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We're excited to announce some exciting changes coming for the Rumors and Reports forum here at Mac-Forums!

Sometime this week, you'll notice a new friendly face named MF News Bot. News Bot will begin posting news and rumors articles that we feel are of interest to Mac-Forums members on all topics related to Apple.

And periodically his friend, MF Blog Bot, will post links to new blog articles on the MF Blog.

Look for these new additions this week!

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Sounds good I shall certainly be keeping my eye out for it.

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LOL

This is going to put the8thark out of a job
Will be interesting to see what it brings out. How good will the algorithm be?

Am liking all tje changes that are happening. Its moving this forum forward in the best way intended.

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This is going to put the8thark out of a job
LOL I had a similar thought - will lessen his workload.
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Will be interesting to see what it brings out. How good will the algorithm be?
It will be a curated feed so no algorithm, human wisdom still rules.


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Thanks for the kudos. We do have some larger scale things planned in the future we think everyone will like, but we're excited to release some of these easier to implement changes earlier.

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This will get as exciting as awaiting the newest Apple product to be released

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Interesting. Poor the8thark, he'll need a new job.

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I know! Get the8thark to run the bot

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I know! Get the8thark to run the bot
Sorry, but MF News Bot is already married.

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Very funny .

But seriously does this mean we can still post news in the news topic or will the newsbot take over this service?
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Very funny .

But seriously does this mean we can still post news in the news topic or will the newsbot take over this service?
The News Bot will be posting most news. You are free to post news not covered by the bot, but we ask that you don't duplicate posts if its already covered.

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...And periodically his friend, his friend, MF Blog Bot, ...

Look for these new additions this week!
Would it be possible for us to get a female bot - instead of a male? We're decidedly short on females here...
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The News Bot will be posting most news. You are free to post news not covered by the bot, but we ask that you don't duplicate posts if its already covered.
Understood. And I'll make sure I search first.
You know I really like this idea. Really really like. For a lot of reasons.
I just want to see what format the bot posts in so if I ever post a news topic I'll use the same format.
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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?

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Our "News Bot" is very diligent and thorough. As a good reporter, he covers everything. Like the NY Times - "All the news that's fit to print". Wouldn't want it any other way.
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