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My Chow... looks great. One more suggestion

adamclyde Jan 26, 2007 04:44 PM

First, after a bumpy start, I just wanted to go back on record saying that I love the new My Chow pages, since now I can see LOTS of former threads, not just the 10 latest. Very helpful and very useful. Thanks for making the change - so many of us appreciate that.

I do have one more suggestion. I noticed that the most recent posts automatically pop to the top. That's usually fine, but in the case where we might have posted to a monster thread, that thread keeps coming to the top and likely will for days/weeks at a time.

Is it possible to have the option on the My Chow page - just like there is on the normal boards - to have the posts sorted either by "Most Recent Post" or by "Latest Reply"?

The problem is I'm disinclined to contribute to really long threads because they keep crowding out the other threads I've participated in.

Anyhow, that would be awesome.

Thanks again for all the good stuff over the past few days after that bumpy start.

  1. rose water Jan 26, 2007 04:56 PM

    I agree with everything adamclyde said.

    It's funny how the my chow page has changed how i think about posting to mega threads. I agree that having them constantly float to the top of my my chow page will create even more of a disincentive. Thankfully I generally stay clear of the monster chat fests.

    1. grocerytrekker Jan 26, 2007 05:11 PM

      I've started noticing it, too. Slightly annoying, but rose water is right - I will think twice before posting on monster threads. Some threads grow after I've posted, in which case....(sigh)

      One more question. If this has been mentioned elsewhere, please just ignore it.
      May I see more posts in MY CHOW, not just the most recent? It seems to stop at the end of the page, and no option shows up for the next page. Thanks, team.

      1. rose water Jan 27, 2007 02:27 PM

        one thing that improved with this week's big site changeroo was that my chow now includes many many more posts. so though having a post on my chow changes how i think about what threads i post to, at least we're not constrained by 10 posts like we were before.

        1. hatless Jan 27, 2007 04:27 PM

          Maybe the answer is to factor in the time that's passed since the user's last contribution to the thread. If it's been a few days? A week? have it move to the top when replies land. If it's beeen a while, mark it as having new replies, maybe a little differently, in the spot it would occupy down the list if it hadn't been replied to at all.

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            Sean Dell Jan 27, 2007 04:37 PM

            You are so right.

            The great thing about the adjustments is that my screen now looks as it did before, thanks to the little background color thingy on the top right hand corner ('Theme'). In fact, it looks very good. And the RED IS GONE, ha ha.

            As you say, the curiously punctuated 'my CHOW' is back to normal, and even better, with a little 'new' flag on the subject line, which is a big improvement over the former yellow highlighting.

            True, the funky Boards are still on the right hand side, a jumble of TyPogRapHy. But by clicking on the little menu arrow of the Boards, above, we're able to look at the boards, pretty much as we did before.

            So, it may have been painful. And it caused a ruckus. But thanks CH Team for getting us back on track.

            - Sean

            1. adamclyde Jan 27, 2007 06:13 PM

              ok, I'm back again. And I now realize, even more than I did before that I REALLY hope my suggestion above could be looked at (to have the option of sorting the my chow page by latest reply or date started, like the other boards). I am now REALLY regretting the fact that I ever posted in a long thread. It will be forever at the top of my My Chow page. It would be GREAT if I had the option to sort it differently.

              Please! Save me from the monster threads! (I know, my own fault for posting in them, but still... )

              1. JasmineG Jan 28, 2007 09:39 AM

                What would solve this for me is a way to delete threads from being in the My Chow Posts section in the same way that you can delete threads from being in the My Chow Favorites section.

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