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Very Simple Hypertext to Improve PM Browsing from the Gates

by gaggio (Friar)
on Aug 17, 2001 at 22:40 UTC ( #105767=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I just thought about something which would be really easy to do and could be a pretty nice improvment for browsing from the gates (like putting new doors to specific sections of the monastery :-)

This mornning I found myself wanting to check out a post which was still at the gates yesterday, in the "New Meditations" section. So I scrolled down quite a bit to get there, because often the "New Questions" section is quite long, and then I realized that the post was not at the gates anymore... So I had to scroll back all the way up and click on the "Meditations" link at the top of the Gates page.

So why not making, for each section displayed at the gates, the words following "New" a hypertext link to the section itself? I you did not follow, here is an example:

New Meditations

just a thought...
Father gaggio
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(jeffa) Re: Very Simple Hypertext to Improve PM Browsing from the Gates
by jeffa (Bishop) on Aug 17, 2001 at 22:44 UTC
    Isn't all of that in Newest Nodes?

    Seriously, Newest Nodes is your friend - think of it as the 'backdoor' for the initiated. ;)

    Your other option is to add the node to your Personal Nodelet. What's wrong with that?


    Getting tired of suggestions for this site 
      To me, this does not sound like the same thing as Newest Nodes.

      Newest Nodes is a list of nodes that were posted, in all sections, since the last time you hit the 'I've Checked All These' button. Newest Nodes is great, but it doesn't really help you find nodes that were posted before you hit that button.

      gaggio's suggestion is to have the section headings on the Monastery Gates be links to the respective sections. In other words, you could scroll down to "New Obfuscated Code", decide 'Hey, I like these, I want to see more!' and then click on the section heading to go to the Obfuscated Code page, rather than scrolling all the way back up to the top of the Monastery Gates page to find the link to Obfuscation.

      I think it's a pretty good idea, and would make the interface to the site a little more intuitive.

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