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7 years 4 days ago - 7 years 4 days ago #2916 by mw0uzo
Hey all.
A few people have tried to add news stories, but left them unpublished. For them to be visible to everyone, they must be set to Published in the Publishing tab.
Is this Publishing tab visible to site users? Can someone check?
Publishing your own news is highly encouraged, as you can report on your own station that has be brought online or submit news articles that you have found and are interesting.
I am wondering whether I have hobbled this by accident.
Thanks
Dan
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7 years 4 days ago - 7 years 4 days ago #2924 by Bert490
I made a simple test submission, and the Publishing tab is visible. I made no changes and just clicked the Save button which is above all the tabs. Now I wish I wrote something a bit more interesting...

Addendum: I just read your note to NW8R, and there seems to be no way to set the Submission to 'Published'. The Category selection box is greyed out. Is published a tag to be typed into the tags field?
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7 years 4 days ago #2925 by NW8R
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I just used the laptop to submit news regarding the US sending a nuke sniffer plane to the UK. Looks like they are checking out what Radmon stations have been reporting.
I used the Submit tab as requested.
I found out cut and paste will not work from Apple IOS. News is submitted.

Bob.
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7 years 3 days ago #2930 by mw0uzo
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Ok it looks like the system is set so I have to check and Publish the news as admin. I'd like to open this up so articles publish without this, but of course there is the issue of spam. I'll give it a go. If spam is too much, then I'll lock it down again.

I think I will try to make a special News Contributor member type. This will remove annoying spam checks and auto approve Publishing, while denying spammers.

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7 years 3 days ago - 7 years 3 days ago #2932 by mw0uzo
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Ok I think its set up correctly now.
You should all have access to the Publishing setting on the Publishing tab, so you can show/hide your article.
Author type users can publish anything, no spam filter to get in the way.
Normal users can publish, but the spam filter is enabled.

If anyone wants to be an Author, just let me know :)

NW8R and Bert, I have left your articles Unpublished, please set them to Published yourselves to test and hopefully it will work.
If the option is still greyed out, let me know.
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7 years 3 days ago #2941 by mw0uzo
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Is the Publishing option still greyed out?

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