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Re: Number of replies shown in Monastery Gates incorrect?

by pryrt (Monsignor)
on Aug 04, 2016 at 18:53 UTC ( #1169135=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Number of replies shown in Monastery Gates incorrect?

Go to User Settings → "Miscellaneous" → "Show count of all replies ☑" to make it count the full reply-tree, rather than just immediate replies. As mentioned in Help for User Settings:

Show count of all replies: When viewing posts in sections or on The Monastery Gates, you will see the current number of replies. You can have it show you just the count of immediate replies ("children"), or the count of all replies ("descendants"). To get the latter, check this checkbox.
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Re^2: Number of replies shown in Monastery Gates incorrect?
by perldigious (Priest) on Aug 04, 2016 at 19:36 UTC

    I actually already had that option on. The behavior I see is that with it on, the regex issue thread I mentioned shows "3 replies" in The Monastery Gates but "11 replies" in Seekers of Perl Wisdom.

    If I remove that option (uncheck it), and look at both again, I see it says "3 direct replies" in both sections.

    Again, just FYI.

    UPDATE: I should clarify, that based on the portion of Help for User Settings that you quoted, this does seem like a glitch to me (albeit, a very small one). That quoted explanation implies to me the intent is to display the reply count the same way, according to the display option selected in an individual's settings, regardless of what section you are in.

    Or I'm a crazy person, which is an increasingly likely possibility.

    I love it when things get difficult; after all, difficult pays the mortgage. - Dr. Keith Whites
    I hate it when things get difficult, so I'll just sell my house and rent cheap instead. - perldigious

      Oh, interesting. I just assumed it was that setting, since it behaves as if that setting is off. If it's not a bug, then it's a highly counter-intuitive feature, based on the reading of the user settings help -- since I would interpret the help in such a way that the setting applies to the Gates as well as to individual sections, unless otherwise noted. Ah, well.

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