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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Can you make stickies more prominent? They are currently getting lost as tiny lines of text compared to other threads and there is no way to navigate them from the forum overview. So here - http://www.avsforum.com/f/34/hdtv-programming - there's no way to jump to the latest post or see what that it is.
post #2 of 20
Hi...

But they are right their at the top as links to the threads.

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Not sure you missed them or you mean something else. They are not the same as before with the data shown etc. Just the links.
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
Ah, I see now. So the thread still exists in the regular column and that's just a shortcut.

I did notice another issue in that forum. Spoiler threads like the one for Game of Thrones are now going to be partially revealed in the forum view as a post summary.
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Ah, I see now. So the thread still exists in the regular column and that's just a shortcut.
I did notice another issue in that forum. Spoiler threads like the one for Game of Thrones are now going to be partially revealed in the forum view as a post summary.

Sorry...Not sure what can be done about that I am sorry to say.
post #5 of 20
Would be nice to allow users to collapse the sticky thread section, especially since the section is only shortcuts to the threads themselves now.
Edited by reverse - 6/6/12 at 8:08am
post #6 of 20
Why are some Sticky lists alphabetical and other not. Like this Ops Center list is not. Can't be date-related since DVD list is not in last-posted date order as it used to be.
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Why are some Sticky lists alphabetical and other not. Like this Ops Center list is not. Can't be date-related since DVD list is not in last-posted date order as it used to be.


These are a manual process to add, so no date order or anything automatic. To us, on this side of things, it is like adding a post and thus maintaining it like one.
post #8 of 20
I assume there is no option to enable "go to first new post" link/button for sticky threads?
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

I assume there is no option to enable "go to first new post" link/button for sticky threads?

There is if you subscribe to the ones important to you. You'll even be notified when a new post is made.
post #10 of 20
Mike....I think he means in the top area. We need to as FIRST NEW POST links to each one that is a hot posting thread vs just a notification thread. Like I did for Hot off the Press in the HDTV Forum area...

http://www.avsforum.com/f/34/hdtv-programming

...not the FIRST NEW POST link at the end I added. We just need to go look though all the sections and do this manually for the threads that need it.
post #11 of 20
Sure, but there would still be no visual way to tell new posts exist the way stickies are displayed now.

You just end up clicking the same link day after day only to find nothing new.

I'm saying subscribing to the ones important to you will not only take you to the first new post, but more importantly, tell you there is one.
post #12 of 20
Why, when you respond to a sticky, does the sticky then roll over into the current thread section? When this happens you have a thread in the sticky and one in the current section.
post #13 of 20
There are no threads in the sticky sections, only shortcut links to the actual thread in the forum.
post #14 of 20
So those threads can’t be isolated the way they were before? IOW, they remain solely in the sticky section and not in the general discussion threads? I’ll miss that.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by Aliens View Post

So those threads can’t be isolated the way they were before? IOW, they remain solely in the sticky section and not in the general discussion threads? I’ll miss that.

No, you have it backwards, the threads are in the forum. There are no threads in the sticky area, just shortcut links to the actual threads.
post #16 of 20
IOW, with this new software we can’t have a sticky section like we used to. One where sticky’s stayed in the sticky section and didn’t show up in the main body of the forum thread.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Aliens View Post

IOW, with this new software we can’t have a sticky section like we used to. One where sticky’s stayed in the sticky section and didn’t show up in the main body of the forum thread.

Correct. If fact, sticky threads are no more as they aren't supported on this platform. The area where the links are right now, is meant to be an announcement type area, not a place for threads. The only reason those are still there is to ease the transition period.

Once folks subscribe to the stickies that are important to them, they'll get both the "first new post" icon and notifications that a new post exists.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by David Bott View Post

Mike....I think he means in the top area. We need to as FIRST NEW POST links to each one that is a hot posting thread vs just a notification thread. Like I did for Hot off the Press in the HDTV Forum area...
http://www.avsforum.com/f/34/hdtv-programming
...not the FIRST NEW POST link at the end I added. We just need to go look though all the sections and do this manually for the threads that need it.

David,

Love everything about the new site, except this issue with the stickies. I don't want to subscribe to them, but several of them are active topics, and I need to look at the first new post, or at least the last page of the thread. As it stands now, there is no way to tell if there are any recent posts, and you have to click on it, then go to Last page just to see what is there.

If you really don't have any way to support the stickies like the old site, let's just take the stickies down! I'll see them float to the top when there is activity. Where the stickies are, make a thread about how you can use the (improved) search feature to find out threads/info that is common enough for a sticky.

EDIT: well, I'll give it a shot with a subscription (no email) this site only.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Sam S View Post

EDIT: well, I'll give it a shot with a subscription (no email) this site only.

Assuming you have a few old stickies that are important to you from various areas of the site, you may find that you like having them in a centralized location with the added benefit of knowing when they've been posted to which you wouldn't have without subscribing to them.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

Assuming you have a few old stickies that are important to you from various areas of the site, you may find that you like having them in a centralized location with the added benefit of knowing when they've been posted to which you wouldn't have without subscribing to them.

Mike,

I imagine that will be useful for some. I was more interested in Stickies that still have active discussion. The subscribe with no email features should to the trick, but of course I like the old way better wink.gif

Unless I'm missing it, there is no way for a "quote" notification, correct? On other boards I visit (I don't recall their software), you get a notification when one of your comments has been quoted by another post. This is extraordinarily helpful. You don't have to subscribe to any threads to know when someone is engaging in a conversation with you.
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