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Node parents shown while viewing a node

by oha (Friar)
on Sep 26, 2007 at 10:23 UTC ( #641113=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi,

i usually surf PM from the Recently Active Threads page.
If there is a new reply to a node, i usually click on its parent or parent of parent because i can't remember them and the reply itself could not be clear enough to figure it out.
But doing that means i must "hunt" for the new node and in some cases that's not easy.

In the hope none asked that before, i was thinking if it wouldn't be nice to have the parents of the viewed node displayed (only parents, not siblings): that would help me (and hopefully others like me) to check a node directly having an idea of the scenario.

Oha

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Re: Node parents shown while viewing a node
by jdporter (Canon) on Sep 26, 2007 at 12:06 UTC

      The point is not highlighting new nodes, but viewing the context of a reply.

      Personally I think it could be useful, but would end up being counterintuitive unless the selected/viewed post is highlighted differently from its parent and children. Otherwise you'd think you might have clicked on the wrong link.

        What I do is click on the root node that has new replies, then look through the node for the highlighted replies. Works pretty good for me. I usualy choose the root node if i don't remember the conversation, or if i do remember the conversation then I click a node two or three levels above the newest one so that I get some context. This works pretty good for me.


        ___________
        Eric Hodges

        You know how to view the context of a reply. View its parent or grandparent. Yes, that will show the siblings, etc., which you didn't want to see; but at least the new nodes — the ones you're interested in — will be highlighted.

        A word spoken in Mind will reach its own level, in the objective world, by its own weight
Re: Node parents shown while viewing a node
by technojosh (Priest) on Sep 26, 2007 at 15:22 UTC
    I could see it being helpful for context.

    When I end up in a child node, i will usually click the "in thread xyz" link anyway.

Re: Node parents shown while viewing a node
by ambrus (Abbot) on Sep 27, 2007 at 07:53 UTC

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