Checking earlier posts

GrahamS1 replied on 27/04/2021 22:31

Posted on 27/04/2021 22:31

Sometimes when looking at a topic I see there are a number of new posts added to a topic I'm interested in. It is a bit of a faff to find the first of the new posts. I'm wondering if it would be possible to make this easier for everyone by adding a function where you can access your first unread post in a topic. I know it can be done as it is used on another forum I use.

Tinwheeler replied on 27/04/2021 22:39

Posted on 27/04/2021 22:39

Sorry, GS1, but this is CT and the software lacks many things.

I’m guessing you're fairly new to the forum and weren't around when the 'new and improved' version was launched 4 years ago. We were asked for suggestions and your point was one that was mentioned along with page numbers top and bottom, a functioning spell checker, a PM facility, login taking us back to where we were instead of the start of the thread etc etc. I'm sure you get the idea.

EmilysDad replied on 27/04/2021 23:20

Posted on 27/04/2021 23:20

there are lots of things that 'other forums' can do .... this one is still coal fired and no prospect of anyone with any IT skills doing anything about it. Not being so bl**dy slow would be a start!

brue replied on 28/04/2021 09:03

Posted on 27/04/2021 22:31 by GrahamS1

Sometimes when looking at a topic I see there are a number of new posts added to a topic I'm interested in. It is a bit of a faff to find the first of the new posts. I'm wondering if it would be possible to make this easier for everyone by adding a function where you can access your first unread post in a topic. I know it can be done as it is used on another forum I use.

Posted on 28/04/2021 09:03

If you look at your profile you can see the threads where you have added a contribution and maybe track things from there.

GrahamS1 replied on 28/04/2021 22:34

Posted on 28/04/2021 22:34

Yes Tinwheeler, I'm fairly new to the site, joined a year ago so wasn't aware of this being a new and improved version.

Brue, it isn't necessarily keeping track of threads where I've added a contribution, more of tracking posts which have a topic I'm interested in.

If there are, for example, 150 posts in total and 30 new ones it would be nice to go to the start of the new ones to continue reading the thread.

brue replied on 29/04/2021 07:40

Posted on 29/04/2021 07:40

In that event I suggest you click "folliw" on whichever thread you are interested in and this will send an e mail alert when a new post has been added.

Wherenext replied on 29/04/2021 18:28

Posted on 29/04/2021 07:40 by brue

In that event I suggest you click "folliw" on whichever thread you are interested in and this will send an e mail alert when a new post has been added.

Posted on 29/04/2021 18:28

I tried that once. It was on a "Hot" topic. Emails flooded in and overwhelmed the system. Never again, even on threads I start. I just check in regularly.surprisedlaughing

nelliethehooker replied on 29/04/2021 21:50

Posted on 29/04/2021 21:50

I have a couple of post that I marked to "Follow" and for a while I got a notification, but then even those disappeared. The forum is a shambles if one is trying to find the latest post one has read it there are many responses after the last time one looked.