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Author Topic: I WANT MY "ACTIVE TOPICS" BACK!  (Read 2491 times)
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« on: July 23, 2009, 12:25 PM »

Sure, the new Forum has lots of gollygeewhizz features but,

The "Show unread posts since last visit" seems to have a mind of its own. Sometimes I get unread posts, sometimes not. And if I want to go back to the other recent threads, I have to click through all the unread posts first.

Petition starts here. I'll even contribute some bucks if it will somehow help get it back.  Cry Cry
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 12:33 PM »

Whatever it takes.

About once a week it loses track of me and I don't see a day's worth of posts (without digging).

I view the Forum from two computers and an iPod so there could be competing cookies or something, but it shouldn't be an issue.

Worse is when I open the Unread Posts page and see a dozen interesting threads but have to close the browser before I've read them all.

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 12:35 PM »

Ok, maybe this will help with your confusion.

When you click the "Show unread posts" link, it does just that.  It will show you all of the unread posts since your last visit - this is the same as "active topics" except if the active topic doesn't have anything new in it since your last visit - it wont show up again in the "Unread posts" until it does get something new...but that is what an active topic should be.

Now here's where the confusion is probably coming in.  When you click "Unread posts" and then click an active topic to read, fine.  But if you reply to that topic  - instead of returning you to the rest of your unread posts, it brings up a list of all other topics that are relative to the one you just replied to - which could be new unread posts and something from waaaaay back when.

So, once you reply to a topic, make sure to re-click the "Unread posts" link and you will be taken back to your original list of the rest of the "Unread posts since your last visit".  

Hope that helps clarify what is going on.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 01:12 PM »

This is the least user-friendly forum software for any forum that I visit.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 03:26 PM »



Hope that helps clarify what is going on.


Nope that doesn't have anything to do with it. Thanks, though.

It's two things, buggy behavior with the Forum remembering when I last visited (never an issue on the old system) and design limitations that only give you one pre-defined criteria for "unread".
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 03:33 PM »

You could always start your own forum and make it anyway you want Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009, 03:51 PM »

Nope, I like this one just fine. Steve picked this software for a lot of good reasons.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2009, 03:56 PM »

I haven't had any problems, sure I miss the old "Only show active topics" feature but Steve did a lot of condensing so there are not sheer bulk you used to have to wade through so it's manageable.

I've been quite happy with the new forum, I'll take this over some of the others I visit any day.

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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2009, 04:27 PM »

What would it take for the software gurus to add an "Active Topics" to this software?

An hour or two of code maybe.  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2009, 07:13 PM »

 I WANT MY "ACTIVE TOPICS" BACK! TOO
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2009, 07:30 PM »

I have found that I use the forum more that the old one. Besides in the real world we don't always get what we want it builds character. So if you don't like this format just look at is a character building exercise and deal with it.
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2009, 08:13 PM »

I asked for this at week one, of the new lauch.  Cry  yess, plz bring it back, bring it BACK

BRING IT BACK
BRING IT BACK
BRING IT BACK
BRING IT BACK
BRING IT BACK.........

WHAT DO WE WANT.... BRING IT BACK
WHEN DO WANT IT... RIGHT NOW
WHAT DO WE WANT....... BRING IT BACK

BRING IT BACK
BRING IT BACKBRING IT BACK Kiss
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2009, 08:44 PM »

YES PLEASE
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2009, 09:00 PM »

The old forum content (kite reviews) would be of far more interest to me, over changing how i can view currently available topics.

I'll settle for what is offered though.   Kiss
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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2009, 08:07 PM »

that was my first request on seeing the "new" forum.. I know I miss a lot of stuff here now but it's confusing..
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