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Mod DB isn't usually a place for editorials; but some recent news going through the queue has, I feel, made this one necessary. We strive to provide you all with as much modding goodness as we can, but in order to do this we need quality content. It's up to you to provide that content. However;

Posted by jacksonj04 on Feb 9th, 2006

Mod DB isn't usually a place for editorials; but some recent news going through the queue has, I feel, made this one necessary. We strive to provide you all with as much modding goodness as we can, but in order to do this we need quality content. It's up to you to provide that content. However;

Much as you may want to show off your unskinned MP5 render, we've seen it before. We want to see fresh and exciting things, not just another weapons model render. Get some in-game images in there. Interesting skins, concept art, you get the idea. Tell us what you've been up to, say a few words about what you've been doing in the last week...

Before you post something to the main page, think "Will other people who know nothing about my mod want to see this?" If you say "Yes" then carry on, chances are it will end up on the front page. If "Maybe", give it a go. It will either make it or it won't. If it's a definate "No", please don't put it up for the main page and keep it in mod profile. Authing, moving or deleting these things takes time.

Well, that's it from me. Have fun, keep modding, and lets see some more content!
jacksonj04
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Shrimp
Shrimp Feb 13 2006, 5:58am says:

*Agree*

/me looks at the news page as it stands right now

Clearly some people don't bother reading this sort of news before posting their own...

*sigh*

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panzer517
panzer517 Feb 12 2006, 11:21pm says:

Right on the button my friend. Couldn't agree with you more.

Besides this helps encourage other modders to pick up the game qualities to give us a better show in the stands.

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methy
methy Feb 13 2006, 12:03am says:

You said it perfect.

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sickre
sickre Feb 13 2006, 12:13am says:

I agree. I wouldn't mind a sentence of background info on each mod either.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Feb 13 2006, 1:12am says:

We don't necessarily have this luxary because we need fresh news constantly ticking over. No point wait 2 days between good posts.

I really don't understand why some modders spend 2 minutes on a news article which will go infront of moddb's 50,000+ daily audience. you think they would spend a little time on it considering how important such promotion is!

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lillbrorsan
lillbrorsan Feb 13 2006, 6:25am says:

Finally someone did something :D

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jlambvo
jlambvo Feb 13 2006, 6:35am says:

*golf clap* well played

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar Feb 13 2006, 7:57am says:

this is EXACTLY why I don't post news about my mod on modb for the main page. Who really cares if I figure out a new algirithum or come upwith a theoritical design that's been done.... well, I do but i don't consider it anything worth shouting from the mountaintops for.

:)

I understand about the need for news though. PlanetDoom normally has 2 days between posts & PlanetHalfLife is like Moddb... for valve base products. :)

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Yytrium
Yytrium Feb 13 2006, 4:09pm says:

...fresh multigun, which got declined >:(

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Kaos_nyrb
Kaos_nyrb Feb 13 2006, 1:08pm says:

I'd also include Concept Art with unskinned renders.
We don't need to see it! It just makes you look like you haven't anything else done.

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Nurglew
Nurglew Feb 13 2006, 1:35pm says:

I only show In-game Images in my news ;)

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MagNet
MagNet Feb 13 2006, 4:08pm says:

I don't like you.
I want to show off my MP5 render!


Wait I don't have any :( only new and fresh multigun...

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leilei
leilei Feb 15 2006, 4:52pm says:

how about lame furry mods that never got past the 2 years of concept stage
*COUGH*dracten*COUGH*

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