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Posted by johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ask your questions about the new site here!

It’s 5am here, and we’ve just finished relaunching the site. Initial reactions seems to be about 50/50, which we anticipated, but give it some time and we think most of you will love the changes.


We’re headed home now, but thought I’d be one of the first to use our new feature and answer any questions you have in regards to the new site, whether it be posting, features, or anything else on your mind. Will answer the questions first thing in the morning, or afternoon depending on when I wake up.


On a side note, discussions should mainly be kpop related, except in this case! We’ll get a full guide started shortly.

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    Vs_Grammy_award Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    So I made a looong comment about my thoughts on the changes, then I clicked Submit and it disappeared. How nice. Since this one seems to work, I'll make it short. The only good change is getting rid of the anonymous trolls in the comments. The new design, the format of the comment section and the upvote/downvote system seem like a major downgrade. Letting random people create their own posts changes your status from the news site into a forum, especially since it's hard to say which post was made by the staff. It will be hard to make it work in the Kpop community with all the fanwars and the new/less known artists will suffer. I'll give myself a break from your site for a while and see if you can make it work in the future, but for now off to Soompi we go.

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    Barri (Banned) Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Agreed - it has already started with this annoying whole Stan Loona etc. thing. I think people who want real Kpop news and so on need to find another website.

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    Festizio Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Please at least make it clear, with an icon or something, which posts are from staff. I come here mostly to check for comeback dates and I want to be able to find actual, researched articles on my favorite groups.

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    kas7ia Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    I agree

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    kas7ia Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    I'm honestly so disappointed. I don't really care about he new layout (I can get used to it) but why do you let random people write their own posts? I don't know now which posts are written by the staff. I hope it's gonna change because I was always visiting allkpop for the news and info about new MV releases, not for fans uploading random stuff about their favorite idols, like "stan loona" post or "this and this idol's music video reahed 600 thousand views mark” posts ;/

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    Sory Thursday, October 18, 2018 2
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    I love the new layout. A lot simpler, faster.

    Hate that anyone can write their own article. We had the forums for those. I want to be able to differentiate the article written by users and staff. Or maybe the articles should be submitted through an approval process first

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    kas7ia Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    I agree. There should be some verification before users upload their "articles"

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    Irelda_ Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    I agree

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    Blacklily96 Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    A preview button when creating a post would be appreciated.

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    Hopkinz Thursday, October 18, 2018 4
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Can you go back to your old format?

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    Hopkinz Thursday, October 18, 2018 3
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    I don't want to dig through spam everytime I want to get an update. You already had a seperate forum section, so I don't understand the reason for this "new allkpop"

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    johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018 2
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    This format is here to stay but we are going to make constant improvements. If you want to filter to just the news, you can use the “Feed” dropdown to select only what you want to see.

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    KoRnflakes777 Thursday, October 18, 2018 2
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    I think it's not a good idea to let a non-moderator to create their own post. They already flooding it with nonsense.

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    johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Once there is more content and users voting the system will sort itself out. In the meanwhile if you only want to see news, you can use the “feed” drop down and check off only the types of articles you want to see. OK... sneaking in a few answers here and then really going home

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    suzang Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Edit: Don't worry.

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    Uhu64bits Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    I have been using allkpop for 4 or 5 years, everyday or almost everyday. This is the biggest error that I seen since I know the URL of this site. Im going to see how they fix the web during this weeks, but if nothing change I'll leave. I usually liked come here and read some good news or bad news, some nice comments and stupid comments too, but now I feel like this going to be more like a discussion forum than a site about KPop news. To be honest everybody knows other sites like Reddit, OneHallyu, etc ... AllKPop must have his own style, like the one that had the web yesterday.

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    SharCx Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Flair your damn staff and yourself so others can tell from a regular poster or not

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    KoRnflakes777 Thursday, October 18, 2018 2
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Newsfeed should be separated by pages, not continuous page. It will lag many devices.

