"thread tracking" eventually "recent activity" October 3, 2001 11:09 AM   Subscribe

I know that this would require a lot of coding, Matt, but I would literally pay for a "thread tracking" feature. (more in comments)
posted by tweebiscuit to Feature Requests at 11:09 AM (7 comments total)

That is, each thread would have a "Watch this thread!" link, and the front page would contain a sidebar/panel/etc. listing those threads and the number of comments on them -- or better yet, the number of comments since the user's last post. I comment on numerous threads, and have trouble remembering which ones I want to catch up on. Also, this would make threads "last longer," since special-interest topics that interest only a few people for a long period of time (such as the one on Interactive Fiction) would be easy to find after they scrolled off the main page.

Since this would be a pretty damn complicated feature, if I were Matt I'd offer it to paying users -- and yes, I'd pay for this feature. "Metafilter Premium!" Heh. And IMHO, it would make MeFi that much more of a dynamic forum.
posted by tweebiscuit at 11:12 AM on October 3, 2001

Tweebiscuit, you forgot to pay for a pony! ;)
posted by hincandenza at 11:44 AM on October 3, 2001

Discussed fairly recently here. But it bears discussing again, especially as fooljay hasn't answered my email requesting access to the cool thingy he's working on.
posted by Marquis at 11:58 AM on October 3, 2001

He set me up with it when that thread was going on, and it's a nice little tool, as far as it's implemented. There are several features that simply don't work, and aren't explained, but it appears you'll be able to share threads and such.
A few bugs, but once it's cleaned up, should be great.
posted by Su at 1:06 PM on October 3, 2001

Whoops! I figured that my idea couldn't have been new... sorry for the double-post -- I usually don't read MetaTalk.
posted by tweebiscuit at 2:47 PM on October 3, 2001

tweebiscuit .... Marquis,

I'm using fooljay's toy.

It's super great.

But he hasn't been on MeFi of late. He's probably attending to some crap like "life" or something ridiculous like that ;-)
posted by a11an at 7:46 PM on October 3, 2001

Bingo.. Life indeed. Sorry I've been away... IM me (not email) and I'll set you up (except for all of those people who wrote while I was away, as you will be set up forthwith)
posted by fooljay at 12:54 PM on October 5, 2001

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