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Guide to Migration

Guide to Migration


By: TᵢG  •  TechMeta  •  6 Comments  •  3 months ago

Types of Articles NewsTalkers provides three types of articles:  discussion, blog and group discussion.   The discussion type is the most common - it is used to create articles (original or...
Guide to Participating Groups

Guide to Participating Groups


By: TᵢG  •  TechMeta  •  24 Comments  •  6 months ago

Groups Have Grown Up NewsTalkers groups provide a forum for like-minded individuals to focus on a particular subject matter.    As an example, we could easily have a Chess group where chess...
Guide to Threads

Guide to Threads


By: TᵢG  •  TechMeta  •  41 Comments  •  5 months ago

Threads Comments on an article tend to split into threads of discussion.   A thread is a topic comment along with its set of reply comments.    The topic comment typically focuses on an aspect of...
Notes on New Moderator Functionality

Notes on New Moderator Functionality


By: TᵢG  •  TechMeta  •  64 Comments  •  9 months ago

Moderators now have a support system to automate most of the manual work that has taken place behind the scenes.   The new system will be largely transparent to members - especially if one is...
Guide to the Publisher

Guide to the Publisher


By: TᵢG  •  TechMeta  •  110 Comments  •  10 months ago

Why Do We Need A Publisher? NewsTalker’s underlying platform provides native support for three types of articles:  Blog, Discussion and Group Discussion.   Blogs are for authors (or columnists) to...
Guide to the New Comment Structure

Guide to the New Comment Structure


By: TᵢG  •  TechMeta  •  28 Comments  •  last year

One Newstalkers’ objective is a comment structure that encourages discussion and debate.   Oddly, many sites have resorted to strict linear comments 1, 2, 3, … n.  (In part because this is very...
Guide to the Tracker

Guide to the Tracker


By: TᵢG  •  TechMeta  •  68 Comments  •  11 months ago

What is a Tracker? A tracker is a mechanism built within a discussion forum that tracks comment activity and presents a custom record of this tracking for each user.  The tracker is based on the...
NewsTalker's Comment Structure

NewsTalker's Comment Structure


By: TᵢG  •  TechMeta  •  12 Comments  •  2 years ago

A few new members (especially ex-viners accustomed to NV's structure) have questions regarding the structure of comments in NewsTalkers.   The questions are fair, so here is a description of what...