Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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Clever, but is this not entering the realm of cruft and over-engineering you're trying to strip out?

If even this needs to be done at all, how about having an up-vote threashold for users that defines them as a friend. If you up-vote a person, say, 5 or more times, they become friended and get highlighted in threads. People you down vote 5 or more times get automatically dimmed.

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Nice idea. That way you don't have to do anything at all, the system will kinda adjust to your preference. Although, it might be difficult to automate something for lots of different people with different use-patterns.

Personally, when there are two many comments on a news item, i just quickly scroll down through the list and see if i recognize any icon which usually has insightful comments, and don't even bother with the rest.


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