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In the threads and posts boxes on the folder line it displays the number of new threads and posts in the folder, except that it says there are new threads even when there are just new posts in old threads. Could it be changed to show that there are new threads in a folder only if there have been new threads started, not when there are new posts in old threads? I ask because often a folder contains threads I don't care about, but I check the folder anyway because I see there are new posts.

I apologize if this has been dealt with previously.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.02
    Originally posted by rockstar
    In the threads and posts boxes on the folder line it displays the number of new threads and posts in the folder, except that it says there are new threads even when there are just new posts in old threads. Could it be changed to show that there are new threads in a folder only if there have been new threads started, not when there are new posts in old threads? I ask because often a folder contains threads I don't care about, but I check the folder anyway because I see there are new posts.

    I apologize if this has been dealt with previously.
I've made the change, but don't know how this will help you, since you still have no way of knowing which old thread might have the new post unless you visit the forum and check. And now the quicklink to only show you the updated threads is gone if there's no completely new thread. Hmmmmmmmmm. Well, maybe nobody used that quicklink anyway (this is where people will shout me down)



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I liked it better the old way, I think, because I could tell if there was a really good thread going (maybe) if it said, like (5 new), (80 new). Especially if it was in a forum I normally don't make an effort to read. *cough*Wrestling*cough*



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I'll second that. I think I could get used to it, though, now that I see where it's going.
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I prefer the old way. Then I could see whether the five posts were in five different threads or all in one thread before I even clicked.

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I liked the old way better as well. It made it a lot easier to speed surf some of the forums.

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Me five. I was wondering why it was showing me ten posts but only one new thread. I thought something was messed up.



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At the risk of angering the W Gods, I must also agree with the masses. I liked the other way better, too.




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Sorry, rockstar, you've been shouted down. I've backed out the changes.



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Damn. To think that I slept through the whole thing and missed seeing the changes. Not the first time I've slept through something like that.

    Originally posted by CRZ, Lord and Master
    I've made the change, but don't know how this will help you, since you still have no way of knowing which old thread might have the new post unless you visit the forum and check.


My point (and I was pretty sure my initial post didn't make it, but it was late and I was tired) was that, if I already knew that I didn't care about the existing threads in a folder, I wouldn't check a folder with new posts unless there were new threads started.

But, thanks anyway. Not the first time I've been shouted down.

(edited by rockstar on 4.11.04 1531)


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But you can already do that by clicking on the (x new) link under the thread column, which brings up all of the updated and new threads.



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Nevermind that didn't make any sense...

(edited by SirBubNorm on 4.11.04 1603)


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