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Re: Re: Renovating Best Nodes

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Feb 13, 2004 at 15:58 UTC ( #328802=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Renovating Best Nodes
in thread Renovating Best Nodes

Yep. I was planning to wait on that one until the number of nodes could be user controlled.

Sorry about All-Time Best, but hopefully it will be for the best in the end. :-)


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Re^3: Renovating Best Nodes (custom nodelets)
by tye (Cardinal) on Feb 13, 2004 at 17:51 UTC

    I'm pretty sure you'll not get user preferences in the nodelets for quite a while (if ever). Nodelets are rendered on every page load and so are best when they can be cached. And cached nodelets can't be user-specific.

    Your caching for best/worst nodes is quite nice but it still reads quite a few records out of the database. Doing that 4 times for every page load would probably end up with more DB load than we had before your work.

    - tye        

      I'm pretty sure you'll not get user preferences in the nodelets for quite a while (if ever). Nodelets are rendered on every page load and so are best when they can be cached. And cached nodelets can't be user-specific.

      Yep. When i wrote that reply I hadn't realized the implications of the node caching on what I was saying. In fact I _keep_ forgetting them.

      Your caching for best/worst nodes is quite nice but it still reads quite a few records out of the database. Doing that 4 times for every page load would probably end up with more DB load than we had before your work.

      I agree totally. Would it be too much (in terms of policy etc) to make small versions of the various nodelets? With say 5 lines in each, and a link to their respective full page version?


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Re: Re: Re: Renovating Best Nodes
by halley (Prior) on Feb 13, 2004 at 16:23 UTC
    I see two issues: (1) user arguments to control a widget is not well-established here, so you're "waiting" for a lot to be implemented; and (2) wouldn't user-controlled best counts be harder on the server? At minimum, you'd have to calculate the maximum "selected" nodes for a given refresh time, then save multiple versions of nodelet content.

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