Linked by Adam S on Mon 11th Jul 2005 18:39 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Have you ever gone on vacation and missed a day's news? Ever have a busy day and need to quickly catch up on what you missed? Well, your problems are solved with the new OSNews Digest. Read on for details. UPDATED
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Great :)
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2005 19:12 UTC
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Great stuff Adam, I'm still amazed at what you and Eugenia have pulled of in v3!

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Yeah
by Hentai on Mon 11th Jul 2005 19:30 UTC
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2005-07-06

Nice idea, hopefully it works out good.

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I'm on.
by vinterbleg on Mon 11th Jul 2005 19:33 UTC
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2005-07-11

I'm on already. This is a great idea for those of us who visit regularly and don't want to miss anything. :-) Especially when I'm going to move tomorrow and will be without internet for a few days...

- Simon

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Osnews
by aaronb on Mon 11th Jul 2005 20:01 UTC
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2005-07-06

Hi there,

You guys have done a great job with the new version of the site.

Keep up the good work !

Regards
Aaron

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Good job
by Joe User on Mon 11th Jul 2005 20:45 UTC
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2005-06-29

Kudos to the OSNews staff who work hard as volunteers.
I prefer OSNews to Slashdot.

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osnews podcast
by Anonymous on Mon 11th Jul 2005 21:23 UTC
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It would be nice to have a weekly osnews podcast.

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Daily; good. Weekly; better!
by Mike on Mon 11th Jul 2005 21:41 UTC
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The daily digest is great and I've subscribed but I wonder if a weekly digest may be more appropriate for some - I would rather spend a hour a week catching up than quickly skimming a daily update. Anyone else agree?

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RE: Daily; good. Weekly; better!
by orestes on Mon 11th Jul 2005 21:43 UTC in reply to "Daily; good. Weekly; better!"
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I'd definitely prefer a weekly format.

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more news
by JrezIN on Mon 11th Jul 2005 21:48 UTC
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2005-06-29

Great! I'm looking forward to the weekly digest! =]

...And what about a higher number of stories in the front page? now that the number of stories per day is higher too...

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v Who cares
by Anonymous on Mon 11th Jul 2005 21:48 UTC
Weekly Digest
by Adam S on Mon 11th Jul 2005 21:52 UTC
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2005-04-01

I've already written the weekly digest, the problem is, we haven't found a good format for it. Should it just be titles? Or should it be an enormous email with 80 headlines? I don't think our users (or our server!) would be happy about a 1.5 MB plain text email every week. I'm much sooner just sent titles.

What would ya'll like to see?

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RE: Weekly Digest
by Anonymous on Mon 11th Jul 2005 22:25 UTC in reply to "Weekly Digest"
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I wouldn't mind the 1.5 MB. It is only one week after all.

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RE[2]: Weekly Digest
by Anonymous on Mon 11th Jul 2005 22:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Weekly Digest"
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I would prefer the weekly e-mail - with headlines, catch-lines, and a direct link to the article. I don't think a text e-mail will be very big. I just copied the last seven days' worth of headlines and catch-lines into a text editor, and it was only 20KB - with links and some frilly additions and any encodings, that should only come out to 50KB at the most. Plus, it's the same, or even less load than sending seven daily e-mails (you could schedule the weekly e-mails to send out on different days to share the load out across the week). If you are really worried out bandwidth, headlines-only would work I guess, but might cause additional load on the servers because of users having less information for people to decide which articles they are interested in.

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RE: Weekly Digest
by orestes on Mon 11th Jul 2005 22:32 UTC in reply to "Weekly Digest"
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2005-07-06

Titles and a direct link to each story would work for me.

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RE: Weekly Digest
by aaronb on Mon 11th Jul 2005 22:33 UTC in reply to "Weekly Digest"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

I think the top 10 highest rated news Headlnes.


For example..

Dear aaronb

Here is this weeks most recommended osnews

Announcing... the OSNews Digest - Rating 8.67/10 - 1,000,000 votes
Have you ever gone on vacation and missed a day's news? Ever have a busy day and need to quickly catch up on what you missed? Well, your problems are solved with the new OSNews Digest. Read on for details.
Read more here http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=11186

OSDL Boss Hints At Microsoft Collaboration - Rating {I cannot rate this item} - 0 Votes
The head of Open Source Development Labs, Stuart Cohen, has added weight to rumours of greater collaboration between Microsoft and the open source community. He said: "I would not be surprised to see them participate in software that runs on top of Linux in the future."

