Site Talk forum: Inconsistent Sorting

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Name: Don Shirer
Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a)
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DonShirer
Jul 26, 2014 8:52 AM CST
Why is it that when you click on one of the forums on the home page, the first screen you see (i.e. page 1) contains the latest threads, but when you click on one of the threads on that forum, its page 1 has the oldest threads? I'm not complaining about the inconsistency i sorting, just curious.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 26, 2014 9:42 AM CST

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Most (all?) forums online behave this way. The presumption, I suppose, is that the list of threads should be ordered with the newest stuff on top.

But once you enter a thread you are now viewing an actual conversation so it makes sense to read the conversation in the order in which it occurred.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 26, 2014 9:46 AM CST
I prefer it this way ... if I've been "following" a thread with quite a few pages I'd rather see the most recent posts come up when I click on it rather than having to scroll all the way through to the last post.

Edited to say: In my working days I learned to file this way also ... the most current invoices were filed in the front of the folders so you didn't have to go all the way to the back to find what you were looking for. I've talked to a lot of folks who find that way of filing odd but I even have my file cabinets at home set up like that now ... current papers, invoices forward in the front.
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jul 27, 2014 7:58 PM CST
Lin, that's how I file as well!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 27, 2014 9:29 PM CST
I remember back in the 1970's when the company I went to work for used that type of filing system ... it was so strange to me but really did make more sense!
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Aug 1, 2014 12:52 PM CST
>> if I've been "following" a thread with quite a few pages I'd rather see the most recent posts come up when I click on it rather than having to scroll all the way through to the last post.

Lin, if you go to your profile,
then hit:
- - - - - - - "ยป Change your site preferences"

then set this to "Yes":
- - - - - - - - "Automatically jump to the first unread post in threads?"

... then every time you go to a thread you've been in before, you will automatically jump right to the first unread post.

(It assumes that you read every post last time you went into that thread.)

Name: Don Shirer
Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a)
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DonShirer
Aug 1, 2014 2:13 PM CST
That helps! Thanks.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 1, 2014 3:41 PM CST
I love the jump-to-first-unread-post feature!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 2, 2014 2:12 PM CST
Me too!
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