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#1
Sorry. Always happens as soon as I post I find the answer.
Looks like there are 2 ways of doing it. The little arrow at left of thread and clicking on the time of last post.
#2
Mudslide
Sorry. Always happens as soon as I post I find the answer.
Looks like there are 2 ways of doing it. The little arrow at left of thread and clicking on the time of last post.


Exactly how it used to be. ;-) I didn't even know about that arrow, I used to use the date lol.
#3
Mudslide
Sorry. Always happens as soon as I post I find the answer.
Looks like there are 2 ways of doing it. The little arrow at left of thread and clicking on the time of last post.


The arrow to the left will take you to the last post you read. Clicking on the time of the last post will take you to the last post, two different things entirely. :)
#4
Another niggle is the time of the last post, I wish it were switched back to the 'actual' time of the last post.
#5
Ok thanks all.
For the record I have actually grown to like the new forums since its easy to break it up in to relevant posts or just sit and watch new ones only. Hated them at first but like it now. :)
#6
thesaint
Another niggle is the time of the last post, I wish it were switched back to the 'actual' time of the last post.
Me too! :-( I've asked several times why it's been switched and if it can be switched back but there's been no reply yet. It makes keeping track with the forums really difficult because there's no way to pinpoint how much of the forum you've read when you refresh the page because it's a constantly changing variable. :-(

Please, please, please can we have it back to the actual date?
[admin]#7
There's nothing set in stone on the date stamp format... I kind of find the current format easier to see what's fresh or not as it's easy to see how old stuff is. Let's see though...

For keeping track of what you read it's probably easier to look at the read/unread icons though? As they actually show explicitly what's been read or not.
#8
Admin
There's nothing set in stone on the date stamp format... I kind of find the current format easier to see what's fresh or not as it's easy to see how old stuff is. Let's see though...


Whichever way you have it, it will not be right for some. For me, it was easier before because if I had been out all day, it was easy for me to remember what time I left the house as opposed to how many hours ago I left the house in order to catch up.

For those on all day, the new system is probably better.

Admin

For keeping track of what you read it's probably easier to look at the read/unread icons though? As they actually show explicitly what's been read or not.


The icon does not disappear when you have read everything in the thread. The title does change from bold to normal font though.
#9
Admin
There's nothing set in stone on the date stamp format... I kind of find the current format easier to see what's fresh or not as it's easy to see how old stuff is. Let's see though...

For keeping track of what you read it's probably easier to look at the read/unread icons though? As they actually show explicitly what's been read or not.
On the old forum, when I refreshed the page, I would take a note of the time that it was last viewed which would then tell me how far back I needed to look in order not to miss any new posts because it was a static. With the time as it is, it's dynamic and therefore unusable for that purpose and only actually correct for the second that you refreshed.

The icons are also rarely useful for that purpose because I only open threads which are of interest to me so the number of yellow icons remaining after I've refreshed are very few and far between because more often than not, those threads have been bumped to the front page again and the icon has gone back to orange.

When I first sought out bargain sites, I signed up to this one immediately as it was so easy but more importantly quick to navigate because we all know we have to be quick where bargains are concerned. I didn't even bother signing up to MSE because although their forum was a similar format, I found their pages too cluttered with trying to fit too much into the pages rather than concentrating on the most important things - the threads containing the vital information. But since this new format, I'm finding myself checking over there first because it's easier and quicker to keep track of and I find that such a shame because this one is usually busier and has the bargains first. :-(
#10
thesaint
Whichever way you have it, it will not be right for some. For me, it was easier before because if I had been out all day, it was easy for me to remember what time I left the house as opposed to how many hours ago I left the house in order to catch up.

For those on all day, the new system is probably better....
When I've been away for quite a while I find it easier because I usually know how long I've been, it's when I've just been busy on other windows for a short time then come back and refresh that I find it's a problem because I usually have no idea how long I've been away and have no way of finding out so have to go traipsing back through pages until I either come across a yellow icon or until I find a thread which I know I've noticed which still has no posts! :-D.
#11
I am glad I opened this thread, I didn't know about the little arrow to go to the last reply, nice one.
#12
I've just thought of a way to find out the time of the last post of the forum before you refresh:

Click on the link to the last post and it'll take you to the last post that was posted on your last visit (even if there have been other new ones in that thread) and make a note of the time of the post. Then all you have to do is work out the time difference between that and the current time and you know how far back to read!

Simple, eh?

... or not!

That's why I find it quicker to visit MSE. :-(

Please could you offer the option to chose which format to use for the posting time? But getting the 'mark forms read' facility up an running again would help a great deal because that would provide a marker.
#13
I just realised what Admin means by 'icons' now, it is the flame.

I never used this before, it still doesn't do what I need it to though.

What I would like is the little arrow (last post read) to disappear when you've read a thread, and only appear again when new posts have been added. It is a minor annoyance, and doesn't detract too much from the experience.

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