Per-thread new message count March 21, 2008 8:50 PM   Subscribe

It might be nice on the main page to see the number of new messages on a per-thread basis.

I think it would be more logical if the number of "new" comments counted from the last time I read a given thread, rather than the last time I visited MeFi / MeTa / AskMe. (Specifically, I'm talking about the "x comments (y new)" string after each FPP.)

This seems like the sort of thing that may have been requested and quashed many times. I pre-accept any shame I am due.
posted by ~ to Feature Requests at 8:50 PM (16 comments total)

It has been requested (in a couple varieties) and quashed (mercilessly) many times. Mostly, it'd be a big pain in the ass to accomplish on the server side.

What I can't recall is whether someone wrote a greasemonkey script to handle it on the client side.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:57 PM on March 21, 2008

isn't there a greasemonkey script for this? I think there is a greasemonkey script for this, cause I seem to have the ability to do what yr suggesting, ~. I'll look around. And probably slink off in shame.
posted by dawson at 9:01 PM on March 21, 2008

Mod note: Unless it takes longer than 30 minutes in which case it's free.

you didn't say DOMINOists?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:08 PM on March 21, 2008 [3 favorites]

posted by matthewr at 9:10 PM on March 21, 2008

What, I come here specifically for a healthy dose of shame! (Others', hopefully.)
posted by not_on_display at 9:13 PM on March 21, 2008

posted by cortex (staff) at 9:16 PM on March 21, 2008

Well if what matthewr is pointing to is what is giving me this extra-meta ability, no wonder it seemed familiar (thanks to Plutor).
I gave up shame a long time ago~John Lithgow
posted by dawson at 9:20 PM on March 21, 2008

Rats. I knew it in me bones I did that I couldn't be the first to want this, even if search failed me. (Thanks for the link, matthewr. Well, worth the shame, if not the shaaaaaame.)
posted by ~ at 9:50 PM on March 21, 2008

Meanwhile, can I just remark that today was a fantastic day for the Blue?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:17 PM on March 21, 2008

Yeah, only 20% of threads were deleted! Which is great! 'cause those are the ones I read first, fer shame.
posted by carsonb at 10:49 PM on March 21, 2008

I have lots of extra shame I can loan. Not particularly pertaining to MeFi, but I'm sure it can be worked in there somehow.
posted by loiseau at 12:53 AM on March 22, 2008

I have an oversupply of guilt, which I will exchange for a modicum of shame.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:12 AM on March 22, 2008

I have no shame.

That's why I attend meetups without any pants. Saves time, later.
posted by loquacious at 12:08 PM on March 22, 2008

Down with pants!

Up with skirts!
posted by mrzarquon at 12:41 PM on March 22, 2008 [2 favorites]

If that catches on there are going to be some homeless fish. Please, think of the fish.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:05 PM on March 22, 2008

(I have a shame. In my pants?)
posted by ~ at 6:39 PM on March 22, 2008

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