Ways to limit the front page June 23, 2000 9:24 PM   Subscribe

Um, I never remember having heard any thoughts on either of the following two (three) ideas: so I'll repost them en banc:

IWBNI: you could limit the front page in three ways:
1) Threads that I have not read yet
2) Threads that I have read, but not posted on, with comments newer than my last view
3) Threads I have posted on, with comments newer than my last post.

I think those three subsets exhaust the set, no?

It wopuld seem to me that that is all timestamps in cookies, but I don't speak CF...
posted by baylink to Bugs at 9:24 PM (2 comments total)

I have no idea how that got into bugs.
posted by baylink at 9:24 PM on June 23, 2000

Yeah, it's an ideal situation to be able to view the site in that flexible manner, but it's very resource intensive to not only look up all the posts and comments linked to those posts, but to also do all the additional filtering of "newer than" dates and commented/non-commented.

Maybe with the new server I'm still setting up, I could do all this, but if the membership grew, or if page views continued to rise, the site would again be as slow as it is now...

I'll have to wait and see what kind of processing the new server can handle.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:41 PM on June 24, 2000

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