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Isn't that what the 'NEW' tab combined with all forums does already?

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Shengis;1361829

Isn't that what the 'NEW' tab combined with all forums does already?



Not without a refresh it doesn't. This would show activity in real-time

I know what you mean, I was thinking old style. As you said, sitting in the index refreshing every minute or so. Anyway, on reflection it would have been discussed/all not new/all lol.

Yep Shengis has it here I was one of those people that constantly sat on forum index refreshing also and that action was behind a lot of changes. The problem with sitting on forum index is that you only saw the last thing done... if you had refreshed and three new threads had been posted in you would have no idea b/c you only saw the latest one. The amount of commenting now meant that this was the norm...

So the way I view that now is to go text only, discussed tab and All -All and refresh that list. That shows all the newest stuff commented and posted threads. The colour indicators on the left let you know which forum its in (takes about an hour or so and then the colours become intuitive to the brain).

Try that out and see if it does what you want. Really all we would need there is an ajax auto refresh so you wouldn't have to manually refresh the page.

I was going to mention earlier about the colours. Is it possible to make them a bit clearer on the 'Poster' bar in the OP's? I noticed that if you click through from an email notification on a thread it doeasn't update the top bars to show where you are and in for example misc the little colour flag on the end of the bar isn't that noticable. Aslo I doubt many people even realise its there for that purpose.....

I think we're putting in a breadcrumb trail today Shengis that will show your current position and where the deal is posted in.

Be careful how you do it though regarding the topic bar. I can just see somebody clicking an email notification for say a laptop, reading the post, hitting one of the forum tabs and wondering why all the posts have suddenly become exclusively computer related, and it WILL happen, you just know it will :lol:

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Admin;1361850

Try that out and see if it does what you want. Really all we would need … Try that out and see if it does what you want. Really all we would need there is an ajax auto refresh so you wouldn't have to manually refresh the page.



That's what im currently doing. My request or suggestion was more of an iceing on the cake feature. I was really just throwing the idea out there. Would be a cool feature, but i can live without it

Ok - so all we need is an ajax timed reload on that page right? I can add that to the list but there's a bunch of things that need to be wiped off first. As you say an icing on the cake sort of thing

I like a spy that updates with new post as they come . Check out [url]www.exceem.co.uk/forums[/url] they have spy

There is an extension for Firfox called ReloadEvery V2 that you can set to reload any/all pages to almost any time period if thats any help.
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