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Why do old topics come back?

Kagey Jul 6, 2006 04:23 PM

In the old days, I used to read each board from the top, till I came to the messages I'd already read. Now it seems that old posts sometimes come back to the front of the list. What's going on there? Just curious.

  1. Bob Brooks Jul 6, 2006 07:01 PM

    This had me confused, too. Notice at the top of the page under the name of the board you have a "view by" option. Either by latest post or date started. Click on "date started" and things will show the way they used to.

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    1. re: Bob Brooks
      Peter Jul 7, 2006 12:02 AM

      Nah, I *like* seeing it sorted by latest reply -- that way I don't have to go looking for what has replies -- it's all just sorted to the top. Except for when year-old topics are also mysteriously sorted to the top. ;)

      1. re: Peter
        Kagey Jul 7, 2006 09:38 AM

        You both make really good points. Oh the possibilities! What to do...

    2. Peter Jul 6, 2006 05:55 PM

      I saw the thread about vanilla on the Home Cooking board too. No post had been added to it in over a year yet it appeared near the very top.

      What gives?

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      1. re: Peter
        The Dairy Queen Jul 6, 2006 06:54 PM

        Maybe someone replied to the thread recently, but the thread was moderated? So, it's had recently activity that was subsequently deleted?


        1. re: The Dairy Queen
          Peter Jul 6, 2006 10:10 PM

          That's a good theory I'd thought of but didn't say as much -- I can't imagine what could have been said on a post about the best brand of vanilla that would have been deleted!

          "All you Vanilla lovers suck! Chocolate's the ONLY way to go!!"



          1. re: Peter
            The Dairy Queen Jul 6, 2006 11:45 PM

            Vanilla gets such a bad rap. How would you like people to call you "plain" all the time!

            Yeah, I think it's unlikely, too. But, the only plausible explanation I could think of.


      2. Bob Martinez Jul 6, 2006 04:25 PM

        A new post on an old thread will bump it back up to the top. That's a feature common to many message boards that made it into the new software.

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        1. re: Bob Martinez
          LindaWhit Jul 6, 2006 05:00 PM

          Except that I just noticed the same thing that Kagey's talking about on General Topics. Several VERY old threads (re: vanilla) have shown up as recent threads. But they definitely don't have anything new added to them.

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