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Often an anno reads something like "Great comment, [name]!". or "Thanks for making me laugh, [name]", prompting me to want to reread whatever it is that made the commenter laugh. Or, the comment is a response to a previous suggestion, like "[Name], we would use rubber turkey legs to avoid that problem."

Problem is that the referenced anno is usually a few annos up, sometimes a page up, and I have to manually look for it and sometimes miss it.

Could the pages be made so that whenever "[name]" appears in an annotation, clicking it takes you immediately to [Name]'s most recent annotation on the idea? (If not found, the link click is ignored)

God I am so lazy.

Thank you.

phundug, Nov 18 2005

Well, it's out there in one form, but I ... http://www.jutd.com/
...don't think it's her. [normzone, Nov 19 2005]


       Loved your anno, I laughed so hard I blew html out my nose.
normzone, Nov 18 2005

       Just go some place with threads and quit yer complainin'.
DrCurry, Nov 18 2005

       No, don't really like this idea. Please stay though.
zeno, Nov 18 2005

       Don't know about alerts, but easy to do with a custom view.
DrCurry, Nov 18 2005

       I should change my screen name to annotate.
RayfordSteele, Nov 18 2005

       nice to see you again, Ann.
po, Nov 18 2005

       This would be reasonably simple to achieve in most web technologies (i'm not sure which one this site uses) but I would imagine would take a couple of days to implement and test. It depends if the site owner has the time and inclination to pander to your laziness....
Minimal, Nov 18 2005

       [phundug] > [DrCurry] > I like the concept of threads but they quickly become unwieldy. I had thought of suggesting a method like this one for a simple handling of threads, but I didn't because it's unnecessary and will probably get boned off the face of the 'bakery.
wagster, Nov 18 2005

       [Minimal] this site uses all custom code, written by the site owner, from the ground up, in C. The server itself is Apache, I think.
bristolz, Nov 18 2005

       I don't want threads. Just a macro so that when you click on a name in brackets, the screen jumps to that person's last comment.   

       Just like when you click a name that's underlined, it takes you to the person's profile.
phundug, Nov 18 2005

       Browser Find Previous not good enough?
DrCurry, Nov 18 2005

       [bris] ik! really? Why was C necessary? What database does it use?   

       I still think the code would be relativly straightforward. each anno displayed would start with <a name="Minimal01"/> to create the anchor.   

       Names in [brackets] would be converted to a link <a href ="#Minimal01">[Minimal]</a> the index pointing to the previous anno by that person.   

       The addition of these two anchors in the page generation will allow the browser to automatically take you to the previous anno....
Minimal, Nov 18 2005

       funnily enough, a lot of users have commented that they really like the minimalist look of the site.
po, Nov 18 2005

       So do I, Its very discreet and I can happily spend hours browsing it while at work....   

       Those sites with the flashing red backgrounds are more difficult. You have to keep checking over your shoulder for the boss doing his meetcat impression.
Minimal, Nov 18 2005

po, Nov 18 2005

       [Minimal], I could be wrong but I think she wrote the database as well.   

       Some people climb mountains....
bristolz, Nov 18 2005

       Could this be a job for a Firefox extension? I don't know much about these things, but someone with the right know-how may be able to slap this up client-side.
zen_tom, Nov 18 2005

       This wouldn't change the look of the page at all.   

       I like the minimalness too.
phundug, Nov 18 2005

       bristolz: at least it's now a database - it used to all be flat text files.
DrCurry, Nov 18 2005

       Yeah, but that was 4 years ago and, truthfully, I haven't any idea how it's implemented today. It may be that she is using a DB from a third party and that she has written all of the connection layer/glue and stuff.
bristolz, Nov 18 2005

       I say the "KISS principal" is best rule of thumb with this type of thing.
Zuzu, Nov 18 2005

       Is that the principle that says, 'if all else fails, go to a KISS concert'?
sleeka, Nov 18 2005

       sleeka: works for me.
bristolz: some people have too much talent. Why isn't Jutta a public company by now?
DrCurry, Nov 18 2005

       Even if it didn't change the look at all, no new underlines or anything, what it points to might not always be right. "the last anno by [x]" might not be the one I'm referring to, or might get deleted in the future, just off the top of my head. To make it work, you'd have to require the refferer to point to the anno they mean, which is way to cumbersome for this site, in my opinion, even if it would be easier to read as an anno.   

       If you could work all that out, though, great.
oxen crossing, Nov 18 2005

       CTRL F, type in the person's name, press enter.
fridge duck, Nov 18 2005

       For all I know, she is, and trading under the symbol JUTD on FWB.
bristolz, Nov 18 2005

       Ooh, lets manipulate the market. JUTD is going to go through the roof anytime now...I'll buy all I can get my hands on.
normzone, Nov 18 2005

       What she said
Dub, Nov 19 2005

       Do we even need Jutta's permission to float her on the stock market? I'll go get the paperwork...
Detly, Nov 19 2005


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