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kayemme
05-26-2000, 03:19 AM
I have a suggestion http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Could we maybe get the forums to read the messages in a descending date status? that way we wouldn't have to scroll all over to read the most recent post, it would be right at the top.

it gets to be a bit time consuming when dealing with more than one page of posts (and as we all know some topics can get pretty lengthy).

just wondering http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

km

scottb
05-26-2000, 08:04 AM
I offered this up a while back, and it was rejected by the group (for some reason or another, I forget).

Cast your votes now - let me know...

Cheers.
Scott

loenart
05-26-2000, 09:20 AM
I would prefer that set up. Perhaps the original post could stay at the top and the newest post right under that one and the rest in descending order.

Gisela
05-26-2000, 10:47 AM
I like Keri's idea. Some of the forums ARE pretty lengthy. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Gisela

Rod
05-26-2000, 04:08 PM
No problem to drag down scroll bar real quick if necessary, like to see post and remind me of replies to date.


I vote to keep it the way it is.
Rod

jerry
05-26-2000, 04:58 PM
I agree with Sgtaylor and Rod. If I put the cursor right above the scroll bar button, it will scroll from 0 - 90 in 1.2 seconds, for those days I am in hurry. No need to change format.
Jer

sgtaylor
05-27-2000, 12:51 AM
There is another forum out there that lists last message first... I find it annoying. Sometimes a posting has 10 or 15 replies before I even see it. Trying to read the thread in sequence is very difficult.

I vote to keep WetCanvas the way it is.

Painter
05-27-2000, 02:20 AM
I like the idea of the original post at the top and most recent under. Might slow the degeneration of topics.

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God Blesses!
Ched

arcitect
05-28-2000, 12:11 AM
No right answer here. I sort of prefer the branching variety myself. Latest submission first is great for an old thread you have read most of, but it could get real confusing, real fast if you just jumped in. The branching or "outline" variety is my favorite, but it can mulch your download times and encourages conflicts.

How about a viewing preference option?

arcitect
05-28-2000, 12:17 AM
No right answer here. I sort of prefer the branching variety myself. Latest submission first is great for an old thread you have read most of, but it could get real confusing, real fast if you just jumped in. The branching or "outline" variety is my favorite, but it can mulch your download times and encourages conflicts.

How about a viewing preference option?

scottb
05-28-2000, 09:54 AM
Yes, a viewing preference would be idel, although it would require a significant amount of effort on this end. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif We could do it, it would just take forever to do.

For now, it'll have to be one or the other....

Cheers.
Scott

CarlyHardy
05-28-2000, 02:56 PM
I like it the way it is also....a pref would be nice if I was checking into a forum that I was keeping up with, but on most topics, I too reread several posts to jog my memory of what others have added to the conversation.

since threads change topics often in midstream...reading from the beginning to the end is easier for me.
carly

oleCC
05-28-2000, 07:09 PM
Ditto to what Carly said... so nice of you to save me typing time - you know the old saying... "if it ain't broke don't fix it"..
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

arcitect
05-29-2000, 12:47 AM
You know what I really could do without? The topic review. I don't mind waiting for a thread to load, but loading it again when I go to post is a nuisance.

paintfool
05-29-2000, 07:57 AM
I like it the way it is also. I too use the scroll bar to get to the newest posts of lenghty topics and i get to the bottom in just a second or two. I also like to re-read or at least skim over the previous posts to refresh my memory as to what has been said & think it could get really frustrating to have to scroll 'up'. Cheryl

Mary Kay
05-29-2000, 11:56 AM
I also vote to keep things as they are. it's a logical sequence...top to bottom, old to new, earliest response to latest. I think reversing it would be confusing.
MK

Rod
06-03-2000, 03:49 AM
Do we have a result Scott or are we still voting,
Rod

Painter
06-03-2000, 05:02 AM
We all seem to be able to navigate fairly well as is.

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God Blesses!
Ched

scottb
06-03-2000, 08:55 AM
Looks like we'll leave it the way it is for now - I'll investigate the preferences idea...

Cheers.
Scott