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News Feeds/Working on Truncation

Discussion in 'News' started by Clarity, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    I'm working on importing news feeds from blogs near and dear to BP. The goal is to provide a lead-in with truncated content, and if that can't be done with code on my end I'll reach out to the admins at the blogs in question to see if they have truncated feeds.

    The goal, really, is to turn these into a feed on the front page that will expose our users to some of the extraordinary content being put out by the good folks at tBBC, LGHL, MotS&G, etc.

    If you're from one of these sites and have any pause about us using your RSS feed in this way, please let me know. If you have a truncated feed, I'd love the link.

    My goal and purpose here is for BP to compliment the true (and free) content creators in our community.
     
  2. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    @Clarity Any way to make these appear on the front page without showing up in the New Posts view when browsing the forums? It gets kinda spammy in there.
     
  3. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    Seconded. If not, I've found that going into the "News" sub-forum and marking the forum "read" is a pretty easy way to clear them out.
     
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  4. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    That's what I've been doing too.
     
  5. matcar

    matcar Mostly banned

    what would be cool but probably damn near impossible would be to somehow tag the appropriate existing threads with this content. So an article with leads on Braxton and VT would end up in both game thread and Braxton's thread.
     
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  6. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Could call it ScriptOhioBot.
     
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  7. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    I'll work on all of the above. The news feed is not yet the way I want it. I really just want it to feed the front page, so I'll see about exempting it from new posts. I also like the tag idea. May not be a meaningful way to automate that though.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2015
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  8. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Should be clear on the "New Posts" front. Trying to figure out if there's any way to set up tagging based on content.
     
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  9. matcar

    matcar Mostly banned

    Yes, if we didn't have a way to filter this content into existing threads it might be nice if we could filter the new posts to exclude this.
     

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