On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 11:13:33AM -0400, IvorW wrote:
I prefer "Recently edited" to "Recent
Changes" on the front page.
Thanks! There's a reason for this (see below).
But, where have the comments and user IDs gone? I know
we can see them if
we go to "Recent Changes", but it is handy to spot if a newbie or spammer
has made changes that need checking or removing.
I did this in response to some recent comments that the front page was too
overwhelming for new visitors. The "Recent Changes" box was useful for
indicating that there's activity on the site, but was very visually noisy
and duplicated the actual RC page's functionality exactly. The idea of
what's there now is to be only a summary - I think consulting RC itself is
better than consulting Home.
The change of name to "recently edited" from "recent changes" is
behavior of the box is different - only the names of the nodes changed
recently are shown, with no duplicate entries. However, you'll see that my
implementation is faulty, because the "recent changes" list feeding it only
has ten items. Any duplicate entries will cause the list to shrink from ten
items. The solution for this would be for it to read from the complete list
of recent changes until it was full, but I don't know how easy that would