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Title: Favorites
Post by: Clinton R. Nixon on April 30, 2003, 11:41:44 AM
If you look real close, you'll note that you can now click a link at the bottom of each topic (under the "watch this topic" link) where you can add a topic to your "favorites" list. In addition, there's a link at the top of the page to view your favorite topics.

Just a little gift from me to you.


Title: Favorites
Post by: szilard on April 30, 2003, 11:44:36 AM
...and it isn't even my birthday or anything.

Neat.


Stuart


Title: Favorites
Post by: Jeffrey Miller on April 30, 2003, 12:01:21 PM
That's a really useful feature!

Have you ever thought about adding a karma or 'ding' system for tracking poster reputation?

-j-


Title: Favorites
Post by: Brian Leybourne on April 30, 2003, 01:01:41 PM
Quote from: Jeffrey Miller
Have you ever thought about adding a karma or 'ding' system for tracking poster reputation?


Poster reputation?

You mean like "according to the votes to date, this persons posts [are/are not] really worth reading"?

What a god-awful idea.

But yeah, I love the favourites thing.

Brian.


Title: Favorites
Post by: Jeffrey Miller on April 30, 2003, 01:06:23 PM
Quote from: Brian Leybourne
You mean like "according to the votes to date, this persons posts [are/are not] really worth reading"?


Not exactly. Its akin to the crap-filter on slashdot or systems that self-policing communities with light-handed or uninvolved moderators use.


Title: Favorites
Post by: Clinton R. Nixon on April 30, 2003, 01:19:43 PM
The "poster reputation" idea has worked really well for some other sites. It's not something we're going to implement here, for several boring reasons and one non-boring: Ron and I like the idea of a level playing field, where someone can show up one day, and if he's got good ideas and is committed, can get a lot of response.