Add sorting of posts by Updated

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Sorting by 'time updated' would be a useful feature. Or some other way to see all recent posts and comments as a way to keep up with active discussions. Perhaps something like Confluence Dashboard which has an option to view 'all', 'popular' or 'favorite' updates.

While we have no sorting by comment date functionality I can suggest this link to DeepSee dashboard of week activity on DC. It shows posts and comments on by days, shows authors' pie charts and by groups' colcharts.

Almost everything is clickable. You can click on piechart, colchart or numbers in the tables to drill down to the hyperlinks to DC.

 

While it's something in the right direction, that statistic seems to be updated on delay. My first comment from yesterday only appeared today and my today's comments are yet to be included. That '1 day' delay is a bit of a problem when you want know 'what's happening now'.

Also, it doesn't show any context for the data. What was  the comment? What post did it comment on? How many replies does it have? Etc.

Yes, the delay in stats is 5-6 hours.  At least, it helps to view all the comments for a particular day.

As a user this is not useful at all, sorry.

 

All I care about is seeing active, relevant content and other people seeing mine.

If I reply to a post from 3 weeks ago, unless someone is subscribed to that post or specifically searches for it nobody will ever see my reply.  This is a problem.

 

Edit: If the main goal here is a question & answer site and not a forum, then ignore everything I just said.  But so far, this is definitely giving more of a forum/discussion vibe.  Personally, I think they should be separate.  Paul mentioned having "Questions" and "Articles".  How about a third type; "discussion"?  Each type/category should and could have its own default sort behavior.

The "Newest" button is supposed to be doing MAX(PostDate, LastCommentDate) DESC but doesn't appear to work properly on that message for some reason, but does for others. We will investigate. The UI for post listings will be modified in this upcoming release (next day or two) and it will look and act more like StackOverflow with Articles vs. Questions a new filter just to show unanswered questions.

"MAX(PostDate, LastCommentDate) DESC"

 

I think this might be the problem, or the source of my confusion/misunderstanding in the other topic.  I did a quick example in Excel.  As you can see, the post with the most recent comment is still at the bottom.  I think the expectation of most users is that the posts with the most recent activity would be at the top of the list.

Feel free to correct me if I'm missing something.

 

upcoming release (next day or two)

 

If the breadcrumbs don't come back in this release I might ragequit!  :)