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Originally posted by charlyv
A tiny little 2 inch long bitmap graph bar (0 to 100%), placed to the right of the posters name that shows how much of that thread the user has read before posting in it. To score in it, the post must scroll through the browser window.
I think it would go a long way in keeping redundant posting under control and making threads much more readable.
IMHO and thanks.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by charlyv
Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhno. I mean, all it does is add a little irritant to the people who don't read before posting. And what about the people who post an introductory paragraph and leave it like that? Scrolling won't do crap.
If your goal is to make sure people read it, then it would be better to have add a line of code that measures the amount of time someone spends with that tab or window active before allowing them to post. It has to measure the ACTIVELY OPEN time, so that the time only counts when they're staring at the OP. Give it like a minute or so. Because they can't cheat by switching tabs, they'll be forced to actually read it out of sheer boredom, unless they go grab a beer in the meantime or something.
That's really the only thing the admin can do to ensure the OP is read before people post. Unless there's an even more creative idea out there? If I spent enough time on it, I could come up with more, but again: there's really no way to guarantee it. There's ways around everything. And remember, I'm trying to keep the ideas practical. We don't want people to spend more time getting past the OP than they do typing a reply, you know?edit on 1-10-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Ghostx
Hmmmmm. Still against this.
I read the threads as do many. This is just going to be a nuisance. I'm not really trying to scroll or wait X time to reply when it's only the last post that I hadn't read yet (which doesn't take the amount of time it takes to read a whole thread).