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Displaying most recent posts.

In the old ITRC forum, it was possible to go to the OpenVMS Forum and see a list of all of the most recent posts/responses, from all of the sub-forums, in a single list.     This was a very nice layout since "active" issues always stayed at the top of the list, and it was easy to see if there was anything recent that you could respond to.

 

Is there a way to get the same type of layout on this new forum?     Currently the OpenVMS forum shows all of the sub-forums, and the (1) latest post in each group, without any indication of when it was posted or updated.

 

As it seems right now, I have to open each sub-forum individually to see what is contained.     Very time consuming.

 

Also, the new forum response times seem pretty slow.

 

thanks

 

Dave 

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HPE Pro

Re: Displaying most recent posts.

Dave,


Thanks for the feedback - there is a way to do what you're looking for:

 

When you go to a category, such as OpenVMS, that has multiple boards, to see all of the threads in those boards in one location, simply scroll down to the "RECENT TOPICS" area (below the list of the boards), and click the "View All" link.  For OpenVMS, that will take you to a page like this.

 

And we're looking into the responsiveness issue - hopefully we can improve the performance for those users experiencing slow page loads.

I work for HPE.
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Honored Contributor

Re: Displaying most recent posts.

> [...] that will take you to a page like this.

   Does that solve the problem?  I think not.  What I see is a list of
topics in the order in which the topics were created, not in the order
"of the most recent posts/responses".  Currently, I see a list where the
"Latest Post" column looks like this:

       4 hours ago
       5 hours ago
       8 hours ago
       2 hours ago
       8 hours ago
      15 hours ago
      14 hours ago
       6 hours ago

This is not the desired order.

   Note also that I had to crank up a Mac to submit this, because I
can't get the latest Web browser on a VMS system to work properly with
this new forum system.

      http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/General/New-forums-v-SWB-1-1-12/m-p/4803213

> And we're looking into the responsiveness issue [...]

   Try it with an obsolete Web browser on a 500MHz Alpha system running
VMS.  You may get a whole new outlook on bad performance.  The ITRC
(when it was working properly) was a veritable whirlwind in comparison.
And the ITRC forums weren't read-only from a VMS system, either.  Ah,
the good old days.

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Honored Contributor

Re: Displaying most recent posts.

   And while I'm at it (and the Mac's still up), ...

   In the old (ITRC forum) days, I could log in once, and it'd last
until I whacked the Web browser.  Now, every time I turn around (it
seems), I need to re-authorize.

   Perhaps the old forum data were transferred to the new forums, but
links to the old forum discussions go to the (useless) front page, not
to the actual target discussion.

   Want to know how much I enjoy the new name pictures?

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Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Displaying most recent posts.

>click the "View All" link.  

 

This gives them in topic order, not by reply time.

 

Also, with firefox, use 1 to 2 Gb of VM, it starts crawling and I have to restart my browser.

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HPE Pro

Re: Displaying most recent posts.


@Dennis Handly wrote:

>click the "View All" link.  

 

This gives them in topic order, not by reply time.

 



They *should* be sorted by date - I've submitted a ticket to have this looked into.

I work for HPE.
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Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Displaying most recent posts.

>They *should* be sorted by date

 

To make it clear, if you are in a Board, they are in order by post.

If you are in a Category and you use View All, they are in order by topic.

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Honored Contributor

Re: Displaying most recent posts.


@Dennis Handly wrote:

>They *should* be sorted by date

 

To make it clear, if you are in a Board, they are in order by post.

If you are in a Category and you use View All, they are in order by topic.


Even more useful would be a button "unread/new Messages" on the category and forum level, which just delivers the topics that contain new reply's.

 

In combination with the profile setting "jump to first unread" it would make it a lot easier to follow topics in the active forums.

 

My 2 Cent,

Stephan

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Re: Displaying most recent posts.

> If you are iIf you are in a Category and you use View All, they are in order by topic.

 

I don't think that's right, either.  Right now I'm looking at HP-UX > All Topics and the following are listed:

 

General                     2 hours ago

General                     2 hours ago

LVM and VxVM          3 hours ago

General                     2 hours ago

 

Frankly, that looks pretty much completely random to me.


Pete
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Honored Contributor

Re: Displaying most recent posts.

They are sorted by creation date of the topic - if you disable relative times in your profile you see it like following, check the first column

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