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Guide to Fetch

Guide to Fetch


By: TiG  •  Tech Meta  •  1 Comments  •  4 months ago

The Challenge 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...
Guide to Comment Panels

Guide to Comment Panels


By: TiG  •  Tech Meta  •  10 Comments  •  6 months ago

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...
Guide to Threads

Guide to Threads


By: TiG  •  Tech Meta  •  7 Comments  •  5 months ago

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...
Guide to Migration

Guide to Migration


By: TiG  •  Tech Meta  •  9 Comments  •  last year

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...
Guide to Participating Groups

Guide to Participating Groups


By: TiG  •  Tech Meta  •  80 Comments  •  2 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...
Guide to Threads

Guide to Threads


By: TiG  •  Tech Meta  •  50 Comments  •  2 years ago

Threads 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...
Notes on New Moderation Functionality

Notes on New Moderation Functionality


By: TiG  •  Tech Meta  •  4 Comments  •  2 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...