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Improvement suggestion for Newest Nodes

by rinceWind (Monsignor)
on Apr 09, 2002 at 09:15 UTC ( #157682=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

It would be very handy for the Newest Nodes page to display an extra column giving the approval status, one of: (Unapproved|Approved|Frontpage|Reaped), and an extra marker if considered.

My first thoughts were to make this available to Friars and above, as an aid to the moderation process. But then I realised that this would also be useful to newbies, as it would help them understand the censorshipapproval system, and cut down the volume of inappropriate and rubbish postings to this forum.

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Re: Improvement suggestion for Newest Nodes
by particle (Vicar) on Apr 09, 2002 at 12:45 UTC
    this info is already available to friars+ (you alluded to this, but it wasn't clear to me if you were aware.) the approval nodelet lists 'approved' and 'frontpaged' status, as well as the monk responsible for the action. if it's not approved, there is a checkbox allowing you to approve it (level 6+.)

    i think newbies tend not to browse this site through newest nodes, instead using Seekers of Perl Wisdom, The Monastery Gates, Cool Uses For Perl, etc. i'm not sure how much value this would add. of course, i'm no longer a newbie, so i do most of my browsing through newest nodes, except my once daily perusal of the above mentioned pages for unapproved &| inappropriate nodes.

    ~Particle ;

      ...the approval nodelet lists 'approved' and 'frontpaged' status...

      True, but you have to go to each node in turn to see the status, it would be kinda nice to see the status for all of them at once...

      /\/\averick
      OmG! They killed tilly! You *bleep*!!

      I was fully aware of the facilities available in the approval nodelet. My intention was for NN to give a tabular display of the status of all newest nodes.

      The second paragraph makes me inclined to suggest adding the same information to the user search results. My thoughts are that of an initiate, just created her ID, posted a question to SoPW, but where is it?

      The intelligent novice may go straight to Newest Nodes, or failing this, try the link on her ID, see that she has 1 writeup, click on it and find out that the question is awaiting approval.

      The layout of Newest Nodes and User Search results may possibly necessitate truncating or wrapping long node titles.

      When I was new to this site, I was still drawn to the Newest Notes section for reading. It's the best way to see all the interesting things without having to click through to every section. In fact, from the start my method was to go to Newest Nodes and then open the nodes I wanted to read in a new window. Just my experience as a newish monk. :) I imagine there are others like me. (I hope?)

      -ljb

Re: Improvement suggestion for Newest Nodes
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Apr 09, 2002 at 18:01 UTC

    Personaly, I think much more important to "newest nodes" would be options to filter it.

    For example, I'd really like to be able to set my newest nodes to not show anything by nodereaper or with rep=0.


    We are using here a powerful strategy of synthesis: wishful thinking. -- The Wizard Book

Re: Improvement suggestion for Newest Nodes
by guha (Priest) on Apr 10, 2002 at 08:17 UTC

    Personally I would like NN to display Date_Time_Of_Creation and replies_count for each node, which would give me an alternate way to determine "interesting" nodes.

    However I realize that there may be some hidden reasons for their exclusion, could it be that the Gods might have thought that it would contribute to XP whoring or some other unwanted behaviour in the monastary.

    It could of course be of pure technical/performance reasons...;-)

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