#59 Commonly-used topics more quickly add-able?


It might be interesting to try determining "commonly used topics"
programmatically and keeping them available in a popup menu,
maybe between the topics scroller and the four topic buttons. Just
a quick way to add a topic without having to go thru the javascript.

Maybe for any site with more than 50 stories and more than 20
topics, have the popup list the top 5 commonly chosen topics, in
order of common-ness? In the case of NewsForge there is an
obvious break between the most common and the rest, or maybe
the top 2, but it'd be easy enough to just always take the top 5.

mysql> select story_topics_chosen.tid, textname, count(*) as c
from story_topics_chosen, topics where
story_topics_chosen.tid=topics.tid group by story_topics_chosen.tid
order by c desc limit 5;
| tid | textname | c |
| 15 | NewsVac | 33462 |
| 2 | Linux | 13939 |
| 132 | Open Source | 4712 |
| 75 | Graphics and Multimedia | 3412 |
| 17 | Product Announcements | 3047 |
5 rows in set (0.24 sec)

12:03:52:roblimo: vroom, is there any way, at least, we can have
the "NewsVac" topic at the top of the window, save scrolling/
finding? It's by far the most commonly-used one.
12:06:39:vroom: on the topic popup?
12:08:05:roblimo: vroom, y
12:08:07:roblimo: plz
12:09:02:vroom: Possible. Right now they're sorted alphabetically,
but perhaps we could a column to give sort precedence to a few
commonly used topics


  • Tim Vroom

    Tim Vroom - 2004-07-13
    • assigned_to: tvroom --> pudge
  • Tim Vroom

    Tim Vroom - 2004-07-13

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    Pudge, in looking at this one I think you're probably best
    suited to handle it. The placement of the new UI elements
    suggested currently falls within a chunk of HTML generated
    in Slash::Admin::TopicTree. While I could probably get it
    to work, I think you likely can make much quicker work of
    it, and have a better understanding of all the state
    information that would need to be maintained with the

  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2004-07-13

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    Yeah, I should work on this, but it is low priority. In fact, I'd rather it NOT
    be done until next week, since we'll be discussing other topic select
    modifications next week.

  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2004-07-14
    • priority: 5 --> 3
  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2005-08-10

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    This should be obsolete now, since you can quickly type a topic name and then
    + or = to add it to the list.

  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2005-08-10
    • assigned_to: pudge --> cmdrtaco
    • status: open --> open-out-of-date
  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2005-08-17
    • status: open-out-of-date --> closed-out-of-date

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