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    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    Does the "News Bot" really have to post almost ALL news that is new? I kind of liked how it was before, were the people didn't just post everything as it came out, sort of filtering what should be posted here, and those that aren't really necessary. Know what I mean?
    The Bot posts a curated feed that are stories picked by people so it's already filtered.

    And who decides "necessary"?
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    I don't know, but I just feel like we have so much stuff coming in that shouldn't be really coming in...ummm...I'm not even sure what to really say...we're getting bombarded with news...let me get my hard-hat!

    It would be sweet if there was a like/dislike button for the news posts, and if a post gets too many dislikes, it automatically gets deleted!! That was be nice imo! I've seen it in other free forums, so shouldn't be too hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    I don't know, but I just feel like we have so much stuff coming in that shouldn't be really coming in...ummm...I'm not even sure what to really say...we're getting bombarded with news...let me get my hard-hat!

    It would be sweet if there was a like/dislike button for the news posts, and if a post gets too many dislikes, it automatically gets deleted!! That was be nice imo! I've seen it in other free forums, so shouldn't be too hard.
    We're actually pretty happy with the News Bot. You can always put it on your ignore list if you find it too cumbersome.

    While we're always working to refine the curation, I don't think I agree that anything it's posted so far has been unnecessary or not "news worthy".
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    Yes the news bot learnt well from the fine example that came before it. And I'm proud it became the successor. Not like there was a choice though. Machines always take over people's jobs. Faster, more efficient and doesn't need to take time off for a holiday.

    At least the people get their news. Once from people and now from a machine. Times are changing and it's about time we all embrace it.

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    On a serious note my only issue with the bot is maybe the sites/RSS feeds it uses could be expanded. There's a whole lot of good ones I used to and still use that the news bot does not seem to touch. But if it misses anything I'm sure it'll be posted by someone.
    I know the response to this is "We like the newsbot as it is thank you". And I understand this. But feedback is always useful.

    Sometimes the bot does post the same news story after a person has posted it. That is really rare but has happened.

    That's it for my nitpicking. Those are minor issues I think. Overall I really like the news bot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the8thark View Post
    Yes the news bot learnt well from the fine example that came before it. And I'm proud it became the successor. Not like there was a choice though. Machines always take over people's jobs. Faster, more efficient and doesn't need to take time off for a holiday.

    At least the people get their news. Once from people and now from a machine. Times are changing and it's about time we all embrace it.
    Except you seem to keep forgetting that it is still people choosing what's posted. The Bot just simply posts the stories that are flagged by the people doing the curating. So it's not automated and not really a "machine".


    On a serious note my only issue with the bot is maybe the sites/RSS feeds it uses could be expanded. There's a whole lot of good ones I used to and still use that the news bot does not seem to touch.
    We currently use a mix of 7 different Apple news sites, not sure which you feel we should expand to or that offer something in news that compellingly different than what we currently use?

    Always open to suggestions for new sites, but understand we don't necessarily think every bit of news needs to be reported, and sometimes we don't care much for the fanboyism in the editorial style of some of the news sites.

    Sometimes the bot does post the same news story after a person has posted it. That is really rare but has happened.
    That's because sometimes those people don't seem to wait for the bot even though they know it's there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    sometimes we don't care much for the fanboyism in the editorial style of some of the news sites.
    I agree 100%. Fanboyism towards or against Apple never makes for a good unbiased article.

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    Well, I really like how it quotes most of the post so i don't have to leave the page. with just a link, i forget to close the tab. Also, i can read a bit more about it before I do click on the link.
    If you find a post helpful, don't forget to use the reputation system (top right of post.)
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    On to the important question. Is a female Bot a Botess or plain Ms Bot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    On to the important question. Is a female Bot a Botess or plain Ms Bot?
    it doesnt matter, it's a machine!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robduckyworth View Post
    it doesnt matter, it's a machine!!
    Arnold aka T800 was a machine too but we all thought of him as male.

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