[Suggestion] Activity Rating

Seraphim 09-04-2004 02:03 AM
Perhaps there should be some kind of activity rating... I don't know exactly how it would need to be done, but it would take the total posts / time the thread has existed and produce some number that could be used to gauge the popularity/activity of the thread.

I know this could cause some problems with server load, but maybe there's some way to manually check it so that each user needs to click a button, thus making the query only when a user asks instead of when the page loads.

Just another neat doo-dad.
Kittie heavenly6 09-04-2004 02:08 AM
Seraphim, you should change your user name to Suggesty McSuggestalot
Krang 09-04-2004 02:22 AM
Maybe I'll do something like that as an add-on (for example, you would type the thread ID into a form and it would return info about the thread), but it won't be integrated into the forums.
Seraphim 09-04-2004 02:27 AM
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Originally posted by GK Version WOO
Seraphim, you should change your user name to Suggesty McSuggestalot


Frown I could, but isn't that over the character limit for usernames?

quote:
Originally posted by teh Krang
Maybe I'll do something like that as an add-on (for example, you would type the thread ID into a form and it would return info about the thread), but it won't be integrated into the forums.


That sounds good. It would be a neat way to check the "hotness" of a thread.
Kittie heavenly6 09-04-2004 02:30 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Seraphim
quote:
Originally posted by GK Version WOO
Seraphim, you should change your user name to Suggesty McSuggestalot


Frown I could, but isn't that over the character limit for usernames?


Doh! Curse teh gods Frown
Seraphim 09-04-2004 02:59 AM
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Originally posted by Grunger Kittie Version 1
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Originally posted by Seraphim
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Originally posted by GK Version WOO
Seraphim, you should change your user name to Suggesty McSuggestalot


Frown I could, but isn't that over the character limit for usernames?


Doh! Curse teh gods Frown


The thing is, I have a ton of suggestions. I try to space them far apart enough to make it not overbearing.
Kittie heavenly6 09-04-2004 03:00 AM
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Originally posted by Seraphim
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Originally posted by Grunger Kittie Version 1
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Originally posted by Seraphim
quote:
Originally posted by GK Version WOO
Seraphim, you should change your user name to Suggesty McSuggestalot


Frown I could, but isn't that over the character limit for usernames?


Doh! Curse teh gods Frown


The thing is, I have a ton of suggestions. I try to space them far apart enough to make it not overbearing.


Nothin' wrong with that, I was just being silly Cool
Seraphim 09-04-2004 03:03 AM
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Originally posted by Grunger Kittie Version 1
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Originally posted by Seraphim
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Originally posted by Grunger Kittie Version 1
quote:
Originally posted by Seraphim
quote:
Originally posted by GK Version WOO
Seraphim, you should change your user name to Suggesty McSuggestalot


Frown I could, but isn't that over the character limit for usernames?


Doh! Curse teh gods Frown


The thing is, I have a ton of suggestions. I try to space them far apart enough to make it not overbearing.


Nothin' wrong with that, I was just being silly Cool


Oh, very good, then.

You know, I might as well throw an idea in here... just to save thread space.

Can we get a "Sort by author"?
Kittie heavenly6 09-04-2004 03:06 AM
Yeah that'd be kinda awesome actually...
Zopwx2 09-04-2004 03:06 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Seraphim
Can we get a "Sort by author"?


You should just change the name of this thread to "Seraphim's Suggestion Emporium" and put all your suggestions here.
Krang 09-04-2004 03:13 AM
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Originally posted by Seraphim
Can we get a "Sort by author"?

We already have that option:
Seraphim 09-04-2004 03:18 AM
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Originally posted by Krang
quote:
Originally posted by Seraphim
Can we get a "Sort by author"?

We already have that option:


Woah! That's pretty hot.
Kittie heavenly6 09-04-2004 03:22 AM
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Originally posted by Krang
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Originally posted by Seraphim
Can we get a "Sort by author"?

We already have that option:


*slaps self

I've never noticed that.
Prons 09-04-2004 06:02 AM
There are a TON Of things about message boards a lot of us never notice.
Hienrich Ele 09-04-2004 12:20 PM
Once again, another feature that I have never noticed.


We need to host a scavenger hunt and find all of the neat little features no one notices. Smile )
Dude Love 09-04-2004 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by Hienrich Ele
Once again, another feature that I have never noticed.


We need to host a scavenger hunt and find all of the neat little features no one notices. Smile )


I've found something that isn't quite a feature, but is still good.

To direct a link to an exact post in the middle of a thread (rather than just the page) click quote.

Here's the formula:

1. Look at the link in the address bar after clicking quote. It'll look like this:
http://www.paradigm-city.com/forums/addreply.php?postid=[###}&action=quote&
sid=

2. Take the Number which is in the spot the [###] is.

3. Click to view the last post of any thread. (The little arrow button on the very right of the forum view list of threads).

4. Paste the [###] into the corresponding places (outlined here) in that link:

http://www.paradigm-city.com/forums/thread.php?sid=&postid=[##]#post[##]

(PS: This post IS checked for errors in the links. Follow this formula and it ought to work.
Seraphim 09-04-2004 01:24 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Wienberg
quote:
Originally posted by Hienrich Ele
Once again, another feature that I have never noticed.


We need to host a scavenger hunt and find all of the neat little features no one notices. Smile )


I've found something that isn't quite a feature, but is still good.

To direct a link to an exact post in the middle of a thread (rather than just the page) click quote.

Here's the formula:

1. Look at the link in the address bar after clicking quote. It'll look like this:
http://www.paradigm-city.com/forums/addreply.php?postid=[###}&action=quote&sid=

2. Take the Number which is in the spot the [###] is.

3. Click to view the last post of any thread. (The little arrow button on the very right of the forum view list of threads).

4. Paste the [###] into the corresponding places (outlined here) in that link:

http://www.paradigm-city.com/forums/thread.php?sid=&postid=[##]#post[##]

(PS: This post IS checked for errors in the links. Follow this formula and it ought to work.


You can also go to the tree view thing and right click -> copy link on the exact post you want.
Dude Love 09-04-2004 01:27 PM
True, but then people get confused when you forget to delete the threadview=1 or whatever. And, if you do delete that, sometimes it reads out the post onto the wrong page (as that is sometimes how tree mode works) and your link comes up dead.
Wingnut 09-05-2004 12:32 AM
Not to burst your bubble, but we can do that already.
The little icon that looks like a piece of paper is not only the new post indicator, but an html bookmark as well. Right click and click copy shortcut then paste whereever and the link will go to that specific post no matter where in the thread it is.
Dude Love 09-05-2004 12:50 AM
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Originally posted by Wingnut
Not to burst your bubble, but we can do that already.
The little icon that looks like a piece of paper is not only the new post indicator, but an html bookmark as well. Right click and click copy shortcut then paste whereever and the link will go to that specific post no matter where in the thread it is.


Yeah, but what if the post is several days old and only now you want to refer to it. Then you have to use this method, I think.