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28-03-2012, 09:30 PM #1
Two topics! News writer / emailing the RPS fortress
Are there any updates on the search for a new news writer? I ask mostly because of (potential, maybe) issues I've had with emailing the various RPS addresses before. I've sent in a few feedback emails / compo entries / an application to the news writer gig, but I've never received a response -- negative nor positive nor acknowledgement of receipt -- to any email I've sent. I do receive newsy site update stuff, like when the forum has hackified, so maybe there's an issue on my end. Are my messages being filtered as spam? I'm not a bot, I promise. I think.
28-03-2012, 11:41 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
I used to hear back from RPS somtimes after mailing, but not for a long time now. Is it because they are busy, or is it because things aren't arriving? Who can tell?
29-03-2012, 12:28 AM #3
I'm currently assuming that Craig Pearson is the new news writer. When they announced hiring a replacement for Quinns Adam started writing stuff pretty soon after that but it wasn't officially announced for a while. I think that's what has happened in this case, Craig's been doing a tonne of news in the last little while so I think they'll announce him coming on board soon.
I don't know anything about emailing sorry.
29-03-2012, 02:21 AM #4
29-03-2012, 10:13 AM #5
Much as he's been doing a stand-up job, Craig is only temporary cover until we've decided on the news person, I can assure you. He has his own grand plans.
Sorry we're taking a while to sort out the news writer post - hundreds of applications again, which is not an easy thing for the three editors to sort out on top of running the site on a daily basis.
As for replying to emails - yeah, we get so damn many these days, both because the site's more popular and because of the explosion in indie games. It's one of the things that having a dedicated newsbod can hopefully help with, in fact.Peace through tyranny
29-03-2012, 03:02 PM #6
There's enough news in the world today. First things first. Have you tried finding the gaming equivalent of Sergio Aragones to doodle in the margins?
29-03-2012, 03:11 PM #7
Asking a stupid question: is the application window still open, or is it one of those "contact us any time and we'll put you on the list" kind of things? I imagine if you've already got hundreds you don't want more, but then again what's one more on top of hundreds?
10-04-2012, 04:34 PM #8