Recent Posts - Set to 1 hour (instead of 24)

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by Nifty-Chicken, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    The "Recent Posts" link use to show 24 hours. This resulted in 19 - 23 pages of "Recent" posts [​IMG] and we doubt anybody ever went through all 19 pages. [​IMG]

    We're going to see how it performs with a setting of only 1 hour. This means about 3 pages of "Recent Posts" during busy times and maybe just one page during slow periods.

    Let us know if you have any problems / feedback.
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I think that's a really good idea, Nifty! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    MUCH better!

    Will this help speed things up around here? [​IMG]
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Hope so. There aren't really any huge improvements we can make, but every little bit helps.

    For example: We found something on the homepage of BYC that was a tiny bit inefficient. Not really a huge deal... that is until you realize that at peak times of the site usage that page can be reloaded 30 times a minute (imagine hitting refresh every 2 seconds)!!!

    The "recent posts" page is about the same, but sometimes it can get loaded up / viewed 1 time every second!

    So, yeah, we're hoping it will help. [​IMG]
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Sounds like a great idea! Sometimes, just to continue my reputation as "contrary", I will go to the oldest posts and look around. And look at the zero answers, to see if I have an answer or at least a "hello, you aren't forgotten".
     
  6. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

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    Any chance we can get a button to show all posts from the last 24 hours?
    Maybe I'm the odd duck, but I can only get on in the evening after work so I always click recent posts instead of going through every section to make sure I'm caught up. Some times I only make it to page 19 but some nights I'd get all 32!
     
  7. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with this. I was gone for a few hours this evening and when I got back on, all the posts were gone except for the most recent ones. I was bummed!
     
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  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can still hit the Show new posts since last visit and it give you everything since your last visit, come back from not visiting for a couple days to 100+ pages. [​IMG]
     
  9. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
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    Quote:Yep, that would work. [​IMG]
     
  10. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with this. I was gone for a few hours this evening and when I got back on, all the posts were gone except for the most recent ones. I was bummed!

    Same here...., plus I like to continue reading where I stopped the day before. I know, my fault not to subscribe to posts which are really interesting to follow, but....
     

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