Curious about the "news" at top of page

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  1. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

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    Leave it to me to come up with questions no one else thinks of, right? ;)

    I'm interested in those "News:" lines with links at the top of each page. They change quite frequently (but within a fairly small collection) -- I assume they're part of your YaBB setup, automatically "rotated" quite frequently in more or less the same manner that you can set up screen-savers to rotate among a collection.

    Or does one of you have to frantically remember to break off frequently from whatever you're doing to change them? Maybe a Pavlovian-type association with each time you blink? :D
     
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    hey mike,
    lol @ Mike Like questions :D :D

    anyways... i do think it gets itself refreshed with page refreshment... and there must be some count keeping the number of members registering as it seems its the only that is a variable there other being constant NEWS ;)

    Go on Mike

    thx
     
  3. LowWaterMark

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    Yes, it is part of the YaBB SE software and the items are selected in rotation. The rotation however is from the server side for each page request. So, an individual might get the same one a few times in a row or may rarely see one, all really just by luck. This is the current list of all News items:

     
  4. nei1

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    [move]This is only a test [/move]

    Dear Wild,

    On page www.wilderssecurity.com/securitynews.html ,

    I recommend including the dates next to the headlines.

    (who, what, where, why, and when)

    Thanks,
    --Neil--


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  5. MikeBCda

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    I'll second that motion, now that Neil's brought it up -- I was aware that something was missing, but couldn't put my finger on it. It would be useful to know whether a specific item is late-breaking news, or more along the lines of an ongoing concern.
     
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