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Re: Show reply count in "Nodes you wrote"?

by Rhys (Pilgrim)
on Sep 16, 2004 at 13:41 UTC ( #391439=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Show reply count in "Nodes you wrote"?

I rather agree, so long as it doesn't turn out to clutter up the table too much. The '/msg me' option is only good at the time the replies happen. You could just look at the thread, but you only get the reply count if your node was the top node of the thread, plus that's doing things one at a time.

If the goal is to go back and look at your nodes with no replies, adding this column would indeed be nice. You may even decide to update or reply to your own nodes when you find that your OP turned out to be some FAQ or you figured out a solution on your own.

Of course, one shouldn't expect replies to nodes other than thread-starters, so the reader will have to look for the absence of /^Re[\^\d:]/ in the subject line.

--J


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by TheEnigma (Pilgrim) on Sep 16, 2004 at 18:58 UTC
    The '/msg me' option is only good at the time the replies happen.

    As far as I know, the message from root saying you got a reply stays in the top of your chatterbox nodelet until you manually delete it.

    Of course, one shouldn't expect replies to nodes other than thread-starters, ...

    I see replies all the time to nodes other than the OP. For instance Rhys, you should get a message because of this post, if you have /msg me turned on.

    So I think /msg me works well, as long as all you are interested in is replies specifically to your node.

    But I think a point can be made for having a count of replies, to any node in the thread, which I think is what HelgeG wants. I have made posts in threads where I either asked an additional question that doesn't get answered right away, or it's a thread I would just like to know if more has been added. If the forthcoming replies don't come for weeks, well, it's going to be tough going back through my list of Nodes I Wrote to manually check for replies, especially as the list gets longer.

    Being able handle replies to any post in a thread could be hard to implement, though, I don't know.

    Another problem arises, however. Just having a count of replies means I need to make a mental note of how many replies a thread has, so when I go back later to look, I can see if it's higher. That's another tough thing to do with a long list of Nodes I Wrote. Or even a short list, for those of us who suffer from CRS1. The way to solve that would be to be able to reset the count. More complexity that's probably hard to implement.

    I think it's a good idea, not sure if pmdev would do it; but it never hurts to ask ;)

    Although I recently found out that any one of us can write code for our own use (and to share) that can access the PM data in various ways. Maybe this is something that can be accomplished that way.

    TheEnigma

    1Can't Remember Shit

      As far as I know, the message from root saying you got a reply stays in the top of your chatterbox nodelet until you manually delete it.

      Yes, I know. But what I meant was that it's more of a one-time thing. After you delete that message - and who wants those hanging around? - there goes your only notifier. Plus it's still not a count, just a single notification. Different purpose.

      Of course, one shouldn't expect replies to nodes other than thread-starters, ...

      I see replies all the time to nodes other than the OP. For instance Rhys, you should get a message because of this post, if you have /msg me turned on.

      All I meant here was: Suppose you write a node that starts a new thread. If it gets no replies, that's interesting. But the if a reply does not itself have replies, that's not necessarily as interesting. The thread has to end someplace. :-) (we hope...)

      So what I'm saying is, if the statistic existed, I would personally NOT consider it significant if a node I wrote had zero replies, if my node was a reply in the first place.

      And yes, I agree that having the reply count for any node - not just the top node in a thread - is the most useful idea in all of this.

      --J

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