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Show amount of replies to root-nodes

by jkva (Chaplain)
on Mar 11, 2008 at 12:26 UTC ( #673465=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Dear fellow monks,

I often check the Newest Nodes to see if there are any unanswered / poorly answered questions that I could answer. However, since, for instance, the Questions section does not show the amount of first-level replies to the node, I cannot be sure this question has not already been answered multiple times.

Therefore I suggest having a configuration option that triggers this behaviour (e.g. a column saying "Replies" with a number in every row). If this already exists, I was unable to find it, and I apologize.

In any case, I do understand that this option might prevent people from reading recent nodes and perhaps sharing some of their insight that they've got, and that it might therefore not be a good thing to have.

I am curious to hear what other monks think of this.

Thanks for reading.


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Re: Show amount of replies to root-nodes
by GrandFather (Saint) on Mar 11, 2008 at 12:51 UTC

    Try Recently Active Threads rather than Newest Nodes. Rat shows the following summary information that you may find helps:


      Title [^1](AC:3/9/7)+/- [author]

      Means: You "^"=up- or "v"=down-voted, "1"=reputation; "AC" from ( Front-paged, Approved, Unapproved, Considered, or link to Parent or Root ); Replies: "3" direct, "9" descendents, "7" recent, "+/-" shows/hides(uses javascript)

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      I had the foreboding feeling that there was something I had overlooked.
      Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! This is exactly what I wanted.

      .oO( How long am I a member again? )

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