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Mon Jun 25, 2012, 01:59 PM

New "Milestones" feature on the Latest Threads page

We have just added a cool upgrade to the Latest Threads page, which we call "Milestones."

Whenever a discussion thread receives a certain number of posts -- 25, 50, 75, 100, or any other multiple of 25 -- it is re-posted at the top of the Latest Threads page so more people can see it.

The Milestone threads are marked with a blue arrow so you can easily identify them.

Check it out: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=latest_threads


If you don't wish to see Milestone threads

If you don't wish to see these Milestones on the Latest Threads page, then you can set your filter so they do not appear. In the black bar near the top of the page, the last drop-down menu sets your preference for Milestones. To remove the Milestones, select "No Milestones" and then click "Go!" to save.


Don't forget your Trash Can

If you get sick of seeing a particular thread get re-posted over and over again on the Latest Threads page, just click the little X icon to Trash it. The icon looks like this:

And if you get sick of seeing threads from a particular forum or group appearing on your Latest Threads page, you can put that forum or group in your Trash Can. Enter the forum or group, and then click the button that says "Trash this forum" or "Trash this group."

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Reply New "Milestones" feature on the Latest Threads page (Original post)
Skinner Jun 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2012 #1
movonne Jun 2012 #4
arcane1 Jun 2012 #2
sinkingfeeling Jun 2012 #3
hlthe2b Jun 2012 #5
Kali Jun 2012 #6
madokie Jun 2012 #7
tanyev Jun 2012 #8
krispos42 Jun 2012 #9
pinto Jun 2012 #10
onehandle Jun 2012 #11
gkhouston Jun 2012 #14
Ohio Joe Jun 2012 #12
femmocrat Jun 2012 #13
Curmudgeoness Jul 2012 #18
petronius Jun 2012 #15
Hoyt Jun 2012 #17
Indydem Jun 2012 #16
PADemD Jul 2012 #19
Indydem Jul 2012 #21
PADemD Jul 2012 #22
PADemD Jul 2012 #20

Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 02:03 PM

1. That is very cool.......thank you, Skinner! n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 02:12 PM

4. thank you...

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 02:09 PM

2. Now this is how it's done: a site makes changes and then NOTIFIES US! :)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 02:10 PM

3. I wondered what those blue arrows were.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 02:23 PM

5. You've managed to capture and program... déjà vieux!

I'm feeling disoriented now.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 02:51 PM

6. aww

I thought this was going to be about something like a memorial page - for DUer's milestones - like 100,000 posts or getting published, or losses due to deaths.

not saying this is bad, just my mistake is all

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 04:12 PM

7. You guys are too cool

DU rules

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 05:48 PM

8. And thank you for the No Milestones option.

They were messing with my system for DU browsing.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 05:49 PM

9. Nice.

Very nice.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 06:29 PM

10. Like it so far. You get a take for what topics / issues have a lot of interest, a lot of discussion.

And the options to disable, etc. are there for those who don't like the feature.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 06:31 PM

11. First feature I haven't liked. This will keep a Lot of open wounds, open.

But people who like to bump threads to keep those wounds open, will like it.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 05:33 PM

14. I doubt it will make much difference. Someone invested in keeping wounds

open is willing to search for opportunities to do so.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 08:20 PM

12. Sweet

Rec

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 08:22 PM

13. What I don't like is that when "Milestone" appears, the OP's name disappears!

Can you fix it so we can see who posted it? Thank you!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 07:56 PM

18. I agree 100%.

I don't think it is fair to the OP, and I always like to see who posted an OP before I decide to open it or not.

I would expect that the blue arrow would be enough to let us know it was not a "new" thread.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 06:03 PM

15. This is neat, but I'd suggest dropping a few of the multiples, especially over 100

It just seems like fast-moving flamethreads have the potential to push newer stuff off the page too quickly, and by the time it hits 100 it will already have passed through Latest four times (at 0, 25, 50, 75). Maybe something like 25, 75, 125, and no more?

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Response to petronius (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:14 PM

17. Good idea.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:20 PM

16. OK, maybe I'm just dumb.

Where is this black bar at the top of the screen or the aforementioned drop downs? I just don't see either.

EDIT: I Found IT!

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Response to Indydem (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 07:38 PM

19. I don't see them either

Where are they? Thanks

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Response to PADemD (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 03:31 PM

21. On the Latest Threads page:

Down a little bit you will see a black bar with dropdown options. The one on the right is milestones.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 04:14 PM

22. I was using the mobile view.

The black bar is not visible in that view.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 07:48 PM

20. FYI

The "no milestones" option does not appear in the mobile view of DU.

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