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Discussion in 'BackYardHerds - News, Information & Feedback' started by Nifty, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Dec 24, 2016
    Nifty

    Nifty True BYH Addict Administrator

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    Ok, this is just cool! I'm testing out a new feature and want your feedback on it!

    It's called "Similar Threads" and does two cool things:
    • Shows a list of similar threads when a user is viewing a thread
    • Shows a list of similar threads when a user is creating a new thread
    So, here are the two examples

    If I go to the thread: "Goat Whisperer's & SBC's kidding thread: easier kidding time" and scroll to the reply box, I see this new section:
    upload_2016-12-24_1-3-48.png


    ... and, when I'm typing a new thread, I see this as I start typing:
    upload_2016-12-24_1-5-1.png


    So, give it a try and let me know what you think!!
     
  2. Dec 24, 2016
    micah wotring

    micah wotring True BYH Addict

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    Awesome! I'm sure that'll come in handy.
    Thank you!
     
  3. Dec 24, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer Herd Master

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    That's awesome :thumbsup
     
  5. Dec 24, 2016
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master

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    Especially since @Goat Whisperer was mentioned several times in the example ;)

    I will certainly check it out. If it can filter the "similar threads" well I can see it being useful, especially if I'm creating a new thread because I couldn't find a similar one.
     
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    Nifty

    Nifty True BYH Addict Administrator

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    Thanks!!!

    Ya, it should help people find existing threads to read and post into (reducing duplicate threads) and also help people discover other interesting content while they are reading!

    Oh, and important note: We always suggest that members use VERY descriptive titles, but with this addon it's even more important because that's the info it uses to determine which threads are the best match, for example:

    "PLEASE HELP!" isn't a good title

    "I think my goat has a broken leg, what do I do?" is much better!
     
  7. Dec 24, 2016
    Poka_Doodle

    Poka_Doodle True BYH Addict

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    I like the feature, I noticed it in the Merry Christmas thread earlier.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2016
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Moderator

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    I noticed it earlier as well and wondered if I'd done something without realizing... Nice to see I didn't "break" something (again)... :confused:
     
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    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer Herd Master

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    Hmmmm, do tell :D

    It didn't have to do with the top bar of recent threads, members, etc being moved did it?

    I thought maybe it was a glitch. Maybe not :idunno Seems fine now.
     
  10. Dec 24, 2016
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Moderator

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    Nope... didn't break any of those things. I am just dealing with the broken cache issue... new posts don't show up and have to clear cache to see them.