HubPages does not use a flat forum structure but replies are placed underneath the post to which they reply. This means that when a thread becomes huge people can still place posts in the middle of the thread. In other words, the most recent post is not necessarily at the bottom but it could be anywhere. This makes it hard to find the latest post in threads with 100+ posts.
I think we need a link at the main forums page that takes you to the latest post. It's nice to know that person X posted Y minutes ago but how do I easily find that post?
simeon, you can change the way the posts are organized. At the top of the page, on the right, you can choose either "threaded" (which is what you describe) or "chronological" (which is what I use as my default).
I agree, a threaded sorting is harder to navigate!
If you enter the forums as a guest (not signed in) I believe the only option is threaded; and I read forums that way occasionally - but not often!
Ah thanks, fair enough. I hadn't used that option before but it's indeed a lot better. I guess this makes my proposal no longer needed!
Ah, clicking on the name of the poster jumps you to the latest post. It was there all along
you managed to find this in 4 weeks of hubbing - it took me months to recognize this feature was there all the time!
Nice! It's never too late to discover a new feature on HubPages. We're in here for the long run anyway haha
Yeah, but didn't it used to be less obvious? Unless I'm thinking of some other site, it wasn't always right up there at the top as it is now. I think I remember that it was way down the bottom and in smaller text.
by Paul Deeds 8 years ago
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by Lionrhod 3 years ago
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by Kate Swanson 6 years ago
This has been perplexing me for a while - has something changed or have I just gone ga-ga?Being in a different time zone from most Hubbers, I rely on being able to click the "Your" button to catch up with who's posted on threads since I commented.Recently I've been missing comments...
by Kate Swanson 5 years ago
I view the forums in Chronological mode and always import and edit the quote I'm replying to. Because I do that, I didn't think it was necessary to mention the name of the person I'm responding to. However recently, I've had a couple of misunderstandings where people thought I was...
by Motown2Chitown 4 years ago
Some of us are encountering an issue in the forum. On the front page, it will indicate that responses have been made since we last participated in a thread, but when we click on the name of the most recent respondent, rather than being taken to that response, we come to the start of the last page...
by Bev G 3 months ago
How weird... I'm seeing last message first.
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