Some of you may have noticed that Gamevine has fallen into disuse over the last few months. I used to be one of the content providers, but since I started working professionally it didn't seem right for me to provide content here. I would see once in a while that some users were keeping it up, and I figured it was all flowing, slowly but smoothly.
Unfortunately, I was wrong. You may have heard that the Newsvine Beta test puts much more emphasis on Groups, which will now be called Nations. I was invited into the Beta test and sorted through my groups, only to find that this one had been the victim of political spamming. So for that, I want to apologize for not noticing it sooner. The offending users have been banned from the group, and I believe I've managed to cull all the offending content.
Video games aren't a niche hobby anymore, and the NBCNews partnership means we can cast a wide net and attract more users. Once the beta goes widespread across the whole site, I want this place ready to handle the load so we can welcome more members. That's why I wanted to clear out the rabble-rousers, and publish this little note.
So those members who remain, keep seeding and writing original articles as you'd like. I'll be keeping a more watchful moderation eye over this place as I test out the new toolset. Thanks for reading.