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#41 Kay

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:48 AM

I agree with the previous poster. Though I've gotten used to this system for the most part I do find it inconvenient with long posts where I have to scroll up to read the beginning of the post, then scroll down to finish reading, then scroll up again to read the next.


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#42 Film Fan 50s 60s 70s

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:36 AM

absolutely. i always had my settings on most recent first. i didnt need to go back to eve to see what had been going on lately.

But... many boards I frequent already have a link with the thread title, that takes you to the most recent post since your last visit. Some boards, but not all, even have a link to your last post, and most boards have a link to the last post posted.

 

Reading "up" the page is counter to every other board I have visited.

 

I vote for this to be changed, to option the listing, ascending, or descending. :)


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#43 TomWood

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:17 PM

Any update on this? It would be nice to at least have an option to sort posts from oldest to newest.
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#44 LuckyDan

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:01 PM

Hello - I wanted to get back to you on this.  Unfortunately, the majority of boards and posters prefer the most recent post listed first in discussions.  We'll look at a possible option to add a link to the original post to help, but for now, we'll need to stick to this convention.  Thanks for the inquiry though.


absolutely. i always had my settings on most recent first. i didnt need to go back to eve to see what had been going on lately.

#45 Vertigo2

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:56 AM

I find it hard to believe that most prefer the newest post be the first one viewed. I also do the Broadway Message Board and there the oldest is the first one listed,and one scrolls DOWN to go in chronological order,as people READ THAT WAY! If one one wants to go to the latest post it's easy to go to that page.
It is so annoying on TCM trying to go to the oldest and then scrolling up. I was positive that this would be addressed with the new board fix up - boy was I disappointed!
Please consider making this an option.
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#46 ValentineXavier

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:39 AM

I, too would like to have the original post as post #1, on page #1. That way, when you go to first unread post, you start with the top of that post, and scroll down. If you want to refer back to an old post, its number never changes, so you can find it. All of the other forums I go to do it that way. One, the Audio Video Science Forum is a very big board, bigger than this one, by far. 


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:07 AM

Thank you, TikiSoo. I thought I had it there.

 

This is certainly an odd way of offering that feature. Most other sites I visit have a button for this right on the front page with Main Topics/Forums.

 


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:12 AM

Thanks KidDabb, but those settings are only to view your OWN posts, not the entire thread. The moderator stated elsewhere there currently is no way to set your preferences to view "oldest (original) post first".
So for now, we'll just have to wait until they resolve it, if ever.

(but I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes to read in chronological order-on a long thread I just choose to view the last page)
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#49 Kid Dabb

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:51 AM

To view posts in Ascending or Descending order...

 

1. Sign in

2. Click your name at the top of the screen

3. Select My Content

4. Select Only posts from the left side screen

5. Select Ascending or Descending from above thread column

 

Enjoy!


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#50 Richard Kimble

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:09 PM

the majority of boards and posters prefer the most recent post listed first in discussions.

 

How do you know this? Did you take a poll?

 

This is the only board I've ever frequented where newest-post-first is not only the default option, but the only option.

 

IMDb, Free Republic, Democratic Underground, FlyerTalk (1.3 million threads), Digital Spy (1.7 million threads), City Data (1.7 million threads), Bodybuilding.com (5.7 million threads) are all oldest-post first.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:56 AM

Hello - I wanted to get back to you on this.  Unfortunately, the majority of boards and posters prefer the most recent post listed first in discussions.  We'll look at a possible option to add a link to the original post to help, but for now, we'll need to stick to this convention.  Thanks for the inquiry though. 



#52 Richard Kimble

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:34 PM

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:36 PM

Within individual threads, is there any way to have the oldest posts appear at the top? I'm not talking about the first page for each of the forums like "General Discussions" where there are "filters", but the pages for each of the individual threads within General Discussions or the other forums.

In English, it's natural to read left-to-right and top-to-bottom, so why have threads where the first post is on the bottom, and then you have to scroll up to find a response, and so on and so on?
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