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Better reply count & display

by Wassercrats
on Aug 29, 2004 at 23:12 UTC ( #386816=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

A count of all posts whose titles get displayed when you click on a parent title, whether or not they're direct replies to it or replies to a reply, should be shown in addition to the "x replies" count. The number of direct replies are only useful to the extent that they indicate the number of total replies, but I don't mind if they're kept. The total number could be called something like Total sub-posts (or nodes), or Total posts below, or rename replies to Direct replies, and add a Total replies category.

Also, the number of replies should be shown where ever a title is shown, including Newest Nodes and the page you get when you click a node title or navigate to a node in some other way.

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Re: Better reply count & display
by revdiablo (Prior) on Aug 30, 2004 at 03:09 UTC

    I agree 100%. I'm not sure how feasible it is to do with the current database design, but what you propose would be much more useful than the current behavior. ++

Re: Better reply count & display
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Aug 30, 2004 at 11:26 UTC

    Some of this is quite expensive to determine. So you'll probably never see it in NN. Other views however would be much lower load so its possible something like this can be done. Tuits are a problem though so dont expect anythign soon.


      First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
      -- Gandhi

Re: Better reply count & display
by ambrus (Abbot) on Aug 30, 2004 at 11:13 UTC
      Which raises the question, what's the rational behind calling a response to the top post a comment and a response to a reply a reply? If they're referred to with different words, then responses to the top post should be call replies because those are what's counted in the "x replies" notice.

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