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    johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Are you experiencing lag? Please let us know. The site should be fairly optimized at this point

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    taemkitten Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    I haven't experienced lag myself, yet, but I agree (or at least, we should be given the option of either endless scrolling or x amount of articles per "page" - similar to Tumblr's format in that the user can choose their experience). Not sure if this is able to be implemented in your coding, but it could be a helpful feature.

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    jasque Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Johnny I love you

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    twenty1taehyung Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    All hail Johnny

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    LuisV Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Love the new site, definitely a lot more simple to navigate, what i really like is the create your own post, and i love the new look.

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    kalimilano Friday, October 19, 2018 0
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Hi, I like this new style .. we can look to all the news in one page one by one ..

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    lume90 Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    You guys work 3rd shift?! Anyways, I really don't like the new look, the layout, colors, ... I preferred the last look. I don't mind having to sign in to post a comment, but could we just upvote/downvote without having to sign in? Makes it much easier. And it's not like we track who upvotes/downvotes.

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    KHJUSAfan Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    I posted a news piece about Kim Hyun Joongs tour in japan. it shows up in google search but when i click on it i get taken to Allkpop homepage. it also doesnt show in my content. shouldnt i be notified if itbwas removed and why?

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    Heart_to_Seoul Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Why did you change it? It's format is confusing now. With the old format things were in order and you could just skim through news quickly and leave. It also looks bland.

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    kpoplover308 Thursday, October 18, 2018 2
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    How do i sort comments by most popular or i guess most upvoted?

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    johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    That feature is coming soon.

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    Lost_in_Paradise Friday, October 19, 2018 0
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    JOHNNY!!!! You remember the ghost emoji days rightttt?

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    hexrealm Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Too ugly, layout and style are worst off. Everything is so plain now, so much white.

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    crowboy Thursday, October 18, 2018 3
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    can we have a suggestions page????

    anyway, votes are currently counted as one total regardless of whether people upvote or downvote (i.e. if one person downvotes and two upvote a post of yours, you wouldn't be aware; you would just see that you've received three votes)

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    johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018 2
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Right now we are showing the total vote count so that users are not intimidated to post. The vote system is used to determine placement only. For articles you can see the percentage upvoted however. This system may change over time. As for suggestions, once we sort through a few things we will set that up.

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    crowboy Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    i meant more in reference to comments, sorry hahaha

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    johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Yes we might switch it up in the comments but either way it would end up being an x-y=z, so even then you wouldn’t know exactly how many downvotes you received. The point of the voting is not necessarily to point out whether someone is hated, but to show the best comments once we roll out the comment sorting features

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    Tez_Tez Tuesday, October 23, 2018 0
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    The new site is so confusing +_+

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    lume90 Sunday, October 21, 2018 0
    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    Please fix the Notifications alert. I read and checked all my notifications already but they still show up as unread. Also I tried deleting them too but they just reappear the next day. Also I think the old notification was much more convenient. Now I have to click more buttons and even go to a whole different page to check it is less convenient.

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    Indri_hapsari Friday, October 19, 2018 0
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    i choose previous look n system than this...its quite confusing ...why u have to change it??😣😣

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    kas7ia Friday, October 19, 2018 1
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    I've read all of my notifications but it still shows that I have 1 notification to read. I also can't delete them. ;/

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    johnny AKP STAFF Friday, October 19, 2018 0
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    We are still fixing issues with notifications

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    MaeilKpop Friday, October 19, 2018 4
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Hello, I submitted an article and saw it appear on the site but when I checked 2 minutes later it was gone. I posted it again but the same thing happened. As far as I know my article didn't break any rules, if it did though I would like to know what they are.

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    johnny AKP STAFF Friday, October 19, 2018 3
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Hi, if there are duplicates the story will be deleted or if it is not on topic. We are building tools right now, to send the user a message when a post or topic is deleted, so that you know the reason.

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    KHJUSAfan Saturday, October 20, 2018 2
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    can you explain what you mean by not on topic... does it mean not a topic Allkpop wants to cover or does it mean headline doesnt match content.

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    ferlyngold Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    hello! may i ask if you will review first the article that we are going to post?

