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Old 12-17-2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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0 reply threads and new threads


the idea for the 0 reply threads is very good. but it has one slight flaw. imho, the 0 reply thread (0-RT) is meant to search for threads that ppl haven't or haven't been able to answer (in an attempt to play closer attention and try to help). so any new thread becomes a 0-RT which is more like what "new threads" should be.

obvious question...so what's the diff? i say we make 0-RTs "new threads that are older than 12-24 hrs" (take ur pick or vote for pref). and "new threads" are "new threads" (which becomes a 0-RT in X amt of time if there are no replies)...and possibly have 0-RT with it's own (cumulative) feed.

so there'd be
View New Posts
New Threads (currently the 0-RT)
(the new) 0 Reply Threads (the link/search-id might be too old by the time u click on that, dunno how long it's retained)...but this is what the search has:
  • "at most" 0 replies
  • "yesterday" + "and older"
  • sort by "thread start date" + "ascending" (asc/desc part is debateable). btw, it's already been suggested that stuff from 'website suggestions & feedback' and maybe syndicated news, etc. be removed.
  • "show results as threads" (since that's the default format for the other quick search links)
  • search type (N/A)

issue is, the search i just described (with the modification of sort by last posting date instead of thread start date...which i guess would be faster) just took 44.76 seconds.

just my $0.02

anirudh
 
Old 12-17-2005, 05:26 PM   #2
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so you basically want to split the 0 replies into two seperate ones only seperated by age? i don't see how that's useful at all... sure the older the threads get, the harder or worse they may be as they've gone longer unanswered, but I don't see how this makes anything better...
 
Old 12-17-2005, 06:03 PM   #3
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it doesn't "make anything better" but it does make it easier for ppl looking to help (and looking for help). if someone's intent is to answer threads with issues that are unresolved then why go through just "new" threads?
 
Old 12-17-2005, 06:07 PM   #4
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I get what U mean .. but I think people would end up not looking at all at the older threads at all.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 06:11 PM   #5
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U = ?

the point of the newer 0-RT is that they _do look_ at older threads...at least going back a month (from "yesterday"). after that, i guess it can be regarded as archived or unsolvable.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 02:55 AM   #6
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U = ?
"You".

I don't see a problem with the 0 reply threads myself. Sometimes I do go back 2 or 3 pages and if there's anything I can answer, then I do!
 
Old 12-18-2005, 03:55 AM   #7
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U = ?

the point of the newer 0-RT is that they _do look_ at older threads...at least going back a month (from "yesterday"). after that, i guess it can be regarded as archived or unsolvable.
"You".

I don't see a problem with the 0 reply threads myself. Sometimes I do go back 2 or 3 pages and if there's anything I can answer, then I do!
lol i know U = you, i meant "who" is "U" in his post (coz the post seemed to make an argument "for me", against me).

i figure that's what some ppl would do (go back 2 or 3 pages and if there's anything I can answer, then I do!), but the search doesn't exactly "propagate" that behaviour. (since we're here mostly to ask or solve problems) and the point of the 0-RT is (imho)...[previously stated] :P

anirudh

Last edited by aneroid; 12-18-2005 at 03:56 AM.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 07:20 AM   #8
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I think you'll find that the automatic 0 reply bump should make this happen just now. You can ofcourse just go down a few pages if you want to answer older 0 reply threads.
 
  


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