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by Broadcaster on Oct.22, 2009, under features, news

Related Stories

Related Stories

Today a new Broadcaster 1.9 release candidate will be pushed live.  The big news in this RC is related stories.  Often times a breaking news item has several itertive information updates, sometimes over several days.  When small details emerge, it’s logical enough to update your story with that detail, but with large, it’s most times better to author a new article; that’s where related stories kicks in.

Using Related Stories

When editing or adding a new story, you will see a new box in the right sidebar labeled Article Fellowship.  The purpose of this box is two fold.  One is select the story that this is a followup to.  You will shown a list of 50 of the most recent stories before the one you are editing.  The other use is to show you if this story has been been used as a follow-up.  If it has, chances are you want to click on it to edit that story instead.

Changes to the viewer

On stories that have no follow-up, there are no changes.  If the story has a newer story that follows it up, than a small box showing is seen on the top.  If the story is an update to older story, that is shown on the bottom.  Both can happen as well.  Below is example of both.

Follow-ups, what the user sees

Follow-ups, what the user sees

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