counting own comments in new comments? January 31, 2002 8:09 AM   Subscribe

I think not counting own comments as new comments is actually big of a deal.

posted by michel v to Bugs at 8:09 AM (6 comments total)

Imagine you're surfing MeFi with a 28800 modem and you reply to a very active thread. by the moment your comment is submitted and the front page reloads, it is possible that comments have been posted after your own comment, which would then be declared as 'new'.
Of course you can do the math and remember that '2 new comments' means 1 new comment after the comment that you just submitted, but why do the math when the developer can issue a fix ?
posted by michel v at 8:10 AM on January 31, 2002

why do the math when the developer can issue a fix?

The 'developer' is busy hunting for a job, perhaps, and has better things to do?
posted by darukaru at 8:52 AM on January 31, 2002

I don't think this is a big deal, I've never gotten a request besides that early one, so I doubt I ever implement it. I would hate to change the interface at this point, and confuse more people than would find it useful.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:34 AM on January 31, 2002

By doing the math, michel v, I assume you mean subtracting one. A quick way of doing this, to avoid doing the math, is to think of the previous number. So if you see 8 new comments instead of doing the math(8 minus 1 equals 7)you just think of what number comes before 8(it's 7). And you'll find there are 7 comments apart from yours. See? Not too big of a deal. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:31 AM on January 31, 2002

It's even easier than that. You can only post one comment at a time. Post, refresh... now: is there more than one new comment? Yes? Then the extras are probably not yours. There ya go.
posted by headspace at 10:50 AM on January 31, 2002

headspace, not that it may affect you, but you can't do that on Mac IE5 because of the way that it caches. You'll get a Cold Fusion error.
posted by machaus at 11:27 AM on January 31, 2002

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