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Andy Stephenson11/05/2020 09:50:39
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Mods,

It's always a bit of a bind to find the last post I have read in a thread. Other forums have a facility to go straight to the last post a logged-in member has read. I assume this means the use of cookies that this site already uses so how about extending this to give this really useful feature.

Thanks,

Andy.

Doc Marten11/05/2020 09:57:17
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I'll anticipated the answer here.

No, because hosting package doesn't offer one?

Bob Cotsford11/05/2020 10:31:30
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Similar features such as lists of unread and most recent posts, like buttons, links defaulting to new windows - all features of your average website over the last 10 years have proved beyond the abilities of the site programmers in the past so good luck on that one. The site is what it is, love it or leave it.

John Tee11/05/2020 11:17:59
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Not sure if I've done anything special, but once logged in I automatically go to the latest page on any post when selected and only have to scroll down the page to the latest. No hassle.

John

David Ashby - Moderator11/05/2020 14:24:40
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Do you mean a thread defaulting to the last page every time you select that thread Andy?

For that option look in 'settings' and 'my account'.

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 11/05/2020 14:24:52

John Tee11/05/2020 14:50:11
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Just looked at my account and is set as David says.

John

Bob Cotsford11/05/2020 17:37:06
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I think what is meant is that most forums will have a tag on thread headers for 'first unread post', usually either a 'New' box or '>>' rather than just taking you to the last page even if you haven't viewed the first post yet.

Allan Bennett06/08/2020 11:52:36
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I was just about to make a request, and noticed this thread. The option to go to the last page of a thread by default is useless if, as Bob has said, one hasn't yet read the first page.

What I was hoping to see is functionality which I see on other web sites:-

1. New threads (i.e. new since I last logged off) highlighted;

2. The ability to jump to first unread (by me) post in those threads;

3. Posts in the thread made by the Original Poster to be identified.

I hope Doc Marten, in the second post in this thread, is wrong frown

Pete B - Moderator06/08/2020 17:49:58
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Believe me, Allan, your wish list is unquestionably shared by all members and mods and has been for a long time...smile

I understand that, some time back, the forum owners looked at an updated package but encountered insurmountable problems in migrating the archive of posts and material across to new architecture. There is a huge amount of information in the archive which we would not wish to lose.

Unfortunately, to use a phrase which has recently appeared in the Press, 'it is what it is' - and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future....face 4

Pete

cymaz06/08/2020 22:03:07
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I asked a few years back for some new icons..luckily they boffins were able to come up with a few. I forget which ones now...

Allan Bennett07/08/2020 08:17:56
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Surely we don't accept that 'it is what it is', given it's current source laugh It does surprise me that present-day computing technology is unable to migrate a database from one system architecture to another, or that system vendors are not knocking at your door offering to do it.

Anyway, the technical deficiencies of this forum are more than made up for by its contributors, so I'll stick with it for a while.

Steve J07/08/2020 08:37:36
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This forum has the worst software of any that I visit (I would say that BARCS has the best), but it is the one that I visit the most. The platform isn't everything.

Ron Gray07/08/2020 10:21:06
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If it is 'too difficult' to migrate old data to a new system why don't they just keep the existing one as an archive and introduce a new one? Tthe old posts will still be there and I'm sure that users wouldn't mind setting themselves up in the new system (if that data can't be ported - but I would find that unbelievable) as they would welcome better software.

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