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 No.101

"Yo, so I don't know who's News Anon, but I see again and again the same problems he's having when posting. Regular issues are: forgetting one "=" -> title doesn't redtext, punctuation problems (see for example the second TL;DR of his latest OP/ED section). Wouldn't a techie be able to help him out? I'm thinking about surface where he could add in the link, the software would try to grab a title (editable, like with Reddit), offers him spellcheck, and finally, generates a copy-pastable output text he just needs to copy… and paste… into OP or into his usual sections.

Also, (again, dunno if he's a vol or not) leftypol.org could offer sub-vol privileges to a select few "news anons", providing access to this feature, and also a kind of on-site calendar where each day could be covered by said official news-anons on a daily basis."
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 No.102

Noticed. Will ask newsanon what they think.
However on the technical side of things, permissions are still quite janky and it's unknown if this is possible at this time.
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 No.107

>>101
I have seen these mistakes, and I'll do better to find them before posting. I don't think I need to be given vol status, just a feature that would allow OPs to edit a post. If that feature can be implemented on this site, I remember 8chan had something like that, but I have no idea if that site and this one run on the same software.
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 No.167

>>107
I think the whole point would be to lift individual responsibility from you by creating a news team (which you should lead, honestly). Instead of you giving us the news op/eds every 2-3 days we could have a team of 3-7 people using an online calendar to assign each day of the week and the current month to a specific news member. This would mean that we could have a cyclical Daily News & OP/EDs thread posting daily news every day. The news team wouldn't need vol rights, just post editing rights pertaining to the cyclical news thread only. Giving the users a "suggestion box" where they could drop the daily links they deem worthy to include would also ease the burden. Having a "secret" board or an interface for the news team could also help planning on the long run: preparing for significant historical dates in advance (e.g. "Engels died 6131363 years ago this day") or adding new features, e.g. "Communist artist of the week/month," etc.
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 No.169

>>167
I am open to a cyclical thread as it would encourage other anons to post news and op/eds from viewpoints I may have missed. However, I don't think a team is needed as the cyclical's regular anons would already serve that purpose of news posts in my absence and correction that I would be able to edit. A suggestion box would be nice.
I would say if vols implement a cyclical news thread to wait after New Year's day so that I can announce it beforehand. I will post the news around 4 est today.

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