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Published on May 26th, 2014 | by Christian Cawley

You Deserve Better, Doctor Who Fans

Running a website these days is insane. With a bulging inbox, a team of contributors to manage and 24 hours in a day you might think that it’s actually quite simple; not so. Some days there is a lot of news, while on others, there isn’t so much, and this can wreak havoc on our content levels.

Over the past few years we’ve been enjoying increasingly high reader numbers, but it’s all been a bit of a rush. Very often running Kasterborous is very fulfilling, such as when we record the podKast. Just as often, however, it seems a little empty and vapid. Over the past few years we’ve found ourselves dealing with more and more news, sometimes to the detriment of giving you something decent to read.

With 50 years of madmen in boxes to talk about, this really shouldn’t happen.

So, we’ve come to a decision: we’re pulling back on the news content. We’ll still be bringing you regular daily updates, but they will largely be in summary form, single posts accompanied by more varied content elsewhere on Kasterborous.

When we founded the site in 2005, the aim was to give our readers something interesting to read. We’ve been producing feature-style articles in Kasterborous Magazine: now it’s time to produce them for Kasterborous.com!

Over the coming days, you’ll see a reduction in single news items as we prepare to refocus the site. We’re really excited about this, so look out for some great new articles.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




6 Responses to You Deserve Better, Doctor Who Fans

  1. avatar TonyS says:

    For me, the appeal of Kasterborous is in the community. The way that contributors (on the whole) make their point with respect and humour. There are certain regulars (and I won’t list them for fear of leaving someone out) who’s comments I look forward to reading.

    So, while news is interesting and important, the communal feel of the site is more appealing to me.

    I welcome this progression, Christian, all the best :)

  2. avatar Christine says:

    I’m looking forward to it. I generally like the features, and getting more of those (whether it’s reviews, opinions, essays or otherwise ) will be great. I wish you success in the refocussing!

  3. avatar MWRuger says:

    A good idea. More focus and less likely to miss a crucial piece news when there are so many a day.

  4. avatar Dave Coffey says:

    great idea! It was getting to the point where I was having issues finding things others were putting on my wall

  5. avatar Ryan says:

    This is the first, and mostly only place I come to, for all Doctor Who content. So, even if you don’t always write an article to accompany news, please always have a link to the original news source. I actually miss the drop down box of previous Kasterborous regenerations. It was mostly useful for seeing every article and news item in chronological order. Made things easy when I was away from the internet at any point.


  6. Okay! Good Luck Guys and I Hope It Works For you In the BEST POSSIBLE WAYYY!!!!

    ;))))))))

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