Don't Miss the Whole Story

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 09:47
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There is a current post on 'Camp fire etiquette' that I have been following.

The collapsed index shows a Reply on the 24/01/2017, but there are more responses on that same date, being Follow Ups to previous Replies.

To see those you must scroll through the whole post from top top bottom and stumble across them as the collapsed index only shows the dates of Replies, not Follow ups.

An example is under the 2nd of the Replies:
Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at 05:06

where there are 4 Follow Ups.

It makes the reading of the full discussion harder than it need be in my opinion although when raising the subject previously I was told it wasn't an issue.

Paul
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 10:28

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 10:28
Paul,

If there is a new Follow-up to a reply, the grey reply bar gets an update icon, so you immediately know which Replies need another look.

If you're not a member this may not work - I'm not sure about that.
EDIT: I just tested that, and it is correct. So all you need to do to solve your issue is become a member :-)
2nd EDIT Oops, you are a member. So you need to log on. When I don't log on, I don't get the icons. Also, as Explorer said below, you need cookies enabled for the site.

I find the biggest drawback is people who should be writing a Follow-up to someone's Reply, but instead they write a new Reply, which addresses the OP and not the author of the Reply, if you get my drift. You have to be a mind-reader to work out some responses.

And because there are so many users, someone may post a follow-up while you are writing yours, which then makes yours look out of context because it's no longer directly beneath the Reply or Follow-up you are addressing. A small quote of the point you are addressing would help to keep context.

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Reply By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 12:11

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 12:11
Yes as pointed out by Frank it is very easy to see which Replies have new follow ups (since you last clicked on that reply) as the "updated" icon appears in place of the arrow as shown below.



Its the same on the main forum page where you can see that new replies have been made to threads.

You may need "cookies" enable for this to work ...not sure.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ups and Downs - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 09:17

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 09:17
OK, thanks Greg, I understand now what Frank was telling me.

I could see nothing to indicate the new replies despite being logged in.

Perhaps I need to log out, then log back in for this feature to operate.

I'll check it out.

Thanks again.

Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - Ups and Downs - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 08:55

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 08:55
Oh well, logged out yesterday, then logged back in this morning. No change to my display, just arrows.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 11:37

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 11:37
Which browser are you using? Have you tried a non Micro$oft one?
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Follow Up By: Member - Ups and Downs - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:51

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:51
Thanks Peter. I am using Google.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 14:41

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 14:41
Paul Do you mean Google Chrome? I normally use Firefox, I have just opened my Chrome browser. Before I logged on I just got arrows for the messages I had not read. When I logged on I got the unread symbols for each unread message.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ups and Downs - Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 09:38

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 09:38
Yes Peter, Google Chrome.

As a result of the advice above I have been logging off, and when ExplorOz re-opens I am automatically logged on, with all arrows showing.

There must be an answer but I'll let it go and use as is.

Thanks for trying.

Paul
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