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Reputation display on newest nodes page

by Bukowski (Deacon)
on Sep 28, 2002 at 06:53 UTC ( #201421=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hello fellow Monks and Monkettes,

This is the first time I've had the temerity to suggest a change to the PerlMonks site. I don't know how other people navigate around, but my most referred page is the "Newest Nodes" page - it's my starting point for the days browsing.

Because I access PerlMonks from multiple locations, I don't always have the nodes I've already visited (and subsequently voted on) highlighted as a visited link. So I was wondering whether it would be useful to display the reputation of the nodes you have voted on to be displayed on that page - in a similar fashion to the 'User Search' writeups page?

I'll quite happily accept that I'm the only freak that would like that feature if that is the case with following comments :D

Bukowski - aka Dan (
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Re: Reputation display on newest nodes page
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Sep 28, 2002 at 07:40 UTC

    The problem and the solution seem to be completely orthogonal. You can visit plenty of nodes without voting on them. (Indeed, I suspect if this goes through, we will have more push for the 'null vote' idea.)

Re: Reputation display on newest nodes page
by sauoq (Abbot) on Sep 29, 2002 at 00:44 UTC

    I rather like the idea.

    I've thought about it myself but I never suggested it because I guessed it might be a little resource intensive. Most people probably hit Newest Nodes regularly and, if you have to determine which nodes a user has seen and then get the current reputation on those nodes for display, that's a lot of processing.

    I could easily be wrong though. I know absolutely nothing about Everything.

    "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
Re: Reputation display on newest nodes page
by Marza (Vicar) on Sep 28, 2002 at 07:06 UTC

    Hmmm well my question to that is what if you voted on several posts on that node? What if people add more to the node you visted?

    What if I am not getting what you want:P hey it's late

    I don't see the need for this.

      Uh, a node is not a thread. Every single post (and indeed everything (hence the name I guess)) is a node in Everything. Your post on this thread is a node. This post is a node. (With nodetype "note", btw.)

      Makeshifts last the longest.

        Well technically you are correct but the fact you and I are posting nodes to each other on this topic make it a thread? ;)

        As I mentioned unless he views the New Notes section periodically, he would miss notes. If he had New Nodes flagged, he could miss things if there were nodes responding to the New Node after he voted

        Then again....

Thread links on newest nodes page
by grantm (Parson) on Oct 09, 2002 at 10:00 UTC

    I think you're probably 'the only freak that would like that feature'. Here's a related feature that I think would be great (but then again I probably the only freak...):

    Like you, I mainly use the Newest Nodes page as my entry point. But I find myself clicking through to a node (Mozilla middle click to open in a new window) and then immediately clicking on the link to view the whole thread - so I can see the comment in context.

    I think it would be great if each of the 'New Notes' included a link to the full thread. It would be even cooler if the link passed both the thread ID and the node ID so that the node could be highlighted in the thread.

Re: Reputation display on newest nodes page
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 08, 2002 at 23:21 UTC
    Keep It Simple, Dan

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