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New Forum Feature: A-Z Lists

Post by Stoepsel » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:36 pm

Hi all,

we've been working on a way to give you a better overview of what links are posted in which forums/topics. Finally we're happy with the results and are putting this new feature out there for you to use.

What do the A-Z Lists have to offer?

The A-Z List offers the following features:
  • Links to the posts, in which the file is posted
  • Access to all links posted in a forum alphabetically
  • Access to the most recently posted links in a forum
  • Access to the links in the most viewed topics of a forum
  • 'Check Sources' links for all files listed
  • Links to sites related to a file, such as IMDb (for movies), TV.com (for TV shows) or AniDB (for Anime shows)
  • Lists are automatically updated twice a day.
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How do I get to the A-Z Lists?

There are 2 ways to get to the A-Z Lists:

The first option is to go to the Forum Index. There you will see a new column labeled "View A-Z". Click on the orange arrow to see the most recently posted links in the corresponding forum.

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The second option is to go to the "View Forum" page that lists all the topics posted in a specific forum. There you will see a new link labeled "Switch A-Z List View". Click on it to get to the A-Z List for the current forum.

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Enjoy the new feature. And let us know what you think.

Regards,
Stoepsel, STF Forum Admin

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Post by n7of9 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:56 am

i assume this is automatically generated? where does the info come from...i only did a quick look over but i ask because some of the tv links are a bit odd

firstly, the names of files are slightly different to the names posted (see Men in Trees)

secondly, some links are duplicated in the A-Z whereas they are not in the thread (see Grey's Anatomy S03E14 HRHDTV)

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Post by Stoepsel » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:48 am

n7of9 wrote:i assume this is automatically generated?
Stoepsel wrote:Lists are automatically updated twice a day.
n7of9 wrote:where does the info come from...i only did a quick look over but i ask because some of the tv links are a bit odd...
A few things to note here:
  • The information is collected directly from the posts twice a day.
  • File names are stored in all lower-case in a separate table in the database. Does that explain the differences you are seeing?
  • Duplicate entries come about, when a file is originally found in one post and then later gets moved to another post. That happens a lot in the TV section. Such duplicates should vanish after 1 week, at which time the file is only reported as being in the post the file was moved to.

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Post by n7of9 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:09 pm

ok, thanks for clearing that up :)

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Post by TheAnomaly » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:43 am

Wow....very nice feature.

Good work. :D

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Post by EclipseGSX » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:51 pm

Great job, Stoepsel!

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Re: New Forum Feature: A-Z Lists

Post by ChainDead » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:56 am

Lists will return in a few weeks.

...it's amazing how many things people take for granted, we work for free, we don't even get any appreciation. Don't moan now.

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