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[Status update] So many CC threads with long start posts...

I just wish someone would take pity on us CC fans and change the overview page to not showing the whole content of the discussion start. This is so confusing.

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  • Apr 26, 2017 at 03:17 PM

    Finally someone said it. :)

    It's so annoying to scroll through the same post over and over, especially if it has pictures (which are still getting blown up, is there any way to change this?). Also shorter posts (like this one) are getting lost. And "50 shades of gray" used by UI are not helping either.

    The workaround is to start with a short intro and then add long post as the first comment. But in this case you're not getting any notifications on the further comments (unless they're directly related to your comment). Mess atop mess. :(

    • Apr 26, 2017 at 03:34 PM

      So where's the "Show less" button? :)

      • Apr 27, 2017 at 03:23 PM

        It's interesting that somehow it's not possible to:

        - fit the whole post text in the email notifications;
        - show the actual content in the online notifications;
        - show more than 2 lines of the blog title on the home page.

        Yet CC posts are listed in their full glory. Well, I guess at least we now know what's the most important part of SCN. :)

    • Apr 27, 2017 at 02:11 PM

      I haven't even gotten notifications about your and Volker's reply here. oO

  • Apr 28, 2017 at 01:01 PM

    Let me check to see if anything is being done to address it. (I spend a lot of time in Coffee Corner myself -- I guess that's obvious -- and I agree that the presentation is annoying.)

  • May 03, 2017 at 07:47 AM

    Hello You all,

    Thanks a lot for this feedback. I will look into what can be done although if it will involve heavy coding I believe it's not something we could get to soon as we have higher priority tasks on the table.



    • May 03, 2017 at 07:52 AM

      Hmm, I really wonder why. Aren't the discussions part of the answer hub? That they have such a different overview page is really strange.

  • May 03, 2017 at 09:30 AM

    As a temporary solution I added the following element hiding rule in uBlock:

    I also removed the search box from questions/discussions pages (I don't use it at all):

    Now the Coffee Corner looks like this:

    The solution is far from ideal, but it took me less time to apply it, than to prepare my response :)

    coffeecorner.jpg (79.6 kB)
    • May 03, 2017 at 09:41 AM

      I want that, too! Look how neat it is!

      But no uBlock for me here. :/

      • May 04, 2017 at 08:11 AM

        If you use Firefox, Opera or a Firefox fork and if you have sufficient rights to create and edit userContent.css, you can add the following:

        @-moz-document domain( {
        .node-list-item .question-excerpt {display: none !important;}

        I think, a similar file exists for Google Chrome, but I don't have it installed.

        • May 04, 2017 at 09:11 AM

          I'll play around with this at home, but here at work I can't tinker with the browsers. ^^

    • May 03, 2017 at 11:41 AM

      Why did I not think of that? Genius! I remember doing this a little while ago to make Facebook more palatable (well...). But it didn't occur to me to use the trick here too. Done now (with AdBlock+) and it looks much better.

      I wonder if I can fix the activity stream the same way...?

      Thanks Veselina :-)

      • May 03, 2017 at 12:39 PM

        This also affects the Q&A tag pages, by the way, removing the content preview from there. It doesn't affect the global tag page (the one with questions & blogs), but a similar rule ( does.

    • May 03, 2017 at 08:07 PM

      Genius! Looks perfect now and I even found an unread discussion hiding among the bloated posts.

      This reminds me of that old joke I shared somewhere here before about the stolen Soviet jet drafts, the train, and small note "file to the specification". Just the thing one would expect from SAP. :)

      Now just a couple of Java scripts to fix the activity stream, eh? I'm learning so much in this New Community! :)

    • May 10, 2017 at 06:32 PM

      Finally added this to my AdBlock. Now the CC looks so pretty I could cry. *sniff*

  • May 05, 2017 at 10:49 PM

    Another thing I'd like to see in the CC overview page would be to see a preview of the most recent post in a thread, rather than always the start of the thread. That would give me a better idea whether it's something I haven't actually read before, or that I want to go and dig further into.

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