February 11, 2000
1:16 PM   Subscribe

New STATUS info for MetaFilter! Now I can see what has happened during the 15 minutes I was away!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe (7 comments total)
heh. coming Real Soon Now will be links to a page with just those # of new links and comments, so you won't even have to read the old cruft! :)
posted by mathowie at 1:30 PM on February 11, 2000

you're cool!

posted by palegirl at 3:52 PM on February 11, 2000

I second that emotion. The Siamese Twins Known As Matt And Howie put the Fun in Functionality and the Fuse in Ease Of Use. Or something.
posted by wendell at 4:23 PM on February 11, 2000

now for the next trick: let us opt-in for email updates when someone posts a comment on a link we post... and then, threaded comments; oh my!
posted by mmanning at 4:51 PM on February 11, 2000

or maybe bump most recently posted or commented-to items to the top?
posted by palegirl at 5:17 PM on February 11, 2000

opt-in email updates are a possibility no one has asked for yet.

Fully threaded (slashdot style) comments were originally designed from day one, but it was way too hard on the database. I never could figure out the programming gymnastics to create the parent-daughter relationships between messages quickly, without taxing resources.

I could have just one level of replies (like this comment could go directly under yours, but you couldn't start a new thread below this comment, it would have to be at the same level). This is already programmed, but I never turned it "on".
posted by mathowie at 5:18 PM on February 11, 2000

Actually, Wendell, I like to think mathowie puts the Funk in Funktionality. I also like to think that "mathowie" sounds like a sound effect from the old Batman TV show. Biff! Zap! Mathowie!!
posted by bradlands at 7:10 PM on February 11, 2000

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