Related Discussions

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2010-09-21 09:24:10 -0500
Started 2010-09-18 21:51:31 -0500

I was gone for a couple of days and what a change! Have you seen the "Related Discussions" at the bottom of the page? That is so handy. It is a great way to dig into other discussions that might be lost in the shuffle and help us find more information on the issues we are researching. The staff of the site have been working so hard to improve the site. THANKS!!

9 replies

kdroberts 2010-09-20 11:54:25 -0500 Report

I did see it but pretty much every related discussion is not really related to the main discussion I'm reading.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-09-21 09:24:10 -0500 Report

Yeah, it's not a perfect system yet. Jay is right. We are developing our own algorithm that tries to automatically identify the keywords in a discussion and find discussions with related keywords. It will learn and get smarter over time. Helping to tag or categorize discussions will make the system get smarter faster. Thanks for the feedback.

LennyDenny 2010-09-20 11:27:55 -0500 Report

Hi Gabby - I'm like you I was on vacation for a week and can't believe the new stuff. It's really great. It's neat to be able to go from on discussion to another.


GabbyPA 2010-09-19 15:14:24 -0500 Report

I am glad you noticed. I think it really helps bring up some other discussions that are older ones. The members change a lot and old ones have some older members in them that had different points to share. I am glad they are doing it.