Search results including number of comments? September 13, 2009 7:32 AM   Subscribe

A minor pony: on the search results page, can the number of comments for each post be included in the "posted by" line, the same way it is on the main page?

When searching MeFi, I am usually most interested in finding threads with lots of comments. This is particularly true when searching AskMe, where having a large number of comments is usually a pretty good indication that a thread contains lots of quality suggestions, or has at least provoked an interesting discussion.
posted by oulipian to Feature Requests at 7:32 AM (7 comments total)

This sounds good, oulipian. I'll get pb on this right away.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:51 AM on September 13, 2009

oh, that would be a neat little feature.
posted by krautland at 10:42 AM on September 13, 2009

I'm opposed to anything that makes the site more usable. I spent too much time here already.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:15 PM on September 13, 2009

"This sounds good, oulipian. I'll get pb on this right away."
posted by Meatbomb

Meatbomb, you got your pb on my chocolate.
posted by not_on_display at 2:19 PM on September 13, 2009

Yeah, we can probably add this. Search is already pushing the server, so I just need to make sure the extra work involved with comment counts doesn't throw too many sparks.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:00 PM on September 13, 2009

Wow! Glad to see there is such support for this. I think it would make the search results much more useful.

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posted by oulipian at 11:34 AM on September 15, 2009

ok, just added comment counts to search results and tuned things up a little. Let me know if you spot any problems.
posted by pb (staff) at 1:01 PM on September 15, 2009

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