Proposals for Incorporating Machine Learning in Mozilla Firefox

Friday June 18th, 2004

Blake Ross writes: "I will be doing research this summer at Stanford with Professor Andrew Ng about how we can incorporate machine learning into Firefox. We're looking for ideas that will make Firefox 2.0 blow every other browser out of the water. People who come up with the best 3-5 ideas win Gmail accounts, and if we implement your idea you'll be acknowledged in both our paper and in Firefox credits. Your idea will also be appreciated by the millions of people who use Firefox :-). We'll also entertain Thunderbird proposals."

#76 Intelligent Forum Browsing

by Pied

Tuesday June 22nd, 2004 3:54 PM

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Hi! I think that this idea might be some great time saving for those who are used to reading forums. Often, good (or often used) forums show when there is a new message or a new thread. Therefore, i d like mozilla to be able to tab-open all new messages in the whole forum, or say, just threads from the page I am browsing. It would either use cache for forums who only give the date of the last message, either parse the code to see if the thread has a "new message" icon or a different color link. Then, it would open the last page of this thread.

Having the possibility to see _all_ new messages can be nice for little forums, and "just new messages from this page" nice for bigger ones...