August 25, 2003

Okay, billsaysthis already floated the idea of the SpoFi Fantasy sidebar. Here's a more basic request. Links to new comments that are off the homepage(older than a week). This would eliminate re-posts to the FPP, and allow us to check back on our favorite threads and add on as story(-ies) develop. Anyone?

posted by lilnemo to feature requests at 07:18 PM - 23 comments

I'm fully aware that we can already search for older threads. But what happens when you log-in and see their are 10 new comments but only 5 on the FP? Where are the other 5 huh? Huh? Ya smartass!

posted by lilnemo at 07:20 PM on August 25, 2003


posted by jerseygirl at 07:51 PM on August 25, 2003

is there not a feature on metafilter (of which I am not a member) that let's you sort by "newest comments"? (whereas here there is only one sort, sort threads by post date) this would help find the postings that have received new comments but have been knocked off the front page. it probably doesn't happen often but the technology does exist. I'd get more use out of an Interview category in the locker room.

posted by gspm at 01:29 AM on August 26, 2003

Interview category would be great.

posted by Samsonov14 at 07:57 AM on August 26, 2003

We could just make the locker room main page a little longer, too.

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:52 AM on August 26, 2003

Yes, MetaFilter has a recent comments option. I'd like to see it here too, though I have no idea what it would involve to set it up.

posted by squealy at 10:56 AM on August 26, 2003

you can customize the main page to be longer. i've got mine set to 7 days and it is only rarely that the total # comments (referred to in the # of new comments it tells me there are) cannot be found within those 7 days (ie by looking at the past seven days on the FP I have only found a few cases where there was a new comment on an item that was older than 7 days). I know I made a comment in a thread that I would wager nobody ever read since the thread was 16 months old at the time. to implement the "recent comment sort" function I figure (without knowing the abilities of the pantheon) that there's at least one guy that would know how to do it.

posted by gspm at 12:03 PM on August 26, 2003

The main page can be longer. However, the Locker Room main page is not customizable.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:10 PM on August 26, 2003

Do we really want to disturb Stone-Cutter #2?

posted by lilnemo at 12:13 PM on August 26, 2003

errr, yeah, i guess the question has more about the locker room FP than the top level FP. the locker room is the one that involves reposts and comments on threads off the front page. i obviously didn't think it through totally so my comment is perhaps stating the obvious.

posted by gspm at 02:21 PM on August 26, 2003

No I was referring to the top level FP gpsm, you were spot on.

posted by lilnemo at 02:45 PM on August 26, 2003

gspm - Thanks! I'd been waiting for them to add hockey to that site. The '90 Bruins would have won last year's cup, apparently. Andy Brickley was the overtime hero in game six to clinch win the East over the Devils, and apparently Brickley, Janney and Neely were too much for Anaheim in the finals, Smoking them 5 games to 1. Take that, reality!

posted by Samsonov14 at 03:05 PM on August 26, 2003

Oh, but yeah... a customizable locker room would be cool.

posted by Samsonov14 at 03:13 PM on August 26, 2003

...And comment sorting!

posted by lilnemo at 03:31 PM on August 26, 2003

Sort comments by timestamp, with a link to the thread.
Or is that Boo-yah?

posted by lilnemo at 03:44 PM on August 26, 2003

and a pony. i want a pony.

posted by jerseygirl at 05:58 PM on August 26, 2003

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:17 PM on August 26, 2003


posted by jerseygirl at 09:13 PM on August 26, 2003

Now, is that the one they shot after it broke its leg, or the one that went to the Alpo factory after throwing a rider? I get all those pretty little ponies mixed up. No horse for me, btw. My grandfather gave me some sage advice once: Don't mess with anything with a bigger penis than you. Which also means I haven't ridden Ron Jeremy.

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:53 AM on August 27, 2003

Make the shortcut keys and icons show up for Mozilla. That's my dream. MetaFilter has long since done so. I don't think anything needs to be done beyond changing the browser detection.

posted by yerfatma at 06:16 AM on August 27, 2003

We're getting quite a laundry list! Who writes the code for this site? Is it jacknose, or does Matt provide the coding from Mefi? My addition to the list: a spell checker. If I'm unsure of a spelling, I usually have to copy the comment into MS Word to check before posting. All the other requests sound good, too. I think most of them are requests to bring Mefi features here.

posted by dusted at 11:25 AM on August 27, 2003

What, did I turn the mic off?

posted by dusted at 05:42 PM on August 28, 2003

"At the COpa ... COpacaBANNNNNaahhh..." shit, I thought we were doing karaoke.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:45 PM on August 28, 2003

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