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Not a Bug Thread sorting is not saved correctly

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by psTubble27, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. psTubble27

    psTubble27 Well-Known Member

    This is most visible in the HYS forum.

    1) All threads on the first page of HYS have been read, they have the non-bold font and everything.

    2) I look at the sorting at it for some reason was set to "by Start Date" and not "by Last Message". I set it to "by Last Message", and that seems to work for the time being. Bolded unread threads finally appear.

    3) I check back the next day, and the HYS again has all threads sorted "by Start Date".
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2013
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That is a new feature in 1.2.

    Default sort order can be set per forum.

    The HYS forum had been set to start date.
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  3. psTubble27

    psTubble27 Well-Known Member

    So after you change it to your preferred sort order, will the default still override it?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    The sort order option at the bottom of each forum is just temporary, not permanent.
  5. psTubble27

    psTubble27 Well-Known Member

    Ok so then what's the suggested way for users to see threads with new posts, in a forum like HYS? Flip through all the pages?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Threads with unread posts have emboldened titles.
  7. psTubble27

    psTubble27 Well-Known Member

    Yes I know, but if we can't sort by "Latest Message", then threads with new posts will be dispersed throughout the pages of the forum. Some on page 1, some on page 2, page 3, etc. That's how HYS is right now. And we cannot permanently sort the forum to always bring newly-updated threads to the top, like we could in 1.1
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  9. psTubble27

    psTubble27 Well-Known Member

    Hmmmmmm.............. I kind of see what you mean. Still it's heck for usability, imo.
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    The default sort order puts the newest announced features first.
  11. psTubble27

    psTubble27 Well-Known Member

    I understand. But it kind of conflicts with standard forum usability. Many forum users like to keep up with the latest on a given topic. Here, at best they can click on the newest post that shows up on the main forum page, but God forbid they miss one, cause then they'll have to flip through all of the pages trying to find that one thread with a new post.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2013
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  12. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Clicking on the thread title takes you to the first unread post.

    If people need the granularity of reading every new post, they'll probably be using "New Posts" to locate new content.

    There's also the option of Watching the forum for new replies.

    I don't really see what the issue is here. The important part of the HYS forum is new threads being created, so what they've done makes loads more sense.
  13. psTubble27

    psTubble27 Well-Known Member

  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Works for me.

  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    I see HYS posts in What's New (Even More New Stuff):

    Attached Files:

  16. psTubble27

    psTubble27 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't work for me:

    And a brand new "New Posts" search:

  17. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    This. I also prefer sort order by the last new post.

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