you have the ability to easily find what activity happened in this domain since last you visited

The original request for this feature is here Need a function to easily find out new comments

Clicking "my page" in the navigation buttons at the top of every screen will take you to a page that lists all of the comments and items that have been made by people other than you as an author within your group.  You can then review each comment (or item) and decide if it is something that needs your response.  When you have caught up with your dialogue, click the button that says "mark as read" and the list will be erased.

Clicking the "mark as read" has another effect.  It stores the date and time of the click in your cookie on whatever machine you are using.   We highlight comments in all rooms that were entered beyond that click.  This means that you can find and read the new comments very easily. 

There may be a fue bugs fixes, enhansements, and redesigns of this new feature. 

I don't know of any other blogging service  (or web forum) that has this feature.  So, unless somebody points me to somewhere that is doing somthing like this effectively,  I will be billing it as a exclusive fastblogit feature .

Now is a good time to try out the feature, and record your comments below, but please stay OT  ...

Tags

  1. exclusive
  2. user
  3. dashboard
  4. comments
  5. new features

Comments


Seth says
anothere known bug

group / author relationship is not correct yet

Mark de LA says
seth 2005-10-23 12:59:36 1655
We are still trying to figure out if we want to implement the idea of a global screen name for authors.  This would mean that you could keep the same screen name as you entered and left different groups.  The advantage of that in conjunction with this new "my page" feature would be that when you cleared comments for your screen name it would clear for all groups.  If we switch that over to author within group, then if you cleared comments in one group, and signed on to another, you would see dialogue highlighted that you probably already had seen.

Please discuss as i am wavering between those two different methods ...
You must have missed my answere here! Maybe because you started the conversation on the wrong item.
Mark 2005-10-23 05:40:58 1420
seth 2005-10-22 18:12:28 1420
Actually i started thinking of there being a global author (screen name). But then you brought up a good argument against that. So now i will prolly switch back to a author within group proposition. Bear in mind that we will come under fire on that one, but yes, the "my page" will be more accurate and predictable that way. Perhaps you want to think about that a bit more before i change it back ....
  • I don't understand why we would be under fire & for what.
  • I think a global screen name with the possibility of override would be ok. I like being able to have a different identity in different groups...
  • sometimes however that is a pain in the ass (signing in to each new group) & also wanting to edit an item in a different group from the one I am currently signed in to.
  • A global name with email and a "human check" may be the only way we can prevent spambots from destroying the site. Multiple global names would be ok - just as one can probably do with Blogger.


Mark de LA says
NICE!

Seth says
We are still trying to figure out if we want to implement the idea of a global screen name for authors.  This would mean that you could keep the same screen name as you entered and left different groups.  The advantage of that in conjunction with this new "my page" feature would be that when you cleared comments for your screen name it would clear for all groups.  If we switch that over to author within group, then if you cleared comments in one group, and signed on to another, you would see dialogue highlighted that you probably already had seen.

Please discuss as i am wavering between those two different methods ...

Seth says
note to ... answer mark's points here

Seth says
Mark 2005-10-23 05:33:21 1420
  • If you want to keep it substantially the same I would probably make the comments the same width as an item's comments - long lines are harder to read. Notice that a newspaper keeps narrow lines in columns.
i agree.  im thinking of making it two columns, left for comments and right for items.  I may also tinker with the idea that the comments need the title of the item.

Seth says
another thing im thinking about is revoving all styles and images from the comments shown on mypage. reason being that you can see more comments that way and when people put large images in comments they will junk up the screen. What do you think ...

Mark de LA says
source:
im thinking of making it two columns, left for comments and right for items.  I may also tinker with the idea that the comments need the title of the item.
O would do it the other way left for items right for columns.

Mark de LA says
I would have to try it with the styles & pictures removed to see how it worked before offering an opinion on that.

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