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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