Feature #2423


Incorporate posts from Brian's Footnotes blog into the News blog?

Added by Matt Gold over 10 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

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Hi All

Please see for starters. The way we had set up posts to be republished on the news blog (by working through the global tags blog) was creating duplicate posts on the news blog.

The work I did on the above ticket removed Brian's footenotes blog posts from the news blog.

So, first a question: do we want all of Brian's footenote blog posts republished/crossposted on the News blog?

If we do, we can set up feedburner to repost posts from just that blog. But first, let's decide whether we want that.

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Updated by Brian Foote over 10 years ago

I'm of two minds about it. We started pushing Footenotes out through the News stream long before we had a twitter account and before we had a robust blogging community. I don't know that the same sense of urgency is there for it. That said, it was nice to have the option of pushing it to Commons News when something important was up. I don't think the old issues need to be sent there and I may be more judicious in which ones get tagged 'CommonsNews' going forward unless there's a more compelling argument for reinstating them.

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Updated by Matt Gold over 10 years ago

Hi Brian,

Rather than doing this automagically, what do you think of the prospect of manually cross-posting particularly important updates?

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Updated by Brian Foote over 10 years ago

That's cool. In fact, unless I'm mistaken, that's how it's always been done. Anytime I wanted a Footenotes to go to the CommonsNews blog I just tagged it 'Commonsnews' and off it went. I'll just be a bit more selective going forward.


Actions #4

Updated by Matt Gold over 10 years ago

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Hi Brian,

What I'm suggesting now, though, is that we abandon feedwordpress and instead that you would post manually in both places.

It's that or we try to experiment again with feeds to make sure that this works correctly. I'd be willing to give the automated process one more try if you'd like. Please give me a heads-up the next time you tag a post for the news blog and I'll set things up.


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