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Collapsing Posts in Old Threads....

Caroline1 Dec 15, 2012 09:44 PM

I don't know if it's just me, but NONE of the threads I open have any collapsed posts the way the old design did. That was a great advantage that I miss sorely! Or am I the only one who doesn't have it in this new environment? The old way was soooooo easy. I immediately knew what I'd read and only the new posts were opened. Now everything -- new and old -- are open when I view a thread. I guess I won't be checking out any of the old threads that have hundreds of posts! Is there ANY chance of getting the collapsed old posts back when we open a thread?

Oh, and I also miss the "Favorites" where I could easily access the boards I frequented most. I've looked all over (or at least I think I have) and can't find it any more, so I assume it went the way of the collapsed posts?

Don't mean to be negative. I know you guys have worked your tails off on this new format, but these are two things that really were excellent! Any chance they might live again?

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  1. TeRReT RE: Caroline1 Dec 15, 2012 10:54 PM

    You should still have your favourite boards, they have just relabeled it 'my categories' for some reason.

    Posts should collapse, and will turn a darker grey, it might not be as evident because there is now a preview of the collapsed post, it shortens down to one line so it gives an idea of what the collapsed post contains. If you are definitely not noticing collapsing, then it might be a bug, as it is intended to be collapsed, just not as obvious now.

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      Caroline1 RE: TeRReT Dec 16, 2012 09:03 PM

      YAAAAYYY...! For the very first time, I just opened thread and some posts were collapsed. But it didn't happen with this one. Oh, well.... 50% is better than 0%!

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        TeRReT RE: Caroline1 Dec 17, 2012 04:04 AM

        Maybe only threads I post in collapse, just read stuff I post and you'll be fine!

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          Caroline1 RE: TeRReT Dec 22, 2012 06:01 PM

          LOL! I've been side-tracked wrestling electronic alligators running amok in my cyber garden (aka 'puter problems), but I'll keep your advice in mind. Thanks! '-)

    2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: Caroline1 Dec 16, 2012 06:31 PM

      I'm having the same issue with opening threads I've read and my read posts are not collapsed. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, it's rather annoying, especially with lonnnnng posts where it may be quite difficult to figure out where the new post is.

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        paulj RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Dec 16, 2012 06:33 PM

        There's a link to the latest post right under the original post. I think it is now easier to scan threads for new posts - just grab the scroll bar and pull down. The new ones standout quite nicely.

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