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"related threads" at bottom of screen

Dave_in_PA Sep 30, 2011 01:23 PM

What happened to the feature where, when you're reading a thread, links to related threads used to display at the bottom? It doesn't display anymore. Did I miss something? Some option I inadvertently changed?

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  1. jen kalb RE: Dave_in_PA Sep 30, 2011 01:37 PM

    Hope its not going away - this is one of the single most helpful features on the site, much more helpful than the search box!

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      Engineering RE: jen kalb Sep 30, 2011 02:16 PM

      I'm surprised no one noticed that had gone missing. We'll try to figure out why, thanks for the heads up.

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        Dave_in_PA RE: Engineering Oct 6, 2011 05:29 AM

        It worked again briefly but isn't anymore. I hope you guys can get it fixed.

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      soupkitten RE: Dave_in_PA Sep 30, 2011 02:31 PM

      i agree that it's a very handy feature, especially for newcomers that just happen to stumble across the site while searching for something. it's a good way for new folks to fall into the "vortex" and realize how much info is here, and maybe it helps to cut down on some of the repetitive questions from new folks, if they lurk before posting. hope engineering can fix this.

      1. linguafood RE: Dave_in_PA Oct 8, 2011 04:31 PM

        STILL isn't working, which is a real bummer. It directs posters to threads where the same question or rant they are posing has been answered numerous times, and we now can't link to them passive-aggressively....

        1. linguafood RE: Dave_in_PA Oct 9, 2011 11:47 AM

          So, umm. Is there a plan to bring these back or what?

          1. KaimukiMan RE: Dave_in_PA Oct 10, 2011 02:57 AM

            so its been gone for like almost two weeks now. can anyone from chow please make a statement?

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              Allstonian RE: KaimukiMan Oct 10, 2011 05:33 AM

              Are you sure it's gone? Because I'm seeing a list of related threads right below this, right now.

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                Dave_in_PA RE: Allstonian Oct 10, 2011 05:39 AM

                interesting. I'm not seeing related threads..

                Using a stone stock IE8 browser and Windows XP professional.

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                  Allstonian RE: Dave_in_PA Oct 10, 2011 06:01 AM

                  Weird, weird, weird - they were there when I posted that, not 30 minutes ago - now they're gone again.

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                    KaimukiMan RE: Allstonian Oct 10, 2011 06:37 AM

                    not there now. how very odd this is. monday, 13:38 gmt

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                      KaimukiMan RE: KaimukiMan Oct 10, 2011 01:32 PM

                      monday 2:30pm gmt it seems to be working on some threads at least. or then again, no.

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                Engineering RE: KaimukiMan Oct 10, 2011 06:05 PM

                As stated earlier in this thread, we are aware of the problem and do intend to restore Related Threads. The removal of this feature was not intentional. Thank you for your patience.

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                  KaimukiMan RE: Engineering Oct 12, 2011 03:27 AM

                  we have just been spoiled by how fast you folks usually get things done. thanks for the update.

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                    Dave_in_PA RE: Engineering Oct 12, 2011 10:57 AM

                    thanks for your help. I just had an interesting experience... the related threads was showing so I clicked on one and read it, then hit [back] to go back to the first thread and the related threads had disappeared.

                2. KaimukiMan RE: Dave_in_PA Oct 13, 2011 01:59 PM

                  interesting, it seems to work on the first thread that I open when I log into chowhound,but not on any threads after that, even if i go back to the original thread.

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