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Old 02-26-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
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Few suggestions


1. Can we have something like "Hot Threads For Last Week" link in the Main Menu?
What I mean is;sometimes I don't visit LQ for a week or more and when I log in I would like to be able to see the threads which had most replies for the certain period of time because those threads are usually most interesting to participate or read (at least to me) and that's where I would like to click first after I see if there's anything new in my subscribed threads.

2. I was thinking that maybe something like "Top Posters" during last week or certain period of time would be a nice thing to see somewhere in LQ.

I would like to know what interested LQers think about this.

Thank you.

P.S.
I didn't start two separated threads because I don't see the need for that.

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Old 02-27-2009, 07:43 AM   #2
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1. Can we have something like "Hot Threads For Last Week" link in the Main Menu? . . .
If this would differ significantly from these entries in the biweekly Community Bulletin:
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-- Threads with the most views --

Title: "What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?" (Date Posted 10-19-2003 by jeremy)
o 371264 Views, 3580 Replies, Last Post: 07:18 AM, 02-15-2009 by i92guboj
o http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=105955

Title: "This is how I do it all" (Date Posted 04-25-2004 by shilo)
o 350747 Views, 565 Replies, Last Post: 01:06 PM, 01-22-2009 by TeK_KeN
o http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=174447


-- Threads with the most replies --

Title: "The Ultimate "When Will The Next Slackware Release Arrive" MegaThread" (Date Posted 04-12-2006 by slackamp)
o 1429 Replies, 108969 Views, Last Post: 06:47 AM, 10-03-2006 by XavierP
o http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=448593

Title: "What games would you like to see ported to Linux?" (Date Posted 10-19-2003 by jeremy)
o 1208 Replies, 128875 Views, Last Post: 02:47 AM, 02-12-2009 by galrub
o http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=105965
then it might useful & interesting. But if its always the same few threads, then why bother?


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2. I was thinking that maybe something like "Top Posters" during last week or certain period of time would be a nice thing to see somewhere in LQ.
I think this would be gamed, would only recognize people who are already active, & would always be mostly the same group.

Once upon a time there was a skydiving team named De Guello who won the Texas 20-way championship every year by huge margins. I suggested that the 2nd place trophy be made 2 or 3 times the size of the 1st place trophy. Of course that wasn't done, but it would have given appropriate recognition to the winner of the "real" competition. Or else made it very interesting -- would De Guello have tried to see if they could control their performance to to miss 1st by say one point?

Perhaps Jeremy could an informal list of the top N posters here for say the next 4 weeks. I'd very surprised if it was significantly different from the list of all time top posters.



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P.S.
I didn't start two separated threads because I don't see the need for that.
I think that would have been a good idea -- separate suggestions deserve separate discussions.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 10:24 AM   #3
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If this would differ significantly from entries in the biweekly Community Bulletin then it might useful & interesting. But if its always the same few threads, then why bother?
First,thank you for the answer archtoad6.

What I had in mind is completely different from those entries and as such it wouldn't be possible that same few threads would always be in the list because threads that I had in mind wouldn't be threads with most replies ever than threads with most replies during last week,for example.


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I think this would be gamed, would only recognize people who are already active, & would always be mostly the same group.
I can't agree.We don't know who will be most active (again,lets say) this week.What I had in mind is that whoever posted most of the posts (during last week,for example) would have their LQ name shown somewhere on the LQ simply as a some kind of "reward" for their participation.This clearly makes a difference no matter if you're a guru or a newbie because anybody could be on the list and it would be informative and probably motivating for someone.I just thought that this idea of mine would bring "a little more life" into the site.

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Once upon a time there was a skydiving team named De Guello who won the Texas 20-way championship every year by huge margins. I suggested that the 2nd place trophy be made 2 or 3 times the size of the 1st place trophy. Of course that wasn't done, but it would have given appropriate recognition to the winner of the "real" competition. Or else made it very interesting -- would De Guello have tried to see if they could control their performance to to miss 1st by say one point?
Well,that's a interesting story,but that wouldn't be the story here,I believe.

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Perhaps Jeremy could an informal list of the top N posters here for say the next 4 weeks. I'd very surprised if it was significantly different from the list of all time top posters.
That is not what I had in mind.The point isn't who will be on the list,the point is that the list is there,but anyway,I believe that list would change every week.