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    EunjungUnnie Thursday, October 18, 2018 2
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    How do you plan on handling duplicate content? Lets say for example I post a newly released M/V and beat everyone else to it, will my post be featured on Allkpop's social media or will you continue to use the staffs posts?

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    johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    at the moment only staff posts are being posted to our social channels, but eventually once everyone gets the hang of posting if a user posts the story first, we will start featuring the users posts.

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    krell Friday, October 19, 2018 0
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    I would prefer that the 'AKP USER ARTICLES' to *ALL* be posted (grouped) into their own (titled) FEED (area) from the MAIN AKP MENU. So, you would have NEWS, VIDEO, AKP USERS, (ETC), ... as 'FEED' choices. MAYBE you could 'work it' such that the 'MOST UP VOTED' of the current AKP USER ARTICLES gets 'listed' into the NEWS ARTICLES with your AKP WRITER ARTICLES. But, do as you choose!

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    lume90 Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Oh and how are we supposed to know which articles are written by Allkpop writers and which is by readers?

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    johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Staff articles will be marked with a verified check. That is being implemented shortly

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    KHJUSAfan Thursday, October 18, 2018 2
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    notifications is being a bit buggy wont allow marking as read or deleting

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    johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Working on fixing the notification issues

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    KHJUSAfan Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    thank you

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    8253 Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Will the search bar work? And will you still have catagorys for the artist so if you just want to see their news you can?

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    johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Artist tags will be coming back soon

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    JakeyWantsCakey Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Emojis like the ones we have on the forum would be cool :)

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    no_its_not_kim Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Oh look, it's r/kpop with tons more ads.

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    mrcloris Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    ¡¡ WOOU,, El orden esta de un genial,,,me retracto,, ah pero los títulos si tienes que cambiarlos a mayúscula,, y por favor donde puedo darle , me gusta,,,ah y las fotos no salen al compartir,, pero se que lo resolverás,, ¡¡ trabaja duro!! ah, y GRACIAS,,SE QUE NO SOLO LO HACES POR TI, SINO POR NOSOTROS,, MUCHAS GRACIAS POR TUS ESFUERZOS,, !1

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    mrcloris Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Creo, que voy a esperar, hay mucho que hacer, pienso que ALLKPOP, desea innovar, solo que la idea, no la tiene concreta, estoy muy perdida, por que uso este medio para saber y compartir noticias, de Korea, y ahora no encuentro ni donde colocar I LIKE, me hubiera gustado mas que simplemente cambiaran el estilo de los títulos, hacerlos en mayúsculas, así estaría mas acorde con el orden noticioso, y publicitario,, sinceramente, en estos momento me sigue gustando mi viejo formato de ALLKPOP. con la variante de los títulos,,era como mas original.. lo siento, <pero voy a esperar a que hagas los cambios completos, y entonces, estoy segura que me retractaré,, > FIGTHING

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    Uhu64bits Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Why?

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    KoShinwon Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    could someone please contact me and let me know why the hell me making a joke post requires a total ban from the forums

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    deza7744 Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Looks too much like Reddit to me. Liked the old layout better, and also liked the feature where you could see how many people viewed an article but now it's gone. Like the idea of getting anyone to contribute but that's going to make it bad since there would be a flooding of posts about popular groups and almost none of newer or unknown groups which I used to get info from here too and listen to songs from groups I don't know. Now all the posts are going to be about popular groups....

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    StCatMouse Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    AMA! lel

    Tags though.

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    melon Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    seem like the tags or flairs are gone

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    leyle Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    how can i search for 2017 article ? its kinda sucks because you change the format so the slow reader like me cant catch up any update on time . please make into page back

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    Aamin Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    ewwww.....looks like garbage.

    what is this reddit wanna-be shit?

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    Zin_Win Thursday, October 18, 2018 3
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    where can i see viewer of an article

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    johnny AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Not sure what you are asking, can you please clarify what you mean by viewer

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    Zin_Win Friday, October 19, 2018 0
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    viewer numbers....

    (example) atricle I'm interested had read 2k people.



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    crowboy Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    do you mean which users are viewing the article? or how many people have viewed the article?

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    Sueweet Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    i think im in the wrong site, is this REDDIT..?

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