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Author Topic: Feature request for DCPostNotifierLite  (Read 3159 times)

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Feature request for DCPostNotifierLite
« on: March 28, 2007, 01:51:07 AM »
Hi,
For some time now, I've been noticing that there is one hell of a lot of good information stored in the forum posts over the past two years. But it only comes out in the open when somebody searches for a particular feature and clicks on a search result and finds an entire thread where the idea is well-discussed already. That's a pretty poor way of accessing such good information I suppose :-\

So, a few new features come to mind (feasibility not investigated) :

1. DCPostNotifierLite should have a menu item which says "Keep showing me random old posts over past year, past two years, entire history, this quarter last year, first/second/third quarter last year" etc.
Or an elaborate screen for all those options.

2. Tagging of thread/posts

3. Interlinking ThreadM.PostN with ThreadP.PostQ in an indexing operation, and then a small floating tooltip comes up when a '*' button is pressed showing the list of links that are "similar" or "related" to this post. Much like Google's "Similar pages"

If it is not too much work, do look into it.

TIA,
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Re: Feature request for DCPostNotifierLite
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007, 05:40:34 AM »
these are great points.

I think the best solution may be #2, to add a tagging feature and then a nice page which would organize categories (maybe hierarchically) so that you could browse by subject.

I have implemented a very specific kind of alternate tagging system already that lets us dynamically generate pages like:

I think expanding this idea to a more robust system of tagging and category browsing is a good idea.  I've posted about an existing preliminary tag mod that someone wrote for smf, and it is our intention to add something like that to DC.