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Old 04-06-2004, 06:22 AM   #1
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Hold messages in view longer

Now that we're getting into the active season the messages on the bulletin board are coming fast and furious! The problem is, messages that are not even 24 hours old are getting rolled off of the current list and they're disappearing into the fog. Can the "New Posts" listing be expanded to hold at least the past 48 hours of entries? That way, even a minor topic - or request for help or information - would have a better chance of being seen.
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Old 04-06-2004, 06:28 AM   #2
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24 hours is 24 hours?????????
If it is posted in last 24 hours, how can it roll off into fog?

Use "new post" link and that should take you to all new post since your last visit.

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Old 04-06-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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Unless I'm doing something wrong (---always a possibility!) - if a day expires before I check the forum again, and no one has responded to the posting, the message will appear to have rolled off the "New Posts" list. I can always find it in the forum where I posted it (---it doesn't disappear) but my point is that it did not stay active long enough for a response.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:50 AM   #4
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Cracker, Smily is right, but of course what you are talking about is two different things.
The most recent threads list is now back to thirty I think. If you use that as your interface (entry portal) as I think most members do, then you can easily miss many many posts and threads if traffic in new threads is high. You will just have to work around it I guess, like the rest of us do.
The previous 24 hour interface is flexable and can contain hundreds of threads. It is a more difficult scan, but not that hard to get used to.

I know that your concern, which I share, is not your knowing how to find threads, but the fact that many won't take the time to do so and therefore much of what is posted is never seen by many, resulting in the possibility of missed interaction which might just mean missed Answers, limited Answers, No Answers, missed opportunity to sell, etc.
I don't have an answer! It is my opinion that quantity (of threads, members, images) is the priority here. Not sure that quality always goes down as quantity goes up, but that could be argued here.(Quality is subjective to define but like porno we know it when we see it ).
I am sure though, that as more hay is forked onto the haystack, the golden needle is alot harder to keep up with, or even find.

I have noticed this subject brought up on occasion and in fact there was a poll that I saw while surfing the "archives" asking about the "recent thread list" size. I don't recall the results but the only change I remember was that management shortened the list from either 50 or 40 down to 30.
I think they did that to make room for more stuff such as "Vote For This Site", Visit Chat", EBAY Reports, "In the News","We've got X__X Members" etc. on the Home Page.
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Old 04-06-2004, 10:17 AM   #5
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The best solution is to use the "New Posts" feature, as Smily suggested. This will show you ALL the new threads &/or posts to old threads since your last visit wheter it was an hour ago or a week ago.

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Old 04-06-2004, 07:36 PM   #6
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I am still wondering about this, the same as Cracker above. When I click on "New Posts," I get a maximum of 22. Often ones I want to see are already "off" as described above. I've read reference to the "previous 24 hours" as though that was still accessible, but I have not found it--as such. Much as I like a lot of the changes made recently, this is a change I don't yet see as an improvement. I suspect that I am just not using the system correctly, so if anyone can explain a little more clearly about how to access a longer list of posts-and especially without getting even the "New Posts" shortened, please let me know. I know, some of us are Poohs of little brain when it comes to this techy stuff. Count me chief among them! Thanks.
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Originally Posted by maxandgeorgia
When I click on "New Posts," I get a maximum of 22...I've read reference to the "previous 24 hours" as though that was still accessible, but I have not found it--as such.
I've discovered that "New Posts" appears when I'm logged in. It shows all posts since the last time I logged in.

"Today's Posts" appears when I'm not logged in and just lurking. It shows all posts in the last 24 hours. I've found that this feature is more convenient if I want to see all of the day's messages, so I usually check "Today's Posts" before logging on. If there's another way to do this while logged on, I'd love to know!

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I have followed the same path as Doug. I don't log in and select "today's posts". That gives me more or less what I used to get with last 24 hrs.
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keeping up with a thread and waiting on updates

If you "Subscribe" to a thread, you will receive an email indicating that some one has posted a reply to that thread. There may be more than one reply but you will see that there has been some activity. Use the link that is mailed to you to get to the thread.

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