Is it possible to keep interesting thread on first page.

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:08
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I am only a recent addition to this website,but it seems to me if there is an interesting thread or subject it gets relegated very quickly, and dies as more mundane threads come in.

Is there any way to keep the more popular threads on the front page or is this a silly idea.

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Adam.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:12

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:12
Under the forum display options at the top of the forum click on the response time box and it will bring the threads that are actively being posted to back to the top of the pile as opposed to the default date which allows them to slide down the page.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:15

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:15
Should have added that you can also set the threads per page you want displayed 100, 50, 20 or 10 and you can have the thread open in a new window by clicking that box also.

I said default date above I should have said thread number.
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Follow Up By: Member - Adam S (SA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:25

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:25
Thank you John I had no idea about that option, this makes things much better.

Maybe this should be the the default option for Luddites like me.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:33

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:33
No worries mate.
David has so many bits on this site it takes a little while to get used to them all and get it customised to suit the individual.
Keep playing and you will sort them all out eventually.

Glad it helped :-)
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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 19:29

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 19:29
Where are these forum display options, buggered if I can see them
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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 19:33

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 19:33
Found it ;=))
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Follow Up By: Dunco (NSW) - Friday, Feb 01, 2008 at 00:32

Friday, Feb 01, 2008 at 00:32
I didn't know that either....thanks mate !!

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Friday, Feb 01, 2008 at 07:59

Friday, Feb 01, 2008 at 07:59
Me either, thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Mary W (VIC) - Friday, Feb 01, 2008 at 14:13

Friday, Feb 01, 2008 at 14:13
Please can someone show me where to find the options!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Mary W (VIC) - Friday, Feb 01, 2008 at 14:16

Friday, Feb 01, 2008 at 14:16
Opps -Just cleaned the glasses-I've found it .Thanks for the tip
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:14

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:14
One other as well, why can we (or is it just me) use the " back" button to go back to the forum home page, really is a pain having to go back to red X out button all the time.
And yes I agree with Adam.
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:27

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:27
Back button works for me. You must have your options on the browser to open new threads in a new window.?? Maybe or have i misunderstood what you are saying?
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:35

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:35
Mr Isuzumu see my reply above.
Its all in how you set up the default setting on the site to suit.
Set to open in new window and just close that window and you back at the forum.
Try it out.

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:05

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:05
All sorted thanks John.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:43

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:43
Adam,

You can also mark interesting Threads with the Thread Watch button.

This highlights the threads you select, then they can be selected at any time via your MyHome - View Watched Threads.

Then when you choose you can deselect them.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:07

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:07
Yep that to!! forgot about Thread Watch.
As I said David has so many bits to this site it takes awhile to get sorted.
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Follow Up By: Member- Tony C - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:59

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:59
Sand Man.
Thats great advice,wish i new of it before.I have been keeping a record of all interesting threads in a note book.This will be much better.Thanks
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 20:20

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 20:20
I am pretty sure, if you put a "Thread Watch" pn a thread, any replies or follow ups will be sent to your email account also. So this informs you when a new reply to the post comes along without checking it regularly to see updates.

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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 20:24

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 20:24
HAHAHHA I should have read Mainey's response below shouldn't I?
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:04

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 15:04
Hey that thread watch function is brilliant.
I never looked at it properly until now and it works just great for following an interesting thread.
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:56

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What a great idea that thread watch is.
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Reply By: Mainey (wa) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:46

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 17:46
Adam,
I have found using the "thread watch" button works for me, it puts the relevant replies instantly into yoiur email system.

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Reply By: Member - Adam S (SA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:00

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:00
Sand Man, Mainey,

Since May I have been thinking there has to be a better way,
you should have told me before. LOL.
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Reply By: Member - jjt98 (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 20:53

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 20:53
Hi Adam,
I am a recent addict to this forum also & totally agree with you....I don't have an answer but it would be a great idea. Although being such a popular site, there are a lot interesting threads so where would the distinction be?
Food for thought
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Friday, Feb 01, 2008 at 00:05

Friday, Feb 01, 2008 at 00:05
NO!!! Dont do it!!!

Im already getting in the $hit for spending to much time on the bludy computer!!!!

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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Friday, Feb 01, 2008 at 15:00

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LOL

So have I ha ha

May have to do it at work to prevent a divorce.

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Reply By: Scubaroo - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 21:37

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 21:37
Thank you so much for pointing out that option John. It should be the default! The "single forum" layout of Exploroz bugs me to no end. I much prefer vBulletin/phpBB/punBB type discussion boards with multiple forums that allow you to show all recent posts, but there's a lot of good content on here. That option makes the site so much more usable it's not funny.
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