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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 01-18-2011 01:13 AM 1249 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2011 01:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: new feature button

I have been thinking as LJ continues to grow and traffic volume is too much to just sort through the current posts, wouldn’t it be nice to have the above buttons on the top of the forums page with “start new topic” and “View unanswered topics”?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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#1 posted 01-18-2011 03:16 AM

That’s not a bad idea Bob.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 03:41 AM

My concern is that we are getting so many projects that it is sometimes hard to keep up and view them all. I like to view, if only briefly, each project. I’ll spend more time on any project that is particularly interesting to me.

Part of the problem is when people post many projects at one time. Often, they quickly blow all the other projects off the first page.

My idea – - after posting a project, you are not allowed to post another project for X hours. I suggest that X should be at least 24 hours and maybe more.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 05:18 AM

This suggesting has nothing to do with the projects page. They stay in order and you have no trouble finding the new ones. On the forums page they keep coming back to the top when there is a comment. The pulse page has everything; forums, projects, reviews, & blogs all in order and shows which one you have read. I usually just go to forums main page, go through looking for new ones in the last day. It is getting to be 4 pages at times. If you could click a button to have them pop up in the order posted in the last day or how ever long it has been up to a week, it would be a lot faster to find the new ones. The posts are getting to be so many, I spend too much time looking for what I haven’t seen yet. You know what happens when you spend too much time doing mundane, PIA, tasks ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 05:36 AM

Both Good Ideas.

Topmax, good idea . I’ve caught myself answering a two year old question because it was at the top of the list at least once…. makes you feel a little dumb.

I’m with you Rich on the one post at a time idea. 24 hours would be a minimum.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 01-18-2011 06:56 AM

I tend not to watch the front page or Pulse and instead have the “all posts” RSS feed piped into Google Reader. Reader is much easier to make sure you hit everything in almost real time without feeling too overwhelmed. If you wanted to leave out Forum posts, then you get each of the individual feeds sans Forum posts.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 01-18-2011 07:01 AM

I definitely do not want all posts!! I just put a few on watch and end up with too many :-)) Too much volume any more to be piddling around sorting and sifting through it all.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 01-18-2011 08:27 AM

I will agree that there is way too much going on for me to keep up with!
I get headaches and numb, burning spots just from sitting to long!
I going to check out the RSS feed and see if it makes it faster for me. Of course I get sucked in all the time anyway so who knows?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#8 posted 01-18-2011 08:33 AM

None of these give just the new forum (EDIT out “posts”) threads , do they?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 01-18-2011 01:44 PM

if I understand you correctly … you want to see a list of “new” forum topics, the same as we have for projects, blogs, etc … rather than a list of new/recent “comments” posted on the forum topics.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#10 posted 01-18-2011 02:21 PM

yes. Have the button at the top of the forums page with teh new topic button. I chose those time frames so daily users could see any new topics, ect up to weekly users. Once teh code is written, I would guess puttiing any time frame yoi uwanted would be easy to change for the others???? Not a programmer :-)

The buttons would be in addition to the curent operation. Very convient to see if there are new threads since your last visit. Or if there is just in a list in the order started like the projects, blogs ect?? Wouldn’t even have to set the time limit, just thought of that :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 01-18-2011 03:49 PM

Top – I realize in retrospect that I, effectively, hijacked your topic. I apologize.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#12 posted 01-18-2011 06:56 PM

It’s no big deal :-)) These discussions swing out far and wide some times.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 01-19-2011 11:37 AM

My Oh My, 7 pages of projects today!! Getting harder and harder to give much more than a passing glance and I still spend too much time on here :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 01-19-2011 11:46 AM

yes, with the size and success of LumberJocks.com we are constantly having to change how we use the site… unless of course you are Martin – he still looks at everything! Maybe Martin is a robot.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 01-19-2011 04:26 PM

Perhaps the next upgrade to LJ should be a vetting/voting system, like any social news site has. For maybe 12 hours or so, a project has the ability to be on the front page and as projects are added, people can vote them up (and possibly down). Perhaps the voting could be done on # of views, favorites, and watches. The single-person spamming of projects kills me.. its almost like they just went back in time and posted every project they could think of…

Anyways.. I have opinions about projects, but that doesn’t mean people should be restricted from posting (being a libertarian and all), just that the front page should be weighted a bit :)

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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