Oh, we totally encourage people to find the news. It's just more that we prefer it shared to us directly so we don't have multiple threads that have to be closed since we can't merge threads or posts without breaking the site lol. They still get the news hound award.
But yeah, perhaps it does need some reworking to encourage a certain process where people still find news and get rewarded for it but doesn't mess with the site's functionality. I'll talk it over with the others to see what kind of solution we can have.