Feature request: "Unanswered post" link

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by upaymeifixit, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

    upaymeifixit

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    When I am on MacRumors forums, I usually like to try to just answer people's questions, or contribute unique ideas. I am deterred by high reply counts because they usually means my someone has already said what I have to say, or it's a post that's been going on for a long time which I don't really want to get into.

    An unanswered post link would list all of the posts that have 0 (or a low number) of replies, sorted by date.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    You can sort by replies ascending or descending, just not by date... you have to go several pages in to be current.
     
  3. upaymeifixit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know (well, actually I didn't), but it would still be nice to have a specific function just for this.

    Maybe it's just me.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Do an advanced search for threads with "at most" 0 replies, select the time range, and choose sort in ascending order. I do it every day.
     
  5. upaymeifixit thread starter macrumors 6502a

    upaymeifixit

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    So I'm not the only one who likes to find unanswered posts. Wouldn't you like a link to do it though? Nothing to complicated, just something built for that specifically.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can save search preferences, so no - I don't particularly care if there is a link or not.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I perform this search daily, as well, but I restrict my search to only those forums I'm interested in. It only takes a few seconds to perform the search, and since it's not something I need to do several times a day, a link wouldn't really save much time.
     
  8. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    You can also watch Forum Spy and hit the bolded threads to answer questions when they're all fresh and shiny and new!
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I use Forum Spy, as well, but the search is for zero-response threads that were posted when I was away, so they no longer show on Forum Spy.
     
  10. Hellhammer Moderator

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    This might be available as a vBulletin hack but we usually avoid them since they may or may not work with future version of vB (yes, we plan on updating to newer version of vB. Eventually :D). The tools suggested above should be good enough.
     

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