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Subject:< The new forum look >
Topic:< Help & Suggestions >
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Posted:May 27, 2010 at 9:02 pm
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Notice this, too...
With the concept of only the most recent post in a thread being shown, it is too easy to never see the older ones, unless you show them all.

E.g. I just posted 3 messages in this thread. But when I go to the home page now, my posts about the colors and the arrangement will never get seen, unless someone happens to deliberately go into that thread and read it intentionally.

By listing all the messages, yeah, this thread does appear to dominate Help & Suggestions today, but isn't that appropriate if it's really that active? If ppl want to see older inactive threads, you can scroll down and see them in the "Threads in this Topic" section.

Just brainstorming...

This message is in reply to post 16515:

Ok, so that is something we can change... I clicked thru how you said, and yes, "Variants vs Standard" fills approx 40% of the messages on the 1st page of the Community forum. So what would you rather see here, "Variants vs Standard" have one line? One line with an indicator of how many replies it had? Sort it by date of last post in the topic, I presume, right?

This comes down to taste. Some forums, I've seen it where popular posts will indeed fill your general view. On others, you just have one line per thread.

Try this...
Go into like you described, then click on "Variants vs Standard" (any one of them). Read the message if you like. Then scroll down. Toward the bottom, you see two columns...

1st column is an indented tree of the current thread, showing who all replied to who.

2nd column has all threads in the Community Forum. I presume a list like this column is how you'd prefer to see the initial list? This gives you a grand overview of every thread that has been posted in Community, but very little feel for "what's being talked about, today".

That's what the other view was designed to show you. Today, these issues are hot... sort of thing.


There are 11 Messages in this Thread:

The new forum look (charlesf) May 20, 05:58 pm

The new forum look (FuzzyLogic) May 26, 09:17 pm

The new forum look (dknemeyer) May 27, 09:09 am

The new forum look (FuzzyLogic) May 27, 08:58 pm

The new forum look (dknemeyer) May 27, 09:37 pm

The new forum look (sunchung) May 27, 06:54 pm

The new forum look (FuzzyLogic) May 27, 08:53 pm

The new forum look (FuzzyLogic) May 27, 09:02 pm

The new forum look (dknemeyer) May 27, 09:43 pm

The new forum look (sunchung) May 27, 11:23 pm

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