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One of my "slow" threads just loaded very quickly! (Kudos?) RRS feed

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  • Yes on 2/6 we deployed a fix that should have helped the thread page. I still don't like threads getting this long, so we'll work on that next. Options we are considering:

    1. Locking a thread that explodes to being to long

    2. Implement paging beyond a certain point

    3. Implementing a "Me Too" option or "I also have this problem" 

    I think #2 and #3 make sense, but some people have asked for #1. What do you all think?

     


    Community Forums Program Manager

    Monday, March 5, 2012 6:50 AM
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  • If we ever did auto lock threads, based on length or by them being old, we still allow voting. I think 2 and 3 make more sense probably. I just don't want to have to implement paging, it causes all sorts of problems for search engines, threaded views, etc.  But if we have to I guess we can take a look at it.

    Community Forums Program Manager

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 6:50 AM
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  • Opened quickly for me also (Google Chrome).

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Monday, March 5, 2012 12:24 AM
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  • Hi Robert !

    Opened quickly for me as well, using FireFox. Microsoft has modified the way threads were loaded before, you can clearly see the improvement in loading of long threads.

    Thanks, Hasham

    Monday, March 5, 2012 5:56 AM
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  • Yes on 2/6 we deployed a fix that should have helped the thread page. I still don't like threads getting this long, so we'll work on that next. Options we are considering:

    1. Locking a thread that explodes to being to long

    2. Implement paging beyond a certain point

    3. Implementing a "Me Too" option or "I also have this problem" 

    I think #2 and #3 make sense, but some people have asked for #1. What do you all think?

     


    Community Forums Program Manager

    Monday, March 5, 2012 6:50 AM
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  • 2 and 3 makes sense to me as well. I'm not 100% certain we want to lock old long threads.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Monday, March 5, 2012 2:49 PM
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  • I dislike threads getting so long. However, I don't like the idea of locking them, unless they are old.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Monday, March 5, 2012 3:39 PM
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  • Yes on 2/6 we deployed a fix that should have helped the thread page. I still don't like threads getting this long, so we'll work on that next. Options we are considering:

    1. Locking a thread that explodes to being to long

    2. Implement paging beyond a certain point

    3. Implementing a "Me Too" option or "I also have this problem" 

    I think #2 and #3 make sense, but some people have asked for #1. What do you all think?

     


    Community Forums Program Manager

    HI Brent !

    I have no issues with point #2 and point #3, while regarding to point #1 locking long threads will restrict readers to vote for a post as "Vote As Helpful". Although i am not that much concern about the recognition points but it has to be considered for other users which might think this is unfair to them.

    So i just to have this debate over point #1 before we make any final decision on that.

    Thanks, Hasham

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:58 AM
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  • If we ever did auto lock threads, based on length or by them being old, we still allow voting. I think 2 and 3 make more sense probably. I just don't want to have to implement paging, it causes all sorts of problems for search engines, threaded views, etc.  But if we have to I guess we can take a look at it.

    Community Forums Program Manager

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 6:50 AM
    Answerer
  • Yes on 2/6 we deployed a fix that should have helped the thread page.

    I was seeing this problem until I commented on it.   Many times after that date.   Unless you are implying it has taken this long for the fix to propagate sufficiently?   <eg>

    1. Locking a thread that explodes to being too long

    Some threads are long because they are controversial.   Ones I like to see locked are ones which have run their course with the OP and then become landing areas for Me too! posters usually because their title is overly general.

    2. Implement paging beyond a certain point

    Could that be a user setting?    Or could we at least ensure that the RSS feed would capture all of its posts instead of being limited to just 40?   Otherwise it is hard to do finds within long threads and sometimes unnecessarily awkward to generate Message-ID links for posts which occurred more than 40 earlier.

    3. Implementing a "Me Too" option or "I also have this problem"

    I think that that was a stroke of brilliance used by Answers 2.0 which has probably cut down on real "Me too!" posts there.   An aspect of the feature which used to be available but for some reason is no longer is sorting by that field within an Unanswered View.   E.g. in Answers 1.0  I used to use that sometimes to pick topics to focus on.

    Thanks

    Robert
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    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 7:34 AM