Auto-remember "topic details" open-closed state


#1

Could not find out how to do this, but what I would like is that the “topic details” box remembers its state when I walk around in the Discourse eco system.

afbeelding

Each time I read a topic, I start by opening the “topic details” box, so I can assess how active the posting has been on the topic. However this needs to be done for every topic I read.

Open Topic -> Click “topic details” -> read along
Open Topic -> Click “topic details” -> read along
Open Topic -> Click “topic details” -> read along
Open Topic -> Click “topic details” -> read along
Open Topic -> Click “topic details” -> read along
Open Topic -> Click “topic details” -> read along

into

Open Topic -> Click “topic details” -> read along
Open Topic -> Topic details is open -> read along
Open Topic -> Topic details is open -> read along
Open Topic -> Topic details is open -> read along
Open Topic -> Topic details is open -> read along
Open Topic -> Topic details is open -> read along -> close topic box
Open Topic -> Topic details is closed -> read along

This could be done as:

  • User preferences
  • Cookie or session state (just remember what I did on my last topic)

I do not think this is a general Discourse setting, It is just a user thing - some will prefer it like this others like that.

Ok, tell me what you think! (This is my first Discourse post ever!)


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #2

Makes sense. We might consider it if we see a lot of interest. Remembering your last state is definitely better than a user preference.

But also consider that your workflow is anomalous. Do you really always have to see this extra data? If the topic is interesting, that should be reason enough to start skimming through it.