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QOTD: Do You Want Questions From Readers?

A few days ago we asked you if you wanted reader submitted content and the response we got was pretty overwhelming. Positive and negative comments aside, it gave us a lot of food for thought. Whether it was deciding if said content should be edited prior to posting, or figuring out what kind of standard to set (such as having a certain amount of posts or threads to your name) when it came to deciding who gets to play in the submit articles section/forum/thread/whatever, there was tons to think about and trust me, we've been mulling over the comments ever since.

We would love to see interesting stuff that comes directly from the readers (we know you have some deadly ideas) and the idea of supplementing our own content with contributions from external-but-internal sources really appeals to us. That said, there's so much to consider and making an idea like that come to life isn't something we could do without a lot of planning. We'd have to have a whole bunch of meetings, not to mention develop a whole new section on the site to accommodate it. Basically, it would take f-o-r-e-v-e-r and we're eager to let you have your say now.

So, here's my guest-QOTD: Do you want reader submitted QOTDs?

Post your comments below and we'll let you know what we decide.

  • hellwig
    Why not have reader submitted QOTDs?

    There, post that one! Nah, but seriously, I can't imagine Tuan can think of questions forever, but at the same time, if someone in the community has a truly insiteful and politically rousing question, it might be interesting to see the opinions of others.

    On the other hand, we don't want 365 days of "What do you think of my build (posting newegg order TONIGHT!)?"
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  • burnley14
    Sounds like a lot of extra work for you guys . . .

    But yes, I'm totally in favor of the idea. Hats off to you all for your creativity and production, but there's a ton of untapped potential within the readers who browse here every day. I say help them get involved with the site as much as possible, and everyone will be better off for it.
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  • hillarymakesmecry
    No. I want the crew at Toms. IE Jane, to conjur up their own ideas independent of the desires of her audience.
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  • the_one111
    Jane, do you actually WANT to go through the eons and eons of useless interweb drivel? Do you WANT to sit in front of your computer reading the QOTD marked "I can haz moar pancakez"?

    DO YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR KEYBOARD BROKEN BY THE DROOL COMING FROM YOUR MOUTH AS YOU READ THE MINDLESS ARTICLES?!?!

    DO YOU!?!

    ok ok joking aside..

    Like burnley14 said it sounds like alot of extra work for you guys, but if you pulled it off it would be pretty cool to say the least.
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  • AdamB5000
    Sure. Just pick one that isn't stupid.

    And if QOTD's get to be too much, just make QOTWeek. There's only so much we can discuss. :)
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  • aalkema
    Why not? There is always a great discussion after a QOTD, nothing wrong with a few more. Just make sure they're well moderated, and have to pass through you folks in charge of the place first.
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  • DXRick
    If someone starts an interesting poll or posts and interesting topic for discussion in the forums, you could always put a link to it on the home page. Since this happens so infrequently, I see no reason to devote a lot of development changes to THG for it. :p
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  • waikano
    hillarymakesmecryNo. I want the crew at Toms. IE Jane, to conjur up their own ideas independent of the desires of her audience.
    Ohhh Jane you have an audience, way to go girl!! Now if that audience would please stop harping on you about some spelling errors that would be great.
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  • the_one111
    waikanoOhhh Jane you have an audience, way to go girl!! Now if that audience would please stop harping on you about some spelling errors that would be great.I never got that, the way Jane puts out articles I can ignore a few small spelling errors. I mean C'mon, while we know Jane is the all-powerful dictionary-in-her-head ruler of the world, she IS only human...
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  • bill gates is your daddy
    I foresee tremendous issues with reader submitted QOTD. We are all going to speak and ante up our $0.02 with the format you currently use (point proven) and most of those replies are not worth $0.02. (proven again)
    Save us all the embarrassment and nix the idea now before it goes to far.
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