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Tech: where do 'related threads' come from

Mo the caller 18 Jun 08 - 07:31 AM
The Fooles Troupe 18 Jun 08 - 07:38 AM
Mo the caller 18 Jun 08 - 07:47 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 18 Jun 08 - 07:48 AM
Mo the caller 18 Jun 08 - 08:38 AM
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The Villan 18 Jun 08 - 08:47 AM
GUEST,Jon 18 Jun 08 - 08:56 AM
Mo the caller 18 Jun 08 - 02:11 PM
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GUEST,Jon 18 Jun 08 - 03:34 PM
Def Shepard 18 Jun 08 - 03:36 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 18 Jun 08 - 03:41 PM
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Subject: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: Mo the caller
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 07:31 AM

Where do the links at the top of some threads come from? At first they are not there then up they pop.

Who decides which threads get them and which don't?
E.g. more session rudeness hasn't, though we've discussed it before, Rose, rose, rose
has.

I ask this because I am a moderator on a forum about Downshifting and Chicken Keeping and find I am answering the same question over, and over. The site has a SEARCH button but this is not always very helpful, nearly every thread mentions 'eggs', 'chicks' etc.

Are the related threads chosen by whoever puts them there or generated in some way?

Do people think it's an advantage having them there? One thing I've noticed is that when an old thread gets refreshed some people read a question at the top of the thread, and immediately post an answer without reading the rest of the discussion, or noticing that (e.g.) the concert for which a suggestion was needed is long past.


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 07:38 AM

Joe Offer generates them by using a set of tage.


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: Mo the caller
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 07:47 AM

A what?


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 07:48 AM

Think he means "tags"


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: Mo the caller
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 08:38 AM

Can you spell that out a bit? Would that be something that would work on a different forum?


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 08:44 AM

This forum has a "grouping" function available to Max and his folks. Different people volunteer to group threads. The system isn't always perfect but it can sometimes be very useful. When a mod comes along and recognizes a thread as related to others it is added to the "Group."

I have no idea whether your forum has that availability or not. I mod a monster racing site (one of many mods) with multiple forums for various types of racing but it has no Group function. Frankly the site is so big it would be a disaster.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: The Villan
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 08:47 AM

Tag Clouds seem to be the in thing these days. Have a look at the definition in the link below for Wikipedia and then have a look at the link below that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_cloud

http://www.makecloud.com/


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 08:56 AM

Would that be something that would work on a different forum?

Depends on what you want to achieve. At folkinfo we get very very little discussion and decided at the beginning even if it got busier not to try not to have loads of threads per song. Related threads there are rarely needed.

We do relate songs though and can have more than one song per thread. It's easier to show what I mean, eg. this one with 2 songs and the discussion accessible by "tabs".


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: Mo the caller
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 02:11 PM

People keep asking about
when there hens will start laying
what size run they need and should it be grass, slabs, wood-chip.

We helpfully post the same info and anecdotes, several times a week, sometimes.


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: The Villan
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 02:40 PM

Thats where Tag Clouds come in Mo

it would provide the most used word links e.g.

laying
hens
size
run
grass
slabs
wood-chip


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 03:34 PM

I don't know Mo but you might find a FAQ section more useful.


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: Def Shepard
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 03:36 PM

from a related threads factory somewhere in Sarf Lundun :-D


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 03:41 PM

ask your mother


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: danensis
Date: 19 Jun 08 - 03:31 PM

You often get an itchy bottom at the same time,

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: Def Shepard
Date: 19 Jun 08 - 03:32 PM

No...go and ask your father.. :-D


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: Megan L
Date: 04 Jul 08 - 04:20 AM

What is random sequencing


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 04 Jul 08 - 09:06 PM

Threads, the bane of Anne McCaffrey's Pernese colony!
(for SF & Fantasy readers)


Above, beyond clouds,
Dragons earthward fly.
Great holds in jeapardy Keroonward lie.
Men, now, on partners, quickly rising spy ..
Thread, unconscionable vitriol,
Writhing-by.

An attempt to summarise a sci-fi or fantasy book in 26 words or less. With each word starting with consecutive letters. The original accepted that "XYZ" might not be used.
The original also did not require either rhyme or scansion!

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Tech: where do 'related threads' come from
From: open mike
Date: 05 Jul 08 - 01:06 AM

SEE ALSO: FAMILY TREE


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