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Number of Annos Indicated By Quotation Marks " " " "

Put a " after the title for every ten annos so people can see where the good discussions are.
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The above example would be for over 40 annotations. People could see at a glance that there's a very long and possibly interesting discussion going on at a particular post. It would be up to the poster to update it.

I see that the idea of putting an anno number indicator has been suggested but not adopted, probably because Jutta has a life. However I think it would be a neat idea because the HB discussions are as interesting as the ideas and it might be nice to see where everybody was gathering at a glance.

I know I'd gravitate towards the posts with the most discussions to see what everybody was talking about.

If people like this idea maybe I'll start doing it.

doctorremulac3, Aug 04 2012

The view interface http://www.halfbakery.com/view/
[jutta, Aug 04 2012]


       Did this thing post? I'm not seeing it.
doctorremulac3, Aug 04 2012

       Check your view settings to see if “Halfbakery” ideas are excluded for some reason?
ytk, Aug 04 2012

       I'm not seeing any view settings anywhere. Where would I find that? It also seems to be in bold font on my list of ideas for some reason.
doctorremulac3, Aug 04 2012

       No reason it shouldn't show up on a signed-in "recent" screen. The bolded posts are those less than a week(?) old.   

       Who are you and what have you done with the real [doctorremulac3] ? We have ways of making you gawk, you know.
FlyingToaster, Aug 04 2012

       Buwwaaaahahahahahaa! Seems my little ruse has fooled them all! The first step of my plan is complete.   

       Wait, did I think that or write it?
doctorremulac3, Aug 04 2012

       I just didn't see the other suggestion, I think.   

       The true degree of interesting discussion on an idea is probably a mix of # of annotations and when they happened. The people who wrote and run reddit probably understands this metric very well.   

       Arabian numerals are easier to deal with in the layout than the unary system you propose.   

       When the owner of an idea changes the title frequently, they make it near impossible to link to it, or find it with search engines -- so I don't like this particular version. But having a way of going to things that have a lot of discussion, or a lot of recent discussion, on them makes sense to me.
jutta, Aug 04 2012

       Wow, an honor to hear from you Jutta. As I've said before, this is the only social posting site worth my time. Thank you for a great website.   

       Yea, if you could figure out some way to do it, that would be pretty cool. Like I said, if you see a big crowd of people it's only natural to want to go over and see what all the commotion is about.   

       Maybe some kind of mark in the "summary" window?
doctorremulac3, Aug 04 2012

       There's a highly configurable interface to the halfbakery that lets you filter stuff by a number of criteria and display a number of little details of the things you've filtered. That's where this kind of thing would go.   

       When you're in a normal list view (like your "recent" three-column "overview"), there's usually an "edit" link somewhere on top that you can click to go to a version of the view editor that has presets just like the view you were in. You can modify those settings and save the new view under a new name, or even make it your default halfbakery front page. This has been around for a long time, but people don't usually notice it being there (that's by design).
jutta, Aug 04 2012

       Thank you, I'll play around with that.
doctorremulac3, Aug 04 2012

       ^ dunno dude, right off the bat 12-women-football and coal-gas-only are ideas I'd like to see un-adulterated.   

       Meanwhile everybody that reads our stuff does so through the homepage, or by category or from Google, not from the account page... except other HB'ers and stalkers.   

       I have on my page an "Ego Wall" View link which shows posts as ranked by other people. Just change the relevant part of the URL to the obvious for your own version. [edit: whoops, actually it's the non-obvious "fu=" parameter that has to be changed to whatever the user account# is, the "t=" parm is just the page title]   

       Yeah it'd be nice to pretty up the account page a bit, make it into a personal intellectual art gallery with certain posts on their own plinths etc. (I've had Notepad open for a week now, putting my shiny baubles into display categories, just out of boredom and anal-retentiveness)   

       But, slippery slope etc.   

       On my own housekeeping front I had two posts that were m-f-d fodder except I wanted to retain the discussions. So I changed their categories to halfbakery:archive, to retain the annotations for in-house archeologists, while keeping the posts off the public roster.
FlyingToaster, Aug 04 2012

       Thanks yourself: I just added a small personal portfolio gallery view, based on what you did with yours.
FlyingToaster, Aug 05 2012


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