[Breaking News] Prefix

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  1. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Would it be a good idea to have a breaking news prefix for frontpage news?

    [Breaking News] Apple releases new iPod Touch

    Doing this we could easily separate breaking news from other news.

    imo i think this is a great idea.

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  2. Xii

    Xii New Member

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    By all means. If it makes things easier, why not.

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  3. flyingguitar

    flyingguitar Active Member

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    I could see this getting abused
  4. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Only Mods will be able to add it. Like the [MR Team] one
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    JonnySK Active Member

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    If it's Mods only, it should be fine.
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    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    i don't mind the idea but i don't see it as a big help. i think that the front page does a fine job of showing the breaking news in the ipod touch and iphone world. although i understand how it would help because theme releases and app reviews can also make the front page but they aren't exactly "breaking news" i guess i support it because of you leave the site up like me, you only go to the front page once or twice in a day. therefore you can see important things just from browsing through new posts.
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    bgizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    The front page doesn't currently support thread prefixes so it wouldn't help that much, however I will keep it in mind for future updates.
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    DarkWrath Active Member

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    I think I saw this on a frontpage a while back but then it disappeared

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  9. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    I see. Thanks for the reply.
  10. SkylarEC

    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Breaking news only breaks once. After that, it is just regular news. Who do you think is going to remove all the [breaking] tags? Someone would have to, otherwise the importance of what's actually breaking is lost among all the other old news still labeled as being in the process of breaking.

    No, I don't like this idea.

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