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Rather than starting /another/ news site, if Gavin really wants something that's alternative to Drobe, wouldn't it be better to be an Iconbar editor ?

There was a time, in the very dim past now it seems, that drobe was just a portal - a gateway to sites - and was utterly irrelevant to most users (that's what hotlists are for, after all). Iconbar was The Place to check for your news, having apparently overtaken Cybervillage for relevance and regularity of updates a year or so earlier. Over the years Drobe has expanded quite massively through

Recently, it seems that Iconbar's news focus has slowed to a near standstill, providing brief "this is the stuff that's happened whilst we weren't reporting things" news, and (I'm told) instead providing websites for others (*.iconbar.com) and various forums. Similarly, Iconbar's recent outages are bothersome (that little red 'x' pops up far too often for the large site it is).

Whether you see that Drobe fills the gap left by Iconbar, or Drobe has allowed the Iconbar team to be feel there's nothing else to say is something I can't comment on ('cos I don't have an opinion either way), but Iconbar updates have been so slow that I've been tempted on occasion to remove them from the RSS monitor completely.

So anyhow... a new news site which will, I expect, vanish into obscurity in a few months. But I'll watch with interest. Or would if it had an RSS feed.

On a semantic issue... can you /have/ an FAQ on a site that's just been launched ?

 is a RISC OS UserGerph on 1/1/04 10:20PM
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