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    Is there a way to view all posts across all boards ordered by most recent post? On other forums I've found this is the easiest way to keep track of all the latest discussions - old discussions drop off the first page.

    I know you can go into each board and see this per-board, and the "Unread Posts" does list threads across all boards but it does omit threads you've already viewed if there are no new posts - but sometimes I want to see these as well.

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    Good point! I too often find it hard to track down a post I've just made after a couple of searches.
    @ Moderators: Can this feature be added? I for one, would really appreciate it.
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    I thought I'd found it with the "New Posts" link, but this actually does the same as "Unread Posts". I'd suggest "New Posts" should be changed to do as suggested - it's the most useful view that can be provided.

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    Oh, there is a way, but you have to log out to see it! This is what the FAQ says:

    How can I see the latest posts?

    There are two ways to quickly view recently created or updated threads.

    If you are not logged in, the 'today's posts' link will show a list of all threads that have been created or updated in the last 24 hours.

    If you are logged in, the 'Today's Posts' link will change to 'New Posts', which gives you a listing of all threads that have been created or updated since your last visit.

    I'd say the "Today's Posts" view should be retained even if you are logged in - but keep the "Unread Posts" link under the welcome message to do as it does now - the best of both worlds.

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    The above led me to find a workaround, even when logged in. If I bookmark this link:

    http://www.talkclassical.com/search.php?do=getdaily

    This gives the view I wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by post-minimalist View Post
    Good point! I too often find it hard to track down a post I've just made after a couple of searches.
    @ Moderators: Can this feature be added? I for one, would really appreciate it.
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    Possibly I am failing to appreciate some problem, but I thought the obvious thing to do is click on “New Posts” in the bar near the top of the page. I can’t see what the mystery is about this. This is what I do, and would suspect most users also, each time I log in.

    If you have trouble finding your own recent posts, click on “Member”, select yourself, then select “Show all Statistics” and then “Find all Posts by XYZ”. It will list all your posts in date order.

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    It's not a problem if you like the way it works now, no mystery either - I just prefer a slightly different view which doesn't suppress threads it thinks you've read.

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    I just prefer a slightly different view which doesn't suppress threads it thinks you've read.
    Ditto

    If you have trouble finding your own recent posts, click on “Member”, select yourself, then select “Show all Statistics” and then “Find all Posts by XYZ”. It will list all your posts in date order.
    I will use this as my test post I will time how long it takes me to get back here using your route with my connection.

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    Time check

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    OK, there is a 3 minute time difference in the posts. Not so good. I also tried 'todays posts' from the quick links menu but I suspect that If came back tomorrow, and there had been no further posts in the thread, it would disappear from there too. My main problem is that as soon as you've openned a thread it is removed from the unread list; to find it again is not as intuitive as it could be.
    I normally use the 'back' button on my browser but then it returns me to the page before I posted.
    I'm not asking for a professional maseusse on the site just a little tweaking.
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    Any user can alter their own personal thread display options. If you go to the User Control Panel (at the far left on the top brown bar) and click on that, it opens up a menu.

    Click on "Edit Options" and then scroll down to the box labeled "Thread Display Options". In that box will be "Thread Display Mode" and on that click down menu are two options:
    1. Oldest first or 2. Newest first

    There is also another check box in that frame "Default Thread Age Cutoff" where there are many options for a date cutoff for display. The forum default, btw, is "show all".
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    That's not what I was suggesting. But anyway, I'm happy with my workaround I mentioned earlier - gives me what I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jezbo View Post
    . . . I'd say the "Today's Posts" view should be retained even if you are logged in - but keep the "Unread Posts" link under the welcome message to do as it does now - the best of both worlds.
    "Today's Posts" are visible even when logged in ... Click on "Quick Links" (at the top - next to log out) and the option is there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    "Today's Posts" are visible even when logged in ... Click on "Quick Links" (at the top - next to log out) and the option is there.
    A-ha! So it was hiding there all the time. Super

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    Quote Originally Posted by jezbo View Post
    A-ha! So it was hiding there all the time. Super
    Another little trick in case you or anyone else doesn't know is this: on the main page go to the bottom end of it and find "Currently Active Users", click on any member, and up comes a screen showing "Current Activity" of that user. Unfortunately this doesn't reveal full details (e.g. whether eating a MacDonalds or whatever) but it does show what thread they're looking at, or whether they are PM'ing, etc. It's sometimes possible to see that a new post is being hatched.

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