They don't deserve to be on the times because the article in question, Racheya's, was her direct response to a forum argument. Where the exact same insults where used, and answered. Rather than glean anything from this, Racheya chose to portray those complaining in a negative light. Frequently calling them kids and making further over generalized. In a sense, it was just trolling. I have an idea for an article, a rebuttal to the point offered by Racheya. Oh wait, there's already a thread for that, created before the article was even written.
To the first article, what happend to the days when experienced scapers such as RSw44 or TS Stormage actually written something interesting with good insight? >.> The main article on the tip it time nowadays is nothing more than a rant section. I understand if you as a writer is frustrated at players complaining at Jagex for delaying an update. I mean god forbid you never heard it before. But is it really that worthwhile to put it on the main article? Tip It Times used to be an enjoyment for me and now after today's last straw following a string of bad articles I think I'll end my tradition of reading the times which began 2 years ago just because the editors no longer care who writes them. I remember when RSw44 was still writing, every week he'd post something interesting about the RS economy and gave me new insights into the workings of the GE. Or when Necro wrote his on the history of major RS bugs, that was always a fun walk down memory lane. But nowadays for nearly 2 months the articles seems to be just about people rambling on about their boring lives and the same old cliches (with a few diamonds in the roughs thanks to TS on the decline of the times, Forsakenmage on her fictional, and RSw44's return about Jagex cover ups).
Rants like this don't deserve to be on the times, if it does then I'd go spend 15 minute writing about everything in RS that's ever irritated me and I'll be able to provide tip it with a year's worth of writing. Leave these rants for the forum discussions, and actually let the intelligent insights flow on the times.
Article #2: Your guide to slayer seems like a guide to be polite. Unfortunately in the present rs state of efficiency I doubt many people would care about spawn stealing or cannoning in a crowded area. Although I agree wholeheartedly with the "heated" discussion about those slayer's "girlfriends"
Why do articles like this not deserve to be on the times? If you have ideas for articles, by jove please say! Please try yourself coming up with ideas for articles for a year then we will see how many 'original' ideas you can come up with. Criticising a public articles topic when you are not prepared to do it yourself is a null criticism.
Good articles imo. I agree with the slayer one, but I am one of the shrinking group of players not concerned in the slightest with efficiency and just playing the game to waste time and have fun.
It was not a reply to a thread but a view of the discussions on this forums and other forums. To somebody who had no read the thread, it would not force them to read it to know background, it does not direct them to said thread, it does however display her views towards the views other people have. That is the whole point of an article. Roughly, all an article needs to be is somebodies view on something else, written to a good standard. She stated an overview of many peoples view of the delay and then her own view. A discussion on a forum is exactly that, a discussion. It looks to me as if the reason you have difficulty seeing its validity as an article is because it goes against your own point of view you have stated in the threads she gives an overview of.
As stated before, I think it is safe to say the editorial panel would welcome articles from all of you whatever the viewpoint, as long as you write of a good standard. If you are not prepared to show your own viewpoint in an article, you shouldn't say somebody elses viewpoint isn't worth writing an article on.
I would be willing to write an article, when did i say I wouldn't? I can say whatever I want, I think her viewpoint was used to troll others. That's my opinion, if you want an article about the reasons why I think that, I'd be more than happy to oblige. Since Racheya said in PM that arguing was useless regarding this, I'm not surprised this turned into an article. After all, if you aren't willing to argue with someone( or groups of people), then writing an article in a condescending nature is the way to go. I am available for such articles, and I can be extra extra condescending, I promise!
Once again, you are making presumptions regarding my stance on a variety of issues. Which is depressing, don't judge me too early Dan! I had to lump myself with the complaining crowd because I felt it was unfair to criticize them. A feeling which, according to Racheya's article, is likely because I'm a little kid who likes shiny things. I generally don't like being insulted. I don't think its my stance on complaining, which I find to be equivalent to unequivocal praise in terms of annoyingness, that makes me upset by the article. It probably had something to do with the insults. Actually, I think you're a little mistaken. You say that I'm questioning the articles validity as an article. On the contrary, I admit it's an article, it just shouldn't be. You're correct in stating that the article doesn't require knowledge of the thread, if you had read the thread then you would know the insults that Racheya has used previously. Including, calling people ,with a valid opinion, whiners, little kids, and lovers of shiny things. Oh and pointless. Well Racheya, if that thread is pointless, and your article is based, in its entirety, on said pointless thread... Well I shouldn't have to do the math, as you pointed out, I'm probably just some little kid.
Hey wait a minute, Danny, didn't you post on that other thread? Didn't your view pretty much agree with Racheyas? It seems silly to question my renunciation of the article, when we could easily question your approval of it. Confirmation Bias?