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#5445 accepted enhancement

Planet feed does not have variety

Reported by: iandunn Owned by: iandunn
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Description (last modified by iandunn)

planet.w.org feeds the news in Core's Events & News dashboard widget.

Right now it subscribes to a lot of early contributors who don't publish often, and some who are no longer active in the project.

Most of the remaining sites don't publish often either. The only ones that do are the Tavern and HeroPress, with the Tavern dominating the majority of the items in the feed.

What are some ways to solve that?

IIRC, changes to the feed need Matt's sign-off.

Change History (10)

#1 @iandunn
5 weeks ago

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#2 follow-ups: @iandunn
5 weeks ago

I think the simplest way would be to add more sites to the feed. The authors would need to be highly trusted and responsible. If anyone has suggestions, please add them.

If that isn't enough, another idea would be to open a Core ticket to discuss changing the Widget's display logic. Sites could be limited to 1-2 items in the widget, rather than being able to take up all 3 spots. (The first of the 4 spots is always dedicated to official w.org/news posts)

#3 @sippis
5 weeks ago

Sharing my quick two cents.

In my opinion, new personal blogs shouldn't be added and existing ones should be (at least mainly) removed. The widget name is "News & Events", not "News, Events & Personal opinions".

Few feeds to add:

  • central.wordcamp.org/feed
  • wordpressfoundation.org/feed
  • wpandup.org/feed
  • gutenbergtimes.com/feed

#4 in reply to: ↑ 2 @sippis
5 weeks ago

Replying to iandunn:

I think the simplest way would be to add more sites to the feed. The authors would need to be highly trusted and responsible. If anyone has suggestions, please add them.

If that isn't enough, another idea would be to open a Core ticket to discuss changing the Widget's display logic. Sites could be limited to 1-2 items in the widget, rather than being able to take up all 3 spots. (The first of the 4 spots is always dedicated to official w.org/news posts)

Giving that Tavern publishes currently 1-3 new articles almost daily, limiting how many spots each site do get sounds reasonable. Regardless how much new sources would be added, Tavern will supersede articles from those other sources quite quickly.

#5 in reply to: ↑ 2 ; follow-up: @greenshady
5 weeks ago

Replying to iandunn:

I think the simplest way would be to add more sites to the feed. The authors would need to be highly trusted and responsible. If anyone has suggestions, please add them.

Post Status falls under the umbrella of quality journalism in the WordPress space. I'm not sure if the commercial nature of the site would prohibit its inclusion. If not, that is my one recommendation.

#6 @Otto42
5 weeks ago

Proposing any relevant feeds to Matt would be the way to get them included.

#7 in reply to: ↑ 5 @iandunn
5 weeks ago

Replying to greenshady:

Post Status falls under the umbrella of quality journalism in the WordPress space.

+1. They're already in the feed, but only the `planet` category, which doesn't appear to be used frequently.

#8 @iandunn
4 weeks ago

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  • Status changed from new to accepted

@hlashbrooke was talking to Matt about this, and he's going to add a few of the ones suggested above.

Matt also had the idea of being able to add individual posts from any site, without having to add the site's entire feed. I put together a quick version of that yesterday, and am going to test it out on make.w.org/test.

#9 @iandunn
4 weeks ago

In 10289:

Reblog Feed: Initial commit.

See #5445

#10 @iandunn
4 weeks ago

The Foundation and Central blogs were added in r16488-dotorg.

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