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Newsfeed contributors

Postby stubby » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:00 am

Hi everybody! I hope you're all enjoying the website overhaul. One of the new features is fancier newsfeed software for the frontpage, which you won't have noticed yet because I haven't authorized anyone to post on it.

Eventually, I want to get this set up to pull logins from the forum userbase, the same way the on-site wiki does now. That's taking longer than expected though, so I'm going to start creating accounts by hand for anyone who wants one. So! Anybody who wants a newsfeed account, say so, and I'll start setting them up.

It also wouldn't hurt to backfill the newsfeed a little bit, so if you want to make a post about your forum battle from six months ago and backdate it to six months ago, that would be great also.
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby GeneralOfDeath » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:29 am

Well, it interests me, but the only thread I've made that would snare attention is the one I made in Thunderdumb, and that might not be the best thing to have on the front page.
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby stubby » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:38 am

You can write about anything you want, not just your own threads. I set you up with "Contributor" access so that you can write whatever you want and an editor can look over whatever you submit and decide what to do with it. (And also format links and thumbnails to match the newsfeed style etc.)
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby IVhorseman » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:24 pm

Give me account so I can shamelessly self-promote my shitty rule supplements.
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby Silverdream » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:49 pm

Give me an account so I can whore out my battles.
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby The Shadowscythe » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:53 pm

Well that explains my "Holy fuck" Moment via PM - I was just checking my email and wasn't expecting that little beauty as I logged in . . .

FIVE WHOLE MINUTES OF DUBYA TEE EFF LATER.

Will forum trawl and post up some stuff later on tonight, I may not be the front pager wants, But I am the front pager this forum deserves . . .
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby Predator » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:29 pm

If you give me an account I'll link to some interesting forum battles, and saga's. I promise you I won't spam the place with Pwny.
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby The Shadowscythe » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:14 pm

Predator wrote:If you give me an account I'll link to some interesting forum battles, and saga's. I promise you I won't spam the place with Pwny.


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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby Colette » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:11 pm

This is an interesting concept. Let's see where it goes!
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby stubby » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:23 pm

For anybody who wants to format their links up in a nice table at the bottom of their posts, here's the basic HTML code. Otherwise you can just leave the links as normal and hope an editor will do it for you before they publish it. (Obviously you have to enter the HTML code in the HTML-mode tab rather than the Visual-mode tab, but that goes without saying.)

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<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" class="newslink"><tbody>

<tr><td><img src="http://www.brikwars.com/images/tri_w.gif" width="10" height="10"><a href="Link 1 Url">Link 1 Text</a></td></tr>

<tr><td><img src="http://www.brikwars.com/images/tri_w.gif" width="10" height="10"><a href="Link 2 Url">Link 2 Text</a></td></tr>

<tr><td><img src="http://www.brikwars.com/images/tri_w.gif" width="10" height="10"><a href="Link 3 Url">Link 3 Text</a></td></tr>

</tbody></table>


Also there's no reason you have to limit yourself to forum news. If you want to promote a wiki article, or you see some brikwarsy stuff elsewhere on the web, that's good too.

Note also when you're posting, if you look on the right side of the screen (you may have to scroll down), you can see options to set categories or upload thumbnail images for posts. Again, this is something you can leave for editors to do if you feel lucky.
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby Zupponn » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:34 am

Can I haz newsfeedingz?

Also, it looks like it just uses html?
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby stubby » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:56 am

I approved some newsfeed posts from Predator and Colette to see how they look. Very satisfying.
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby Zupponn » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:22 pm

Should we be able to set the Featured Image of a post, or is that the editor's job?
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby Predator » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:45 pm

Zupponn wrote:Should we be able to set the Featured Image of a post, or is that the editor's job?

Well I couldn't so I guess that is editor workz.
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Re: Newsfeed contributors

Postby Silverdream » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:58 pm

Where do I log in?
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