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Author Topic: Suggestion - Reverse Order  (Read 2935 times)

anishm

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Suggestion - Reverse Order
« on: April 14, 2009, 04:52:33 PM »
Hello.

Sometimes I read the forums oldest->newest (if it is a discussion that I haven't seen before) and sometimes newest->oldest (if I just want to get a quick heads-up on a discussion that I have been following).

I know that one can set the "default order" in settings, but was wondering if there was a way to "toggle" this setting while reading a discussion? i.e. Click on a "sort order" icon or link and switch the order round just for the current discussion?

If not, would it be easy to implement or consider for a future version of the forum software?

Thanks.


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Re: Suggestion - Reverse Order
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 06:38:38 PM »
anishm:
Good suggestion.  I have tried rss feeds and it works for many of the topics but I still have some figuring to do on how to get others to show.  In the mean time I have found a kind of a work-around that works for me. 
At the bottom of the main forum page is the 'DonationCoder.com Forum - Info Center' showing the most current 10 post/topic replies.
To the left in the vertical column is an icon, looks kinda like a 'copy' icon in some programs, diamond shaped.  When I click on this it brings up a list of the latest 40 posts.  On the left is shown the category/area of the post/reply, post title, poster, then date and time.  At the bottom you can go page by page to 30.  If there are multiple posts of the same topic on that page, clicking the one closest to the top takes you to that one and all of the previous are above.

Not sure if this is already covered in another area of the forum or not, I just happened on it.
If I would take the time to install and learn Screenshot Captor like I should, I could have included the screen shots.  :-[


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Re: Suggestion - Reverse Order
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 07:46:20 AM »
Thanks! I never noticed or used this before - just clicked on the icon. Very useful...

Will use this as a workaround for now; hopefully somebody adds my suggestion to their to-do list sometime! :)