Fate of Io
What a Pain!
2003/10/25 13:28:03 PDT by mystik3eb [0/43]
[mystik3eb's avatar]

I hope you can imagine how it is for people who come back after a while and see a MILLION things in their recent activity thing. Now, imagine that someone signs in and only has a minute. They don't remember everything they haven't checked and they're forced to scavenge around until they find it (assuming not every one will be responded to some more after they sign in). This is a problem, especially for me. Any ideas? I was thinking of something like new emails: always identified as unread until read.

2003/10/25 14:11:53 PDT by Temporal [manager]
[Temporal's avatar]

Keeping track of exactly what each user has and has not read would be too much. The only reasonable way to implement this would be to store the complete history of a user's actions in the database, and then search that list for every item displayed to see if the user has read it already. There are some sites out there that do all that (like the MLB forums), but it's really not something that I think would be practical for our site.

What we could do is make it possible to set how far back you want to search, rather than defaulting to last login. I agree that this would be a very useful feature. Unfortunately, it would be a lot of work and I don't have much time. So, you'll have to improvise by saving a copy of the activity page when you don't have time to look at everything. Sorry.

2004/10/09 09:47:10 PDT by BioKupo [0/0]

The feature similiar to this I would most useful is being able to turn off the showing of the user nodes being updated.

I don't need to know when a new member has signed up, or when an old member has changed a typo in their profile.

It kinda puts me off.

Anyway, just a suggestion ^^

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