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Hot Topics/new posts

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:53 pm
by Hemitom
Why not incorporate a place to see new posts. so we don't have to search to see if there was any responses to post already made. just make it a little more user friendly... just a thought...

Re: Hot Topics/new posts

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:58 pm
by klaatu
There is a link at the top of the board index that says "view new posts" :)

Re: Hot Topics/new posts

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:28 am
by couyalair
klaatu wrote:There is a link at the top of the board index that says "view new posts" :)


But, eved using that, you still have to scroll down and search, which I find irritating. It's not enough to go to the bottom of the page, you have to check above ion case there are several new replies on a thread.

Years ago, I joined some mailing lists, and still find this by far the most convenient way of taking part in discussions. I can't understand why these forums have taken over -- except of course that it's easier for advertizers to put their rubbish on forum pages.

Martin

Re: Hot Topics/new posts

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:21 pm
by crfriend
couyalair wrote:But, eved using [View New Posts], you still have to scroll down and search, which I find irritating. It's not enough to go to the bottom of the page, you have to check above ion case there are several new replies on a thread.

Just to the left of the thread title, if there are unread posts therein, will be a small coloured icon that if selected takes one to the first unread post in the thread.

Years ago, I joined some mailing lists, and still find this by far the most convenient way of taking part in discussions. I can't understand why these forums have taken over -- except of course that it's easier for advertizers to put their rubbish on forum pages.

Yes, e-mail lists can be a very convenient way of communicating, but they don't tend to thread very well and with e-mail itself becoming almost unusable because of spam -- and all the filtering that has to go on to keep anything like a clear channel -- lists tend to be a dying breed mainly kept alive by old-school types {waves hand} who don't much like change. Forums are convenient for advertisers, but have you noticed anything overt here? You haven't -- at least without it getting deleted in quick order if it isn't relevant to the forum's mission.

Re: Hot Topics/new posts

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:03 pm
by couyalair
crfriend wrote:Just to the left of the thread title ...will be a small coloured icon

Thank you, Carl. He icon is so tiny, I'd not even noticed it before, but it works!

crfriend wrote:Yes, e-mail lists ... tend to be a dying breed mainly kept alive by old-school types {waves hand} who don't much like change.

Like minds? ;-) waving back.

Yes, as I wrote, I realized that my comments about advertizers were inappropriate here; we are indeed spared that plague on Skirtcafé.

Martin