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Definition: According to Princeton's Wordnet, news is defined as "information about recent and important events".

Things that might fall into this category are:

  • An announcement about a new game
  • Intel/AMD's latest roadmap
  • A new record overclock.

These are all things that either were not heard of before, elaborate on or confirm things we thought might happen, or are otherwise important for an overclocker to know.

Things that might not be considered news:

  • Anything that is not from a reputable source (reputable sources being any of the plethora of News/Review sites out there, a company rep, official email, etc)
  • Retailer sourcing
  • Anything relating to your personal hardware. This includes, but is not limited to, unsubstantiated rumors, your personal experience with something, information from a source that cannot be confirmed, etc.
  • Video Game Reviews

A good question to ask yourself is "If somebody else told me this and then told me the source, could I reasonably believe it?" If the answer is no, this is probably because your source is not trustworthy enough for the type of material they are reporting.

So, now you've decided what you have is news.

How do you go about posting my news?

All the information you need can be found in this thread. Pay close attention to your title (it should include a proper source tag and should adequately describe your news) and the content of your post itself. As you are adding content to the most frequently viewed section of the site, it is crucial that you be as professional as possible.

Thank you for reading, and please enjoy the News sections here at Overclock.net!

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Please don't post reviews or opinionated article for games under the news section.

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Again guys, please don't post editorials as news. News articles and editorials are not very hard to distinguish. Editorials are written like a recap of what has happened. While news is more concerned with an important event or information that is closely related to the industry. Often, a lot of editorials have a question mark over it.
Hypothetical example - Will the playstation 4 sell well?, "Will Microsoft next xbox compete with the ps4" etc...

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