Hidden feature: Live Discussions

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Submitted by dave on Sat, 03/22/2008 - 10:06

No doubt many of our regular readers have already discovered this feature of FSDaily, but for those who haven't...

We have a feature that is fairly unique in that it was created at my request for Free Software Magazine, thanks to inspiration from a contributor, Terry Hancock. Thanks Terry. It has, since, been released as a Drupal module and probably hasn't been utilised on many sites out there in the wild. The only ones I know of are FSM and FSDaily, but there are likely to be others.

Whatever the case, the feature displays a page of stories that have comments on them you haven't seen yet - it shows you threads of conversation which contain new (to you) comments. It displays the title of the story, the number of comments and the number of new comments. The aim is to allow you to keep up with any discussions going on around the site.

You can get to it by clicking on the "more comments" link which appears under the "Popular comments" section in the right-hand column of the site or by going here: http://www.fsdaily.com/all_comments

So if you like to know what's being said on FSDaily, keep an eye on the Live Discussions page.