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Joe Harry
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A small suggestion to the link Today's active topics is that, we can make it show all the topics that has been discussed today instead of showing only the last topic that was posted. I'm not sure if this has already been suggested. What I feel is that some people like experts who can post answers across forums keep an eye on this link and they just keep answering to the latest post and what happens sometimes is that, some posts goes below when there is multiple hits to a particular forum and as a result they go unnoticed to those experts who answers by using Today's active topics.

Moderators what do you think?
 
Ilja Preuss
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Currently, the list actually shows more than one topic for both the SCJP and the beginner's forum. It still only shows ten topics, which is unlikely to be all that are active today. Frankly, I have no idea how that feature works, and have never used it before (I typically look into specific forums that I'm interested in).
 
Raghavan Muthu
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Hello Jothi,

The page has a small link with 3 arrows pointing to the right side to indicate that there are few more topics discussed today but they were not accommodated in this page.

I have also been in that situation and made use of that arrow to navigate further.

does that help?
 
Raghavan Muthu
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:
.. (I typically look into specific forums that I'm interested in).


I too generally do that when i see i have answered all the posts listed on 'Today's active topics' page!
 
Ulf Dittmer
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The page will show all topics that have been active since midnight Ranch time. Sometimes (like today) it happens that its contents get flushed, and the topics that were posted before are no longer listed. But that's rare.

An alternative way to get recent topics is use the Today's Topics link on the Search page. It presents the same information in a similar format, but is not susceptible to the problem mentioned above. You can also get at today's active topics using this RSS feed. There's even a Yesterday's Topics link in case you were away from the Ranch for a full day.
[ October 09, 2007: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
 
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