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Our Growth and Yesterday’s Post on ‘Smart Gaming Room’

A post published yesterday inaccurately represented the state of a UPUA proposal to repurpose the Corner Pocket as a video game lounge.
A post published yesterday inaccurately represented the state of a UPUA proposal to repurpose the Corner Pocket as a video game lounge.

Onward State is almost a year old. I can hardly believe it.

You might remember that nearly a year ago on November 17, 2008, we published a post about the (rumored) Girl Talk concert. Our readership has grown significantly since then. Eli, Evan, and I have been trying to evolve our editorial structure to keep pace with that growth. There’s a big difference between three guys blogging from their dorm room and a group of two-dozen writers, photographers, and videographers creating content for a top-notch media outlet.

Unfortunately, our post yesterday about the proposed “Smart Gaming Room” was an instance in which our growth outpaced our editorial system. While Eli and Evan were out of town on a class trip, I published a post that should have been questioned in the typical copy-editing process.

The original post, viewable here, described the smart gaming room as an announced UPUA plan to replace the Corner Pocket with something more modern.

After publishing the post, we heard from UPUA chairman of the assembly Mark Cannon (the main source in the original post) that in fact the proposed game lounge was simply that: proposed. Moreover, the game lounge would augment, not replace, the Corner Pocket. In any event, the gaming lounge proposal would still have to pass through the facilities fee board. I apologize for this error on behalf of Onward State to Mark and the UPUA.

You know just how young we are and how new our very concept is to the world of media. I hope you understand our mistakes as we continue to experiment.

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