#23 Watched Threads


Enable the ability for a user to watch a thread. I'm
picturing something like the following:
-Attach an icon/button to the highest parent comment
of a thread. All logged in users may select that icon.
-Upon selection, any posts made in response to that
thread will generate a notification message to the
user indicating a new post has been made.
-This enables a user to monitor a discussion as it
unfolds without the need to search for or dig up the
discussion and check to see if new posts have been
-On the user's page (ie, slashdot.org/~username)
include a link to a list of currently watched
-Recommend limiting the number of watched threads to
limit the amount of load on the servers. Also
recommend removal of threads from the watch list after
the story gets archived.


  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2002-06-21
    • priority: 5 --> 1
    • status: open --> open-accepted
  • Zippy Piphead

    Zippy Piphead - 2002-08-15

    Logged In: YES

    yup, I thought of the same thing. It could into a slashbox,
    and maybe it could change the background color or put a
    pattern there as a notification of activity of a watched thread.

    I don't think it should only be the highest level of a
    thread, instead each post should be able to be chosen as a
    thread parent, and gets listed in this slashbox I talked about.

    Just let me see the reply-count from the last 15 posts I
    choose ( don't mark my posts as being new in these threads),
    and have the title of the slashbox link to all your posts.


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