Read more here http://www.osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=11185

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...(Dots are for other headlines)

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RE[2]: Weekly Digest
by BFGoodrich on Tue 12th Jul 2005 03:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Weekly Digest"
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2005-06-30

I like the idea of top 10 rated stories for the week, with a short synopsis and associated links for each headline.

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RE: Weekly Digest
by aaronb on Tue 12th Jul 2005 15:06 UTC in reply to "Weekly Digest"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

Hi there

Please could you post a link to the HTML version. It world be realy good if it kept the feel as the site. For example the light lime green and ligh gray brown colours.

In the text version it noticed that it gave a slot for adds. Please, please do not link pictures off the net in the HTML email. Instead use text like google adds that blend in.

Most if not all pictures in spam can not be read at all as the get blocked by Kmail, Outlook and evolution.

Thanks

aaronb

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Awesome!
by jediknight9999 on Mon 11th Jul 2005 22:33 UTC
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2005-07-11

This is great! I like the new features. Keep up the good work!

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v Who cares??
by Anonymous on Mon 11th Jul 2005 22:41 UTC
RE: Announcing... the OSNews Digest
by ponytail on Mon 11th Jul 2005 22:43 UTC
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2005-06-30

Great idea! I would find this a handy way after a long day at work to be able to see what news there is. A weekly version is also a good idea.Keep up the great work!

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How can I read this thread nested
by Anonymous on Mon 11th Jul 2005 23:52 UTC
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I hate threaded view.

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Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

How can I read this thread nested [...] I hate threaded view.

Well, genius, you're not reading it threaded. You're reading it flat. We'll look to implement some form of threading in a future version.

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Anonymous Member since:
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I apologize, I as you can see am not a very frequent visitor of osnews. But now and then I do visit this site.

I just hated to have lost the flat view to get a threaded view. Personally I'm a nested view guy myself. But flat is good enough on a site like osnews. I see now that the default is flat (yippee)

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How about some real forum software for the osnews forums?! Untill now I always avoided osnews forums in favour of: http://www.mega-tokyo.com/forum/index.php?board=1

Because I just hate the primitive look and feel of osnews forums, how intelligent the conversations may have been or are.

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Option
by youknowmewell on Tue 12th Jul 2005 02:30 UTC
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2005-07-08

You could always have the top 5 stories include both the headline and the summary, and for the rest just the headline. The top 5 would be the stories with the most comments. Or you could have 2 top 5 lists, one which is judged by the most comments and the other would be an "Editor's Top 5" list chosen by the editors (you could take turns or something).

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v o/
by Anonymous on Tue 12th Jul 2005 09:58 UTC
Nice one
by Nalle on Tue 12th Jul 2005 11:09 UTC
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2005-07-06

I think the whole v3 of OSNews is coming out just fine. A few small adjustments might be needed here and there, but no biggies as far as I can see.

I too like the weekly digest idea, even if I personally think I'll still prefer the daily one *wide smile*.

I think keeping the familiar UI is the best idea - one get kind'a committed when one make an UI that people like and get used to.


I've been a faithful reader of OSNews for years and I'm not about to change that!

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osnews
by k.g.stoyanov on Tue 12th Jul 2005 13:09 UTC
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2005-07-12

cool site, im here everyday, but today i registered myself 8-)cheers!

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News specific mail
by lord-storm on Tue 12th Jul 2005 14:11 UTC
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2005-07-12

How about mail for Windows.. unix or any of the other specifications of news you have. Titles are not enough so description is all good. And dont forget the text only for those that dont like HTML.

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RE: News specific mail
by aaronb on Tue 12th Jul 2005 14:46 UTC in reply to "News specific mail"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe in the Preferences it will be possible to pick Text or HTML.

A daily digest is too much for me it is almost like spam but a weekly digest is cool.

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RE[2]: News specific mail
by Adam S on Tue 12th Jul 2005 15:05 UTC in reply to "RE: News specific mail"
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2005-04-01

No, no HTML right now. I would love to do it, but for now, it's text only.

At some point, it's pretty likely we'll introduce an HTML version though.

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RE: News specific mail
by Adam S on Tue 12th Jul 2005 15:06 UTC in reply to "News specific mail"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Right now, this is not possible and isn't one of the goals. But it's an interesting thought - notifcation when something is posted in a chosen topic.

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v Yeah!
by Anonymous on Tue 12th Jul 2005 20:25 UTC
Feature request
by Anonymous on Tue 12th Jul 2005 22:09 UTC
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If Adam or David or Thorn are listenning, could you please make it that when you post something, you are returned to the same page you were reading, and not to the beginning?

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