Auto expire an asset flag

Kevin M. Cox 9 years ago in BLOX CMS updated by Greg Wood 9 years ago 5
We have a problem here internally where someone will set the Breaking flag on a story and then we'll forget to remove it for hours. Obviously this could be solved by us doing a better job of remembering to check and remove the flag sooner.

That said, I'm wondering if a technical solution could be implemented. Would it be possible to have certain asset Flags set to auto-expire, or un-check themselves, after a set period of time? This would remove some of the need to babysit the site and allow editors to move on to other things.

Let me know what y'all think.
I submitted a support ticket for a feature like this to the support.townnews.com system a while back. I think it'd be pretty useful.
In the meantime, you could always set the block to only show stories with start times of no earlier than say 1 or 2 hours ago.

Greg, good suggestion, thank you.

The problem is that it would then prevent the story from flowing into other blocks that are set to exclude assets with the Breaking flag. So the story would then basically disappear from the site.
Yeah, I can see where that would get complicated.