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Jul 26, 2014 08:38 AM

What happened to the threads that used to be "saved" at the top of the Home Cooking Board?

You know, like the current month's COTM?

Sorry, maybe this was answered in the 400+ thread going on about changes but I couldn't find a place to reply to the initial post.

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  1. Click on the little "i" to the right of the board header "Home Cooking". You'll see the stickies listed, all clickable.

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      1. re: tcamp

        Seems to be a good bit of that going around lately. Have you looked for a permanlink? Supposedly just EVERYONE knows about that.

        1. re: c oliver

          I HAVE looked and cannot find. Can you share the secret?

          1. re: GretchenS

            Click on the date/time under the poster's name, and you'll get the Permalink for that particular post. Note that the Share button on the OP is not yet fully functional, and is a "known issue".

        2. re: tcamp

          definitely not intuitive. and very unlikely to bring new folks to those posts.

          1. re: tcamp

            Why no. An i in a circle is universally known as the information icon. The stickies aren't information; they are more akin to 'selected', 'highlights' or, 'of interest.'

            This is a basic user interface fail.

            1. re: tcamp

              Not obvious at all. I had to come here to find out where those threads had gone.

              1. re: tcamp

                The "not intuitive" is an ongoing issue with the various changes. The "new" clickable Permalink is supposedly ALL the rage and SOP on many other website discussion forums out there.

                Funny - have never seen it anywhere else.

                The Sticky Posts being removed and collapsed under the "I" button is yet another stupid move on the programmers' part. Anywhere else, when they want you to see a post, it is STUCK at the top of the board. Hence, "Sticky Posts". You see them, no matter what.

                1. re: LindaWhit

                  I can kind of see hiding them because it did take up alot of space in mobile view but "i" doesn't cut it in terms of a name for that feature. Isn't a yellow square with upcurling edge sort of a universal symbol for "sticky"?

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    "Funny - have never seen it anywhere else."

                    The timestamp being a link to that particular place on a webpage is standard on any blog I've ever seen, as well as Facebook and Twitter. Is it possible that it's there on other social media sites you've used, but maybe you didn't realize it had that functionality?

                    1. re: Chris VR

                      Except the timestamp on Facebook only goes to the original post; not a post in response to the thread.

                      1. re: LindaWhit

                        The timestamp on an individual response to a Facebook post goes right to that response. For example (and picking something at random from a fairly long list of responses on a CHOW post) goes right to this comment "Carolyn Fritts I have it in a Mexican seafood cocktail,it has a wonderful texture!"

                        1. re: Chris VR

                 wasn't doing that for me before, and it is still not doing so for any in my own Activity Log, but it does it on occasion on others' posts. Strange.

                2. re: mcsheridan

                  I would have never found them under an "I".

                  Most discussion boards make these types of posts into Stickies that are always visible at the top of the board ... They don't hide them.

                  1. re: mcsheridan

                    Completely non-intuitive. "i" means "here is some more information in case you don't understand the purpose of this board". It does not (to me) mean, here are some more or less permanent threads. I see that "how and how not to post" falls into the informational cateory, but Cookbook of the Month sure does not.