With Discourse (the software this forum uses) being simple and all, it’s almost impossible to get an overview of individual posts. The concepts of topics (threads) and posts are intermingled in totally intuitive ways. As you may have noticed, all you have are lists of topics which might contain good posts buried somewhere inside them. With Discourse being consistent and all, however, there is one way to get a list of individual posts. Here’s why:
- If you sort a list of topics by likes, it will show you threads with the most number of likes (in total).
- If you use search and sort by likes, it will actually show you individual posts with the most number of likes.
List of topics:
You can’t do an empty search, however. You might try to be clever and search for a common word like “the”, but that won’t work:
But! You can do an empty search if you provide a category (“board”)! In other words, you can list the most liked posts in e.g. “New Site Help and Feedback”, like I did above.
Oops! While writing this I found a way to basically do an empty search for everything, i.e. list all posts by likes. You just need to provide something, so what about simply “posted after” a certain date?:
-WOW! I mean… Well… geeh, thanks for the introduction… could you get to point anytime this year?
-Sure. Kinda. Maybe.
- Most liked posts - “all time”
- Most liked posts - last 7 days
- Most liked posts in METaR
- Most liked posts in METaR - This year
- Most liked posts mentioning BRK
1. Use the magnifying glass on the top right. When you click on it you can either search from there or click on the little symbol to the right to open advanced search. I recommend you begin with the latter.
2. Click on Advanced filters. This will show you some advanced (read: rudimentary) capabilities.
3. Select a category. You can use the dedicated Categorized field, or start typing # in the search bar and you will be presented with suggestions.
4. If you want, you can filter your search in various ways. There’s no “Last 7 days”, but you can do a “Best of” from a selected date.
5. Click Search.
6. Sort the results by Most Liked using Sort by to the right.
Behold! Note how this will show you every post lurking inside any single thread. This is as good as it gets. TMF could quite easily create an interface for this, but until then you’re left with this procedure. To make life easier you you’ll need to come up with your own solution, e.g. browser bookmarks.
Since this requires effort, I’ve created a basic starting point. I’m posting it in separate reply below so that you can bookmark it if you find it useful.