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Other People's Views

See the HB through someone else's eyes.
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The new view system is wonderful. I've created a few incredibly useful views for myself, such as one to grab all the recent ideas I haven't fishboned, and one to grab all the new replies to items I've posted or annotated.

I think it might be interesting to be able to call up the views other people have created. We've seen a couple posted on the "thank you" page, but I'd like to have these generally available on the user page.

Of course, there should probably be an option to hide a view from the public, if you're worried that someone might be offended that you're filtering them out.

[Jutta's explained that we can more or less do this; with her permission, I'd like to leave the idea up as a metathread for posting HB views.]

bookworm, Nov 30 2001

My favourite view http://www.halfbake...:dn=1:ds=1:n=:i=:t=
Instant calm and a clear mind & screen. [pottedstu, Dec 01 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

bookworm's annotations http://www.halfbake...At=my_20annotations
Replace with your halfbaker of choice. [bookworm, Dec 01 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

bookworm's ideas http://www.halfbake...3Ai=%3At=my_20ideas
Combine with the above for instant omnipresence. [bookworm, Dec 01 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

monthly top 10 http://www.halfbake...=Monthly_20top_2010
The best 10 ideas over the past month. [bookworm, Dec 01 2001]

monthly top 10 http://www.halfbake...=Monthly_20top_2010
The best 10 ideas over the past month. [bookworm, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) bottom 10 http://www.halfbake...ek_2e:t=bottom_2010
The simple 'worst of' list often requested in the days before Views. [Monkfish, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Halfbakery "industrial average" http://www.halfbake...ndustrial_20Average
From the idea of the same name, an overview of the voting on ideas posted in the last 3 days. Supposed to be an idea of the "quality" of recent ideas. [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

How many ideas are there in each major category? http://www.halfbake...gory:t=idea_20count
Sum the 13 numbers to get the total idea count on the bakery [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) Atleast 5 Postivie votes http://www.halfbake...m/view/5_2b_20Ideas
So, we know which are worth looking for the day [artist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Proof that newbies can post great ideas http://www.halfbake..._20By_20New_20Users
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       My thoughts ran similar to bookworm's (as they generally tend to do), and I actually started implementing a "public" flag that a view's author could set, and a mechanism where /user/bookworm/view/foo would access bookworm's view "foo", if that view was public; but then I realized that I could simplify things for me if I stopped over-engineering something that was already possible with existing means.   

       If you want to publicise one of your views, "save" it without a name (don't worry, the old one will stay around), and cut-and-paste the URL of the resulting page into your home page.
jutta, Dec 01 2001

       That doesn't work when the view depends on other views of yours; and (am I right?) it's not possible to incorporate multiple constraints of the same time without chaining views.
egnor, Dec 05 2001

       PeterSealy: I considered that, but sometimes I want to discuss why a negative idea sucks; perhaps we could all get a "Bored now" vote, as someone suggests somewhere, and filter on that.
pottedstu, Dec 07 2001

       I do the same thing as PeterSealy, filtering out my fishbones, but what I've done to keep track of interesting threads is compound it with the "annotations" view posted above.   

       [To clarify: other people's votes make no difference in my filtering. It's only my negative vote that I filter on.]
bookworm, Dec 07 2001

       degroof: a worthy effort, for which thanks, but I note that "HB Users" is not *all* users.
DrCurry, Jul 10 2002

       The attempts at mind control backfired, then?
DrCurry, Nov 06 2002

       As a general question, and expecting lots of RTFM responses, on my screen, the word "view" appears on the left-hand side, right with "search" and "recent", but only appears underlined when I annotate.   

       How does one create these views in the first place? Where do you start?
PeterSilly, Nov 07 2002

       Given the recent influx of newbie.... er... new users, I thought it might be helpful to cycle this back up to the top.
RayfordSteele, Mar 12 2003

       Thanks. I didn't know any of this was accessible.
sufc, May 14 2003

       This is amazing.
sild, Jun 10 2003

       [artist] The link you added doesn't work for anyone else. See jutta's annotation at the top of this thread for instructions on how to fix it.   

       Added my view that shows highly ranked ideas that were posted by people who were new to the bakery, because the idea I originally put it on was deleted.
krelnik, Jul 25 2003

       Post crash note:   

       I found that some of my VIEW links were slightly broken after the crash. This appears to be because in URLs the view system refers to users by NUMBER not by name. During the restore, some but NOT ALL user account numbers changed. (I presume only items restored from the Google cache changed numbers).   

       So if you have any view links or RSS feed links you use that have something like:   


       in the URL, and you don't recognize the number as something you typed when you created the view, you may want to revisit it. It could be a user, category or idea that potentially has been renumbered.
krelnik, Oct 05 2004

       Bumping this one again.
RayfordSteele, Mar 10 2006

       Don't "bump" ideas. (That is, don't create annotations intended to do nothing but move an idea on the front page.) You linked to it from an idea that you were commenting on; that should be enough for your single-person audience.
jutta, May 28 2006


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