News. was[Re: forums]
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Sat Sep 29 18:31:57 UTC 2001
on Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 03:24:58AM -0300, Steve Mallett (steve at opensourcedirectory.com) wrote:
> > Another thought:
> > Many high-traffic lists (of which I'm not sure l-d really qualifies)
> > have a "news" summary that's posted periodically, usually weekly. This
> > usually covers highlights of recent discussion. Examples include
> > kernel-traffic and Debian Weekly News. This might be another solution
> > to the current problem.
> > Peace.
> I was just thinking about this... kinda. The highlights part anyway.....
> After posting and playing with the PHP-Nuke forums test-site I did mention to
> the board the thought of using this type of site in its original intent, a
> news site.
> Currenty I feel its a bit of a pity that Gems like this
> (http://www.usatoday.com/money/tech/2001-09-27-msoft-software.htm) are lost
> to the ether or tucked away in the old-news sections of /. (for which there
> isn't an open-source 'topic' per se. And newsforge is just way to busy. In
> a good way.
> I'd like to use this php-nuke thingy to post this type of story in a k5 type
> manner. http://open5ource.net I hope the k5 reference isn't lost on
> anyone. 8^)
> This particular tool, I feel, is best suited to this type of thing. Its a
> nice way to catalogue o.s.-ish news chronilogically. And though the webforum
> isn't something that those who are technical users may prefer it is the
> default way that newbies would be accustomed to.
> I just talked myself into it. That's a damn good idea.
Note that this still boils down to a filtering mechanims. I *do* like
the (theoretical) effectiveness of collaborative filtering tools. A
"news" like feature could be implemented by skimming highly-rated items,
comments, and/or threads from general discussion. Scoop's only made
partial progress in this regard to date.
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