Follow Restructure

by stink on Sep 26, 2023 to meta comments(6)
I think I am going to restructure some of the follow/unfollow system. Right now the issues are twofold:

1) The +/- button can get out of sync with the content it's attached to (eg. something could be hidden that you're following).

2) When you sign up and log in for the first time, you go from seeing a lot of content to seeing nothing. It should stay the same probably.

This seems like a good upgrade but I'm still a bit hesitant. I think this change will also simplify some SQL.
  • by macadoum on Oct 3, 2023
    IMHO, the follow system is the weak point of CC.

    Never fully understand how it's supposed to work. I don't like the idea of seeing less by logging in.

    Probably a blacklist would works better than a whitelist for content discovery. It was a good try nonetheless.

    • by stink on Oct 3, 2023
      It was a good try, thank you. I guess this is goodbye mac. Time to turn the lights off.
      • by macadoum on Oct 3, 2023
        Lol this wasn't what I intended to say at all!

        Just keep trying new things stink !

        I'll follow your experiments for a long time !
        • by stink on Oct 3, 2023
          Did you really think I was serious, I've built this site up to 1 user and 3 lurkers.
          • by reol on Oct 4, 2023
            Incidentally my following list is now up to 3 rows so there's gotta be more out there. Keep up the good work!
            • by stink on Oct 6, 2023
              haha, i should have said 3 active lurkers