Suggestion - Latest Posts

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Suggestion - Latest Posts

Postby Charlie Johnson » June 13th, 2011, 12:18 pm

I have a suggestion that I believe would greatly increase the accessibility of the forum, especially for those who really appreciated the email list format.

If there were a section on the home page that listed the 10 most recently posted/commented threads, or all new threads/comments within the last 24 hours, users would be able to see at a glance what conversations are currently live. It would function similarly to the B-Greek Digest. Right now, seeing that X user posted something in a forum isn't particularly helpful.

Here are some forums (fora?) that employ a similar idea:

http://sharperiron.org/foundry

http://www.puritanboard.com/forum/


Of course, I have no idea how difficult or expensive such a change would be. Is it feasible?
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Re: Suggestion - Latest Posts

Postby Jonathan Robie » June 13th, 2011, 12:33 pm

Hi Charlie,

This is similar to something we already have - have you noticed this section that appears at the top of the http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum page when you are logged in?

View unanswered postsView unread postsView new postsView active topics

Here are the two I use most:

  • View new posts shows the most recent posts - it doesn't stop at 10, but otherwise seems to give the functionality you want. This is available only if you are logged in.
  • View active topics shows the topics that have most recently been updated. You can choose the time period - 1 day, 7 days, etc. up to 1 year.

Also, you can subscribe to the RSS feed in your mail program or RSS reader to see recent posts. Try this URL for the feed: http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/feed.php

Does that give you what you need?
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Re: Suggestion - Latest Posts

Postby Charlie Johnson » June 14th, 2011, 9:30 am

Thanks. It's all there, I just never noticed it. I guess I'm used to big, visually prominent boxes.
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