This command sets the initial priority level for java news. All news at the set priority or above will be sent to all +n java clients. Then it will be queued for them to see. Newsflashes that arrive before they finish their initial queue will be added to the queue. If set to none there will be no initial send of news and they will only receive newsflashes as they appear.
/as news initial medium
If you want your java clients to receive a large newsfeed, there are two basic ways to set up news for java users. Either you can start them with a large batch of news and keep a high priority for incoming newsflashes, or you can start them with very little initial news and allow newsflashes at a lower priority. The advantage of the first setup is that non-java clients who may find newsflashes more annoying receive fewer of them. However, if you send network newsflashes, they may be queued by newer users who have not yet finished their initial news queue. The advantage to the latter setup is that the users see the news as it happens. You can also set both to a higher priority if you only want important news to get through.
This command sets how often a newsflash is sent. The default is five minutes.
/as news interval 360
You should probably keep the interval at at least 3 minutes so that the users are not overwhelmed with news. You may well want to set it higher.
This command shows you the current news settings on your server.
/as news list
Use this to check how all of your options are currently set.
This command will set the news to only be sent to clients on the local server. To undo this see NEWS REMOTE.
/as news local
Whether you wish to broadcast your news to the entire network or only your own clients will depend upon the network. Keeping news local allows servers to be setup with news at different priority levels for people who prefer different amounts of news while chatting.
Disables the newsfeed.
/as news off
If you don't want to use the newsfeed at all, you can simply turn it off.
Enables the newsfeed.
/as news on
Turn the newsfeed back on after turning it off.
This will set what priority level for news will be rebroadcast to the users who are +n. They will receive newsflashes of all news at the set priority level and higher as it comes in. If the priority level is set to none then they will not receive incoming news.
/as news priority medium
The lower the priority level the more news will be sent to everyone who is +n. This interacts with NEWS INITIAL which determines how much news is sent in an initial burst to all +n java clients. See NEWS INITIAL for more information.
This command tells your server to send news to the entire network. It is the reverse of the NEWS LOCAL command.
/as news remote
See NEWS LOCAL for more information.