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Aug 12, 2010 07:00 AM

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Is there still a way to sort posts by original post date (as opposed to by the date of the latest reply)? I can't seem to figure out how.

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  1. Ditto.

    When viewing one of the boards, I no longer see the option to sort by original post date versus latest reply date. Is this missing, or has the navigation just moved to someplace else? Thanks.

      1. I'd prefer this, too. I like to see what new topics were posted TODAY, not a new comment on an old thread. If I'm interested enough in the old thread to still check it, I can figure that out on my own. I want to be able to look at the first page of a board (e.g., Los Angeles) and see what new topics have been posted since my last visit.

        1. I am curious why there have been no official responses to this.

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          1. re: JMF

            There's a problem ticket open on this, but I don't have any real information to offer at this point.

            1. re: Jacquilynne

              I do hope they fix this bug. The Boards have become essentially useless to me because it's impossible to determine if a thread is new, or if it's a few years old. I'm interested in the day's new threads. If I wanted to read old threads, I'd search them out. I can't be bothered to click on each thread that might sound interesting, only to find that it's an old discussion.

              1. re: Jack Flash

                but a lot of us add new info to old threads. I dont think this is a bug at all - its just a question of being able to set preferences. Some of these are ongoing discussions - if they dont come up the board essentially becomes just a chat.

              2. re: Jacquilynne

                So, it's almost a month later and still this hasn't been fixed.

            2. So it's now two months. Is this problem going to be addressed?

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              1. re: JMF

                Apparently not. My usage of Chowhound has decreased to almost nil because of this; I simply don't care enough about old threads to which someone has posted something new, to wade through all of them in search of the latest threads. Too bad.

                1. re: farmersdaughter

                  I feel the same way. Unless I can tell for sure that a thread is new, I don't bother. And of course, new threads can quickly disappear because someone has commented on one from three years ago.

                2. re: JMF

                  If there isn't going to be any sort feature, a flag for threads started 1 or more years ago would be nice. I hate clicking on a specific restaurant thread only to find that it's 4 years old and there's only been the one new comment since then. I've gone into various "best new restaurant" threads to have that happen as well, and when I'm looking for new restaurants, I don't mean those that were new in 2007.

                  1. re: queencru

                    This should have been an easy fix. Or more to the point, they should not have eliminated this feature to begin with. I have essentially given up on chowhound. I have no use for threads that are 3-years old. I want to be able to look at the first page of a board (say, Los Angeles) and see what the new threads are TODAY. If there was something started yesterday and I want to check in on that, I should be able to look at yesterday's threads. It used to be that way. For whatever reason, the powers that be decided to eliminate this rather logical feature. Oh well. I will check back in every so often to see if it's been fixed.

                    1. re: Jack Flash

                      I've been doing the same thing, checking back in to see if it's been corrected or not and until then I won't otherwise use Chowhound (including viewing the ads). The site has become worthless to me due to this feature being taken away.

                      1. re: farmersdaughter

                        I will add that the last update on this issue was two months ago (see above post), unless more recent updates have been posted in other threads or elsewhere. I hope that the problem ticket is still open and that "real information" is forthcoming.

                        1. re: david kaplan

                          The problem ticket is still open. I don't have any further information.

                          1. re: Jacquilynne

                            I used to check Chowhound every day. I can't stand it now. Who wants three year old information? And posts that have 300 replies? Lock those huge ones. Bring back the option of last post/date started.

                            I'll check in next week and see if they have fixed this.