New comments indicators more indicative February 6, 2002 10:20 PM   Subscribe

I fixed the long standing new comments bug on MetaTalk, so the new comments indicators should be more reliable and not "disappear" on you when you refresh the main page.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:20 PM (14 comments total)

Oh, I forgot to add: I just had an idea to show new links differently than older ones. I'm going to probably wrap a div around new links, with a lighter background color, so new links "pop" out a bit.

And I'm working on a new big community feature that's sort of like textads, but different. It'll be a way to share stuff you like with others, without any sort of required payment. I'm hoping to launch it next week.

Oh, I should say sorry about all the database timeouts lately. I'm still in the process of hand optimizing the database one query at a time (the site has dozens of them all over), but I hope things will be more stable when I finish the conversions over to stored procedures and re-indexing of tables.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:24 PM on February 6, 2002


Thanks, Mr. Haughey.
posted by evanizer at 10:26 PM on February 6, 2002


Cooool.
posted by darukaru at 10:32 PM on February 6, 2002


Whee! Thanks, Matt.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:37 PM on February 6, 2002


I'm sorry.. been working on homework since noon (with occasional metafilter breaks) so maybe my mind is just fried, but what do you mean by new links? The new links on the front page? Aren't they already differentiated from old ones by being higher up?

Oh, wait, no.. ok, you can sort the front page by criteria other than date. Got it. Good idea.

I will (without embarassment) leave this here in case anyone else was as confused as I was over a seemingly redundant upgrade.

Back to the homework.

posted by Hildago at 10:42 PM on February 6, 2002


It'll be a way to share stuff you like with others, without any sort of required payment.

This sounds really cool. Better than a pony. :) I can't wait to see what form it takes. (Will self-linking be a problem?)
posted by webmutant at 11:51 PM on February 6, 2002


Hildago, I meant on MetaTalk specifically.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:16 AM on February 7, 2002


I'm probably wierd, but I miss the way it was before you fixed it, because I could see when something actually was "new", rather than "new before I just read it five minutes ago". Anyway, I'll get used to it.
posted by walrus at 4:41 AM on February 7, 2002


Kudos, Mr. Haughey!
posted by revbrian at 6:49 AM on February 7, 2002


This is brilliant. I used to write the new comments down with a pencil but was too embarrassed to bring it up because I thought it was a browser problem.

Now I'll never again miss or re-read anything on MetaTalk. So thanks a million, Matt. I guess... ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:02 AM on February 7, 2002


I used to write the new comments down with a pencil

What's a pencil?
posted by ColdChef at 1:38 PM on February 7, 2002


*Stabs ColdChef with a sharpened pencil*
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:27 PM on February 7, 2002


*bleeding from my punctured eyesocket*

oh. thanks for the clarification.
posted by ColdChef at 8:40 PM on February 7, 2002


Nice. Thanks.
posted by EatenByAGrue at 3:53 PM on February 8, 2002


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