SecretMaster wrote:It didn't read that badly to me IMO. Some of the comments in that news post seem pretty hypersensitive and hostile.
I agree. Article is fine, but people are still salty about the website redesign, and for better or worse... Renee's introduction was as the "face" of the new redesign. So she'll unfortunately have to put up with this for at least the near future (Its the unfortunate effect of politics, correlation, causation, etc. etc. Its unfair but that's how the crowds work).
Frankly, we can do without these abusive people. A lot of them weren't contributing to this community before the redesign anyway.
Sargent Duck is a different story. It seems that Sargent Duck wanted more "meat" to the article, perhaps confirmation of the rumors (or maybe even, spreading the rumors around even more?). I disagree with him on that, but we are both allowed to have our own opinions on editorial style.
I disagree with that point of view. Sargent Duck's criticism, although wrong (:-p), is in good faith. My preference is honestly in a more conservative hyperlink approach with regards to editorial discretion. There's no need to publish information that might be wrong here, on TechReport. Shortbread and other hyperlink-based articles are a "safer" way to approach rumored information.