posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 09:50 AM
I don't know. It's not a bad idea for continuity. However, in fast moving threads, it's a challenge to get read period. It's not only the last post on
the page that tends to get missed but also the next to the last one and the one before that, and in some cases entire pages. People who are diligent
about reading an entire thread will see all the posts no matter where it is. Those who aren't, well it's their loss.
We already have a way to see all posts in a thread by a particular poster, and someone the other day suggested some additional sorting filters for
large threads...like number of stars on a post or number of replies to a post.
Maybe there could be a way to leave a tickie mark on the last post in a thread that you personally have read so that when you go into the thread
again you start off where you left off. This might help a lot.
(A bit off topic, but the same theory applies to the Recent Posts page in a way. If a thread scrolls off page 1, chances are it dies a quick death.
This is happening more and more often now with volume picking up. It's becoming more of a challenge to both keep up with and find threads you've seen
in passing and new ones too. You see two threads you want to read and go into flag or subscribe to one, and by the time you get back the other is
While things like firehose and hot and recent topics help to a degree, things are scrolling off of those faster now too. Maybe if there was more
sorting capability by forum or if ATS brought back the ability to "hide" (exclude) certain forums (maybe this is still around and I just haven't found
it in the redesign...Favorite Forums in My ATS comes closest but then you miss stuff not in your top forums), it would help. It would be mega cool to
be able to click on the icons on the left of recent posts and go directly to that forum instead of having to navigate using the top nav bar (which
takes you to this kluge page of forums to further navigate through) to get to a list of all threads in a forum. Make the icon navigate!)
on 2/12/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)