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phos45
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Joined: 17 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:08 am    Post subject: sort posts descending ... Reply with quote

can you set sort to descending as default, so that most recent posts or replies appear first ... paging down 1 2 3 4 is tedious

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Gooner
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi - I am reluctant to make changes for changes sake... The forum has been running since 2006 and this is the first time that I have had a request to change the order.

I actually prefer it the way it is as you don't have to page through each page .... you can go direct to the last post from the main menu and page up if you want to go backwards.....

With the oldest post at the beginning - you immediately understand what the original poster was seeking to know or tell you.
The other way round you may need to go backwards and forwards to find this out.

I am happy to put it to the vote though and make the change to whatever is the preferred option. Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clubs like Stamporama use the reverse order, but each time I revisit, their program takes me to the post after the last one I wrote or read.
Unless there is some change in the programing of the site a reader has to scroll through past posts, not always a bad idea, but when a subject lasts and lasts for months and has many comments it can be annoying, because a long lasting thread's topic most likely has drifted through several "off-topic" rebirths as ideas are developed and one post reminds someone of something somewhat divergent from the original topic. But that is truly how conversations between friends go and develop.
College debate tournaments require debaters to strictly stay on topic. That was okay for me sixty years ago, but personally I find stilted in casual conversation..
I like things just as they are here
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