Orderly.News is a news aggregatorway designed to view news stories and articles from a wide variety of sources with differing viewpoints and opinions.
In recent years platforms like Google, Facebook, and Twitter have moved towards algorithmic content models in which they supply you with news stories and headlines that they have tailored to suit your personal viewpoints.
There is nothing wrong with this. It has allowed many people including some of us who work on this project to find interesting content that we might not have seen otherwise. There is a definate time and place for these types of content distribuation models in the online world.
However we felt there are other times in which it would be nice to see news on the days events in an untailored fashion. With the most recently reported story at the top of the feed, and the oldest reported story last. No filtering of sources to cater to your own view point, and better ability to understand events as they happen in the order they happen.
We hope in some ways this helps to combat the dreaded fake news we've all heard so much about in the last year or so. We only get stories from reputable journalist and organizations. These organizations might have different opinions on any given topic but you can be assured they are reputable, honest, and do not knowingly publish falsehoods.
In short Orderly.News exist in order to allow you to get news as it happens, from many different viewpoints, and then allows you to make a decision based on the knowledge you've gained.
Each source is crawled rougly every 15 minutes.
News feeds are primarily crawled using RSS feeds from sources themselves. We then temporarily cache the data from that feed in order to improve performance and loading times so that you can get to what you're looking for faster.
Feeds are crawled asynchronously so some might take slightly longer to be updated.
The biggest benefit of signing up for Orderly.News is that it will allow you to customize the Your Stories tab.
The Your Stories tab allows you to tailor a personalized news feed consisting only of the latest stories, and articles from your favorite sources as they publish news content. The underlying idea is the same as stated above in that stories are delievered to you in the order they occur. However we want people to be able to tailor their news reading expereince somewhat. We know you might not be interested in sports news so why should you have to read past it in your news feed?
Signing in and building a custom feed of our stories from sources that interest you will hopefully cut down on some of the clutter you see in the All Stories tab.
A view of the Manage Followed Sources tab.
Customizing you feed is easy. Simple navigate to the Manage Followed Sources tab and press +follow button on any news source you find interesting. Stories from all your followed news providers will then appear in the Your Stories tab.
Mod Points on the Popular Stories page.
Mod Points on the All Stories page.
You may have noticed these little buttons and icons hanging around reading interesting, relevant, or funny, these are mod points.
You can click on these buttons for any post and it will add a mod point to that news story. Everyone else browsing Orderly.News will then see mod points given to that story.
Only users who are logged into Orderly.News can give a story mod points.
Mod points don't really effect anything. News stories will still be listed in the feed in the order they are published.
Mod points basically act as a community marker to signify to others that an article is worth their time in one way or another.
Articles and stories that are given mod points are forever archived in the Popular Stories tab. The popular stories tab functions like all other listings on the site in that articles are listed based on date and time published. However the popular stories tab does seek to be somewhat of a distillation of the most interesting stories.
Mod Points are split into the following 3 categories:
As you can see mod points are a somewhat loose system. We have outlines for how you should use them but at the end of the day the community can award them wherever they see fit.
In order to stop spamming and encourage actual reading of articles it user are limited to 8 mod points per hour. You will recieve a cooldown for one hour once this limit is reached.
Our goal is to keep Orderly.News a safe, secure, and spam free community. Google and Facebook provide robust tools which assist with these goals.
Google and Facebook's authentication services provide a safe and secure way to us to log you into Orderly.News and confirm that you are a real legitimate user.
We take as little information in about you as possible. If you'd like to know more about the information we do collect please read our terms of service.
In order to comment on Orderly.News you must have a username set. We require that you set a user name in order to prevent any of your personal information from being exposed.
If you would like your username to simply be your real name we're not going to stop you. However just be fully aware that everyone on the internet can see your username.
Your username must be at least 2 characters and no more than 35. It can be letters, numbers, and dashes. All other characters will be rejected. You can update your username once per day.
You can manage your username from your dashboard.
Orderly.News supports bb code customizations to comments and self post.
You can use:
The Off Topic postings page is designed to allow users to discuss, post and share content that is not currently in the news feed or would not be regarded as news.
Feel free to share, cool, funny, or interesting photos, videos, or any other content you want the world to see. You can also make self post which link to no content and allow you to just type out how you feel, or what you think about a topic.
When commenting you should follow the rules outlined in our terms of service.
Our news categories system is pretty straight forward. Feeds are placed into categories based on the typical topics they report on.
This means a site that often reports on technology such as Ars Technica will have its stories show up in the technology category. But it won't show up somewhere like the sports category along side news services like ESPN.
A news service can exist in multiple categories and when you're browsing a category you will see all news services within it located in the sidebar.
Sidebar showing news sources for the US Politics category.
Sometimes these sources shared across categories will cause some odd or seemingly missmatched stories. We're working on improving and filtering out these stories as times goes along. Sometimes the simple solution is to just remove a source from a category. As a result categories and their content will often be subject to change.
We currently run Orderly.News on an approved services basis. Keeping the number of feeds we crawl limited helps us find and workout various kinks and bugs in the system.
Below you'll find a list of all the feeds we currently crawl and support here on Orderly.News. You can see the latest news from all services by visiting our /all feed. You can also choose which services you see news from by managing your subscriptions and then viewing them at /news.
Finally, you can view news by category. To see all currently active categories visit the Categories tab.
Have a feed you'd like to see that we currently don't support?
Send us an email with a link to your suggestion at suggestions[at]orderly.news
Some sources incorrectly report data or report data in ways that is hard to manipulate and parse. As a result these sources are excluded from appearing on the home page of the site, in category feeds, and in the all atories feed. However we realize that some people might want to still recieve news from these services. They can be followed to and added to your personal feed.
The note field simply exist as a way to give a breif rationale for why a source/service is excluded from various feeds.