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Enhancement Request for the ability to examine various sets of metrics for a single thread?
Free Republic software focus group ^ | 06.06.2010 | BuckeyeTexan

Posted on 06/05/2010 11:29:16 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

Dear JimRob and JohnRob:

It would be extremely helpful to have a new feature in-thread to provide us with the ability to examine some of the following metrics-like data for a single thread.

- the number of unique freepers commenting to the thread.

- a list of the top three to five freepers who posted on the thread, measured by # of posts.

- an easy link to retrieve the comments posted in-thread by a user-specified freeper.

For those threads with a large number of comments, it is sometimes tedious and difficult to calculate such metrics on one's own. Such functionality could be enabled only for those threads reaching a predetermined number of comments or views or other criteria.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Focus Software; Free Republic Policy/Q&A
KEYWORDS: freeperstatistics; inthreadanalysis; jpb; metadata; metrics
Just curious if anyone else would like to see something similar?
1 posted on 06/05/2010 11:29:16 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Jim Robinson; John Robinson

Ping


2 posted on 06/05/2010 11:30:32 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Are you trying to give the poor Spork Weasel nightmares?


3 posted on 06/05/2010 11:33:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: GeronL

Big Brother comes to FR


4 posted on 06/05/2010 11:34:35 PM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

If you use firefox there is a neat little script for FR. you will need to install greasemonkey first

http://userscripts.org/tags/freerepublic


5 posted on 06/05/2010 11:35:11 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: onona

Spork Weasel has enough work keeping the site up and running, except for that hour or so the other day when he nodded off due to exhaustion, to think about extra bugs.. I mean features. He’s getting help from Viking Kitties in training already.


6 posted on 06/05/2010 11:36:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: boxerblues

No review, 0 fans, 97 installs.

...

does this instill confidence?


7 posted on 06/05/2010 11:38:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: GeronL

Hammer of the Gods !


8 posted on 06/05/2010 11:41:51 PM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: onona

That wasn’t the intent of the request at all. For example, some threads grow very quickly and it is impossible to read all of the comments and keep up.

It would be nice to have the ability to quickly retrieve comments posted in that thread by a particular list of freepers in whose comments I am most interested.

I can accomplish the same thing with my own scripts and skills, but it would be nice to have that functionality built into FR.


9 posted on 06/05/2010 11:46:34 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I am wondering why some Freepers have larger posts than others. Have you noticed that.


10 posted on 06/06/2010 12:07:55 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: GeronL

I’ve been using the freerepublic greasemonkey script Firefox addon for several months now, and it’s very good. And very helpful. Works great with Firefox. Haven’t found any problems or glitches with it.

There, is that enough to instill a little bit of confidence? It’s quick, simple, easy, free. Go try it. The worst you can do is uninstall it if you don’t like it.


11 posted on 06/06/2010 12:08:51 AM PDT by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
No Problemo.... Now, back to our regularly scheduled FR Sarc...... Photobucket You said "enhancement" heh heh heh
12 posted on 06/06/2010 12:09:14 AM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: sonofstrangelove
"I am wondering why some Freepers have larger posts than others. Have you noticed that."

Photobucket

You're just trying to get me banned, aren't you?

13 posted on 06/06/2010 12:27:00 AM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Workday Forecast--Increasing pressure towards afternoon. Rum likely by evening.)
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To: IYellAtMyTV

No. I was just wondering.


14 posted on 06/06/2010 12:28:35 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: boxerblues
If you use firefox there is a neat little script for FR. you will need to install greasemonkey first

What great add ons for Firefox and FR. Amazing that there is something so cool out there to use with FR! Thank you!
15 posted on 06/06/2010 12:29:10 AM PDT by JSteff ((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))
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To: GeronL

does this instill confidence?


Would you of found that little script on your own? I use it and found it to be a big help


16 posted on 06/06/2010 12:29:42 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: BuckeyeTexan

All you have to do is enter the special code number given you when you signed in and there you are!......you did get
your number, didn’t you?


17 posted on 06/06/2010 12:38:27 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: boxerblues
Would you of have...
18 posted on 06/06/2010 12:57:03 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

And a beeberometer, please.


19 posted on 06/06/2010 1:45:46 AM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: Bullish

And a Cheeseometer and a Mooseometer and a Babeometer...


20 posted on 06/06/2010 3:50:39 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: BuckeyeTexan; cynwoody
Go to "cynwoody's" home page.

Kudos to cynwoody!!!!!!!!!!!!

21 posted on 06/06/2010 3:54:41 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; shibumi; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Jim Robinson; John Robinson
"For those threads with a large number of comments, it is sometimes tedious and difficult to calculate such metrics on one's own. Such functionality could be enabled only for those threads reaching a predetermined number of comments or views or other criteria."

You are kidding, aren't you?

Dude...


22 posted on 06/06/2010 4:46:48 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: 21stCenturion

...


23 posted on 06/06/2010 5:46:30 AM PDT by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: Markos33

.....followed by demographic data, showing the geographic location, occupation, income and education level of each poster.

And their shoe size.


24 posted on 06/06/2010 6:18:36 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Markos33

Maybe he gets points with his boss when more people take part in the eligibility threads he craps on all the time. Maybe more money or something.


25 posted on 07/08/2010 7:45:42 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Markos33

Or maybe it would help the DoJ keep track of who to arrest later.


26 posted on 07/08/2010 7:46:24 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Looks to me like we can't process the data offered currently at times.

The more the slower when the pipes are full of vid hungry smart phones and movie downloads.

27 posted on 07/08/2010 7:49:50 AM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: LucyT; Red Steel

Hmm hmm hmm.


28 posted on 07/08/2010 12:09:36 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Markos33

Hmmmm.... I like it the way it is.


29 posted on 07/08/2010 12:50:07 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: little jeremiah

You may have touched on something there... Using the old thumbs up and thumbs down metric wouldn’t look good for After-Birther postings. ;-)


30 posted on 07/08/2010 12:55:15 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Heheh - I don’t think members here really want to be tracked very much.

Maybe a thread could be started suggesting we all out ourselves with our real names and addresses, and photos! And where our kids go to school!


31 posted on 07/08/2010 1:00:59 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Red Steel

Well, another one bites the dust!

(Dumb ideas, that is. Dumb or maybe nefarious!)


32 posted on 07/09/2010 7:47:15 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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