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- Dec 29, 2019 at 8:55 pm #3624775
I would appreciate it, if possible.
ThanksDec 29, 2019 at 8:57 pm #3624776
Noted and logged. I like this idea. Thanks for suggesting it.Jan 15, 2020 at 3:45 pm #3627281
A renewed request.
thanksJan 15, 2020 at 3:50 pm #3627283Russ WBPL Member
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Now that’s a good idea, Kattt with 3 T’s.Jan 16, 2020 at 7:26 pm #3627477Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
A lot require input from us, the user. Burying these issue reports elsewhere won’t really be as useful as actually dealing with the issues in a timely fashion. Years is not timely btw.Jan 17, 2020 at 11:43 am #3627561
Out of curiosity, what’s the motivation for separating bug reports from feature requests, known issues, and change log?
Bug reports and feature requests are both change requests. Known issues are acknowledged change requests. And the change log is a list of completed change requests.
They’re all the same thing from varying perspectives and points in the life cycle. Separating one from the rest seems like clutter.Jan 17, 2020 at 12:13 pm #3627568
I meant to request both the bug reports and the feature requests be moved off the main forums. Thanks for helping me clarify.Jan 17, 2020 at 12:15 pm #3627570Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
I understood you but disagreeJan 17, 2020 at 12:18 pm #3627571
I got that Ken but I was addressing Rene.Jan 17, 2020 at 12:48 pm #3627579
Do you mean: removing the channel (or sub-forum, or what ever you want to call the thing named, “Website: Bug Reports, Feature Requests, Known Issues, and Changelog”) that this thread is in, from the set of threads available via the, “Recent Forum Topics” links?
The content of this channel is a contrast to the majority of the site discussion. But to Ken’s point, exposing these items will improve the over all experience. It’s also a relatively low volume channel and threads get pushed down pretty quick since they generally don’t attract many responses.
Personally, I wish ‘Recent Forum Topics’ was just that: *everything* recent. From what I can tell, threads on excluded channels tend to be short, infrequent, or both. That said, I wasn’t looking at ‘Recent Forum Topics’ before Gear Swap was removed, so I didn’t know what it was actually like with it included.Jan 17, 2020 at 10:24 pm #3627682
Let’s clarify the issue some and limit it to forum threads.
Let’s try a poll, and I’ll keep it open for a week or so, publish the results back here when done. Maybe this would help us prioritize issues.
—Jan 20, 2020 at 2:33 pm #3628043
Supporting custom feeds, like a news aggregator would make this problem go away.
Basically the same as the ‘Subscribe’ link on every channel, but populating your own ‘recent posts’ feed, rather than sending email.Jan 24, 2020 at 6:52 am #3628521
Results from the poll:
Hard to make a compelling argument (today, at least) to allocate resources to filter out these posts from the Recent Topics feed; there are many more issues pending right now that would benefit the majority of users.
In addition, those who took the time to submit feedback directly to me made some compelling arguments for leaving the website update posts in there, since they do invite meaningful discourse and engage our members for an issue that’s important to and impacts the broader community (site maintenance and dev).
So for now, they stay.
Thanks for your feedback.
PS: Rene’s idea of supporting custom feeds is noted, but after looking into what would be a SQL-heavy database query, it’s not a feature we can adopt without suffering significant hits to page load times, because the query would have to built uniquely for each user every time it’s called, and can’t be cached effectively.
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