Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 10th Dec 2010 14:28 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I know that there's a number of readers who don't like it when OSnews covers political topics, I'm one of them. These political upheavals however spell danger for operating system hobbyists and so I dedicate this article to framing the political news within the context of what we are here to read about: operating systems.
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RE: Covering politics
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 10th Dec 2010 19:21 UTC in reply to "Covering politics"
Thom_Holwerda
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Of course, you can keep doing as you have been doing and continue to ruin OSNews by turning it into a personal, political blog (as I'm sure you will), but your readers don't have to like it either.


So, you actually get it.

See, we're not here to please everyone. As a great mind once said, if you try to please too many you'll deliver a mediocre experience for all (Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw). Two years ago we CLEARLY explained we were going into a different direction, and that said direction may not be to everyone's liking. We're *fine* if some people decide to read a different side or can no longer identify with OSNews. That's the beauty of the web- there are dozens other sites out there for you to read.

Because we're not in it for the money, we don't have to worry about ZOMG WE LOST A READER, QUICK PUBLISH SOMETHING HE LIKES. If we believe an issue to be important, we will publish about it on - let me remind you - our site, even if said opinion is unpopular.

And, as we've said a gazilion times - you're always free to submit articles. Curiously enough, few like you ever do ;) .

Edited 2010-12-10 19:23 UTC

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