First off let me say, I realize that in some ways this is not a feature at all and probably belongs more in Novel Updates Site Discussion, but the more I thought about it, the more I felt it belonged here first and foremost. Please bear with me if I ramble, I do have a point. I will first list what I want/think we need and then my explanation/reasoning. Feature: New Sub-Forum: Official Community News Write Access: Staff Only Read Access: Public Now I'm sure many people, staff especially are thinking two things first and foremost. 1. No, we aren't going to make any more forums or sub-forums. 2. Why are you wasting our time with this. Well, here's why. Over the course of my stay at NUF I have seen a great many threads depicting or heralding changes in the translation community. Some are as simple as this or that site has been shut down, usually by DMCA but occasionally for other reasons. Others suffer from a bit more vitriol as projects are 'stolen' or change hands. These are actually not the primary reasons I would like this feature. In fact, my primary goal behind this feature is to deal with events such as the rise of Qidian International or even when WuxiaWorld began acquiring licenses for its translators. Simply put, major if not monumental changes in the translation community occur and the only source of information about them on NUF is usually from the same group group of overzealous, biased, ill-informed users posting dozens of threads on the topic without any documented rationale, logical conclusions, or citations why they believe this or that. I'm not trying to turn NUF into a news agency. I don't expect you to produce your sources. But, in regards to major news, for example, the above mentioned appearance and operation of Qidian International or the license acquisition of WuxiaWorld, I would like to see a well prepared 'news' post. Something that I, or anyone else can look at and get facts as they are known at the time(updates would be appreciated) without having to wade through 40 posts about the new site that just showed up and how it's going to DMCA all the translation groups without a shred of evidence to that line of reasoning. And I figure if the staff are the only ones allowed to post in it, it will keep the 'news' to a minimum, the articles coherent, well reasoned when conclusions are drawn if needed, concise, and easily understood by the masses. I realize this won't stop those pointless threads altogether and speculation will always run rampant. But for those of us who would prefer a few more facts regarding what's going on in the community rather than ranting about non-existent paywalls and conspiracy theories, I think this could really benefit us. Novels being licensed as it affects the community would be an important piece of news as well. While not as major, this could also be used to cover slightly less major events such as series changing from GT to WW, although I think anything beyond that such as the changing of hands from one translator to the next, or the arrival or departure of translators could probably still be handled in the user sub-forums as is currently. TL;DR - go back to the top and read it, I didn't take all that time writing it so you could comment without understanding.