenging, 2 - 4 player, cooperative card game that focuses on bringing people together. It’s like the Oregon Trail meets a 16th Century shipwreck - As you make the journey back home on the unforgiving tides, your table becomes the lifeboat and you become the survivors. Plus, at the end of the game, you'll get a unique sea shanty about your voyage to sing (or chant) together and reminisce about your adventure!

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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 17 Aug 2018 12:44 #279985

Okay, I'll ask: Is this a paid article for the purposes of advertising a Kickstarter project? Because this article is a word-for-word copy/paste from the KS project page.
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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 17 Aug 2018 12:48 #279986

I could have sworn we were specifically not doing Kickstarter announcements on front page, but maybe I'm confusing with something else.
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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 17 Aug 2018 13:19 #279991

Concerns of advertising aside, I do love me some sea shanties.
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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 17 Aug 2018 13:30 #279992

I immediately pictured that pirate comic within a comic from Watchmen.
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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 17 Aug 2018 15:36 #280005

Shellhead wrote:
I immediately pictured that pirate comic within a comic from Watchmen.

I got Waterworld. You win this round.
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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 19 Aug 2018 01:17 #280033

fightcitymayor wrote:
Okay, I'll ask: Is this a paid article for the purposes of advertising a Kickstarter project? Because this article is a word-for-word copy/paste from the KS project page.

Nope. It's just a quick way of providing a "news" service. We don't really have time to do it as properly as we'd like so sometimes, when I see a game that I feel looks interesting, I copy the salient bits of the press release and post it under news.

I've been doing it a while and this is the first time anyone's said anything about it. It's a fair question though: are you happy with this? Do you find this kind of "news" useful? Would you rather just a link with a brief bit of non-PR detail and opinion? Or no news on new releases at all?

As far as it being on the front page I have no idea but that might just be me screwing things up in the CMS.
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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 19 Aug 2018 01:52 #280034

News is news, I like to hear all of it, especially if it sparks my interest. If anyone has an issue with it, I would simply add "so and so has put out a press release regarding blah blah, the full text is below"
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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 20 Aug 2018 11:23 #280070

MattDP wrote:
fightcitymayor wrote:
Okay, I'll ask: Is this a paid article for the purposes of advertising a Kickstarter project? Because this article is a word-for-word copy/paste from the KS project page.
I've been doing it a while and this is the first time anyone's said anything about it. It's a fair question though: are you happy with this? Do you find this kind of "news" useful? Would you rather just a link with a brief bit of non-PR detail and opinion? Or no news on new releases at all?
Thank you for asking!

It was odd mainly because the front page stuff tends to be articles, and writer contributions, and stuff I classify under the "closely held beliefs" category of honest opinions. When I see a press release, especially a KS copy/paste, I feel like it's promotion masquerading as personal commentary. I kept looking for a "sponsored" tag.

While I do realize there are indeed plenty of sites that do the whole "capsulizing/regurgitating press releases as news" (ICV2, TabletopGamingNews, etc.) I see FAT/TWBG as an "enthusiast site" that might be more helpful if the site writers' articles were separate from the pure copy/paste press release news stuff. By all means have them, but front-paging them muddies the journalistic waters a bit. Maybe a telltale "News/Press Release" tag so people know what they are reading.
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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 20 Aug 2018 12:23 #280074

yeah it stings a little that this got front page when my review of EIGHTH GRADE didn't :( One of the best movies of this year. And I wrote the review just for this site and this site only.
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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 20 Aug 2018 12:44 #280076

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Or no news on new releases at all?

In my opinion if it hasn't funded then its not a new or upcoming release. So I guess I'd be okay with recently funded game announcements but ads asking for funding should be restricted to our actual advertising system. I also deleted another KS ad from the forums today. We need to be consistent and vigilant or we're just a free marketing tool. That doesn't benefit the website or the members.
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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now 20 Aug 2018 15:17 #280088

Black Barney wrote:
yeah it stings a little that this got front page when my review of EIGHTH GRADE didn't :( One of the best movies of this year. And I wrote the review just for this site and this site only.
I'm sure it is just a glitch In the system, my Kemet article was the same way the first day it was up.
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