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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Does anybody else like the idea of increasing the "Last 10 posts" shortcut on the home page to "last 20 posts"? I miss way to much good stuff if Im only logging in once or twice a day. Just a thought :D

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    Re: Last 20 Posts

    or better still, view posts since last visit?

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    Re: Last 20 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt G link=1163145234/0#0 date=1163145234
    Does anybody else like the idea of increasing the "Last 10 posts" shortcut on the home page to "last 20 posts"? I miss way to much good stuff if Im only logging in once or twice a day. Just a thought *:D
    Ive never used this feature, and I didnt even know it existed until you pointed it out *:-[

    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1163145234/0#1 date=1163145396
    or better still, view posts since last visit?
    Is this similar to on the CG site where you can view the unread posts?

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    Re: Last 20 Posts

    Imagine some peoples lists if they clicked "posts since last log in" Have you looked through members list lately? It seems it is a long time between drinks for some people ;)

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    Re: Last 20 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1163145234/0#1 date=1163145396
    or better still, view posts since last visit?
    Yep, Id agree that would be a great idea. :)

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    Re: Last 20 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaB link=1163145234/0#4 date=1163146183
    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1163145234/0#1 date=1163145396
    or better still, view posts since last visit?
    Yep, Id agree that would be a great idea. :)
    I vote for this one too.

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    Yar yar - as I am currently trawling through to see what ive missed since ive been away (besides drinkable coffee *>:( ) a posts since last visit would be great, who knows what life changing gems ive missed *;)

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    I just checked the software and it doesnt support changing the number (maybe for server impact reasons). Ill dig deeper and change it if I can.

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    ok... found it in the code. (sorta)

    It appears I can change the total number but not do anything tricky like "since last on".

    So how big a number should it be?

    (remember the bigger the number the bigger the server impact each time someone hits it)


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    How about a nice round number?

    23

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    Andy...

    Id guess a average days worth of postings.... whatever that might be... assuming that number is not a server killer as well :-/

    Id assume most people check at least once a day.

    I dont even need 10 (always lurking ;)) but Id guess there are quite a few who login in the evening or before/after work etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1163145234/0#8 date=1163317220
    remember the bigger the number the bigger the server impact each time someone hits it
    Andy I cant support violence against servers, but I think 20 would be GREASH! *;D

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    I think 20 would be a good start. Funnily enough I log in far more often when Im at work than when at home ;)

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    Andy,

    does the software allow you to let users set it up individually in our profiles? A lot of sites let you choose how much of what you want to see with a drop down box?

    Just a thought from an IT nerd with experience trying to please everyone ;D

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    No such luck MochaMaster... the setting is a global one and although I could create another variable to do that it becomes... errrr... another variable that moves us further away from a standard installation.

    ...and that spells grief when we upgrade or are trying to shoot bugs.

    :)

    The straw-poll suggests 20 posts. *Ill set it to that now and will see what the impact is over the next week.

    PS: it still says "last 10" but does 20... Ill change that later.
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    While I was busy in the code of the site I changed it to
    20 most recent topics
    so you will now get the most recent post in the last 20 topics which should be far more useful than 20 posts from the same thread.

    We will see how it goes over the next week.

    A.

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    Just tried it.
    Like it.

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    Oh good work I like the 20 most recent topics.

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    Re: Last 20 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1163145234/15#15 date=1163327667
    While I was busy in the code of the site I changed it to
    20 most recent topics
    so you will now get the most recent post in the last 20 topics which should be far more useful than 20 posts from the same thread.

    We will see how it goes over the next week.

    A.
    Andy,

    Like that A LOT.

    In fact, I think Id be happy with last 10 in that scenario.
    With the old scenario, if you got a popular thread (like the datalogging ones), youd often come in and find most/all of the last 10 posts were for one thread. This is MUCH better.

    IlikeitIlikeitIlikeitalot

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    Yes- Me too! Love it! [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    Andy - love it, great work. I use that feature every day, so a great improvement for my pattern of use.

    Tim

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    Glad you lot like the change.

    I dont use it myself because it was never really useful, although showing just the topics I might use it more often now.
    ;)

    Thanks!


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    Good Stuff. Come in handy.

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    Welcome to CoffeeSnobs julsajet.

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    Yeah! Nice job Andy *8-)

    Its good to see that Management *;) are so open to new ideas. ;D

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    Open to new ideas and even improve on the original spec...
    sheeze, I wish my manager would do that!

    (errr.. if my boss is reading this please translate to)

    You are my boss and I respect you.
    ;)

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    Thanks Thundergod, nice to be here.

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    Andy...

    Suggestion for another change

    We now have a growing number of "reference" sticky threads - coffee machines, grinders, roasters, HG, BMs( on its way) .... probably poppers soon and these are all in different - but logical places.

    The problem is that the area reserved for "stickys" is rapidly growing.

    Is it worth considering a new category - something like:

    References:

    here you will find data and reviews of various items of coffee paraphenalia - machines, grinders, roasters etc.


    Just a thought.

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    /me asks to be excused while he falls down laughing

    Virtually the exact same wording was just used for creating a new forum in a discussion among the mods just a couple of hours ago. Too funny!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

    /me tries to pick himself up off the floor but falls down again in another convulsive fit of laughter


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    Hey Java....

    Dont you know Im reading your mail.... ;)

    either that or "great minds think alike - fools seldom differ"

    Ill leave it up to you to decide which of the three options is correct. ;D ;D ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaB link=1163145234/15#29 date=1164020113
    Hey Java....

    Dont you know Im reading your mail.... ;)

    either that or "great minds think alike - fools seldom differ"

    Ill leave it up to you to decide which of the three options is correct. ;D ;D ;D
    /me switches to 2048-bit encryption on his emails


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