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Name: Ed
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herrwood
Dec 13, 2016 10:26 AM CST
I would like the newest posting to show 1st when I view a forum.
When I open one now it shows the oldest 1st. I can click on the last page form the list of pages but looking for it just to appear in reverse order
I did look at the user settings but can not a way to get the newest 1st.

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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 13, 2016 10:36 AM CST
Click on the person icon in the upper right corner. Go to settings.
See a page that looks like this:
Thumb of 2016-12-13/greene/251b30

Where it asks if you want to automatically jump to the first unread post in a thread you would put "yes" and don't forget to save your settings.

Edited to add:
I forgot to say that when you go to each thread you will then click on 'first unread' and it will move to the correct place on the thread.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Dec 13, 2016 10:59 AM CST

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Hi Ed, I'm sorry to say that the system does not support showing items in reverse order.
Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Dec 13, 2016 1:57 PM CST
dave said:Hi Ed, I'm sorry to say that the system does not support showing items in reverse order.


Dave, thanks I will work around it like I have been doing. I would be a good feature but its a good forum so can't complain about the little things.
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Name: greene
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greene
Dec 13, 2016 5:10 PM CST
Did you try what I suggested?
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Dec 16, 2016 11:57 PM CST

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@greene, Ed may possibly be looking at a long running thread that's new to him and wanted to start from the most recent post.
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Name: Ed
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herrwood
Dec 17, 2016 7:22 AM CST
Sue is correct about the long threads.
It just seems it would make more sense to be showing the last post 1st at least to me, but Dave said that is not possible on this system.
I work around it by going to last page from pages list at the top of the thread.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Dec 17, 2016 8:05 AM CST

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I agree, Ed, that would be a nice feature. I'd like the option myself.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Dec 17, 2016 8:43 AM CST

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But then wouldn't you be reading the thread in reverse order? So you'd be reading the newest posts first and then what they are responding to after that? That seems backwards and confusing to me.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Dec 17, 2016 10:20 AM CST

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I guess so. Hilarious! But those just joining a thread that has gone on and on and on could just go back as far as desired, probably more easily. I find myself doing that by reading the latest post, then flipping back, and scrolling back more, then flipping back a page... Having the option to reverse the order might make it easier for new folks, or folks new to the thread, to join in.

I had never thought about it until I read Ed's post but I understand his point. I don't know that it would be preferable but it might make it easier to review recent posts without getting lost in long threads. Shrug!

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Dec 17, 2016 12:12 PM CST

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When I go into a long thread like that, I just go straight to the last page, straight to the bottom and then scroll up bit and start reading. Smiling
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Dec 17, 2016 12:19 PM CST

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That's what I do too. nodding
And you can set your pages in your preferences so there aren't as many to click through. I have mine set to show 500 posts per page rather than the default 20 so now the page numbers don't seem too overwhelming and you don't have to click through as many.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Dec 17, 2016 1:57 PM CST

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Yes, that's what I do, too.

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Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Dec 17, 2016 3:23 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:That's what I do too. nodding
And you can set your pages in your preferences so there aren't as many to click through. I have mine set to show 500 posts per page rather than the default 20 so now the page numbers don't seem to overwhelming and you don't have to click through as many.


I did not realize I could do that I made the change to 500 pages and that does make it easier to manage long threads.
Thanks

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