Hot post sorting
Not only with Diaspora, but also with other social networks, as your contact list grows also the number of received posts is growing. Usually, as is the case for Diaspora, posts get sorted chronologically and reading all incoming posts becomes cumbersome since new posts are added to the message stream every few seconds.
So why not have some reddit-like "hot-post" sorting in addition to usual chronological sorting to give users the ability to handle their fast growing message streams?
Alex started a proposal Wed 25 May 2016
Implement optional hot sorting of conversation stream Closed Thu 26 May 2016
We add a switch to the top of the conversation stream which allows to toggle between NEW sorting and HOT sorting.
NEW sorting corresponds to the usual sorting of conversations by creation time.
HOT sorting relies on a ranking algorithm which takes into account creation time, but also the number of likes (upvotes) for each individual post.
For HOT sorting we use the ranking algorithm from reddit. The implementation is simple and can be taken from here:
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Thu 26 May 2016
This seems to be basic feature on other social networks and I think it could make reading more of Diaspora* streams more easy in addition of the language filter (which is hopefully coming soon).