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Discussion in 'AfterDawn feedback & suggestions' started by deviq, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. deviq

    deviq Member

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    Hey guys,
    When one takes a look at all the threads at any forum on aD, they are shown in what seems to be a random order or according to latest posts.
    But what I would like to recommend is that u allow viewers to sort threads accordin to no. of post Alphabetical order (name of thread initiator) or the latest date 'funda '.
    I think this would be really useful for neone lurking or otherwise. Cos whos got time to look at all 7 or more pgs and admit it u r search isn't exactly GOOGLE!(no offence intended)

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  2. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    The threads are sorted by last post - the more recently update post occurs at the top.
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  3. deviq

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    Yeah but I wud like a lot more choice like a said in the first post
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL sorry i didnt quite get what you ment the first time hehe... dunno if thats doable since it would require, upon loading the forum, to download every single header and link and then sorting it on clientside which would slow down the whole place ... now if we did it all serverside then i wouldnt imagine it would take too long to overwhelm the servers and that would be bad too ... whaddya think boss? :)
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  5. deviq

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    yeah ok u r right maybe
    Maybe the server cud sort the threads lol ;)
     
  6. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Sorting alphabetically is doable and not very big task to do, but I can't see the need for it quite clearly, as the topics vary from

    !!!!HELP!!!!
    I need assistance!
    DVD can't be played, WHY=!!!??

    to more meaningful ones. But I'll add it to my too long to-do list (ETA 2005, can't promise anything faster..).
     
  7. deviq

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    I agree alphabetical sort is not very usefull but stilll...
    I basically asked this cos many a times I got stuck at the search bar and had to press f5 5 or 6 times to get results

    And sortin by no. of posts is still a good idea according to me
     
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    The search may not be the best, but it works for me. However, as you say it isn't exactly google, why not use google? Just use
    site:afterdawn.com your search terms
    and google will give you heaps of results. It may not quite go all the way back to the beginning of aD time but it works pretty well. :)
     
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  10. cozza1987

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    Nice..... im starting to drooooooll over it aswell...

    Off to robb a bank, BRB

    Regards
    CoZZa
    (oh and no im not goin to rob a bank, im not that stupid)
     
  11. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure you are! Man you gotta have more confidence in yourself! :p
    haha
     
  12. cozza1987

    cozza1987 Guest

    lmfao, i have complete faith in myself :D

    Regards
    CoZZa
     
  13. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Yea Cozza, believe in yourself, you're plenty stupid enough to rob a bank -




    (He, he sitting back ta see iffin he'll do it -)
     
  14. cozza1987

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    Hehehe, thanks for the confidence in me pete... :)

    Regards
    CoZZa

    Ill just sell my parents House... Mwahahaha, i mean.. :D
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok lets not get too off topic :)
     
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    The topic is a better way to search threads,

    I'm just getting used to this way and resign myself to the fact I'll be reading a while -


    But if you're thinking about changing it - I would suggest a professional be consulted - I’m thinking a cute Librarian -

    Seriously !!!

    "P"
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe if we could have clientside sorting of PMs (i.e., by date or by user) that would be kewl. :)
     
  18. Prisoner

    Prisoner Guest

    To be honest I like the current listing of most recently added to thread. Although now I find my self respond to threads that have less than 3 or 2 posts, of course unless they turn into a chit chat thread.

    This might be a nightmare, but could it be possible for individual users to select what display method they would like. Have it as a preference, list thread in alphabetical order, order of coments, last visted or what ever. AS I said for the multi thousands of AD users this could be a nightmare, but I think it might be possible.
    WHat do others think.
     

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