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It seems obvious to me that the weekly pinned post that appears at the top of the page for 7 should be the current issue (But I could be wrong of course...please tell me if I am...)

My goal is to make the back issues of a publication available for sale (on an eCommerce website) when people look at the reverse chronological history of the timeline.

I want the back issues listed in the timeline to be easily distinguishable from the rest of the older content in the timeline.

Should I use Milestones or Starred Posts to accomplish this?

Milestones?

Starred Posts?

I've noticed that on timeline sites for major publications like NYT and WSJ that it is rather difficult to find a date in the timeline when they have released a publication.

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NYT and WSJ publish daily. It makes no sense for them to notify of each issue. –  dnbrv Apr 12 '12 at 15:40
    
@dnbrv Can you suggest a publication that does notify on a per issue basis? –  leeand00 Apr 12 '12 at 16:01
    
Look at some magazines. –  dnbrv Apr 12 '12 at 17:01
    
@dnbrv I'm just looking for a good example that's all. –  leeand00 Apr 12 '12 at 17:48
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A milestone would just give it an icon at the top, a featured post will make it full width but in the end I would recommend neither.

There wouldn't be a way to filter efficiently when going back.

Your best bet would be to roll it into a custom open graph application post from there and also have it as a separate tab (e.g. Publications) showing only those posts.

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Sounds like a great idea, since the idea is to filter out and only display posts that are actual releases of publications. Do we just have to make a list of which posts they are in relation to an Open Graph application? Because I am not aware of any way of "tagging" posts so that they can be marked as "a publication release". –  leeand00 Apr 16 '12 at 13:01
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Although it doesn't explicitly say in the documentation you should be able to use GET /<page-id>/{namespace}:{action-type-name} the same way as GET https://graph.facebook.com/me/video.watches –  phwd Apr 16 '12 at 15:27
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On your page, your page should be the only one doing actions from that app. The fans of the page should see it on your page as a tab. You could have that as your landing page if you like by changing it in the settings –  phwd Apr 16 '12 at 18:12
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@leeand00 I have not seen anyone implement it. In theory it should work, you will have to implement your own logic for the timeline menu sidebar to scroll through posts. See your /activitylog to see what I am talking about. –  phwd Apr 16 '12 at 18:29
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@leeand00 Sorry I took long to reply. You need authentication as a page, currently it seems you only have a user access token so it will redirect you to where you are authenticated. This is a bit far out of the scope of Web Applications and it involves a bit of programming logic and knowledge of Facebook open graph to get to a full out timeline mimic as a tab. For example you can use a fb:activity plugin as a shortcut. If you want to go further discussion, you can find me or other Facebook developers in #facebook irc.freenode –  phwd Apr 17 '12 at 22:04
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