Two Modest Proposals (we CAN do this now, right?)
Hi folks, nice forum.
Joel was right to keep his forum software basic, but maybe two small suggestions can be considered here.
1) On the main page: Draw a *tiniest* asterisk next to the threads you've posted in.
2) In a thread: Draw a *thinnish* line after the last post you've made -- easy to pick up the conversation when you revisit the thread.
January 26th, 2006 11:35am
Marking your place in a thread would actually require quite a lot of data to be stored on the server, unless you used a cookie, in which case it'd be a HUGE cookie.
Anyway Mr Powers weren't you here last night denigrating this place? It seems to have scrolled off...
An array of topicId's is HUGE?
You could even make it a FILO list of 70 entrys, since that's what the main page is set to pull.
> Anyway Mr Powers weren't you here last night denigrating this place?
Nope, can't say I did. This is my first post here. (I did chide Andy in the final throes of ?off, maybe that's why you remember me.)
January 26th, 2006 11:41am
Oh, marking your place in the thread?
I would rather it mark where the thread was the last time you opened it though.
> I would rather it mark where the thread was the last time you opened it though.
Oh! That's totally what I meant (blame my A.D.D.).
January 26th, 2006 11:48am
If a thread has progressed so far since you last opened it that you need a bookmark, you're probably best skipping to the end anyway as anything you reply to midway up is no longer relevant, especially given the dynamic nature of discussions on this site.
Yeah that makes it even more trivial:
A set of key and value pairs with the key being the topicID and the value being the last commentID read in that topic.
I agree muppet. The one I would really like is the asterisks after the topics that I've posted in on the main page.
No, just 70 key and value pairs. That's not very big muppet. Not at all really.
since basically a key would only be: 3874
and a value would be: 29834
Just do what I do - post in every thread you want to keep track of, no matter how little you actually have to say, and pick up from where you left off.
The Notorious T.A.W.
January 26th, 2006 2:11pm
That explains a great deal.
Or just read all the threads on the page and click refresh like a mad fuck. When it goes blue, go read.
Aaron F Stanton
January 26th, 2006 2:13pm
> That explains a great deal.
That's what she said.
The Notorious T.A.W.
January 26th, 2006 2:19pm