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xd9x19 10-23-2009 12:53 PM

Why do threads start with newest post?
 
Contrary to every other message board I've visited, this one has the newest posts of each thread on the first page...basically from newest to oldest instead of the other way around. :confused:

Have a missed something? Is there an option somewhere to reverse this? Old-to-new seems much more logical and intuitive to me, especially since the only way to find out what the original post of the thread is would be to go to the last page of the thread and find the post at the bottom of that page.

I REALLY like the ability to set the notifications so that I don't get bombarded with email EVERY time someone responds.

Great work and THANKS for the new message board, Orest!!

Dave Stitz 10-23-2009 01:03 PM

XD
Click on User CP in upper left and then click on Edit Options. Go down to Thread diplay options and the first drop down window pick "Linear- oldest first"
Dave

Keymaker 10-23-2009 01:06 PM

How to change the order of posts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xd9x19 (Post 276)
Contrary to every other message board I've visited, this one has the newest posts on the first page...basically from newest to oldest instead of the other way around. :confused:

Have a missed something? Is there an option somewhere to reverse this? Old-to-new seems much more logical and intuitive to me, especially since the only way to find out what the original topic of the thread is would be to go to the last page of the thread and find the post at the bottom of that page.

1. In the upper-left corner of the forum window click the USER CP link
2. Then from the menus on the left, find the SETTINGS & OPTIONS section and click EDIT OPTIONS
3. Scroll down to the THREAD DISPLAY OPTIONS section
4. In the THREAD DISPLAY MODE section change the drop-down choice to "LINEAR - OLDEST FIRST" as shown below, to view posts in the order they are posted.

http://www.thecmp.org/forums/picture...3&pictureid=12

:D

xd9x19 10-23-2009 01:09 PM

Thanks!!

It's still curious that oldest-to-newest is not the default. Oh, well.

Acera 10-23-2009 01:19 PM

Thanks for the help, this is confusing.

ramit 10-23-2009 07:00 PM

after you make the changes to your options, you need to scroll down and click
"save changes".
After that if you don't see it change how the postings are listed, either hit refresh or
At worst then, log out and log back in again to make sure the changes take effect.

strangepair03 10-23-2009 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keymaker (Post 283)
1. In the upper-left corner of the forum window click the USER CP link
2. Then from the menus on the left, find the SETTINGS & OPTIONS section and click EDIT OPTIONS
3. Scroll down to the THREAD DISPLAY OPTIONS section
4. In the THREAD DISPLAY MODE section change the drop-down choice to "LINEAR - OLDEST FIRST" as shown below, to view posts in the order they are posted.

http://www.thecmp.org/forums/picture...3&pictureid=12

:D

Awesome, thank you Sir.

m1garand1055 10-23-2009 11:03 PM

Boy we're like a bunch of old dogs helping each other out on here. Finally figured out how to get oldest up first. that sure beats trying to find the beginning of each message!!!!:confused:

phil441 10-25-2009 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m1garand1055 (Post 620)
Boy we're like a bunch of old dogs helping each other out on here. Finally figured out how to get oldest up first. that sure beats trying to find the beginning of each message!!!!:confused:

I rather imagine that the majority of us fit the "old dog" category.

m1eby 10-25-2009 04:33 AM

Thank you....


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