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Recent New Thread Feature Request

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posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 07:32 AM
In looking at a few complaints of ATS becoming lackluster or not as creative as it used to be and that only threads of a hot button topic ever really go anywhere. The following thought occurred to me while looking at the RECENT POSTS feature that it only tracks when a topic is replied to by a post.

What I propose is a feature that would allow a user to see all threads started in say a 24 period regardless of activity as an easier way for members (and mods) to find new threads that may otherwise go unnoticed. Many threads are lost and die only because of the effort to wade through all the other existing threads to find them.

If laid out similar to the RECENT POSTS feature, it would allow for members to avoid topics they do not particularly care for, mods could see if the new topic is their assigned areas for more efficient monitoring and thread authors would have better promotion of their work if posted in off peek hours.

Authors could also do a quick look before starting a new thread so as to reduce the number of multiple threads when a major news event happens. And maybe even reduce the need to send out an alert to all members to stop creating threads on a certain topic like what happened last fall over the Blossom Goodchild Oct 14 GFL threads that popped up like wildfire.

I realize that we do have it on a small scale in the frame to the right, but those really do disappear rather quickly and since we all have different schedules it may actually contribute to the multiple thread problem.

As always, discussion encouraged.

posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 07:39 AM
excellent idea

and as there are 4 pages at the recent posts section, often, i
click the 3rd or 4th page and thread titles jump all around

and then, using firefox, and clicking back, the recent posts change
up and down quite fast, i have started posts only to see them slip
off and fall away, i suppose i could cheat and edit these threads to
then bump them up,

this idea you propose seems way better idea!

posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 10:51 AM
I agree.

When I see a new post at the top of that list it can be a thread that was started months ago and unless you look at that tiny posting date at the top of the very first post you might think it's really NEW.

Excellent idea!

posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 11:03 AM
We thank you for sharing your ideas with the intent of making ATS a better more user friendly place. The staff and owners do appreciate member feedback and have always considered your thoughts and wishes when making changes to the board. So thank you for caring so much about this community that you created this thread.

By keeping all member suggestions in one place it allows staff and owners the ability to quickly and thoroughly access all member recommendations when considering board changes. Otherwise many suggestions will be very difficult to locate considering the size of this board.

Understanding that, we would appreciate it if you would add your thoughts/recommendations to the official thread dedicated to members suggestions for board change.

ATS, BTS, What would you like to see in the future?

Thanks for your contributions and understanding. I will now close this thread for the reasons stated above.

ATS Staff


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