[META] Recent Posts for Discussion and Main

post by Oscar_Cunningham · 2012-05-13T10:42:39.986Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 14 comments

This link


gives a page which lists all the recent posts in both the Main and Discussion sections. I've posted it in the comments section before, but I decided to put it in a discussion post because it's a really handy way of accessing the site. I found it by guessing the URL.


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comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-05-13T23:35:41.752Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thats excellent thanks.

Something to indicate when an old post is getting a lot of discussion would also be good (like reddit's 'hot'). As an old post with 100 replies today is listed below a more recent post with very little attention.

comment by Oscar_Cunningham · 2012-05-14T00:18:43.073Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

The method of guessing URLs works pretty well. I'm not quite sure how http://lesswrong.com/r/all/hot/ works, but it might be what you want.

comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-05-14T00:43:22.550Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Huh, it never occurred to me it might be hidden in the site already. Thanks!

Having it more prominently advertised might focus discussion on the more interesting posts, though possibly at teh cost of posts remaining ignored if they're not initially picked up on.

comment by Multiheaded · 2012-05-14T09:48:25.802Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

By the way, the Recent Comments sidebar (at least in Discussion) is lagging 5-10 entries, maybe more. Don't know if this bug has already been mentioned.

EDIT: Oh, sorry, looks like it's just Firefox. When I opened new pages the sidebar didn't update, but it did upon refreshing.

comment by falenas108 · 2012-05-14T07:00:02.779Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Is there a list somewhere of all the lesswrong.com/_'s are?

comment by Grognor · 2012-05-13T19:58:40.954Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I was using http://lesswrong.com/r/all/new/ before, but this is much better.

comment by Thomas · 2012-05-13T11:12:42.310Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

An XLS file would be appreciated. Thank you.

comment by dbaupp · 2012-05-13T11:38:27.865Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

An XLS file of what?

comment by Thomas · 2012-05-13T12:59:17.572Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Of the recent posts. Authors, titles, dates and so on.

comment by tgb · 2012-05-13T14:11:21.265Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

You can use this Python script I wrote. (Tested on Python 2.7.) It outputs to a CSV which can be imported into Excel, OpenOffice, etc. and put into a xls if you really want. Read the code comments to see where you have to paste in the recent post text and where you have to set the output filename.

comment by Thomas · 2012-05-13T14:37:58.765Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank you. But I'd rather have the original file, from which the (sub)pages have been generated. The reverse engineering is the second best way.

comment by tgb · 2012-05-13T15:55:25.348Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Then get hacking!

comment by Thomas · 2012-05-13T16:12:17.342Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

The hacking is never a good way to go. Either there will be a link for download the file, or I will not play with it.

comment by dbaupp · 2012-05-13T23:59:33.046Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

The original "file" is actually a database, which is fairly complicated and also private. (And tgb means "hacking" in the sense of writing code, not in the sense of cybercrime)