I seem to often find myself on a node that is part of a thread. While there are next and previous links within the thread what I really want is 'Jump to OP' to see where the discussion started. Is that easy to add? It would be a very useful feature.

Andy Update: Oh, Indeed it does. :) The browser wasn't going to the top of the page is all that was confusing me, I thought it was just going to the previous entry.

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Re: Jump to head
by bart (Canon) on May 15, 2004 at 09:01 UTC
    Like others said, it's already there.

    But that reminds me: I'd like a link to the node you're replying to, when composing and previewing a post. You lose the complete text of the parent node, and I often find myself pulling that node id out of the URL of my preview (the "parent" parameter), just to open it in a new window/tab. That could be a lot easier.

    Alternatively, the preview could show the complete node you're replying to, just like when you first start composing a reply.

      Yes please, I'm always doing this - hit preview, then want to go back and compare my response against the original node, or against the rest of the thread. I end up having to go search for the title.


        I try to always start replies in a new window for this reason.

        I just do "File -> New window" then Back.

        A "replying to" link would be useful so long as it specifies target="_new". Otherwise, we'll increase people getting burned by clicking on something during a preview and coming Back to find that your browser no longer displays your previewed content from the cache.

        This and similar behavior became so annoying that I've set IE to "never" expire cached content (which is also annoying but still preferable).

        - tye        

      There is another way to do this if you are using Firefox download the Duplicate Tab extension. Right click on the tab, select "Duplicate Tab" a new tab is produced including history. Hit "back" in the new tab and voila!

      Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

Re: Jump to head
by ysth (Canon) on May 14, 2004 at 17:25 UTC
    You should see on the upper right of the page, just to the left of the top of the nodelets, two links "in reply to" and "in thread". The "in thread" link does what you want.
Re: Jump to head
by hardburn (Abbot) on May 14, 2004 at 17:26 UTC

    While we're at it, could we add a link to download the code from a node?

    : () { :|:& };:

    Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated

Re: Jump to head
by japhy (Canon) on May 14, 2004 at 19:35 UTC
    I kind-of asked for this about four years ago, and it got added.
    Jeff[japhy]Pinyan: Perl, regex, and perl hacker, who'd like a job (NYC-area)
    s++=END;++y(;-P)}y js++=;shajsj<++y(p-q)}?print:??;
Re: Jump to head
by hossman (Prior) on May 14, 2004 at 17:48 UTC
    While there are next and previous links within the thread...

    There are?

Re: Jump to head
by CountZero (Bishop) on May 15, 2004 at 00:45 UTC
    This is already existing, but perhaps the possibility to go to the "OP" in the list of your own nodes, so you can directly go to the head of the thread in one jump (rather than first go to your node and then to the head of the thread).

    Would it be easier on the server (on less page to write) or would it impose a heavier load (find all heads of your posts)?


    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

Re: Jump to head
by andyf (Pilgrim) on May 17, 2004 at 19:44 UTC
    Perhaps this also exists but I'm too dumb to find it. Node last touched? I refer to the users own list of nodes (which has a created date in the right column). One wants to see at a glance which have been updated. Am I missing something?