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How do you track nodes/replies of interest?

by perlfan (Vicar)
on Oct 13, 2021 at 00:45 UTC ( #11137455=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Please point me to such a feature if I am totally missing it. But I've often wondered the best way to bookmark or somehow aggregate interesting nodes, answers, etc - I mean other than manually tracking node IDs in scratchpad or in browser bookmarks..what methods do y'all use? Is there a "bookmark" or "save" node feature here that I have somehow missed all these eons?
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Re: How do you track nodes/replies of interest?
by soonix (Canon) on Oct 13, 2021 at 06:51 UTC
Re: How do you track nodes/replies of interest?
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Oct 13, 2021 at 05:12 UTC
Re: How do you track nodes/replies of interest?
by kcott (Archbishop) on Oct 13, 2021 at 03:53 UTC

    G'day perlfan,

    If you are looking for some function whereby you flag a thread and get an email (or other notification) whenever that thread changes, that's not something that you "somehow missed all these eons" [or even in the last 18 years since you registered :-) ]: such functionality does not exist on this site.

    When you log in, you will get a notification if anyone has replied to a node you wrote. You can also use "Newest Nodes" and "Recently Active Threads".

    I log in nearly every day; sometimes more than once: "Newest Nodes" generally suffices for my needs. I use "Super Search" (often with author=kcott) to find older nodes. Occasionally, I bookmark a node if I think it has information that might be useful at some future date.

    — Ken

Re: How do you track nodes/replies of interest? (bookmarking)
by Takeshi Kovacs (Beadle) on Oct 13, 2021 at 11:23 UTC
    You can message yourself.

    1. click on "Send private /msg to >author<" beneath the post
    2. change the recipient to yourself
    3. append your keywords in the message

    Inside your Message Inbox you'll be able

    • search by keyword
    • organize those messages in multiple new folders

    If you like this approach you are free to facilitate some steps with free nodelet hacks.

      for the fuzzy "tracking" part of your question

      you can use the "private message xml ticker" to programmatically access your Inbox and Archive (tho I can't see an option for more folders)

      With that you can realize any tracking logic ...

      • be it with Perl from your CLI or cron
      • or inside the webpage in JS with a nodelet hack

      for more API see What XML generators are currently available on PerlMonks?

Re: How do you track nodes/replies of interest? (CSS for RAT and NN)
by LanX (Sage) on Oct 13, 2021 at 14:07 UTC
    If you want to highlight posts/threads in Newest Nodes or RAT View you can add extra CSS ³ to do so.

    For instance I'm highlighting myself and some authors I prefer to ignore.°

    Furthermore: I'm using a Nodelet Hack in JS to fold all threads in RAT ², so you could exempt those you wanna "track".

    NB: AFAIK does RAT have a max time window, hence if you only log in in yearly intervals this approach will fail.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

    °) "negative" interest ;-)


    ²) see Free nodelet hack: Auto-Fold threads in RAT for special browsers

    ³) see RAT Style Settings

      G'day Rolf,

      [Note: This is not intended as a specific reply to you; it's more general information for universal consumption. This just looked like a good place to post it.]

      "... does RAT have a max time window ..."

      For "Newest Nodes":

      • The default period is 24 hours.
      • There is a dropdown list allowing the selection of the last 1 to 14 days.
      • For 1 to 7 days, you'll see all new posts under their sections (SoPW, Meditations, etc.) followed by a "Notes" section which lists all replies, to any OPs, in that period.
      • For 8 to 14 days, new posts are displayed the same; however, the "Notes" section now just shows: Skipping huge list of notes. So that limits checking on replies older than a week.

      See also: "Newest Nodes Settings" for some finer grained control over what is displayed.

      [Disclaimer: This information is based on over a decade's worth of personal, empirical evidence. I believe it to be correct but, as I'm not a member of the pmdev cabal, I can't guarantee it. I'm more than happy to be corrected on any of this.]

      — Ken


        I remember a similar discussion when choroba (thankfully) came back from longer (CoViD related) offline-ness and tried to check on older discussions.

        > Skipping huge list of notes

        IIRC, this skipping depends on the number of nodes, not the time frame.

        Well as PMDev I could check the code, but I'm quite busy right now.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery


        see also Re: Problems with Newest Nodes (retrospection)

Re: How do you track nodes/replies of interest? (RSS)
by LanX (Sage) on Oct 13, 2021 at 18:38 UTC

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