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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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Weekly Digest
by Adam S on Mon 11th Jul 2005 21:52 UTC
Adam S
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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 on Mon 11th Jul 2005 22:25 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 on Mon 11th Jul 2005 22:58 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 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 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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RE[2]: Weekly Digest
by BFGoodrich on Tue 12th Jul 2005 03:19 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 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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