In the new format, how do I change the setting to newest post first?
I'm a bit sorry that the Community Forum is now the Off-Topic Discussion. It doesn't seem half as welcoming.
persevere, you might get used to it. Would be a shame to see you go so soonSorry but I strongly dislike this new software, I find it awkward to navigate. I visit 6 other forums 2 or 3 times daily with no problems, prior to this new software I enjoyed this forum and previously MIMF (which has also moved to this abomination). I don't have problems with ads, I use Adblock plus which works very well.
I note that Fora includes Xenforo software, yet it looks nothing like other Xenforo forums I use.
Until such time as I hear TC is using a better software I will not be visiting.
There are always people who wanna take out more than they are prepared put in. But at least you're doing the admirable thing and walking away.Oh dear, how disappointing. I don't intend to pay for a forum that has been free for the ten years I guess I'll have to say goodbye. Thanks for all the great correspondence in the past. Best wishes to everyone.
No need for appeasement. Others with short arms and deep pockets have had the decency not to moan.....We do hope that you will reconsider. The previous compilation of this site was privately owned/operated. The [then] owner paid for everything himself ... all of the software changes, paying for the servers, paying the hosting company, etc. We weighed all of the options (Frederik and myself had many conversations) and the best option all round was to sell the forum to another company. We were not going to be able to afford any further upgrades to the forum ... we had no corporate sponsor, though we did have subscribers, but it still wasn't generating enough to make the purchases and also change the design of the site - that was something on our list to do for many years.
Like anything in this world, we need to accept change ... I am willing to bet that you visit other sites that have banners and ads ... are you going to quite going to those sites now, too? I rather think not!
How many ads to you have to watch while viewing shows on TV? It's today and this is what it is. It seems rather a small picking point compared to the wealth of information that we share on this site, and all the friendships that we have gained. You have always been a well respected poster and we would hate to lose your contributions to this site.
Please reconsider, that is all we ask.
I will try that myself, but how comes most people are posting enormous images? Or is it my set-up?I don't know if this helps, Henry, but when I add an image by my favoured "insert image" option via URL code the image can be dragged to any size you want if you left click on it first (before actually posting, obviously). I have a feeling this couldn't be done under the old system so this was a good thing for me to stumble on.
That's pants. oldest/newest post is one of the most simple and basic options on any forum format. can something be done about it? It's not complicated.You can't reverse the order of a thread but the following will help you get to the most recent posts in a thread.
Navigating Thread Listing
- Clicking the thread title will take you to where you left off, the 1st unread post.
- Clicking the timestamp below the title will take you to the 1st post of the thread.
- Clicking the timestamp above the last poster user takes you to the last (newest) post.
No, it doesn't work like that. Can it be changed so we can delete our own posts?If a thread is deleted, it then deletes all the responses and thus other people’s posts too. Or, when deleting a post, people may respond. Then, if you delete one post, the following posts will not make sense - because one is missing it, it destroys the understanding and flow.
Why didn't you just say that in the first place and spare us the phoney stuff?This option will not be available to members.
It has never been the case that members could delete their own posts. There is no change in the new system. The moderators have always felt that allowing members to delete their own posts could be used to hide evidence of trolling.
exactly! Why doesn't Taggart et al understand this? The trolling/security explanation keeps being trotted out, but it is simply wrong.Also not known to most - That once you actually click on "Post reply", that post and subsequent revisions, including deletions, remains visible to the moderators and admins.
Every time you edit your post, the previous version is still in existence - the new post is just added to the queue - If you write a post and then edit it 10 times, only the last post remains visible to the members of the forum however, all 10 of the previous versions can be seen by the moderators and admins.
Resist the temptation to carve someone up like a roast turkey thinking that you can then go back, delete the ad hominem(s), and just write "Deleted post - Wrong Thread - Note to Self - Try looking up every once and a while to see where you're actually at" or some such nonsense like I routinely do.
The moderators and the admins can see what you wrote and while you won't necessarily be disciplined for something that you had the sense to delete before reaching mass circulation, what you have done, in effect, is taken the target off of your back and placed it squarely upon your forehead.
I don't know for certain, but there surely must be some Moderator version of a "Master List of Usual Suspects: Malcontents, Troublemakers, and Members Who Actually Think That "Objective" and "Subjective" are Synonyms" whose posts are routinely monitored.
Not that I would necessarily know...
You and I are on different wavelengths on this......On Talk Classical there really was a problem with people posting and then later deleting posts causing confusion and anger. The administrators disallowed post deletion by members precisely for that reason. As Shaughnessy points out, the history is there but that doesn't help.
By the by, we don't have a list of members to check. We're members too and enjoy looking at the site. We leave it up to you to report any wrong doing.
Ok. At this time? Does that mean that there will be a time when it's an option?That is not an option at this time.