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Big-TDI-Guy
Feb 13, 2012, 07:48 AM
When threads are merged - the flow of conversation can get VERY confusing and sometimes borders incomprehensible.

Any chance a break (or any other indicator) can be inserted - indicating where a previous thread had contents merged into the parent thread? That may help with the sudden jump in discussion, and explain redundant replies from the same poster (on the same topic - from a previous discussion). Because with my limited mind - I sometimes smell burning, trying to piece things together. ;)

Next - is there a feature that I'm unaware of, that would allow a poster to skip to their last entry in a growing thread? Say I've posted a few replies, and in absence, the thread grew significantly. Rather than re-reading it, or starting from the bottom-up, to find your last post - any way to highlight the page you last participated in and/or a link bringing you to that post?

FYI, I did perform some searches, and neither topic popped up.

GoCubsGo
Feb 13, 2012, 08:11 AM
The skipping to the last post made by you in a thread would be a neat feature. Whether it is something that can be done, I don't know. I've never seen an option.

As for the thread merging, this is not a bad idea. I know I had read a thread and then suddenly it looked like someone posted the same thing as the orig. post. Train of thought was just weird.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 13, 2012, 08:13 AM
The skipping to the last post made by you in a thread would be a neat feature. Whether it is something that can be done, I don't know. I've never seen an option.

I agree, this would be a nice feature to have.

annk
Feb 14, 2012, 03:59 AM
Thread merges can sometimes be a bit confusing at the merge point, I agree.

Those of us who merge threads can take this feedback onboard and try to remember to make a point of inserting a mod note in cases where it can help explain what's happened. I'll pass this along...

maflynn
Feb 14, 2012, 01:08 PM
I'll be sure to make a note when I do a merge. Good point and suggestion.

dukebound85
Feb 14, 2012, 01:11 PM
Next - is there a feature that I'm unaware of, that would allow a poster to skip to their last entry in a growing thread? Say I've posted a few replies, and in absence, the thread grew significantly. Rather than re-reading it, or starting from the bottom-up, to find your last post - any way to highlight the page you last participated in and/or a link bringing you to that post?

FYI, I did perform some searches, and neither topic popped up.

Why not look at your post history in your profile and merely go from there?

Big-TDI-Guy
Feb 15, 2012, 11:12 AM
Why not look at your post history in your profile and merely go from there?

FYI no sarcasm in the following, I'm being genuine: Post history? If you mean under the User CP - then yes, that's what I've been doing. However, to my knowledge, it only shows what threads have been active since I last visited. It does not take me to page or post I last made, nor indicate where that was. So if a thread has grown, I have to keep skimming through pages until I get to where the conversation left off.

Is there something else that I'm missing? Because I'm unaware of anything under my User CP, that will bring me to my last post in a thread. But if there is, please do tell!

GGJstudios
Feb 15, 2012, 11:17 AM
FYI no sarcasm in the following, I'm being genuine: Post history? If you mean under the User CP - then yes, that's what I've been doing. However, to my knowledge, it only shows what threads have been active since I last visited. It does not take me to page or post I last made, nor indicate where that was. So if a thread has grown, I have to keep skimming through pages until I get to where the conversation left off.

Is there something else that I'm missing? Because I'm unaware of anything under my User CP, that will bring me to my last post in a thread. But if there is, please do tell!
I use the User CP to view thread subscriptions that have updated since I last checked. In addition, under "Edit Options" on that page, under "Thread Display Mode", I have selected "Linear - Newest First". So when I visit a thread, I'm seeing the most recent posts on top. Unless the thread is unusually active or I've been away a long time, I can usually scroll down to where I last read the thread on the first page.