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New Newest Nodes default for Show nodes created within the past days ... Newest Nodes Settings

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 11, 2019 at 19:20 UTC ( #11104294=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

My suggestion is to make

7 the

New Newest Nodes default for Show nodes created within the past

7

days ... Newest Nodes Settings

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Re: New Newest Nodes default for Show nodes created within the past days ... Newest Nodes Settings
by atcroft (Abbot) on Aug 11, 2019 at 23:19 UTC

    My first question on seeing this proposal: Why?

    What is the problem you perceive? Is changing the default view the best way to resolve said problem?

    As I (logged in) write this, here is what appears in the 1-day and 7-day views:
    Section1-day view7-day view
    Perl Monks Discussion11
    Questions444
    Meditations04
    Perl News01
    Cool Uses for Perl01
    Notes (replies)24318
    (new) Users217

    I am not necessarily opposed to your request; however, as your current post stands, there is not enough information to answer the (I believe) reasonable questions above to decide whether or not a change should be undertaken.

    If the problem is just that as a normal (logged in) user you want to see a larger number of days when viewing Newest Nodes, perhaps an option under your Newest Nodes settings might be more appropriate. If you think a user should have a quicker way of seeing a larger date range in Newest Nodes, then perhaps links could provide a quick way to a selected set of ranges (for example, 3-days, 5-days, 7-days, 14-days) in addition to the dropdown. (And if you think there doesn't appear to be enough traffic to interest an anonymous newcomer to stay on the site, then that sounds like something for a longer Perl Monks Discussion post.)

    I may very well be in the minority, but I don't believe in change just for change's sake. If there is a valid concern; however, I think the body monktorate would approach the question with wisdom and reason, perhaps even coming up with ideas that may better solve the problem you actually think exists.

    Hope that helps.

Re: New Newest Nodes default for Show nodes created within the past days ... Newest Nodes Settings
by daxim (Curate) on Aug 12, 2019 at 07:22 UTC
      New guy stops by to see no new nodes He clicks to see last 7 days Other forums simply show the last 20 threads

        There already is something similar to what you describe-Recent Threads shows those nodes (and responses) occurring with a time frame (default appears also to be 1 day).

        Perhaps a link near the top of each referring to the other (depending on what someone is looking for) might be something for consideration?

        Just a thought.

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