News Section

By Josh Lincoln
Posted 11 May 2015, 12.50pm edt

(A generic topic - as usual. Everything about news on this site, news section layout, sorting, etc.)

James (Mr Cridland), we were already discussing this topic on the old site.
We might need a reporting tool for miscategorised articles and those in the wrong language.
I suggest it'll be an automaton with a supervisor to check it out time to time.
It might be even temporary - in order to calibrate the engine. (It might be needing more fields/checks in this case.)
Well, if you saw a YouTube list (eg "Watch later"), it might be the idea: we have some toolkit in the right top corner of each item's box (width=100%) there. Nice?
For PCs, the dropdown is a solution, but I've had an impression you wanted the site to fit for tablets etc., so it might be either a pop-up or a new window.
The fields/checks to fill out/check might be like 1) what's wrong, 2) why. A suggestion field - depending on the scenario...


4 years, 6 months ago

Hello there! James!
When are we to report news items - miscategorised, duplicates, excess perhaps, etc.? Thinking of anything? (image)

4 years, 5 months ago

The issue here is that if you are signed-in, you don't get to see any specific news page. So we'd need to put a reporting tool in the main index, which isn't too pretty.

How bad is the problem? The news I see (I mostly see the global page, probably like you) is pretty good; some in other languages but I'm deliberately marking those as translatable and link to Google Translate in that case.

4 years, 5 months ago

You made me think...

I've got to think of a couple of means.

  1. A dropdown like on Facebook.
  2. A "pop-in" reporting tool like on Google: you just click a single report button, and the page appears in a frame to outline or show something... Well, it's more like a bug report...
    What I mean here is you might have an additional regime of loading the same page - but with certain instruments this time... 1 - usual browsing; 2 - click of a button - the reporting regime.:)

4 years, 4 months ago

Just tried twice to pop through to the "Scotland disruption" news article.
Well, I got a page stating
Please complete the security check to access

First, I couldn't see the source from that link. So I don't know if it was a legitimate site or a hijack. Or a glitch.
In that page, it also tells me about that I'd better check my system for viruses... That's why it looks like BS times 2 for me.

4 years, 4 months ago

Many websites - not mine - use technology that protects them from automated enquiries and tests. A516 uses Google's Blogger, which - just like everything else Google uses - has some flood protection. I'd probably not worry too much about it.

4 years, 4 months ago

You checked that?
It is o'k so? No hacking? No flushing? no diving?®:)

4 years, 1 month ago

The visible title of this news item seems to match neither the title nor the content of the actual article where I was redirected.

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