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May 3, 2012 at 23:34:33
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 2.4 GHz / 3326 MB
Would it be possible to display the number of new messages you have next to the my home link? So it would look something like, (2) My Home. Or maybe My Home (2)


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May 5, 2012 at 07:58:45
Gamer126,

Ah, I see what you mean. Unfortunately, what you talk about cannot be done efficiently. The issue is the system would have to check every single posting in every single one of your tracked messages for a response every page load. For most users, this wouldn't be an issue. However, some users have a lot of postings in there, and the site would be very slow for them. The irony is that the more active the user, the slower it would go, exactly what you don't want. I could use caching to do it, but that would defeat the purpose as the number could get out of date.

mikelinus is correct. You can use the My Computing.Net buddy on your "My Home" page to do what you desire.

Thanks!
Justin



#1
May 3, 2012 at 23:58:26
Not sure if this is what you mean but click on My Computing.Net in the right column, then click on Message List and when it opens click on Show Messages with Replies. Then add the URL for that page to your favorites. Then each time you open that page in the future it'll show only the threads you've saved or replied to that have responses since you last checked.

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#2
May 4, 2012 at 01:20:45
Uhh not really what I meant. I was talking about a way to see if I have new messages from any page not just in My Computing.Net.

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#3
May 4, 2012 at 05:41:47
Hi Gamer,

You already can see the messages you have in the upper portion of the right sidebar on any page. If you have any messages, they appear there, if not, nothing appears. Is this what you mean?

Thanks,
Justin


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#4
May 4, 2012 at 18:51:28
So. . . something like a small window linked to your message page at computing.net that would show up on your homepage and maybe other sites you visit? Give Justin a few days to invent that!

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#5
May 5, 2012 at 05:42:37
my computing buddy?

mike


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#6
May 5, 2012 at 06:37:11
I just see my tracked posts up there on the right.

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May 5, 2012 at 07:58:45
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Gamer126,

Ah, I see what you mean. Unfortunately, what you talk about cannot be done efficiently. The issue is the system would have to check every single posting in every single one of your tracked messages for a response every page load. For most users, this wouldn't be an issue. However, some users have a lot of postings in there, and the site would be very slow for them. The irony is that the more active the user, the slower it would go, exactly what you don't want. I could use caching to do it, but that would defeat the purpose as the number could get out of date.

mikelinus is correct. You can use the My Computing.Net buddy on your "My Home" page to do what you desire.

Thanks!
Justin


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#8
May 5, 2012 at 09:14:59
Fair enough.

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