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--- Which method do you prefer for thread titles? ---

Discussion in 'CZ Announcement Zone' started by Reality, Aug 5, 2013.

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What do you want the thread title links to do?

  1. I want thread titles to always take me to the first unread post like it currently does

    57.1%
  2. I want thread titles to always take me to the first post on the first page

    42.9%
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  1. Iago33

    Iago33 Well-Known Member

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    Let's say I look at a thread when it has 24 posts and them come back later and there are 62 posts. It's nice to go immediately to post 25 instead if trying to figure out which post I read last.
     
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  2. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough. It just seems to me a case of trying to fix something that isn't broke, it may be nice to have but it'd also be nice for everyone to choose their own setting. As the poll shows half the people may like what you're saying, the other half dont mind surfing through threads.
     
  3. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Some probably don't read they gloss over a few posts then decide to go back and examine more closely what's been previously said. It's easy to go back just click on whichever page you want to start on. If there's currently only one page just click on the thread title and scroll back. I scroll back a lot so I was torn between the current and the old way but chose starting with the first unread post.
     
  4. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    It should be left as is, regardless of the vote. The issue with returning to the first page and OP is that people will just end up clicking the last page of the thread and miss a lot of posts.
     
  5. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    But like another poster said, if there's 50 new posts since i last visited the thread. Who's to say I want to read all of those anyway? You shouldn't be forcing a user to start somewhere in the middle
     
  6. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    You shouldn't be forcing others to start at the beginning either. There's a good reason why it does this. In either case you can get to where you want to go with the pagination links. This way just makes more sense.
     
  7. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 Cowboys Make me Drink

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    The way it works when I click a thread it takes me to the last post of the page no matter what. Even if its a thread I have never read
     
  8. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Any reason why it can't just be an option in the settings? Anyway, I greatly prefer it taking me to the unread posts as it does now.
     
  9. zekecowboy

    zekecowboy Active Member

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    I have had the same problem.
     
  10. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I cant believe the vote is this close. One huge improvement on the new site is going to first unread post of thread. Come on Reality, there is no turning back on progress.
     
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  11. Iago33

    Iago33 Well-Known Member

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    understood. I love the "go to first unread post" feature. I can see that some may not want it. Having a choice might be nice--I just don't want to lose the new option.
     
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  12. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    I like the new way it works now. I go to a thread, read the posts and write some snarky reply to someone who said something I disagreed with. Then I'll delete my overly a noxious reply before posting. Then when I go back, it picks up right where I left off, meaning I'm not scrolling through posts I've already read.

    I think it's one of the better features on the new forum. Since I'm usually on an ipad, I always tap the thread title. Trying to tap the tiny date below it would be a pain.
     
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  13. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    Because if you last visited a thread that had 2 pages, then It had 5 pages when when you returned, you'd miss pages 3 and 4. It's Last unread, not last page. It's user specific and tracks the exact post tree were the last time you visitedand take you to that post, regardless of page.
     
  14. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Can there be an option that like the first one, when you FIRST read a thread, to take you to the first post, then after that, it takes you to the most recently posted post?
     
  15. nalam

    nalam The realist Zone Supporter

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    Agree with what W'girl says . If the post is not read before it makes sense to go the 1st post which started the thread.
     
  16. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    That's what it does now though. At least for me it does.
     
  17. Crazed Liotta Eyes

    Crazed Liotta Eyes Member

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    Having it take you to the first unread post is one of the best changes to this site in my opinion. Before, If I read a thread and came back to it later, it always took a bit to figure out where I had stopped reading previously.
     
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  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    For clarity, the click to go to First unread post always existed on the Zone. That feature might not have been intuitive on the old site, but there was always an arrow that allowed you to go to the last unread post in the thread.
     
  19. bb721

    bb721 Active Member

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    Actually in my case it is working a bit differently. If I click on a thread that I have never looked at before it takes me to the BOTTOM of the first page of the thread, and I need to scroll all the way back up to the top of the page to be able to read the thread from the first post.
     
  20. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    That is really strange. If click a brand new thread, it goes right to the first post. Just like it's supposed to do.
     
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