By: Groucho • Politics • 25 comments • 3 years ago
Guide to Fetch
By: TiG • Tech Meta • 1 comments • 3 years ago
Seeding is a clumsy process. Source articles have very different structures, embed advertisements and other distractions, including at times complex HTML that screws up the formatting. Time must be spent copying & pasting contents and then cleaning up the resultant mess in NT. On top of that, the process of downloading an appropriate image so that it can be uploaded...
By: ravenwing • Native American • 1 comments • 3 years ago
New features testing
Guide to Comment Panels
By: TiG • Tech Meta • 10 comments • 3 years ago
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 tracked comments
Finder Panel – for navigating text found in comments
Bookmark Panel – for...
Guide to Threads
By: TiG • Tech Meta • 7 comments • 3 years ago
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 and second level comments define threads. A thread is defined as the first or second level comment...
Guide to Migration
By: TiG • Tech Meta • 9 comments • 4 years ago
Types of Articles
NewsTalkers provides three types of articles: discussion, blog and group discussion. The discussion type is the most common - it is used to create articles (original or seeded) in the general forum. Blogs are typically used by original authors who might syndicate their work from NT. Group discussions are articles that are hosted within a particular NT group.
Let's See if I can Post an Article
By: A. MacArthur • default • 11 comments • 5 years ago
By: A. MacArthur • default • 3 comments • 5 years ago
Until just now, every time I tried to log in, I got security warnings and could not do so.
So, I will bookmark this page and, if I can continue to log in, I will pos an article about my HAVANESE rescue dog, Gracie.
Guide to Participating Groups
By: TiG • Tech Meta • 80 comments • 5 years ago
Groups Have Grown Up
NewsTalkers groups provide a forum for like-minded individuals to focus on a particular subject matter. As an example, we could easily have a Chess group where chess aficionados discuss the latest in the chess community, analyze games, admire chess piece designs, etc. The group members could informally communicate using the group wall (like a bulletin board) but...
Guide to Threads
By: TiG • Tech Meta • 50 comments • 5 years ago
Comments on an article tend to split into threads of discussion. A thread is a topic comment along with its set of reply comments. The topic comment typically focuses on an aspect of the article and, properly done, the replies would do likewise. The current hierarchic structure of NewsTalkers facilitates threads by organizing comments into a basic hierarchy as shown below:...
Notes on New Moderation Functionality
By: TiG • Tech Meta • 4 comments • 5 years ago
Moderators now have a support system to automate most of the manual work that has taken place behind the scenes. The new system will be largely transparent to members - especially if one is never suspended. Most of the new functionality will only be seen (and used) by the moderators.
The most visible change to members will be the flagging icons (and behavior) and the new moderation...