Allow us to jump to the latest post in a forum thread

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  1. simeonvisser profile image83
    simeonvisserposted 7 years ago

    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?

  2. Aficionada profile image85
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    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!

  3. simeonvisser profile image83
    simeonvisserposted 7 years ago

    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!

    1. simeonvisser profile image83
      simeonvisserposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, clicking on the name of the poster jumps you to the latest post. It was there all along smile

      1. travelespresso profile image80
        travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol you managed to find this in 4 weeks of hubbing - it took me months to recognize this feature was there all the time!

        1. simeonvisser profile image83
          simeonvisserposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Nice! It's never too late to discover a new feature on HubPages. We're in here for the long run anyway haha smile

        2. Pcunix profile image90
          Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. travelespresso profile image80
            travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Maybe so - Punix.  I like that recollection! smile

  4. Joy56 profile image76
    Joy56posted 7 years ago

    wow this is an amazing find


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