Ordering of posts in the browser.

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Ordering of posts in the browser.

Postby chrismb » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:53 pm

As the number of posts builds, I am concerned that the 'list settting' at the bottom don't appear to work. If I set it to >'replies'>'descending' then it does not adjust the list and leaves it as >'posts'>'ascending'.

The problem with this is that once we get onto multiple pages then I am not going to be able to figure out which posts got the latest replies.

Maybe it's just my browser - anyone else with this problem?
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Re: Ordering of posts in the browser.

Postby Doug Coulter » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:11 pm

It works here on firefox/linux. You have to hit the "go" button, then it redisplays in the new order here. I only tried that within a topic. I use the view unread posts and view active topics mostly, which are on the main home page.
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Re: Ordering of posts in the browser.

Postby chrismb » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:42 pm

Oh, I see, it only lists by the <number> of replies.

So, once we have, say, 10 pages of posts and someone makes a reply to an entry on the 5th page, how would you notice?
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Re: Ordering of posts in the browser.

Postby chrismb » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:46 pm

Ah! Sorry - disregard last.

I will leave it up so that you can see my confusion - in each of the sections there is a list of forums, and I was thinking that the forum with the latest replies would appear at the top of the list of forums.

I am presuming that it will be different for the posts within each forum, and there we'll see threads at the top where the most recent reply is.
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Re: Ordering of posts in the browser.

Postby Doug Coulter » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:51 pm

We're all just learning what tricks this software can do, and what I can change and what I can't (the host is actually nearer your than I -- it's in UK somewhere). If you're here a lot, the last post on any forum shows up with the name on the front page -- with a little picture of a piece of paper, red, and you can click that to see that post (and the thread it's in). Sadly, any other post to a subforum wipes that out and replaces it -- which makes it look even more like "all me" than it really is, but I don't know how to change that. "View unread posts" seems to always work, and "view active topics" also -- good way to find out what's going on. I think the unread posts thing is what I use most, and that's done with some kind of browser cookie so if you don't have them enabled, maybe you don't see those text links above the forum list?
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