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Jason Schaefer 3 years ago in BLOX CMS 0
I know this request may sound strange.I would like a new report added to the editorial analytics. This would be reports that pull in the opposite of the “Most Popular” article. It would show our least popular (based on pageviews) articles/assets. Currently I am manually tracking this information for our editors/general manager using Google analytics.

We use the information to be able to judge how our audience will react to a similar story in the future or in the extreme case we know not to write another story about that subject if it doesn’t get may views.

Some of our reporters/editors have already used this information to turn down a few stories because the last article we ran about that subject barely even had 20 pageviews but an article that we thought was a fluff piece (two paragraphs from AP) was viewed thousands of times.

I have read article of larger metropolitan papers that do a similar analytics.
It would also be nice if we had a view stats option directly on the article/assets. Similar to what is on the classifieds to quickly view their analytics.Attached is an example:

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Jason Schaefer 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Aaron Gillette (Marketing Director, TownNews.com) 3 years ago 3
I would love to see the 'Saved Searches' code added to the Find Assets popup.

Just one example:  I have specific shared searches saved for our weekly user submitted photo contest. (easy way for our graphics department to grab the user submitted photo for the printed paper)
We change our homepage on Friday to showcase the winning photograph. We will typically pin the winning photos so that we can have the old photo unpin at a specific time (By the way.... very thankful the unpin at a specific time feature)

Unfortunately I have to manually search for those photos (contributed, specific folder, asset type, date range) to pull up that week's photos.   It would be so much easier to just pull up my saved search and get to the photos and pin the winner.

Just a thought... Jason
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Home Reporter 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Aaron Gillette (Marketing Director, TownNews.com) 3 years ago 4
Our site currently sends email notifications to the admin email address whenever a calendar item is added. The admin doesn't want to receive these anymore, so I am trying to change the email address for notifications without changing the overall administrator contact info. Is this possible? How do I go about this?
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Micah Moore 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Aaron Gillette (Marketing Director, TownNews.com) 4 years ago 2
Could you explain the function of the newly released End of Day setting in the e-Editions application? 
http://docs.townnews.com/kbpublisher/BLOX-e-Editio...

An issue many editors and newsrooms identify is that the publication date of all of our e-Editions is incorrect because our paginators send pages thru the FTP at the end of the day/night prior to 12 a.m. of the actual pub date. We have established this workflow to accommodate limited time and resources to manually adjust the e-edition. It is difficult to search our e-editions by date, because Sunday's edition has a 7-11 p.m. Saturday start date/time.

I have previously submitted a support ticket on this issue, and Matthew Reyes said the resolution was pending a software release and added me to this notification ticket: https://secure.townnews.com/shared-content/townnew...
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Jason Schaefer 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 4 years ago 8
Can you add a popup notice for the article asset when they have reached a admin set number of characters. Some of our staff can get fairly long winded in the titles even with us constantly reminding them to keep it short.

For example:
System administrators set the notice number at 50. (just an example number)
System administrators set a notice:  "This title is unfriendly for our mobile visitors please shorten"

When they put in a long title and go to the next field they are prompted with the notice.
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JenScoop 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 0
The flipbook mode of the e-edition is something we would like to utilize better. Once you zoom in on a page there is no way to scroll up and down a page. The mode doesn't seem very user friendly as the moment but if there was a scroll bar it would be more useful. We would also like our default e-edition to be the Flipbook mode if these changes were implemented. 
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Terry Yohnka 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Aaron Gillette (Marketing Director, TownNews.com) 4 years ago 4
When an event had a start time of 7 p.m. and no listed end time, it wasn't able to accept the submission from the web when it was recurring the next day. In other words, I used a recurring event for a Friday/Saturday event that started at 7 p.m. each day. When I put in a start date of 12/12/13 and an end date of 12/13/13, it kept changing the dates so that they were both 12/13/13/ and then gave me an error of "can't be the same day". I supposed the easiest way around it is to create a single day event and then from the Blox CMS duplicate it and change the date. But couldn't understand why this wouldn't work.
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Matthew Rosenberg 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Patrick O'Lone (Director of Software Development) 4 years ago 3
The way JS and CSS is currently handled is unmanageable, causes conflicts and crashes my browser, often. Can there please be a comprehensive review of all the <script> blocks and consolidate them in an external file? Same thing for CSS. Preprocessing would be a plus.
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Mike Stickler 4 years ago in BLOX CMS 0
Lets say I have a csv service setup with email and acct fields.
When a user accesses the my services page of their dashboard can we have it display the csv contents for their entry...
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Terry Yohnka 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 4 years ago 2
Sorting is one of my biggest issues. The date/timestamp column only appears to sort by date, not by time. So new entries on a refreshed descending sort will appear in the middle of the list instead of at the top.
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Sara Radka 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 4
Our bloggers would love to be able to include an image with their blog posts!
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Jason Schaefer 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Aaron Gillette (Marketing Director, TownNews.com) 4 years ago 5
I saw this feature in the webinar and was wondering when it will go live for our site
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Jacki Gray 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 5

It would be nice if users could upload images for their calendar event submissions on the dashboard. Child image assets would help make our online calendar more dynamic for users.

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Mike DellaVecchia 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 7
One of the biggest challenges I hear about in our newsroom relates to cropping photos using the tool within BLOX.  (1) Most of our staff logically try to crop the original image forgetting about the preview images and since many of the block templates are coded to pull in preview images, their crop edits are never visible online.
(2) Even if they remember to crop the preview image(s), they must do so with great care, keeping the cropped width at 300 pixels wide, again because many of the block templates are coded to pull in preview images that are exactly 300/100 pixels wide. If they fail to do this perfectly, some of the blocks will not show the photo at all.
I've been thinking about this for a long time and think a great solution would be to allow users to crop the original image and upon saving they are prompted with a "yes" or "no" dialog box asking if they would like to re-create preview images based on the latest crop.  This would insure cropped photos carry thru to the preview images and at the proper dimensions for block templates.  Of course the user could always select "no" if they only wished to crop the original image. 

If this is doable, I believe this would solve both of the issues detailed above.