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Jun 26, 2006 06:59 PM

Nesting level limit

This is just something I discovered and not a bug.

There is a five level nesting limit to replies.

After the fifth nested reply, there isn't a reply link on the last post.

What you do then, is reply to the post just above that post.

There will be a pop-up box. Someone mentioned elsewhere that they were getting a half box that wasn't scrollable for some other issue.

That is exactly how the box looks. HOWEVER, if you type to the end of the box, when you run out of room, the scroll bar appears and you can type as much as you like ... well, I didn't actually try out HOW much you can type, but it is more than the initial space displayed.

Sorry, this is a long post, but if you scroll down of do a page find on NESTING LEVEL LIMIT ???? you'll see what I mean.

The post appears after the post lacking the reply link.

Then again, perhaps I should not have posted this FYI. It might discourage people who discuss a topic to death, arguing endlessly the same thing they have already stated numerous times in the same thread. If they don't see a reply link, they might think they can't.

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  1. One more thing about limits and how things work.

    On your "My Chow" page, only ten topics are listed.

    I'm editing this since I had the wrong impression about WHAT posts were listed.

    The topics with the most recent post date are listed first. It is not necessarily your most recent posts or replies.

    So say you post a topic today and reply to 12 topics posted today.

    Fine, in order of most recent time, the first 10 posts appear.

    Then you reply to a post from two weeks ago. That will never appear in your recent posts list, even though that was your most recent post.

    One reason I mention this is that if you are tracking a poster, you might be missing comments by your faves that are replies to older posts.

    It might be nice somewhere up the line to be able to run a report on the people you are tracking and display all their unread (by you) posts since you last checked.

    Other-wise tracking is sort of limited. Actually I've decided to track only those posters that show up infrequently and on boards I don't read often. I'd like to be able to catch the posts of a few people like that who I might otherwise miss.

    So don't hate me if I'm not tracking you. It doesn't mean I don't love you and am not interested in what you say. It is just that I don't find it very useful for frequent posters on boards I read daily. I already read you. The only people I'm tracking is just for software informational purposes so I can understand that feature better.