#387 story flash (timed interval) on frontpage

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transcript of irc discussion:

[11:22] <tf23> with the new sections-topic stuff, is it possible to
have a story, from a specific section, 'flash' on the front index page
for a certain amount of time, then 'disappear' from it, thereby only
being in it's intended section?
[11:26] <jamie> hm. no, not specifically
[11:26] <jamie> but that's an interesting feature idea
[11:32] <pty> um, how would for example the RSS file for the
front index page handle that? insert it while it is available on the
frontpage and then remove it?
[13:54] <tf23> pty: good question. maybe it'd keep it in there
but change the url for it from http://somesite.com/article.shtml to
[14:27] * pty isn't a huge fan of changing the URL like that ( at
least not without redirection from the first location the new one )
[14:51] <tf23> well, maybe it wouldn't need to change the url.
in the rss feed it would always link to the /section/ url. but the blurb
would be on the frontpage, and that blurb would link to the sectional
[14:59] <pty> that would work


  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2004-07-06
    • assigned_to: nobody --> cowboyneal
  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2004-07-06

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    This functionality will be implemented at some point for Linux.com
    design requests... it actually isn't that hard... we could simply create a
    topic called 'Flash' which is excluded from the index list, and a slashbox
    with the latest story with the Flash topic in it. This isn't a timed interval,
    but rather the latest story with a given topic... of course, it could be
    blanked after a set time elapsed, although given the page layouts
    intended for LC, I suspect we won't use that functionaltiy since we'll
    always want articles in these 'Flash' positions.

    I'm assigning this to Pater because he'll likely implement this for the new
    LC templates.


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