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Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008, 09:18 am
niamh_sage: A nidea

I posted this in response to the last post by

freeinbondage, but it occurred to me I could try it out for myself and see if it works. Here's what I said:



As an aside, I've had an idea about posts where discussion takes place. Often those posts are swept away pretty quickly in the flist current, so, would it be an idea to alter the date of discussion posts to sometime in the future (say a week or two), so that they stay at the top of the flist long enough to keep an eye on/participate in the discussion while it's unfolding? I have no idea whether this would work in a community the same way as it does in an individual journal, 'but I thought it might be worth a go. 

Thoughts, anyone?

And now I'm going to try it. I've posted it for a week in the future (possibly the only way I'll ever get to time-travel :P ). Hope this is ok! 


Sat, Aug. 9th, 2008 07:27 am (UTC)

Oh nadgers. I don't think it's worked :( New posts in my flist are still appearing above this one. Ah well, it was worth a try. Anyone else got any ideas on how to keep discussions current for a bit? Or is it just going to have to be a matter of remembering to check back every now and again?

(It occurs to me it would be very useful for the people in LJ-land to develop some kind of tag-based widget that would let people know when a discussion post had been updated with a new comment, much like email notifications in discussion forums.)

Sat, Aug. 9th, 2008 10:56 am (UTC)

Your right, I'd noticed that! I've always wished I could get notifications of certain discussions that where going on... I will often add the post to my memories and then check back on it when I remember :P