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I think that would have been a good idea -- separate suggestions deserve separate discussions.
Well,I saw this two suggestions somehow related,so didn't think that it was necessary to separate them.

Last edited by alan_ri; 03-01-2009 at 07:56 AM. Reason: grammar
 
Old 03-01-2009, 05:04 AM   #4
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Thumbs up

Personally, I like both ideas. I'd especially be interested in the Hot Threads.

Cheers

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Old 03-01-2009, 05:30 AM   #5
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Yeah, some boards utilize notification for this via icons that are ledgeable.

Hacking questions, should by mandate, be given by:
??/?? represented by a small code warrior, wielding a halberd, for easy reference and entry.

And please, don't ever re-edit someone. It's just so inconsiderate [HERE
 
Old 03-01-2009, 08:16 AM   #6
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dragonslayer48dx,thanks.
cloud9repo,there's something interesting in what you've suggested,I guess we will have to wait and see what will Jeremy say about all of this.
 
Old 03-03-2009, 10:04 PM   #7
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what if, instead of a "most posts" list, you do something like "most thanked" and show th threads where those people got thanked?
 
Old 03-03-2009, 10:28 PM   #8
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akuthia,
Have a look at this thread.
 
Old 03-03-2009, 10:45 PM   #9
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hmm, well, if thanks are going to be gamed, most posts are going to be even easier, and more likely to be gamed, imo
 
Old 03-04-2009, 07:03 AM   #10
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I started to disagree -- assuming that those trying to game the proposed system would try to post remotely useful msgs. Unfortunately I was wrong. It may be only slightly more difficult: a "Right on." here; a "You rock" there, strew a few "Thanks, that was a great answer." about & you're set to rival Chris (acid_kewpie, 31,622, no 31,624 posts at last count). His current average is 11.21 ppd (posts per day), so if you could manage 150 in a week, I think you'd have a good chance of topping him. If only someone would set themselves the goal of doing it honestly.

Interesting, if I were to do that, I could get my ppd over 2.00 -- here's the "math":
Code:
$ DD=20041019   # 10-14-04, the date I signed up
$ echo $(((`date +"%s"`-`date +"%s" -d $DD`)/24/3600))
$ 1597          # days of LQ membership
$ echo $((316600/1597))  # pad w/ 0's to get decimals
198             # current average
$ echo $(((316600+15000)/(1597+7)))
206             # projected average
I've found the "DD= ..." & the 1st "echo $(( ..." useful any time I want to do a "days since" calculation, & welcome any improvements -- just don't hijack this thread.
 
Old 03-04-2009, 07:12 AM   #11
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Personally I don't like any of the "ranking" jeremy has introduced - and I've let him know every time he asked.
It takes very little time on the board to allow a determination of who's answers are (generally) of value and who's aren't. No need for a (meaningless) post/thanked count, nor rank.

But I'm obviously swimming against the tide ...
 
Old 03-06-2009, 08:18 AM   #12
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Thanks for the feedback. If members are interested in a "Hot Threads For Last Week" and/or a "Top Posters" list, it's something I'd consider implementing here at LQ. I'll allow a little time for pros/cons in this thread and we'll take it from there.

--jeremy
 
Old 03-06-2009, 08:38 AM   #13
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Chris (acid_kewpie, 31,622, no 31,624 posts at last count)
Probably makes him one of the most prolific writers on the planet.
 
Old 03-06-2009, 11:11 AM   #14
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Thanks for the feedback. If members are interested in a "Hot Threads For Last Week" and/or a "Top Posters" list, it's something I'd consider implementing here at LQ. I'll allow a little time for pros/cons in this thread and we'll take it from there.

--jeremy
Well,all I can say is; Thank you Jeremy for trying ( as always ) to make LQ better and for listening what LQ members have to say.This is what makes us a community.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 08:35 AM   #15
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Thanks for the feedback. If members are interested in a "Hot Threads For Last Week" and/or a "Top Posters" list, it's something I'd consider implementing here at LQ. I'll allow a little time for pros/cons in this thread and we'll take it from there.

--jeremy
The major pro I see with "Hot Threads for Last Week" is that it would allow easier access to lengthy discussions so that:

A) more knowledgeable users can join in and add their wisdom, and

B) those like myself can read and learn.

Cheers
 
  


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