Go Back   SEQanswers > Site News > Site Announcements

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Relatively large proportion of "LOWDATA", "FAIL" of FPKM_status running cufflink ruben6um Bioinformatics 3 10-12-2011 12:39 AM
The position file formats ".clocs" and "_pos.txt"? Ist there any difference? elgor Illumina/Solexa 0 06-27-2011 07:55 AM
"Systems biology and administration" & "Genome generation: no engineering allowed" seb567 Bioinformatics 0 05-25-2010 12:19 PM
Added "New Posts" section to front page... ECO Site Announcements 0 05-16-2010 11:15 AM
SEQanswers second "publication": "How to map billions of short reads onto genomes" ECO Literature Watch 0 06-29-2009 11:49 PM

Thread Tools
Old 02-18-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
--Site Admin--
Location: SF Bay Area, CA, USA

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,358
Default Added "Similar Threads" features ...Feedback appreciated

Hey you may have noticed, as the site grows we are seeing more duplicate posts due to people not searching as much as they should.

I just added two features which should help with this:

1. When posting a new thread, after entering the title, the site will present a box of similar threads and encourage the user to read those first before posting.

2. When viewing a thread, it will now automatically display a "Similar threads" box at the top of the thread. This will aid finding similar topics while just doing research.

Thanks to all that have given feedback on this issue in the past, please don't hesitate to let me know (PM or email admin@) if something is not working correctly or you see room for improvement.
ECO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
Location: Boston area

Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 747

It's a great idea, but could you have it go below instead of above the thread I am reading?
krobison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
Location: Oslo, Norway

Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 415

Sometimes, the 'similar threads' listed are relevant, sometimes they are very off. For example, trying to start a new thread with the title 'nanopore' does not list the latest threads that appeared during AGBT. 'Genome in a day' results in a few 'Gday' threads from the introductions forum. But '454 flx+' yielded very relevant threads again...
flxlex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 09:01 PM   #4
--Site Admin--
Location: SF Bay Area, CA, USA

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,358

@krob, I intentionally moved it to the top...the default position is at the bottom of the thread. In vBulletin circles (ha!) the consensus is that it increases exposure of old threads. If enough folk agree I can definitely move it back to the bottom.

@flx, I know, one limitation is the "degree of similarity" and disallowed keywords (obviously we don't want similarity determined on "base" or "sequence"). I'm still messing with settings. The more feedback the better.

Thanks guys.
ECO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 05:06 AM   #5
Senior Member
Location: East Coast USA

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,091

Does the "similar threads" feature only looking at the keywords or is it considering the title and/or content of posts?
GenoMax is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO