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NewsBOX or NewsHACK?

Postby Kisai on Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:00 am

Okay, people, I whipped up a really crummy newsbox I call NewsHACK...

Basically it's a uber-stripped down version of what I originally intended

It does NOT work yet, so don't complain about it not working, what I want is a few people to rig up 150x300 NewsBOX style animations (see keenspot pages for reference) and then "banner" them using the banners editor.

Then go back to the edit_comicinfo script and see if it shows up at the bottom. If it does, select it, then click the button that should appear.

There is more to this, but that's all I was able to setup tonight. I want to make sure it does this. You should in theory be able to put more than one newsbox (hence the reason for more than one newsbox ID, because a link/description is supposed to go with it... which hasn't been completed.

Anyways, people create 150x300 images and get ready.

(When I implement the proper version it will actually check ratings, so keep it PG please.)
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Postby Phalanx on Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:51 am

Beta testing! Yaay! I like beta testing.
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Postby RPin on Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:52 am

Yeah, I'll do one too.
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Postby San&j on Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:34 am

A new Newsbox?
Oh my.
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Postby Treble on Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:45 pm

Phalanx wrote:
Beta testing! Yaay! I like beta testing.


Actually, it sounds like Kooossh testing. Make a big box with all kinds of flashing lights and things that go whir whir and around and around...
Then push off the bridge and see if it goes "Kooossh!!!" when it hits the water....
But still fun! :P
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Postby Terotrous on Wed Jan 14, 2004 9:08 pm

NewsHACK *USE AT OWN RISK*


Sounds fun!

I've uploaded my rough draft of the animation. As soon as guide updates I'll test it.

**Hours later**

The banner is up now, and I was able to select it using the radio button in the newshack section. I clicked it, then hit submit. When I went to the page again, the radio has gone back to deselected. I don't know whether it did anything or not.
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Postby Terotrous on Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:57 pm

No news on the beta testing?
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Postby Kisai on Tue Jan 20, 2004 10:31 pm

Just got my unix stuff installed again so I can look at this... it should work if it the script "worked"
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Postby Terotrous on Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:04 pm

So, did it work out?
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Postby Kisai on Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:16 pm

I'm going to resume this once I get the new server functional, I'm not putting up with the lag between the two co-lo's so I need to move keenspace YDK over too.
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Postby Terotrous on Sun Mar 21, 2004 10:56 pm

Well, I've uploaded my beta newsbox animation again. Just incase you needed more testing fodder.
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Postby Kisai on Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:19 am

Enabled, have fun. use ***newsbox***
How to use:

upload an 150w x 300h image anywhere to your site
goto siteadmin.keenspace.com
login
goto edit comicbanners
select the newxbox banner to make sure it's in the system

THEN

go back and goto edit comic info, go all the way to the bottom and select a box to use. This is done to "enable" the box. If you don't do it, the newsbox code doesn't get written and it doesn't show up in the newsbox.

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On your site use ***newsbox***, or if you don't care for autokeen you can also put the iframe code on it directly.
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Aw.

Postby VileTerror on Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:57 am

PG only? That's a real let down. Any possibility of that changing or perhaps a more "seedy" NewsHack being completed?
Odd that "Skype" isn't one of the options in the profile. Granted, MSN is now defunct and Skype its replacement . . .
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Postby Mr.Bob on Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:45 am

I'd just like to point out that for some reason the newsbox link to UNA Frontiers is messed up:

http://unafrontiers.keenspace.com/public_html
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Postby Kisai on Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:38 pm

That is because someone changed information they didn't understand:

comic_address should be blank, it's set to public_html, comic_index is filled, it should be BLANK.


I'm going to fix it, but if I hear of one more person changing this without understanding it, I'm going to disable the entire directory configuration.
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Postby YarpsDat on Sun Apr 25, 2004 8:19 am

Kisai wrote:I'm going to fix it, but if I hear of one more person changing this without understanding it, I'm going to disable the entire directory configuration.


There should be a
"Yes, I understand what these settings are about, and I really intend to give some of them non-default values. I'm aware this may cause my site to function incorrectly, or even stop functioning at all, and I will NOT bitch about it when it happens." checkbox.
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Postby Joel Fagin on Tue May 04, 2004 3:26 am

I don't have a Keen account so I'm not really interested per se, but I had a thought for a FAQ: What are the rules for the newsbox?

Or, to be more specific: Do all sites have to have it on their webpage somewhere? Do you only have to have it if you want to use it? Can you use it but not have it on your site? Does it have to be on the main page or can you put it elsewhere? Etc?

I couldn't see anything like that in the FAQ but I didn't look exceptionally hard, I have to say.

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Postby Faub on Tue May 04, 2004 8:29 am

Phalanx has exams so she's not updating the FAQ.

It's not part of the basic indextemplate.html so only the sites that have altered pages will have a newsbox.

I don't see a reason to have a newsbox banner if you didn't include the newsbox on your site. I mean, how would you see that cool banner you made?

***newsbox*** is just a tag. You can technically put it anywhere. Some places just make more sense than others. It would be good on a links page (hmm....I should do that.). You could put it on every archive page (Ghastly did that I believe.)
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Postby Joel Fagin on Tue May 04, 2004 3:27 pm

faub wrote:I don't see a reason to have a newsbox banner if you didn't include the newsbox on your site.


To get the advantage of advertising without cluttering up your own site. Still, it's hardly as much of a problem if you're allowed to put it in your links page. Index is the important one there.

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Postby Faub on Tue May 04, 2004 8:34 pm

Cluttered? nah.

*Checks his site. Adds another button to the site.*
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