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MalcolmS e2
9 1.1k 13 England
23 Feb 2010 1:09PM
Apologies if this was covered in the original thread on this, but I find that the main thing that is annoying me is not seeing the original question. This is especially the case when the thread has sunk into a chat line on some other topic, usually exchanging banal one line comments between a select few and bears no relationship to the original question.

Having to open a subject to see if I want to read it is very time consuming and hopeless if I am on limited time such as my lunch half hour. The site is slow at best for me so it severely limits my use of it, to the point where I can't be bothered to use the forums now.

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Bellie 8 507
23 Feb 2010 1:15PM
Malcolm,

Some forums do post the original question at the top of each page. Sometimes I think it works, sometimes not.

Threads always will have a life of their own though.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
23 Feb 2010 1:25PM

Quote:but I find that the main thing that is annoying me is not seeing the original question.

Could you before? We haven't changed the code structure so recent activity is still the same...it shows the recent post?
The site shouldn't be slow now we adjusted and optimised yesterday?
User_Removed 8 2.1k 7 England
23 Feb 2010 1:52PM
It's not something I had noticed you could do before, not a bad idea though. The title of the thread is on every page. But that doesn't always relate completely to the question being asked or the topic in discussion.
MalcolmS e2
9 1.1k 13 England
23 Feb 2010 1:53PM
From memory we saw the first couple of lines of the original question/comment, maybe not the whole thing but enough to get the gist. On the RHS it showed the last contributer's name and we had the option of going straight to the last page as now.

As I said previously though, sometimes the thread degenerates into banter or goes off at a tangent which makes it all the more difficult to see what the thread is about.

With respect to speed, I will pay more attention at home, at work it's always slow which is not the sites fault.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Feb 2010 1:56PM

Quote:From memory we saw the first couple of lines of the original question/comment, maybe not the whole thing but enough to get the gist

Don't remember that at all.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
23 Feb 2010 2:00PM
I've checked with David he says we didn't have that? That's weird. I obviously use the forums daily but it all becomes subliminal So I cannot remember the old version now..totally sorted and happy using the news system.
Can any one else remember a few lines of the first post appearing? maybe we had it in one area. If it's been taken out we can bring it back.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
23 Feb 2010 2:23PM
This may be something for V6 but I have seen forums where, if you hover the cursor over the thread title, a little box comes up with the first few lines of the original post.

Could be useful?
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
23 Feb 2010 2:27PM

Quote:This may be something for V6 but I have seen forums where, if you hover the cursor over the thread title, a little box comes up with the first few lines of the original post.

Sounds like a good idea. Edit David tells me it's already been requested on 15th and on the upgrade list and it's going to be implemented soonish
Boyd 11 11.2k 11 Wales
23 Feb 2010 2:34PM

Quote:if you hover the cursor over the thread title, a little box comes up with the first few lines of the original post.
Especially useful where the thread titles are vague and you have to open them to find the details. Titles such as Help!, Which one?, Oops! and Pete's hair LOL could all benefit.
MalcolmS e2
9 1.1k 13 England
23 Feb 2010 7:02PM
How strange, I must have been having a senor moment


Quote:if you hover the cursor over the thread title, a little box comes up with the first few lines of the original post.


I think this would be a good idea though

On the subject of speed, now I'm at home the speed doesn't seem too bad and better than it has been recently.
WelshKiwi 7 3.2k 2 Wales
23 Feb 2010 10:39PM
In the old forums when you posted in a thread you could always see a little of the last comment made - along with the name of the person who made it...

Is this what Malcolm is talking about?

Lol and you still can Wink time for bed me thinks!!

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