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New articles & news tips system
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Hey everyone.

I just installed a new articles system that I've been working on behind the scenes for a while. Everything related to articles has been completely rewritten, but all old articles have been ported over to the new system. However, because the system is completely new, there's a chance there could still be some kinks that need to be worked out. If you experience any errors or odd behavior just let me know.

Here are some of the key features of the new system:

My Articles pagelists all articles you've ever written.

Tips — allow users to submit news without having to write their own article, leaving the writing up to the Xbox America staff.

Forum integration — combines the forums and articles, allowing for conversation to proceed right on the article page.

Twitter integration — automatically posts published articles to the Xbox America twitter feed.
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Wow. Am I the only one who thinks this is sexy?


(Must be a writer thing)
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I saw that I was like "WTF is that".

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Holy crap, sweet deal.

Another awesome addition, mang.
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Quite spectacular; call me a nerd, but I look forward to getting to know this system this weekend. Thanks Jackson!

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Quote by Hektic Juggalo:


call me a nerd




NERD! :nerd:

nice addition jackson.

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Sounds sweet. I'm off to see how many I have written.......
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I think it's hawt. Maybe I will write an article, just to use this sexy system!
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Wow I really like this! Great job, Jackson!

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Question about this new system: If a member submits a tip (leaving the actual writing to the staff), do they receive credit for the article/news item, or does the credit go to the staff member that writes the item?
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Great stuff jackson!

Now that im thinking about it, there couldve been a beta for this (hint, hint)
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