Skip to comments.AWFUL new set up!
Posted on 03/30/2002 6:58:33 AM PST by jraven
I tried all the instructions you folks posted about how to get breaking news...but I can't. Aren't new website designs suppposed to ENHANCE a site? I used to turn to this site for all my breaking news. Now I wasted about 25 minutes and can't get it...so it's off to other sites. And I guess I will visit them first...which means less time on FR.
On a fancy new page, look at extreme upper right, click on the tiny word "Topics."
That'll open a new page, so scroll down until you find "Breaking News" as one of the topics. Click on it.
That will open a new page too. Look on the left sidebar, and click on the text "Click here to subscribe." Breaking News items should then show up on your right sidebar.
Oh, you may have to log in again to get this to work. Not sure about that. Last week before the cut-over I had some stuff that wasn't working correctly even though I had logged in a long time ago. But relogging in cleared it up. Just a thought.
By trail and error the first step is to choose topics from the top of the list (note beaking news and front page are about 1/3 down page) , then choose your topic, when the list of currect topics is loaded then there will be a "subscribe" button on the left hand side.
Hint: The order you choose them in is the order they load in. Be sure to choose them in the order you want them to show. For example choose breaking news topic first.
Here's how to add a sidebar for "Breaking News":
(1) From the main FR page, click "TOPICS" on the left side.
(2) Scroll down to and click on "Breaking News", under the "Highlights" heading.
(3) On the left side, below the "United we Stand" flag, click on "Click Here To Subscribe".
That's it! You just added a "Breaking News" sidebar.
Other topics can be added to or deleted from your sidebars in the same way.
I should mention that cookies must be turned on in your browser for this to work.
The damn mouse was a pain. I could get to where I wanted with the keyboard faster that my mouse.
scroll down to, and click, 'Breaking News', which you'll find under the blue 'Highlights' bar.
then from the Breaking News page, look to the left column
directly under the 'United We Stand' graphic, and 'Click here to subscribe.'
do that to a couple different topics and it'll seem the piece of cake that it is.
JR has done a helluva job with this new format, imho...
1) Search for keywords in articles and replies is now broken, as far as I can tell.
2) Full database search capability, i.e., over the timespan of the entire archive.
3) Capability to reply to articles over one year old.
I gave up and resigned from West Virginia. (Guess I'd better stop viewing family reunions as a great way to pick up girls.)
If you just want to whine and pout, go on over to DU.
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