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The best place to discuss this issue is the Feedback Forum.

Elizabeth
Valinor


Nov 15 2012, 7:37pm


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The best place to discuss this issue is the Feedback Forum. [In reply to] Can't Post

That's how you communicate with the "Powers That Be" on TORn. There's no doubt that this board works differently from others in this regard, and they hear from a lot of folks about this issue. Their feeling is that when a topic drops off the visible page and starts afresh this keeps the conversation fresh, but they can express themselves better than I can interpret for them.

I frequent several other boards where a fresh post to a thread bumps it up to the top, and I like that. Frankly, when threads reach a certain length no one reads the old posts anyway. So whether they're lower down on one long thread or on another page (as here) really doesn't matter in practical terms.

It also matters whether you view a forum in threaded mode or not. This board is really optimized for operating in threaded mode (also unlike many other boards). That way you can see a whole conversation at a glance (the subject lines) and go to the sub-threads that interest you. Particularly on fast-moving forums like Hobbit Movie, I have time to read only a few of the posts. Seeing the forum in threaded mode helps me focus on the topics that most interest me.

Yes, it's different, but in interesting ways that have their advantages.






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Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'

Subject User Time
What's next for the Reading Room? Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 10 2012, 7:09am
    Arda Reconstructed! Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Nov 10 2012, 5:49pm
    I'd love to... mandel Send a private message to mandel Nov 10 2012, 8:55pm
    It would be a good excuse to read it finally SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 11 2012, 2:49am
        I wonder titanium_hobbit Send a private message to titanium_hobbit Nov 11 2012, 5:59am
        Participation in the Reading Room... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 11 2012, 7:25am
            I'm in the same boat as SirDennisC DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 11 2012, 10:17am
                A suggestion to get general chit chat in the RR DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 11 2012, 1:17pm
                    Some chapter discussions work that way. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 12 2012, 7:21am
                        Would it be more effective if it wasn't so structured? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 12 2012, 8:54am
                    I think this is the way to go imin Send a private message to imin Nov 17 2012, 9:41am
        suggestion... Demosthenes Send a private message to Demosthenes Nov 11 2012, 11:02am
        An honest appraisal Tweezers of Thu Send a private message to Tweezers of Thu Nov 11 2012, 8:29pm
            10 Ways To Get More Posters into the Reading Room... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Nov 12 2012, 3:13am
                Heh, not sure Orlando is the carrot he once was SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 12 2012, 4:34am
                    This is exactly the problem for me--not Orlando! But this: Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Nov 13 2012, 5:04am
                Some great ideas, some not so much. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 12 2012, 7:16am
                [Captain Picard] Engage! [/Captain Picard] Tweezers of Thu Send a private message to Tweezers of Thu Nov 12 2012, 12:22pm
            As a serial offender, I feel called to respond! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 12 2012, 7:40am
                Shadows of the past Tweezers of Thu Send a private message to Tweezers of Thu Nov 12 2012, 12:48pm
                Old posts and new CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 14 2012, 8:15pm
                    Very true... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Nov 15 2012, 2:19am
                    A technical issue that might be relevant as well Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Nov 15 2012, 9:19am
                        The best place to discuss this issue is the Feedback Forum. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 15 2012, 7:37pm
    Well... Malveth Send a private message to Malveth Nov 11 2012, 2:03pm
        Personally, I love the idea of doing "The Fall of Arthur" Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Nov 11 2012, 2:14pm
            What's kept me out... Malveth Send a private message to Malveth Nov 11 2012, 2:27pm
                That's is a good thing to keep in mine for next spring! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 12 2012, 7:53am
        I like this idea too DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 11 2012, 2:56pm
    Why not Character profiles/ discussion? malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Nov 13 2012, 12:36pm
    Excellent Discussion Finwe Send a private message to Finwe Nov 17 2012, 4:52am
    thoughts here --> batik Send a private message to batik Nov 23 2012, 7:49pm
    Unfinished Tales elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Nov 26 2012, 5:55pm

 
 
 

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