That assumption is actually incorrect, at least concerning me I liked arguing with the more elaborate "trolls". Most of the time they were just criticising and making valid points (some points the OP team later admitted and fixed). Also most trolls stuck to the main news posts, there wasn't much or any trolling on the "Game of the week" articles for example.I reckon the main thing that killed Pandora Press was excessive off-topic negativity in many comments by some overly vocal people. If I am involved, I absolutely won't allow that at all, not even mild off-topic complaints. We can have a weekly "pre-orders progess" post, and people can bitch about their lack of Pandora there - and ONLY there. I hope you all will agree that this is a good idea. The Americans can take their "free speech" and smoke it. I won't allow the "free speech" of uncivilised idiots to kill the whole blog ... again.
I don't like your excessive and extremist approach, I would rather value "free speech" including trolls over a totalitarian regime "yay Pandora smile-or-be-killed" blog (to exaggerate this).
Sure off-topic is bad and all (it isn't actually all that bad), but comments like that is what makes a blog, criticism and dealing with it in a professional way is what makes a good journalist or speaker.
Besides, I doubt there will be too many of those comments, since most people like that probably moved on (they obviously did not like this project very much) and while the pre-order situation is still around, it's no longer the elephant in the room.
I don't think three people will be enough to keep the blog running at all times, better get a team of at least 5 or so with some people dedicated to one job (like writing the "game of the week" article or weekly news-roundup).
Apart from that I like your plan, the topics to cover seems solid (though I am eager to see what ideas other people have, quartercast posted some here for example) and the link to büchse or ITB (or the wiki maybe) for longer articles is a good idea.
Let's keep the discussion going,
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