Updated News Feed

Cleaned up news.

  1. Removed extra comments. Just display root and latest so you can see if you are interested enough to go look at the real post.
  2. Clicking on a news item now scrolls you to that item on the page.
  3. It plays nice with the hiding plugin. If you news to an item that is hidden it is temporarily un-hidden for you. You know this because the background is green.
  4. News now only shows the last comment on a thread that was not yours. It filters out all the intermediate comments.
  5. News now ignores deleted comments.
  6. Added live ticker on news button to show how many news feed items you have right now.
Any more requests before I leave this topic?

I have one. It should ignore comments on groups I cannot go to. I have to figure out how to know that so I can filter it.

Tags

  1. news
  2. nbugs done
  3. COMMENT

Comments


Seth says
fbi@bozo 2015-12-15 07:00:57 [item 19198]
there is no such concept here as a group you cannot go to. 
there is only the concept that an item is private to a group.

unfortunately (or forunately) excluding comments on private items from the notification/news was left out of the specifications that the original wizzard was following laugh
nathan@fbi 2015-12-15 07:05:34 [item 19198]
Okay. I want to put that in, I just don’t yet know how to figure it out in the feed scanner. I don’t like seeing items in my news feed that I click on and then get a “this is private” screen.  
fbi@bozo 2015-12-15 07:36:38 [item 19198]
yes they should be excluded. 
nathan@fbi 2015-12-15 14:21:43 [item 19198]
This thread desperately needs a way to be added to a to-do list. It contains all the useful information for this feature. My first thought is to move it to another topic. Can’t do that. Second thought is to tag it with a tag so it can appear in my to-do list tag room. Can’t do that either. Third thought is to clone it and put it somewhere. Nope. Forth, some way to turn this directly into a post so that it can then be dealt with the way I naturally want to. Nope. Final thought. Edit, copy, paste. Yuk! I’d rather just use Google docs.

The idea that this object is not a post and thus can’t be tagged or otherwise dealt with as an object is ludicrous. With the way information naturally evolves here at FBI, those kinds of things should be easy with these objects. Why limit how information can be organized … especially when you have such a nice system for evolving the information within a group of people? 
seth@bozo 2015-12-15 15:26:31 [item 19198]
huh? and why can you not simply tag this item todo ?  … that works for me all the time and a couple extra ones on Sunday afternoons.
seth@bozo 2015-12-15 15:30:07 [item 19198]
but if you mean you want to be able to tag threads … well shucks … yes, that would be a grand feature … one prob with that is that there is no name for a thread … but i guess you could use the title of the item.  ok, but then where visually would you hang the tag list ?
nathan@fbi 2015-12-15 15:38:27 [item 19198#37575]
If you look around, the system is generating links to threads now. News generates them so that it can scroll  you to the thread on the page. At the top of every comment block is one of these 19202%252337558 and if you follow it from anywhere you go directly to that thread. The basic format is just standard html links where the comment id is the anchor point in the document. i.e. just add #COMMENT_ID onto any link in the system to go to that comment.

So yes, comments are known and linkable and all that is needed is a user systemology … any of the ones I specked earlier would do.  
seth@fbi 2015-12-15 19:21:08 [item 19198#37601]
well i’m game for whatever you want to do there.  

i just don’t know where you are going to put input boxes for people to tag threads …. and if the tags on threads are going to come up in the same retrievals as the tags on items? 
nathan@fbi 2015-12-15 19:26:01 [item 19198#37602]
Input boxes are easy. They would go in a dropdown. Would work nicely on both mobile and desktop.  The rest is just some fiddling with queries. Not saying the feature is a done deal, just thinking out how it could be done and it’s not that hard.

Of the 5 ways to solve the original problem that I suggested, the one I like the best so far is the ability to turn a comment into a post. And that is also the easiest option to do too. About 5 lines of code and 2 css. That I may do just for the hell of it.  
yeah i’d like to see that

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