That's a real shame. There's usually quite a lot of comments on the Disqus and it would be very good for the forums.This is something we are technically able to do but it duplicates content which isn't good for the main site.
I was an active member of the now sadly defunct excellent Windows Secrets tech forum—their main vehicle was a free & paid newsletter. They used to post each newsletter article title in a forum dedicated to that. Members who had read it, or clicked the link to read it, could then comment in the thread.it duplicates content which isn't good for the main site
It must be, cos I haven't been banned yet after doing a few—but shh, let's keep that between ourselves.is it O.K for us to post links to main site articles that interest us to the forums and start the discussion ourselves?
Yep, agree.Game and hardware reviews and certain opinion pieces
Right, we'd end up with 80-90% of articles uncommented on, which as you say would bury the potentially topical stuff.so many articles coming through stuff would get lost
Thats the part I'm confused about. I think it would get more attention if it were to come from 'official' sources, and I never imagined whole articles needed to be posted on the forum anyway. I worded that part badly in the beginning, looking back.It must be, cos I haven't been banned yet after doing a few—but shh, let's keep that between ourselves.
looks for the button, where did they put it...It must be, cos I haven't been banned yet after doing a few—but shh, let's keep that between ourselves.
Could work like Zloth suggested if it was automatically done for reviews?looks for the button, where did they put it...
So who chooses what articles/reviews/news is to have a stub then? It might seem a lot but I think having everything get a comment post in here would be only way it would go forward or it would just stop happening once initial interest died down.
While Google says there is no penalty for duplicate content, it has been proven over a period of time that some of the content we publish, the forums headline will actually rank higher than the actual blog content and that's not desired at all. There are options to address that, as you are aware, but for now posting links to the blogs and discussing them as @Kaamos_Llama suggested would be preferred. Like all things, though, could change later on down the road.Google has stated duplicate content doesn't hurt site/domain rankings, but it could dilute certain pages you want to rank by sharing their 'clout' with the duplicate page. A simple solution to this is to tag any links to duplicate content with UGC and/or NOFOLLOW attributes.
Cool, thanks for the explanation—makes sense the headlines could rank higher.for now posting links to the blogs and discussing them as @Kaamos_Llama suggested would be preferred