Exclusively viewing new questions. July 12, 2008 3:13 AM   Subscribe

Whenever I visit the green front page I see that there are x number of new questions and y number of new comments. Is there somewhere I can click to see ONLY the new stuff that has arrived since I last visited?

Profuse apologies if this is obvious or mentioned elsewhere or stupid.... but I don't read all of askmefi or the grey or the blue.

I like to skim the intros looking for interesting things but seldom commit to read the entire thing so the colour change thing doesn't work for me.

If it's a greasemonkey solution... I'm going to need extreme handholding. I have greasemonkey but have no clue what it does or how to use the scripts. It's all.. um, er... monkeylatin to me.

Thanks in advance, and again, apologies if it's a ridiculous question (I promise I tried to search faq etc).
posted by taff to Feature Requests at 3:13 AM (8 comments total)

To my knowledge there is no magic "show me the new shit" link. But...

A sample question.

What's Harrison Ford doing in chapter 20 of Adolfo Bioy Casares' Dream of Heroes? [more inside]
posted by ghost of a past number to writing & language at 1:49 AM - 2 answers (2 new) +

The (2 new) is a link to the new answers since your last visit, or since you last read the answers of that particular question.

Plan B would be to look at the timestamp in the posts/questions and compare that to when you last visited. Everything since your last visit would be new.
posted by clearly at 3:26 AM on July 12, 2008

I find it quite easy to read the green page and when I come to questions that I've read before I know that I've caught up!
posted by h00py at 6:19 AM on July 12, 2008

Sorry, snarky, silly. I know you want the new comments, not just the new questions. But still, it's just a question of going through and seeing the "new comments" tally. My apologies for the patronising exclamation mark.
posted by h00py at 6:24 AM on July 12, 2008

Try subscribing to the RSS feeds of the threads you're interested in, using Google Reader. It'll do that magical thing of only showing you the stuff you haven't read yet, and alerting you when new stuff is there. And if you set it to only show unread feeds as well as unread comments, it'll effectively remove old threads when they die out.
posted by jbickers at 7:59 AM on July 12, 2008

Isn't there a firefox extension that adds a line across the page showing where the new/old questions break?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:41 AM on July 12, 2008

Yeah, RSS feed. Everything you haven't seen yet, nothing you have already.
posted by SlyBevel at 8:48 AM on July 12, 2008

To get you started: I use Bloglines.
posted by SlyBevel at 8:49 AM on July 12, 2008

Visit AskMe once a day, and skip weekends. Everything will always be new!
posted by nowonmai at 9:12 AM on July 12, 2008

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