Justin - Old threads now move up?

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January 22, 2009 at 11:13:03
Specs: Vista & XP, NA
Have you noticed that older threads will moves up to the top whenever someone post something to it? Is this a new feature administered by the the owner of this site? (forgive me for not remembering the name :-))

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#1
January 22, 2009 at 11:20:31
Hey,

Yeah, it was a suggestion by them. You can go back the old way by just clicking "Last Created" in the top right, right above the forum.

Justin


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#2
January 22, 2009 at 11:25:24
(edit) OK, thanks Justin.

Jeez XpUser, it looks like you are correct, and I think it's a mistake to do that. If the post gets old without a response, I think they should just repost.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#3
January 22, 2009 at 11:27:31
aegis,

I personally have my misgivings too. However, people over at BestOfMedia think it will create a more active community. It could be right. That's why I figured I'd try. Of course, I obviously put the option to go both ways (unlike on their other forums) :)

Justin


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#4
January 22, 2009 at 11:28:31
Got it - the feature is under Order forum by: Last Updated | Last Created

Personally I like the Last updated - it eliminate my traveling south just to see if anything new has been added to older threads, By the way I remember asking you about this several years ago.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#5
January 22, 2009 at 11:32:03
One more thing - how far back will old threads be allowed to move up (it's known as bump)? Doesn't older thread have a locked mechanism set in place?

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#6
January 22, 2009 at 11:42:54
I must be having one of my 'Senior days'. I need some help. :-)
I can't find "Order forum by" or "Last Updated | Last Created".

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#7
January 22, 2009 at 11:49:14
LOL - it's located on the right top of the column that list Forum threads - got glasses? (J/K)

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#8
January 22, 2009 at 12:02:58
Thanks XpUser, if you mean right above:
'Specialty Forums - General Forums'
I don't see it. I'm baffled! All I see is:

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An AD for headphones.

I wonder if it's because I'm running IE6.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#9
January 22, 2009 at 12:07:14
No. It's sitting on the top right corner of the blue row of columns entitled Subject - Posted By - Time & Date - Replies. Take a look again :-)

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#10
January 22, 2009 at 12:18:30
Ahhh, thanks XpUser! I was looking on the screen with your post. I found it on the main 'Windows XP' screen. I 'am' having one of those very common 'senior days'.

Thanks!

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#11
January 22, 2009 at 12:26:53
aegis,

Glad you could find it. The thread bump will work infinitely far back, but, remember, posts older than 90 days lock.

Justin


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#12
January 22, 2009 at 14:13:05
"Bumping" is something that's always annoyed me. There's always a few people who grow impatient when their questions aren't answered immediately & when they notice their thread creeping down the list, they simply post the word, "BUMP" & it goes right back to the top again.

It's unfortunate that C.N felt the need to become like all the rest of the forum sites. I miss the old format & the old school feel. In case you hadn't noticed, we lost a fair number of our most knowledgable helpers because of these "improvements" & very few have stepped in to fill the void.

Sometimes change is not good.


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