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Feb 4, 2009 04:52 PM

Please place the new post on top of the page!

I love Chowhound and I read it every time before going out, but one thing that drive me CRAZY is that I have to scroll down ten pages to read the latest review. It is especially annoying on an iPhone.
Please change it and revers the order!

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  1. I so agree with that. And, in a perfect world, I'd be able to delete those threads that I no longer have an interest in. Thanks, Chowhound. Love the site.

    1. Because threads get both other sub topics which spin off in their own directions and we get very old threads being posted to by folks who google in from cyber space - placing the latest post directly under the original post would leave most everyone scratching their heads trying to figure out what the latest poster is talking about.

      I like a chronological thread which follows/flows logically down the page allowing you to see the development of all the ideas presented in a way that makes sense. Your suggested approach would be so utterly confusing that we would be getting new posts asking what in the hell was going on, heaping even more confusion on the thread.

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      1. re: Servorg

        Well, to be fair, there are many other sites that display their discussions "flat style" like the OP is suggesting. New responses are tacked on the top of the thread and people generally use the quote function to keep straight what they are responding to.

        However, I personally prefer the threaded style that this site uses. I think it's much easier to follow the discussions. I always feel a bit lost when reading a flat site.

        1. re: Chris VR

          Agreed. I like the threaded style too.

          As for the mobile version, there's more wrong with that than right. I can't use it. I'm glad they added a link to go to the regular online site. Thanks CH!

        2. re: Servorg

          I guess I wasn't chiming in on the right question :) Let's see if I can explain this. Say, there's a thread that I've replied to in the past but not recently. So it's dropped farther, sometimes much farther, down my list of posts. So unless I do a full scroll through periodically, then I won't ever see that perhaps someone has made a subsequent comment that I would be interested in. Have I described this well enough? Thanks in advance.

          1. re: c oliver

            I am kind of new to chowhound (where have I been???) - anyhow - I love the way that you can reply to a certain post and it will appear underneath it - i think that's perfect!

            But I assumed that anytime a thread has a new post - that that one will appear at the top of your list -Is that not correct?
            At the moment my list is still small enough so that it isnt annoying, but I guess I know what you mean.(if I am not correct)

            1. re: NellyNel

              I think you're not correct :)

              Let me try to give a concrete example. On page four of My Posts, there's one about "are you the only foodie you know?" Because I posted on that quite a while back and have posted on a lot (too many!) since then, it's "fallen" off the first page and therefore I don't see it. There are plenty of posts that have received no further comments from me or anyone else but unless *I* post something new on the "foodie" question, it's going to stay that far back --- and eventually farther. I'm still not sure if I've explained this well or even accurately.

              1. re: c oliver

                Yes, I see what you mean, but I have to say that on my personal list - I am am almost sure once someone makes a new post - it pops to the top of the list...
                I have to pay attention to that..

                I also have to check out yourpost re: "are you the only foodie you know?"
                Because I AM the only foodie I know and it's horrible! LOL

                1. re: NellyNel

                  "I am am almost sure once someone makes a new post - it pops to the top of the list..."

                  That's true only because at this point you have only one page of My Chow posts. Once you have multiple pages, the behavior is like this: When anyone posts to a thread you've participated in, it will jump to the top of Page 1 in that particular board, but it will only jump to the top of the page on which it currently appears in your My Chow pages. If you yourself post to it again, it will jump to the top of Page 1 in your My Chow pages.

                  1. re: BobB

                    I just looked through my (only) 20 pages and the updated-not-by-me ones aren't at the top of the page necessarily. But at least I know the rationale now. I'll just periodically scroll through.

                    1. re: c oliver

                      Are you sure? On every one of my 50 or so My Chow pages, all threads are listed in descending order of the last post date, which is shown on the right hand side

                2. re: c oliver

                  There are definitely two different discussions happening in this thread:

                  1. How replies are displayed within a thread.
                  2. How threads are listed on your MyCHOW post history page.

              2. re: c oliver

                That's a technical glitch which has been posted about with some frequency over on the technical help board. One of those threads (there are others) can be found here:


                1. re: Servorg

                  So are you saying this doesn't happen to everyone? Cause it's 100% of the time, I'm pretty sure, for my posts.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    I just saw the link - don't think it was there at first ? So that explains it. What's happening with me happens the same for other. And I guess it's just not high on the list. Thanks both of you for helping us neophytes.

                    1. re: c oliver

                      Yeah. You were too quick for me. After I posted my comment I realized it would be nice to link to one of the discussions of this particular glitch on the Technical Help board but then found myself scrolling through quite a few posts before I ran into the one I linked.

              3. excellent idea... never thought of that