Timwi (timwi) wrote in suggestions,

Make talkread.bml forward to the correct nc=

Make talkread.bml forward to the correct nc=

Short, concise description of the idea
If I go to http://www.livejournal.com/users/news/66297.html?nc=1, although the entry has 300 comments, redirect to http://www.livejournal.com/users/news/66297.html?nc=300.

Full description of the idea

You'll get a better idea of this suggestion if I explain what inspired it:

Sometimes I load my Friends page, then go through all the comments (from bottom to top). Now, while I'm at the bottom, new comments may be coming in for the entries near the top, but for obvious reasons, the Friends page displayed in my browser window doesn't update.

Now assume the top entry had 1 comment when I loaded the Friends page, but 2 comments when I get to it and view it. So I'll click a "1 comment" link that leads to ?nc=1, but this page will actually contain 2 comments.

This means that the next time I reload my Friends page, the link will have ?nc=2 and will therefore show as unvisited, even though I've already seen both comments. I want the link colour to be visited when I've already seen all of the comments.

Similarly, when I go back to read a comment I've submitted, I want the nc= count to update too so I don't go back to the page later just to find out that the "new" comment is my own.

An ordered list of benefits

  • No more looking at comment pages again just to find you've already seen all the comments.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Obviously, the redirection requires a minimal amount of bandwidth. However, I think it's worth it because it will mark more links as visited and thus saving some page reloads.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • I'll code it if this is wanted.
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