a cool idea from many other forums

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by baffle-boy, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. baffle-boy
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    baffle-boy GBAtemp Fan

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    i've seen this in quite a few other forums it's a section on the side that tells you when you last visted and how many post/threads were made while you were gone (even a link to new threads in the notice) like this:

    Last visit: 08-08-2009, 01:48 PM
    Since then, there have been:
    » 0 new announcements
    » 22 new threads
    » 428 new posts

    tell me what you think, i would like this feature if it's not a HUGE waste of time (it will be a small waste tho riiiight?)
     
  2. zuron7

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    It is a good idea.
    We are already facing slowdowns.
    It would just slow the site even more.
    If you click on FORUMS at the top it shows your last visit,I dont find it muchof use though.
     
  3. Domination

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    The "View New Posts" is enough for me. I can find all the new topics and topics which have been posted in since my last visist (I think... its like that for me)
     
  4. Overlord Nadrian

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    It's basically a good idea, but as edge (is that you, ScubaS?) already said, we're suffering from so many slowdowns it would just make the site even slower... I say keep your idea, and when there's no slowdowns anymore bring it up again.
     
  5. ENDscape

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    Id rather have them return the "who else is viewing this thread list" below.
     
  6. Domination

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    +1
     
  7. tj_cool

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    Chance is small that that will happen
    They should make a new setting to enable/disable it yourself. Of course activating it will cause it to be a little slower.
    If you really want speed, I suggest that you disable ava/sigs or something. Or use Lo-fi mode (I saw a script somewhere that makes a reply box in lo-fi mode.)

    and is this site using accelerators? eAccelerator is very popular
     
  8. baffle-boy
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    ... well i wouldnt have suggested it if i knew about the so called slow down. it seems pretty fast to me. also wont ANY suggestion in this area be replied to with "slowdown" then... an option to turn it off/on would certainly be good.
     
  9. Overlord Nadrian

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    That idea of yours to make an option to turn things off/ on might actually work (a bit), tj.