whp4 wrote: Alissa wrote: whp4 wrote:
michaelb wrote:I always used the "Active Posts" to display the old forum (this is going to get confusing, since now we have two "old forums"). Is there anyway to get that feature back?
I don't really like having the topics and posts scattered in all the different separate forums, so prefer to view them lumped together as one.
In the upper right hand corner, small print, main page (where all the forums are listed) there is a "view new posts since last visit" or words to that effect. Bill
Yes, that's useful, but it's a little different from "Active Posts" which seemed to display everything which had been active over some stated time period (essentially a time-limited, but not content limited search, which the search feature will not allow one to perform independently...). The "View Posts Since Last Visit" ("VPSLV") is less useful if you intend to do anything except sit down for a long session, read everything and respond to everything at the same time
If you wanted to respond to something you saw when you looked in an hour ago, and no one else has posted on that thread in the meantime, it will not show in VPSLV and if that's where you saw it, you'll have to try to find it in the forum it was posted in (if you remember that). Not so handy.
I don't think I in any way indicated that VPSLV was an exact replica of the functionality provided by VAP, and I agree that it isn't. If you don't think it improves your quality of life, I won't be offended if you don't use it! I'm confident that if it is practical to provide the VAP functionality with the new forum software, it will happen, though perhaps not immediately. There's a function there that gets most of what is needed; I'd rather they spent their immediate efforts on filling any gaps that have yet to be addressed in any fashion, wouldn't you? If you see something you might want to respond to later, just bookmark the thread in your browser.
I don't think I suggested that you thought it was the same. (And either I'm misunderstanding the tone of your message or you misunderstood mine
) But you were answering a question from someone who was asking about VAP--which is one of the functional features I had preferred on the old (but not the really old) US forum over the UK forum. I'm pretty sure I didn't say I wouldn't use what was available (and in fact I use it on the UK forum, which is why I'm aware of its limitations), but wanted to (and did) point out its limitations--and why I prefer VAP.
I too am confident that it's possible to provide the functionality of VAP w/ the new software, which is why I posted as I did. BTW, bookmarking doesn't help when you're using different compters in different locations, as I do...
Which (for me) makes VAP a gap that "has yet to be addressed in any fashion"--and therefore something I'd want addressed sooner rather than later! 8)