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Forum Thread Display Order
Oldest to Newest (as it is now)
60%
 60%  [ 12 ]
Newest to Oldest
40%
 40%  [ 8 ]
Total Votes : 20


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Raven
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:11 pm Reply with quote

I am curious as to how you all prefer to read the posts here. Do you prefer Oldest to Newest (as it is right now, or Newest to Oldest? Please vote even if you add comments because I prefer to see the totals and then read the comments. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:52 pm Reply with quote

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spasticdonkey
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:26 pm Reply with quote

I view them as newest to oldest now, so I'm confused. but that's how I prefer to view... newest @ the top
 
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kguske
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:08 pm Reply with quote

To clarify, do you mean within a thread / topic? If so, the oldest appears first.

If you're looking at threads / topics in a forum, it makes sense to see the most recently updated threads first.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:21 am Reply with quote

Kevin, I believe each user can set their own. I'm talking, for example, just take the recent Spam topic. When you go into the topic the comments are listed oldest to newest. I'm just polling to see if the majority would rather see newest to oldest so that they can read the most recent comment first.
 
rebelt
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:03 am Reply with quote

Got to be oldest to newest comments within a topic, it's a natural flow surely.

I would be confused reading the newest post at the top.

But I'm getting old. ROTFL

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montego
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:23 am Reply with quote

Definitely newest to oldest, but, I also have to say that my 99% use model is "View posts since last visit" and I hope that I don't miss anything in-between.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:24 pm Reply with quote

I'm used to oldest to newest, but have to think about this...
 
Guardian2003
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:42 pm Reply with quote

Is it broken? Wink
I think oldest to newest has a more natural flow to it (we have been trained to expect this over the years) but I have used blog sites where comments are displayed newest to oldest so personally, it doesn't bother me either way.
I think it is more important to be consistent in whichever method you use i.e. don't have forums using O-N and then have modules with comment capability doing N-O etc.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:52 am Reply with quote

Oldest -> Newest.

The newest posts often barely resemble (if at all) the topic of the original post.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:14 am Reply with quote

In menu: newest tittle at TOP; inside the thread; newest post at last (bottom) as it is nowadays.
 
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fkelly
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:36 pm Reply with quote

Oldest to newest gets my vote too. Some pruning might be in order also. Maybe get rid of everything pre-RN 2.3 and every thread that has not had a posting in 3 years.
 
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Raven
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:37 pm Reply with quote

I've never used pruning before. When you prune, do you loses the article(s) or do they get archived somewhere?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:44 pm Reply with quote

You lose topics. Don't do it...some of the old topics might ramble, but there's value in them still
 
Palbin
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:50 pm Reply with quote

Pruning equals deleting.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:45 pm Reply with quote

I have been locking those threads as I find them, but it's been at least a year, so I'll add this to my 'agenda' also.
 
papamike
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:35 am Reply with quote

Oldest to newest: Would be nice to have a option link 'View Oldest' and/or 'View Newest'
 
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