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Forum topic by KnickKnack posted 12-22-2011 06:35 PM 747 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KnickKnack

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12-22-2011 06:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: project viewing

... there is, and always has been, imho, a bit of a problem in viewing all the projects on LJ.
You go away for a week (or even a couple of days), and the last project you viewed is now many (possibly many many) pages back in the list, somewhere, but you don’t know where. The problem is that “Page 1” always contains the latest projects, and the last one you viewed last week is disappearing backwards, and at speed.

Well, whilst looking around yesterday I discovered an undocumented feature (well, it may be documented but I don’t recall ever seeing it).
Underneath “Woodworking Projects Gallery” you have the choice of “most recent” (the default), “most viewed”, “most discussed”, and “most favourited” (OK, it says favorited, but I’m English) – these do what you expect them to do.
What it does not offer you is “by project”, but the underlying LJ WebServer can do this.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/by/projects/page/1

is the projects gallery, ordered by project number – ie, by oldest first. The last such page contains the most recent projects.
The key advantage of viewing the projects this way is that page 178 stays the same – new projects are added, but page 178 stays the same. If you’re viewing all the projects and you’re up to page 3750, say, in a weeks time you’ll still be on page 3750.
So – you can either leave a browser tab open at the latest page you’ve looked at, or remember/jot down “3750” and restart from there.

This is, of course, subject to change without notice.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."


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richgreer

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 07:29 PM

That is very good to know. Thank you.

I used to look at every project. Some of my views were very brief but I always spent a little time (and maybe a comment) on projects I found interesting.

Now, the pace of new projects is so fast I cannot keep up.

I don’t consider that a problem. This is just an observation. However, if I could change something, I would bar a member from posting a project within X hours of their last posting of a project. 24 hours seems like a good starting point, but that number could be adjusted up or down as the site gains experience with this rule.

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

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 07:50 PM

Many forums have a contrib rating, unlocking more features, higher post rate, etc.

However, I kind of like seeing new members add a few in a row.. It establishes their ‘street cred’ and gives the rest of us some background

In re to the OP, I run the “All Posts RSS” feed located near the bottom of the page through google reader. I don’t miss a single thread but at the same time flip through them much faster.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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KnickKnack

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#3 posted 12-27-2011 08:39 PM

In re to the OP, I run the “All Posts RSS” feed located near the bottom of the page through google reader

This is a fine point.
I too read the feeds, using Vienna on my Mac.
The trouble with this comes when I go away for a week or so – for this length of time I shut down the computers. When I get back, the newsreader reads only the most recent “x” articles.
I don’t know this is a function of my newsreader, or of RSS itself.

Question then …
Does the google thing always keep up to date, regardless of how often you do, or don’t, look at it?

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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superstretch

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#4 posted 12-27-2011 08:44 PM

Indeed it does. If the # of unread goes over 1000, it displays 1000+, but it does keep bringing in the items

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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KnickKnack

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#5 posted 12-27-2011 08:47 PM

Thanks – that’s good to know – guess I ought to look into it – sigh.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#6 posted 01-04-2012 11:13 PM

Thanks for letting us know!

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