Right now, the slashdot website allows you to filter
comments based on -1 to +5 thresholds. Which works
well, if you're only going to look at the comment list
The problem arises when you visit an article, read the
first batch of comments (say there are now 50
comments). Then you come back in a few hours and find
that there are now 100 comments. In order to read the
50 new comments, you have to wade/scan through 50 old
comments, reading a lot of comments twice, or you
switch to a flat mode, oldest first (ignore threads)
and you lose the contextual clues from nested mode.
My suggestion is to add a drop-down beside the -1 to +5
threshold drop-down with the following entries:
This would allow me to filter out the older comments,
but without the /. server having to store "last
visited" information for every user for every article.
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