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Message 1264814 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 11:30:43 UTC

If you post to the thread, you see N posts where N is the number you selected for page size.

If you quote or reply to a post, you see just the single post you are replying to.
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Message 1264830 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 12:28:52 UTC - in response to Message 1264814.

Nope John. I think it is settings.
Regardless
Out of our hands.
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Message 1264833 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 12:50:12 UTC - in response to Message 1264830.

Nope John. I think it is settings.
Regardless
Out of our hands.

I just get the one message I am replying or quoting when I press those buttons. If it is a setting I don't have it. :(

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Message 1264853 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 13:59:53 UTC - in response to Message 1264830.

Nope John. I think it is settings.
Regardless
Out of our hands.

Is it because you have the moderator tag? Try with a regular user.

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Message 1264899 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 16:34:49 UTC - in response to Message 1264853.

Nope John. I think it is settings.
Regardless
Out of our hands.

Is it because you have the moderator tag? Try with a regular user.

I am seeing the same things as the others.
I suspect Gary is right, the Moderator flag gives you a different set of options.
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Message 1264934 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 17:35:52 UTC - in response to Message 1264853.

Nope John. I think it is settings.
Regardless
Out of our hands.

Is it because you have the moderator tag? Try with a regular user.


Same tag here and still a single post. I didn't know there were settings for it though.
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Message 1265008 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 20:42:34 UTC
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There is another strange thing visible straight before your eyes.

If you look at one the previous posts, I says Message XXXXX - - Posted: 27 Jul 2012 | XX:XX:XX UTC (- in response to Message YYYYY).

And put your mouse about the document icon, which could show up in a yellowish color. It says "you haven't read this message yet".

Of course, I can click on the web-link for the message and read it individually. But what is the point doing such a thing? The message has been posted in the thread you are visiting and therefore you are supposed to be reading the message when visiting the thread.

My guess is this is something that was originally inherited from before the time of the web, when these message boards were kind of bulletin boards, possibly readable or accessible by some other type of newsreader software.

And now after posting this message, this document icon is gone, it is not visible in the thread anymore.

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Message 1265011 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 21:07:16 UTC

If I click "reply" or "quote" all I see is the single post. If I click "post to thread" I see all of them.
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Message 1265027 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 21:56:49 UTC - in response to Message 1265008.

There is another strange thing visible straight before your eyes.

If you look at one the previous posts, I says Message XXXXX - - Posted: 27 Jul 2012 | XX:XX:XX UTC (- in response to Message YYYYY).

And put your mouse about the document icon, which could show up in a yellowish color. It says "you haven't read this message yet".

Of course, I can click on the web-link for the message and read it individually. But what is the point doing such a thing? The message has been posted in the thread you are visiting and therefore you are supposed to be reading the message when visiting the thread.

My guess is this is something that was originally inherited from before the time of the web, when these message boards were kind of bulletin boards, possibly readable or accessible by some other type of newsreader software.

And now after posting this message, this document icon is gone, it is not visible in the thread anymore.

Been there forever. All the posts in the thread since the last time you read the thread are marked as unread. Hit refresh and since you just read the thread they all reset. Possibly useful if you check active threads on an occasional basis.

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Message 1265670 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 23:04:59 UTC

AWOL ability to edit the title of a thread you originated.

Anyone know why this was taken away?

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Message 1265689 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 23:41:48 UTC - in response to Message 1265670.

AWOL ability to edit the title of a thread you originated.

Anyone know why this was taken away?

It wasn't as I can still do this, on an original post, not on a reply or quote.
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Message 1265931 - Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 17:32:17 UTC - in response to Message 1265689.

AWOL ability to edit the title of a thread you originated.

Anyone know why this was taken away?

It wasn't as I can still do this, on an original post, not on a reply or quote.


I thought that was something only mods can do.
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Message 1265961 - Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 18:58:55 UTC - in response to Message 1265931.

AWOL ability to edit the title of a thread you originated.

Anyone know why this was taken away?

It wasn't as I can still do this, on an original post, not on a reply or quote.


I thought that was something only mods can do.

It is convoluted, but normal users have been able to edit the topic of a thread they started.
They just have to post a new message in the thread they authored and then edit that message to get the title option.
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Message 1265984 - Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 20:31:24 UTC - in response to Message 1265961.

AWOL ability to edit the title of a thread you originated.

Anyone know why this was taken away?

It wasn't as I can still do this, on an original post, not on a reply or quote.


I thought that was something only mods can do.

It is convoluted, but normal users have been able to edit the topic of a thread they started.
They just have to post a new message in the thread they authored and then edit that message to get the title option.

Correct.
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Message 1266279 - Posted: 31 Jul 2012, 22:49:11 UTC

I tried reading through this whole ridiculous thread to see if my complaint has been observed, but there's a lot of posts and I don't have time to read through everything.

My default has always been to display the oldest posts first, so the new ones are at the bottom, and if it is a thread that I have read before, it jumps to the first unread post and then I just read from there.

This works for the most part, until I post a reply in that thread, and then the post order changes to newest first. That's annoying. I have never once in my life read a forum thread backwards like that. I grew up learning to read top-to-bottom.
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Message 1266299 - Posted: 31 Jul 2012, 23:59:14 UTC - in response to Message 1266279.

I tried reading through this whole ridiculous thread to see if my complaint has been observed, but there's a lot of posts and I don't have time to read through everything.

My default has always been to display the oldest posts first, so the new ones are at the bottom, and if it is a thread that I have read before, it jumps to the first unread post and then I just read from there.

This works for the most part, until I post a reply in that thread, and then the post order changes to newest first. That's annoying. I have never once in my life read a forum thread backwards like that. I grew up learning to read top-to-bottom.

Hit the back button twice. Yes it is annoying.
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Message 1266408 - Posted: 1 Aug 2012, 13:15:36 UTC - in response to Message 1266279.

I tried reading through this whole ridiculous thread to see if my complaint has been observed, but there's a lot of posts and I don't have time to read through everything.

My default has always been to display the oldest posts first, so the new ones are at the bottom, and if it is a thread that I have read before, it jumps to the first unread post and then I just read from there.

This works for the most part, until I post a reply in that thread, and then the post order changes to newest first. That's annoying. I have never once in my life read a forum thread backwards like that. I grew up learning to read top-to-bottom.

I can't recall any written language where it is read bottom to top. If some people want to read backwards power to them, but as it has been stated. I don't see why I am forced to see posts in that manor when my settings are set otherwise.
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Message 1266484 - Posted: 1 Aug 2012, 18:06:42 UTC - in response to Message 1266408.
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I tried reading through this whole ridiculous thread to see if my complaint has been observed, but there's a lot of posts and I don't have time to read through everything.

My default has always been to display the oldest posts first, so the new ones are at the bottom, and if it is a thread that I have read before, it jumps to the first unread post and then I just read from there.

This works for the most part, until I post a reply in that thread, and then the post order changes to newest first. That's annoying. I have never once in my life read a forum thread backwards like that. I grew up learning to read top-to-bottom.

I can't recall any written language where it is read bottom to top. If some people want to read backwards power to them, but as it has been stated. I don't see why I am forced to see posts in that manor when my settings are set otherwise.


DA says he has fixed this issue.

Yep...
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Message 1266498 - Posted: 1 Aug 2012, 19:18:48 UTC

I do belive it so,
I have made some postings and they do apear at the bottom as required :¬)
Getting there.

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