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Tim Schaefer_1
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Forum Suggestion

Would it be possible to add a column to show either a timestamp or the last poster for each thread?

This would make it easier to see if a topic has been updated since the last time it has been read.

I have attached a small jpg as an idea of what I'm talking about.
Look me up on the Ars forums (Neptunes)- http://arstechnica.com and http://arstechnica.infopop.net
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CA538024
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Re: Forum Suggestion

Hi Tim,

Thanks for the great suggestion. I'll pass it along to the software developers!

We appreciate your forum participation.

Kathy
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Stuart Elflett
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Re: Forum Suggestion

Given that there's already a cookie in use to keep track of who we are, etc, it would be relatively easy to keep track of which messages have been read, which are *old* compared to our last log in, and which messages are *new* - then a small graphic could be added to the html script to show a *new* button next to the posts we haven't seen... that would be a godsend for those of us in a radically different timezone...

Cheers,
Stuart Elflett
May the best of your past be the worst of your future...
CA538024
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Re: Forum Suggestion

Hi Stuart,

Thanks for your suggestion! As with the previous suggestion in this thread, I have passed it along to the forum developers. I appreciate your continued assistance in the forums!

Kathy
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Tim Schaefer_1
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Actually, I like Stuart's spin a bit better. A perfect example of this would be Infopop's OpenForum setup. They use a graphic to show if the thread is new since the user's last "visit"

To see this, click here:
http://arstechnica.infopop.net/OpenTopic/page?a=frm&s=50009562&f=24609792

The yellow folders designate threads with new posts..and white folders are threads that haven't changed since the user's last login/visit to the page.
Look me up on the Ars forums (Neptunes)- http://arstechnica.com and http://arstechnica.infopop.net
CA538024
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Re: Forum Suggestion

Hi Tim,

I'll pass your additional suggestions along. I appreciate it!

Kathy