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  • Carlos

    Request: Can we see more pages of recent topics (not just page 1)
    As if no one replies (in time, depending on when topic was posted) it will risk being lost in the ether, as most people check the recent topics and tends to be the same topics over again.

    Thanks

    ChrisC

    If you have clicked on the ‘recent topics’ button then you get pages and pages of them and then you click on say pahe 2 or 3 etc

    Aston100

    If you have clicked on the ‘recent topics’ button then you get pages and pages of them and then you click on say pahe 2 or 3 etc

    Yeah this.

    Let me just say this ‘recent topics’ button is a very useful feature and am glad it was added.

    NP

    Use the blue recent topics button at the top of the page – https://www.headforpoints.com/forums-recent-topics/

    It’s confusing as the tab only shows the first page of results

    Carlos

    Found it thanks!

    However theres two buttons which dont show the same version
    The non-blue box doesnt show the other pages..

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    Charles Martel

    Would it be helpful if the forum opened on the latest page of comments rather than the oldest (similar to the article comments)? Could there be an element of people not seeing later posts?

    Carlos

    Would it be helpful if the forum opened on the latest page of comments rather than the oldest (similar to the article comments)? Could there be an element of people not seeing later posts?

    Takes 1 second to scroll down?

    Charles Martel

    Would it be helpful if the forum opened on the latest page of comments rather than the oldest (similar to the article comments)? Could there be an element of people not seeing later posts?

    Takes 1 second to scroll down?

    I know that but are other people missing newer comments? At the moment it looks like the are far fewer daily comments and I’m scratching my head trying to figure out why. The registration process isn’t that onerous.

    ChrisC

    On the “recent forums” list if you click on the blue time line (above the last posters name) against each thread it takes you to the last post of thst thread.

    Or if there are multiple pages on a thread click on the highest number and you’ll be close to the most recent.

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    Noted. It is something we can deal with relatively easily on the home page, I think. My preference would be that it should cover up to 24 hours of activity, and obviously if the forum gets busier more threads will be active during that period.

    SteveJ

    There are fewer comments in the daily chat thread, as they should be as that thread is redundant IMHO.

    Am sure Rhys must have some data on total daily forum posts (all threads) Vs the old chat thread average, that would be interesting.

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    Rhys is desperate to kill the chat thread, I want to keep it for a while longer, if only because it gives us something to link to from the news home page.

    Plan B is that we rename it and repurpose it as ‘breaking deals’ or similar.

    ChrisC

    What ever you call it people will still post whatever they like there! But you need something where people can post stuff without creating a new thread that might have only one comment in it because it’s say an airtime code and people really don’t need to reply to.

    Also some inconsistency in your approach.

    The chat thread leads to a forum post but other articles are like the “old version”

    For example you could have linked the article about the Harvey Nichols deal to the existing post in the Amex forum .

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    There will be inconsistency, unfortunately, for topics where there is a HfP news article with comments still open, and the subject is discussed here. We can’t help that.

    However, after 21 days the comments on the article close so discussion will move over there. How we flag in the original article is another issue.

    Rui N.

    The chat thread leads to a forum post but other articles are like the “old version”

    For example you could have linked the article about the Harvey Nichols deal to the existing post in the Amex forum .

    I don’t think the intention of the forum is to replace the main website and its articles.

    ChrisC

    Thats not what I’m saying.

    The main page would have the article but the comments woukd be a forum post.

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    I see what you’re getting at, but it would be quite messy with people jumping back and forth. The specific boards would also get clogged up with lots of threads entitled ‘Discussion about our article on XXXXXX’ with reader questions disappearing under the volume.

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