Join Date: Aug 2006
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No. To me the "quick links" is just something else to have to do. I just click on the forums I do and hit the pages that I frequent. I can scan down quickly. On the ChronicleForums there would be pages on a list of posts in one day-then I would have to find those posts in the different forums-I think it would just take longer. But it's not just because of a way that I like or am used to. The "unread" part may not be an issue now that things are just getting started but hopefully this will replace all the lists. When there are lots of new threads everyday or threads that keep getting posted to, I have to pick which ones I want to read. It's not an issue now, but most of the Havanese folks are just learning how to use a Forums and if anything is changed later there will be complaints.
What I was talking about has nothing to do with whether the user has read a thread or not. The way the other forums I participate on work is that when you first log on, the first page shown on any Forum has all the threads that have either been started or posted to since I was last on highlighted. Since the latest posted to thread gets moved to the top all these threads are lined up down from the top highlighted. It saves time because you know if you were caught up the last time you were on you don't need to go past these. There will be a lot of threads that I don't read to start with unless there are lots of replies or views as indicated on the right side of the page.
Maybe it's just that the latest posted to thread doesn't get moved to the top automatically. I really haven't tried to figure it out but it just looks confusing to me like this. Until we get into multiple pages it really doesn't matter. On the ChronicleForums there are over 20,000 members so it's not practical to read every post.
I'm pushing this to catch on for a number of reasons. It can be a great reference source. Some people are just thinking of it as something else to keep up with but if the lists are abandoned this will be much more efficient. I can open a forums and catch up in just a few minutes.
Pam has been gone for a couple of days and I counted 236 email messages from lists. There will be more tomorrow and this will just result in much time wasted for her.
Last edited by Tom King; 08-11-2006 at 06:23 PM.