I do agree with an earlier (closed) thread that the news feed is getting swamped (not spammed) by posts which are for the most part completely irrelevant. As such, this pushes other posts which may be more relevant off the page.
The question in my humble opinion is "What should appear on the news page?".
I am sure that my suggestions which will follow will not be the best for all and so I invite suggestions from all!
1: O/D and Company "Journeys" do not need to appear on the news feed! Most companies who need a driver to cover a job will not waste time looking at the news feed. They will simply post the job and see what quotes come in.
2: O/D "Empty at home" posts do not need to appear on the news feed as this information can be gleaned from the "Courier Directory", if indeed a courier company can not get a quote for a job and REALLY need someone so badly that they feel the need to search for someone that they can phone.
3: Notifications of forum posts should definitely not appear on the news feed. Any one who posts, reads or otherwise has any interest in the forum posts can access them from the Courier Forum link.
4: People who are offering Courier Recovery Services photographed whilst dressed in a TA uniform holding an airsoft 80 should not be allowed on the news feed (or any other part of the website for that matter)!.
In short, I believe that the only two things that should appear on the news feed are jobs which are 'currently available' and important announcements from admin.
Anything else that anyone wishes to know can pretty much be accessed from one of the other links provided to the other areas of this website.
I would also like to see the demise of the "Courier Work" link as this usually tends to only show jobs which are already a few days old. The most recent jobs and up to date available work is on the news feed and can be accessed by anyone with a smart phone (which there is no reason not to have!).
As stated at the beginning, this is my own opinion. You will have yours and your opinion is as important and valid as the opinion of anyone else. However, please do not use this thread to throw "blame" about "who" is swamping the news feed as it is not their fault but just simply how the current system of this website functions.