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I think the 'discussion' is in danger of drifting away from the point.

Talking about who's first with stuff is a red herring since quite often c.s.a.announce is first. What is important about places like Drobe is that they aren't just somewhere to distribute bare news, but they have editors, articles, opinions, biases, etc. This is what makes them interesting. They don't just say what the news *is*, they wrap it in an article and discuss it, and then (quite often) we all jopin in.

Now *provided* a site is kept up to date with a stream of new articles, the more the merrier. Just one main portal for RISC OS would be unhealthy, in the same way that just one newspaper would be unhealthy. Does anyone here think the world would be a better place if all newspapers were owned by Rupert Murdoch?

I certainly agree that if a site is not kept up to date it would be better if it were not there, and *perhaps*, as has been suggested, it might have been better if the effort being put into the new site were directed at imporving Icon Bar. However, it might also be that the arrival of something new will encourage more people to submit articles to it, so it could grow into something worthwhile.

We'll just have to wait and see.

 is a RISC OS Userapdl on 03/01/04 1:18PM
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