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Re^2: Dealing with nested replies in the Monastery

by 0xbeef (Hermit)
on Jan 05, 2011 at 16:33 UTC ( #880637=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Thanks, I did find that eventually and changed the value from 10 to 40, perhaps this will do the trick.

I still think it is worth considering on-demand paragraph collapse and expansion, ala slashdot, although I lack insight into how much effort this would involve, or how well others would receive this as a suggestion.

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Re^3: Dealing with nested replies in the Monastery
by elef (Friar) on Jan 05, 2011 at 17:03 UTC
    It would be a welcome improvement, but frankly, I have learned to live with the... well... peculiar way the perlmonks site works and don't mind it much anymore. Accepting literal line breaks in posts instead of br and p tags would be much higher on my ui priority list than better reply hide/show, as would dozens of other changes.
    To be honest, some improvements in uptime and loading speeds would be even more welcome. Perlmonks is by far the slowest-loading website I have ever used, which is quite remarkable given that it's a text-only site with absolutely minuscule amounts of data per page. It also seems to be down a lot, too, but that impression may just be caused by loading times over a minute... after waiting 30 seconds or so for a text page to load, I tend to lose my patience and close the tab.
      Thanks, you are highlighting the exact same things that are bugging me, and surprisingly so given the amount of talented hackers that are around. I guess to an extent "old-timers" do not mind these things that much, or the amount of effort is perhaps just too much.
        all of the above, and then, given the subject matter, its not a bad thing to have time to think before you speak :)
      I also agree, especially about the line breaks and down/up speed. I want to attribute the loading times to the lot of bots that are slowing down the servers, but I don't know how accurate that is. Perhaps it's just the chatterbox or the fact that the server is using Pentium III's :)

Re^3: Dealing with nested replies in the Monastery
by tye (Sage) on Jan 05, 2011 at 20:28 UTC

    I already use on-demand reply level expansion, by clicking on a reply that only has the heading shown or the heading of the last reply whose body is shown.

    - tye        

Re^3: Dealing with nested replies in the Monastery
by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on Jan 06, 2011 at 03:17 UTC
    If you want your browser to grab all the subthreads and only show you a portion of them, there is some CSS you can use to do that. As for me, if I'm interested enough to read more than about eight layers deep, I have no problem loading a new page.

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