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Author Topic: The Good News  (Read 1036 times)

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The Good News
« on: February 08, 2018, 11:17:43 PM »
There is no doubt that the mainstream media thrives on Bad News, because bad news sells. All we read about in the papers or see on TV News channels is about calamities, wars, causalities and other such items. Good News is not rare, it is rarely reported.

So we thought of doing away with News/Chatter about Diabetes (nobody reads it anyway) and replacing it with happy news items, little things that will bring cheer to you. The Chatter or News Board is being replaced by The Good News. Each of the flashing items is a clickable link which will take you to the main news story if you are interested in reading further. If you are interested in sharing such items that come to your knowledge, please let us have the links and we shall put them up on the site. 
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 02:03:30 AM »
Good idea, SKB!

I’ll start keeping an eye out for suitable links and will post as I see appropriate.

Among other things, it should be interesting to see what we all mean by good news.


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Re: The Good News
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 02:57:34 AM »
Among other things, it should be interesting to see what we all mean by good news.

Anything that makes one happy, I guess. If you note most of the items posted today, are environmental in nature, not for any particular reason though. I just happened to chance upon them.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 06:44:41 AM »
I like it !   ~100~
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 09:12:23 AM »
My good news is that I ordered Barb's bone broth & it came yesterday. I had my first big mugful this morning & it was wonderful! I started with the classic chicken & added a pat of butter plus a dash of some cherry-smoked salt, and it's delightful. One bag of broth just exactly fills my tall latte mugs.

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Re: The Good News
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 06:24:07 PM »
Great idea skb!!

Shanny, glad you like the bone broth!! It really is good and doesn't take up space in my freezer any more.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 01:08:39 AM »
Some more added. Contributions welcome.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 10:41:51 PM »
Splendid concept skb. Congratulations.
Recently I came across this piece of news that I think would qualify

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/2-missing-singaporeans-hikers-in-johor-spotted-from-helicopter
My life is based on a true story.

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Re: The Good News
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2018, 05:56:13 AM »
Thanks Rocky. I've put this one up.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2018, 03:55:44 PM »
I'm really enjoying BBCAmerica's new series Blue Planet 2. Fascinating photography and amazing sea creatures!
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 04:31:44 AM »
Good News items are replaced everyday. Do read them.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 06:51:44 AM »
Well, I never see it the way it is set up.  When I log in to the Pub I get the home page and on the right is a column with recent topics/posts and those links are what I use.  Maybe I miss something but that is the way I have always done it. 
I like the idea of having good news items posted but I would also like it to be a forum thread where people could also post their own and others could comment.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 06:26:47 PM »
I like the idea of having good news items posted but I would also like it to be a forum thread where people could also post their own and others could comment.

OK. Will do that.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 06:59:05 PM »
Well, there is a News discussion and certainly any good news someone wants to post could go there so I guess it actually exists.   :-[
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 07:06:06 PM »
Well, there is a News discussion and certainly any good news someone wants to post could go there so I guess it actually exists.   :-[

That section is focused on News related to Diabetes. The News Fader on top is meant to be used for forum news. Since we’re not a very active forum, I was using it to announce forum features, especially as it is accessible by surfing guests. Since forum features are static in nature members ignore it after first glance. Hence, the idea to post some thing/s that keep changing on a daily basis.
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