This is another request regarding the way threads are sorted February 16, 2001 4:19 PM   Subscribe

This is another request regarding the way threads are sorted. Its would be a little more tricky than the sorts implemented thus far, but I would guess its definately possible (I'm consdering doing this on my site). I really like this idea, but I don't recall seeing it in use anywhere before. Anyway, it goes something like this:

a. new threads (to each particular visitor) appear at the top of page, with slightly different background color to differentiate them from the rest
b. old threads with new comments follow (posts with the most new comments first, or something like this)
c. last comes the threads with no new comments since last visit, displayed in the order they were actually posted.

Just a little something I was thinking about. It seems to me like it would be a nice way to sort out threads. Would anybody agree with me on this one? Has anybody seen something similar implemented on other sites?
posted by howa2396 to Feature Requests at 4:19 PM (3 comments total)

palegirl suggested a. and b. of your plan a little while ago. One problem with such scenarios is that they require very processor-intensive SQL and probably multiple queries.
posted by ericost at 4:36 PM on February 16, 2001

yeah, I suppose that could be a bit of a problem. I guess I'm just use to making webpages that don't really get any traffic. :)
posted by howa2396 at 5:04 PM on February 16, 2001

I'm sure someone suggested it (a and b, that is) even before that.
posted by sudama at 11:00 AM on February 17, 2001

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