On 01/03/2018 06:07 AM, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
>>>>>> On Tue, 2 Jan 2018, Alec Warner wrote:
>> Problem:
>> New stages have numerous news items listed that are likely not
>> relevant, but are shown due to limitations in the filtering in NEWS
>> items. E.g. on a recent stage3:
>> [...]
> We could add an "Expires:" header to the news item format, and the
> package manager (or eselect news) could mask old items based on it.
> Ulrich

the storage footprint for news entries is cheap.

why not just improve the user-facing documentation:
if someone wants to hide "old" news, they opt-out.

It's much harder to opt-in to viewing deleted news.

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