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Massive Newest Nodes Page

by swiftone (Curate)
on Jun 28, 2000 at 18:54 UTC ( #20173=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

I'm not sure how easy this is to implement, but....

I've noticed that when I get on after a weekend off the Newest Nodes page is heavily clogged. (I can only imagine what happened with ZZamboni, who just returned from a vacation).
I could just clear the list, but I like to go through and read the threads for good messages to vote up and learn from. So here's my thought:

Why not only list Notes/Replies to threads that are NOT listed as Newest Nodes?

Of course, to be perfect it would have to know the ancestor node, which it probably doesn't, otherwise we'd have links to the thread-starting node. But a simple Regexp should match most of situations.

/(Re:\s?|Re:\s?\(\s*\d+\s*\)\s?)+ (.*)/
That's my 30 second version to match the name of the ancestor node in $2. Doubtless a better one could be worked up with a little effort.

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RE: Massive Newest Nodes Page (kudra: read newest nodes by chunk)
by kudra (Vicar) on Jun 28, 2000 at 19:07 UTC
    I agree with both of these suggestions, except that I wouldn't mind seeing replies if they were near the original node (as opposed to just not showing them).

    I'm also wondering if it would be possible to be able to mark sections complete. I often start to read the previous evening's posts when I wake up, but only get through one section before I go to work. During my commute, new nodes sometimes get added (or sometimes don't). In the morning it's pretty hard to remember what I've already read ;). Every time I see the home nodes seperate I think about this. It would make a nice configuration option.

RE: Massive Newest Nodes Page
by redmist (Deacon) on Jun 29, 2000 at 03:15 UTC
    How about the option of, when you go on vacation, to turn on VACATION MODE!!! Basically, it would be where newest nodes are automagically divided up by what day they were posted. This way, you can MASTER TIME TRAVEL by viewing the newest nodes day by day...it's as if you were NEVER gone!

    redmist

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