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Old 01-08-2008, 13:58   #1
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Lost New Threads

When membership was lower, the new threads for at least a day seemed to stay happily on the list of new threads.

Now a lot more people have joined, it is getting difficult to keep up with new threads - when I looked just now, the list only had 1 hours worth of past threads.

A number of good threads are now getting lost.

I believe the time has come to reviewing the way the forum is constructed.
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Old 01-08-2008, 14:04   #2
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Hello, Talbot.

True, the "Home Page Portal" is only a single page. But you can also select "New Posts" on the navigation bar near the top of the page. It has ten pages of recent posts. This might be a good solution for you.

Could you try it and let me know what you think?

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I agree. I just checked and sailnet which uses a very similar format only has 1 hour of recent posts. It is why I come here. Maybe let the number of new posts grow for a day?

Missed your post Hud. I'll try that too.
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Highly recommended. 2 1/2 pages just from today. Great! I spend more time here than I should now.
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Old 01-08-2008, 14:16   #5
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True, the "Home Page Portal" is only a single page. But you can also select "New Posts" on the navigation bar near the top of the page. It has ten pages of recent posts. This might be a good solution for you.

Could you try it and let me know what you think?
I have looked at the "New Posts" and I put info on two threads on Catalacs today. The home portal has only one, the new posts have neither.
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Old 01-08-2008, 14:21   #6
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Thanks for the tip! The "new posts" page is now my "home page portal!"
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Old 01-08-2008, 15:11   #7
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I have looked at the "New Posts" and I put info on two threads on Catalacs today. The home portal has only one, the new posts have neither.

What I have found out is that if I find a thread and post to it and then return to the "new posts" page, the thread will not be there but it actually is. If you log off and click "todays posts" it will be there.

I don' know why it works that way.

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Also, if you go to "user CP" and then down to "list subscriptions" it will show.

Later on, somehow, it will come back on when I click "new posts". I think it is after another post is made but am not sure.
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I've asked Janet H to help us out with this. Stand by...
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Clicking on "New Posts" only brings up those threads with posts that you have not yet viewed. You have viewed your own contribution immediately after clicking Post Reply, so the thread contains no new posts, until someone else posts after you.
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Clicking on "New Posts" only brings up those threads with posts that you have not yet viewed. You have viewed your own contribution immediately after clicking Post Reply, so the thread contains no new posts, until someone else posts after you.
I can view them and they are still there.
If I post they go away.
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There are three different collections of new posts.

The portal page has the latest posts regardless of who made them, but only shows about 25 posts. So when there are a lot of folks posting, the list changes rapidly.

The new posts link shows all threads that have been updated since you last logged in. If you post, it will not display that thread because you have already seen it. For some viewers the new posts sort can be many pages, if they have not logged in in a while.

Todays posts (under the quick links drop down on the upper nav bar) shows all threads updated in the last day.

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This place is getting complicated by its own success - LOL.

Another strategy is to click on Quicklinks-Subscribed Threads near the top of the screen.

This brings up the list of threads that you have replied to (automatically subscribing you) - I do this to view the threads that I have been participating in. You can also subscribe without replying if you just want to watch a topic.

Then I go back to "New Posts" as suggested. All the Subscribed posts are hidden already because I have already viewed them.

I used to be able to keep up with everything but now I don't try. I pick the ones that interest me and when I have viewed the new posts I mark them all as read again using the quicklinks menu.
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Another strategy is to click on Quicklinks-Subscribed Threads near the top of the screen.

You can also just click the Profile button up near the top to get the list of subscribed threads (and PMs if you have new ones).
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