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David Spellman
(dspellman) - F
Threading? on 05/05/2005 12:48:36 MDT Print View

Is there any way in this forum software to reply to a specific post within the thread? For example, I'd like to answer a specific request within a thread for information on a piece of the overall thread.

I'm sorta used to other BBS-type software that will show you the message you're replying to, allow you to quote from it for clarity, will automatically supply the subject if there isn't a change, reply to a specific user, follow a sub-thread, etc. Unless I'm missing something, this software doesn't handle any of that...

In addition, I can't find any indication of what messages are new since the last time I was on, what threads may have been added, etc. It's a time-consuming search to find that information. Is there something I have to turn on in my user profile, er wot?

Edited by dspellman on 05/05/2005 12:50:35 MDT.

Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
forum updates on 05/18/2005 00:09:13 MDT Print View

Yes, it supports threading. it's been turned off because of people complaining about not having flat threads with posts in date order...

forum updates on the way, including unread posts flags...

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
re: forum updates on 05/18/2005 03:17:56 MDT Print View

Any chance of storing 'cookie' info in user's cache & using this info to control:

1) default post order, i.e. 'chrono' vs. 'rev. chrono' order, so that the user does not have to change it to 'rev. chrono' order each time the BPL forums are visited?


2) the desired overall post viewing format, i.e., the current "flat" model vs. indented "threads" model

Another nice feature would be to Print (or Save to a text file) an entire thread at one time. Using the Browser's Print/Save features has the draw back of saving all of the frames and not just the message post content - workable, but not as "clean" as far as the output goes.

Really appreciate the "Watch this Thread" feature. Saves me a lot of checking when nothing new has been posted. Many thanks.

Edited by pj on 05/18/2005 03:20:07 MDT.

Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Forum Threading on 05/21/2005 10:10:36 MDT Print View

Good thoughts. We'll consider these for further upgrades.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
re: "good thoughts" on 05/21/2005 10:53:24 MDT Print View

Just noticed your "My New" & "server side" tracking.

Unless i'm mistaken, y'all were way ahead of me, or...

someone's been very busy? Prob. both?

Great work

Edited by pj on 05/21/2005 10:54:06 MDT.