Navigating this forum
Compared to other forums and Usenet navigating on here is next to impossible; there’s no threading, no way of marking posts as read, no way of returning to a thread at the point you left, no way of blocking people or ignoring threads or subthreads and no plans (AFAIK) to do anything about it.Posted 5 years ago
Just wondering how people navigate this forum? There doesn’t appear to be any notification system and posts disappear very quickly off the front page become difficult to find… I use a number of other forums that have a number of categories which makes this latter issue easier to deal with which makes me wonder if I’m just using this forum wrong – how do you keep track of topics you are specifically interested in?
K.Posted 5 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
numerous subforums are annoying. 90% of the time on those I’ll be hitting the “show all posts since last login” any way.
Should see some of the German/Swiss forums. 1 sub forum for pretty much every component or manufacturer you could ever imagine. Impossible to navigate.
On topic, off topic, and classifieds is about right imho.Posted 5 years ago
Indeed. And it’s been discussed many times. The overwhelming consensus each time is that most people (me included) like it the way it is and actively dislike the way other forums work.
Exactly, I like the casual way it works and TBH, there aren’t many threads I feel I need to keep an eye on. I can remember which one’s I’ve read usually.Posted 5 years agosoobaliasMember
if you want multiple sub-fora, there are plenty of other resources available.
agree with the long thread point made above, but its very rare, very very rare infact. Until recently if a thread made it to page 4, i would avoid it as it evidently contained bickering and willy waving.Posted 5 years ago
Different approach I guess. I think a lot of things would get missed. Personally a feature telling me that there has been a reply with a link back to the thread would be useful. I suspect it might be a forum that I just dip into now and again, too time consuming otherwise.
Thanks for the replies though.Posted 5 years agoJoeGSubscriber
I would like to see:
– Return to thread at point last visited
– Updates since last visit
I do not want 6419 different subforums like some of the other mtb sites!
One of the things that I like about STW is that can scan through a day’s worth of topics in a reasonable number of pages, and look at the ones that I find interesting.Posted 5 years agoNicknoxxMember
Interesting, there’s lots of votes against sub-fora and not a sing one for. I want to be able to ignore sub-threads that have gone off topic while continuing with the bit of the post that is still on topic. Without threading that’s impossible.
The ability to be able to return to the point last read would be the single biggest improvement to this otherwise rather good forum.Posted 5 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Personally a feature telling me that there has been a reply with a link back to the thread would be useful.
Look in your “Forum Activity” (top right under your username) – you can see all the threads you have contributed to and when the last reply was.
Not perfect but a pretty good way to see if a thread has been posted on since you last read it.
(or you can subscribe to threads via RSS of course)
Threading: No thanksPosted 5 years ago
Sub fora: No thanks
Last Unread Post: Yes please
Highlighting of threads that I have posted on that have new posts: yes please.
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