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why do the threads read backwards?

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Old 06-22-2006, 06:57 AM
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Default why do the threads read backwards?

anyone else find this annoying? when you click on a thread you're taken to the last response and have to work your way back to the subject post. seems *** backwards to me. am i missing something?
 
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Old 06-22-2006, 07:05 AM
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Default Re: why do the threads read backwards?

It's the default way this discussion forum is configured. It took me awhile to get used to, also, but you can change it if it's frustrating.

Go to your User Control Panel ("User CP" in the navigation bar), then click on the "Edit Options" link (or just click here -- should work if you are logged in), then scroll down until you get to the "Thread Display Options" section and change it from "Linear - Newest First" to "Linear - Oldest First".

Voila!
 
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Old 06-22-2006, 07:31 AM
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Default Re: why do the threads read backwards?

thanks geek gal, it worked. you're such a geek!!!
 
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Old 06-22-2006, 07:47 AM
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Default Re: why do the threads read backwards?

Originally Posted by petesell
thanks geek gal, it worked. you're such a geek!!!
lol, I know, I know. It's good to feel useful. {grin}

Enjoy!
 
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:38 AM
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Default Re: why do the threads read backwards?

Wow.

Good suggestion Geek Gal. I stand corrected.

I also noticed that you can choose to allow up to 40 posts per page instead of the default. This way you dont have to keep clicking on pages if the post has less than 40 replies. It will all appear on one page!!!

 
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:40 PM
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Default Re: why do the threads read backwards?

Is it really backwards by default? I'll need to check that. My view is oldest post first in the thread view. It should be newest first in the *category* view only...
 
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: why do the threads read backwards?

jason
my default was just like the others, newest first. So i switched it , and put the most possible posts per page. Works great now!!!
 
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Old 06-22-2006, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: why do the threads read backwards?

Jason,
Yes, mine also defaults to newest first. But interestingly, if you are not logged in, and thus are treated as a guest, you get them displayed as oldest first. This may be the default you're refering to?
 
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:32 AM
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Default Re: why do the threads read backwards?

geekgal,

Thank you so much. This was driving me crazy!
 
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Old 06-23-2006, 02:44 PM
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Default Re: why do the threads read backwards?

Okay, GeekGal, what other secrets are you harboring? Come on, Spill It!
 

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