clear unread messages

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fireside 141 Dec 01, 2013 at 18:13

Is there some way to just clear unread messages? A lot of them are basically advertisements.

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dk 158 Dec 02, 2013 at 09:11

There’s no way to do it currently.

I do notice an increase in posts that just advertise a commercial product or announce a game. In order to maintain quality of the site, we need to enforce some policy for which posts are allowed. What I’m thinking of:

  1. For game announcements, the post must contain informative technical details about the development of the game or must be an open-source game.

  2. Advertising commercial non-open-source products is not allowed and will be deleted. Such advertisements must go through the official advertisement channel at DevMaster.

Let me know if anyone has other thoughts on this.

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Reedbeta 167 Dec 02, 2013 at 17:35

What about the people who are selling game art assets, like Arteria and so forth? Historically we’ve let them post their announcements / advertisements here, but it sounds like they would be excluded.

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Vilem_Otte 117 Dec 02, 2013 at 19:10

Just noticed that there are unread posts.

If there would be an official ads channel, we’d definitely need someone to moderate that one here (and approve the posts) … as it would be filled by ton of garbage sooner or later (but I bet that it’d be sooner) - and I presume you’d want to keep only programming or game development related stuff in the channel.

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dk 158 Dec 02, 2013 at 19:28

What I mean by the official advertising channel is through the banner ads on the site, not through regular posts. Those obviously go through some manual review process.

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Stainless 151 Dec 03, 2013 at 01:12

I’m getting really sick of them to be honest, we seem to have lost a lot of development chat and gained a lot of “hey guys, we’ve just finished our brilliant %s and would like to tell you about %s”

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TheNut 179 Dec 03, 2013 at 03:27

Generally the proper thing to do is remove all commercial advertisements and have those people setup a proper advertising campaign with Devmaster, just as Dia says. The new site doesn’t really cater to those kind of posts anymore since everything funnels into the one and only list.

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Vilem_Otte 117 Dec 11, 2013 at 23:46

I totally second this, because just today I read that all new topics are commercial ads. This leads me to - is someone in contact with Dia, I guess he is working on update -> when can we expect it? :)