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Rank Article Member Activity Likes Comments 1 Testing for Comment Panels TiG 3 weeks ago 4 61 2 Second article Groucho 3 weeks ago 3 11 3 Let's See if I can Post an Article A. MacArthur 3 weeks ago 2 11 4 Guide to Comment Panels TiG 2 months ago 1 10 5 What Donald Trump and Dick Cheney Got Wrong About America Dulay 2 months ago 1 3
Testing for Comment Panels
By: TiG • Technical Meta • 61 Comments • 4 Likes • 2 weeks ago
“Beta Testing for Comment Panels”
This article exists to enable Beta testing of the new comment panels functionality. This release contains several features: control panel for tracked comments (if the article is currently being tracked by the member) control panel for bookmarked comments control panel for finding text in...
Guide to Comment Panels
By: TiG • Tech Meta • 10 Comments • 1 Like • 2 months ago
“Comment panels offer features that operate on the comments within an article.”
Comment Panels At the beginning of the comments section for each NewsTalkers article you will find a series of circular buttons. These buttons each are a minimized representation of a comment panel. These buttons represent, respectively, the panels: Tracker Panel – for navigating...
What Donald Trump and Dick Cheney Got Wrong About America
Via: Dulay • • 3 Comments • 1 Like • 2 months ago
“We allowed an important idea—American exceptionalism—to be hijacked and misused. Now we need to rescue that idea and let it guide America at home...”
I. A Dangerous IdeaCan America still lead the world? Should it? If so, how? These fundamental questions have lurked in the background for years. Donald Trump brought them front and center.The knee-jerk response of national-security professionals to such questions is to offer a history lesson on...
How to eat a Kiwi
By: ravenwing • Science • 3 Comments • 3 weeks ago
Most people know that Kiwi's are good for you. But, some may not know how good the Kiwi skin is for you. Most people are turned off by the fuzzy skin. But, that fuzzy skin is actually even better for you than the flesh of the Kiwi itself. Lots of fiber and vitamin A and E.
Guide to Threads
By: TiG • Tech Meta • 7 Comments • 2 weeks ago
“Enhancements have been made to thread functionality for convenience and performance.”
Thread Basics NewsTalkers uses hierarchic comments to organize long discussions. First level comments have integer identifies (1,2,… n). Second level comments have two integers such as 3.4 or 12.7. The third and final level of comments have three integers such as 3.3.1 or 12.7 5. First...
By: ravenwing • News • 2 Comments • 2 months ago
Everyone likes flowers, and some more than others. And there are many different types of flowers and plants that have an unusual appearance. Some of the more unusual ones are called "Math Flowers" due to their designs. Here are just a few. Aloe Camelia Fractal Cabbage Romanesco...
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Group Discussion Changes
Group discussions have been updated to accommodate changes to the platform (jamroom). This has been a complex update so it would be helpful if individuals could run some tests to ensure everything is working properly before we move this to NT.
Specially, we need the following tests:
- For group discussions (but also for discussions and blogs) ensure the update and delete buttons properly show (should only show when you are the author). These buttons appear on the upper right corner when you display an article and they appear on the right when you view articles in your collection (Publish | Collection).
- Migrate your articles between group discussion, forum and blog to ensure that the update and delete buttons remain correct, the flag count for the article remains correct, the tags remain correct, the comments all carry forward and the image remains correct.
- Update existing articles (changing the image) and ensure all works properly.
- Create new articles (especially group discussions) and ensure all works properly.
Preceding the comments section in an article, you will find a set of buttons. These buttons provide more control over tracked comments, finding text in comments, bookmarking comments and managing threads.
Click on a button to disclose its panel and the associated features.
For more details see: Guide to Comment Panels .
Each article now has a thread panel:
Collapsing reduces the workload of the browser and can dramatically speed up loading. Expanding is for the rare case when you need to browse through the comments. Automate tells the system to automatically collapse select threads to balance load performance with accessibility to the most timely comments.
At times, low level threads can go hundreds of comments long ( e.g. 3.2. 153 ). The system will now automatically suppress older (stale) comments in long threads to improve performance. When suppressed, you will see a new symbol: which ( in this case ) states that 11 comments in this thread are suppressed. Click the button to disclose the comments.
For details, see the article: Guide to Threads .
The ignore function has been replaced with a site-wide version. If you wish to ignore another member, click on the member's avatar in any comment and select the Ignore option. The member's comments — in every article — will be faded and the content will not be visible to you.
If you have ignored any members, you will find a new menu item under your name (far right menu item) labeled Ignored Members . This lists the members you are ignoring and gives you the option to unIgnore.
All article-specific ignores are now obsolete. So, in effect, ignores start from scratch. But once placed they will apply to all articles until you remove them.
Seed Fields for Articles
When creating seeds it is now possible to give credit to the original author (labeled ' seed author ') and to distinguish your content (as the seeder) from the content of the seed itself.
Paste the seed content into the field labeled ' seed content '. Place any of your own comments in the field labeled ' your content '. When displayed, the original author will get credit (important for the site) and your content will be distinct from the content you copied from the seed.
This helps NewsTalkers avoid claims of copyright infringement and keeps it in good standing with search engines such as Google.