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Re: Server maintenance this weekend

Postposted on Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:37 pm

sroylance wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:Is there any plan to bring back the old query that showed the 10 most recently commented on articles (front-page, not forum)? I really liked that to be able to track comments. Right now, it's almost impossible to keep up with discussions once they have moved down the page.
That still exists, it just got bumped from the front page. It's still on the discussions.x pages.
I have to say, I didn't see that until this comment caused me to go look for it. It would be nice if something like http://techreport.com/discussions.x/ (which goes 404 now) led to the complete list, sorted by post count or whatever. It does seem odd that there's nowhere to find it on the front page anymore, especially since there's plenty of white space towards the bottom of a couple of the columns in the wide layout. Though perhaps the two layouts have to include exactly the same components.
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend

Postposted on Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:00 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
sroylance wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:Is there any plan to bring back the old query that showed the 10 most recently commented on articles (front-page, not forum)? I really liked that to be able to track comments. Right now, it's almost impossible to keep up with discussions once they have moved down the page.

That still exists, it just got bumped from the front page. It's still on the discussions.x pages.

Are you talking about the "Top discussion topics"? I seem to recall one that wasn't sorted by most posts this week, but was a list of the 8-10 topics that people had most recently posted in, just like the hot threads was a list of the most recent threads people had posted in.

You're right, the 'most recent posts' thing didn't get implemented in the redesign at all. It's probably something we can add when we get around to replacing jazz
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:05 pm

Ooh. I just noticed the 'most popular images' thing. Cool!
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:32 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:Ooh. I just noticed the 'most popular images' thing. Cool!

And these features make the front page look more like engadget.com by the day? Not that there is anything wrong with that though. :P
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:56 pm

Another small thing:
Can we change the link of the 'Top discussion topics' from "http://techreport.com/articles.x/14168" to "http://techreport.com/discussion.x/14168"? Chances are if you click on a link talking about discussions, that you want to go to the discussions part of it, rather than the article. Maybe that's just me though.
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend

Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:53 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:Another small thing:
Can we change the link of the 'Top discussion topics' from "http://techreport.com/articles.x/14168" to "http://techreport.com/discussion.x/14168"? Chances are if you click on a link talking about discussions, that you want to go to the discussions part of it, rather than the article. Maybe that's just me though.

It might be a little counter-intuitive in this case, but the comment count in brackets links to the discussion.
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend

Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:38 pm

sroylance wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:Another small thing:
Can we change the link of the 'Top discussion topics' from "http://techreport.com/articles.x/14168" to "http://techreport.com/discussion.x/14168"? Chances are if you click on a link talking about discussions, that you want to go to the discussions part of it, rather than the article. Maybe that's just me though.

It might be a little counter-intuitive in this case, but the comment count in brackets links to the discussion.

Ah cool. That works for me then. Thanks for pointing that out!
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