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    Thoughts on Showing Active Threads on the Site?

    Hi everyone,
    What is everyone's thoughts on showing the five most recent updated threads on the site. I was thinking it would look something like this:

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    Here is a version without any background colors on the posts:

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    What do you all think?

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    I like the idea. It'd be cool if there were a pre-supplied, better metric for interesting new threads than activity, but nothing jumps to mind immediately and it'd probably be hard to implement anyway.

    Regarding the design: I've always liked the pastel/rainbow accents used around the site in recent years. The mockup looks a little crude, but I assume that that's because it was done in an image editor an not in a browser.

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    The mockup was indeed done in Fireworks and not a browser. Regarding your idea of interesting threads, I had the exact thought a few seconds ago. We could show a static list of interesting threads that get rotated every week. We could even create our own discussion topics for the sole purpose of highlighting it on the site.

    Below that, we can show three or four recently active threads.

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    Below is a mockup showing both active threads as well as "curated" threads that will change weekly:

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    Noo doot aboot it, eh?
    Quote Originally Posted by kirupa View Post
    The mockup was indeed done in Fireworks and not a browser. Regarding your idea of interesting threads, I had the exact thought a few seconds ago. We could show a static list of interesting threads that get rotated every week. We could even create our own discussion topics for the sole purpose of highlighting it on the site.

    Below that, we can show three or four recently active threads.
    I like that idea. It would be nice to catalogue a lot of the interesting threads
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    Maybe getTimer() or TweenMax is the answer to your problem . . .

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    Yeah - we can surface new content periodically as soon as someone points them out to me

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    ...and, the changes are live!

    Tomorrow, I will have the Tutorials link go to a landing page that contains a list to all of the tutorial sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santino6250 View Post
    thanks dear this is great i like it..
    Are you spammer?

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    i like it. what about the existing list of threads on the right side? How are they determined?

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    oh man there i am in the list! im feeling rather famous right now

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    Noo doot aboot it, eh?
    Maybe next you should figure out how to show syntax highlighting within AS tags
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    Maybe getTimer() or TweenMax is the answer to your problem . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbo View Post
    i like it. what about the existing list of threads on the right side? How are they determined?
    Just on last post date. Every 10 minutes or so, those threads get updated. It's a slower version of the same feature that shows up on the site. I'll work on making those the same in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by tbo View Post
    oh man there i am in the list! im feeling rather famous right now


    Quote Originally Posted by TheCanadian View Post
    Maybe next you should figure out how to show syntax highlighting within AS tags
    I'm regretting having bet the forums on vBulletin so many years ago. I look into this periodically every year, and the syntax highlighting solutions for vBulletin just don't work. The ones that do have major flaws like disallowing you from editing your code after you've posted

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    Noo doot aboot it, eh?
    Stupid vBulletin!
    Proud Montanadian
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    Maybe getTimer() or TweenMax is the answer to your problem . . .

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