Float to Top?

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Float to Top?
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Mon, 01-21-2013 - 12:54pm

I have a question about the Float to Top feature. It appears that if I select that option then the thread stays at the top and any newer threads start below it. If I later un-select the option then the thread reverts to its original position in the queue. Is this correct? If so, is there any way to get a thread somewhere in between? Sometimes we want to keep a thread active and easily viewed, but not necessarily the first thing one sees when viewing the board.

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Registered: 01-20-2004
In reply to: elc11
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 11:34am

Hi!

I'm not sure if that's something that can happen (other than replying to it to keep it up towards the top—like how we used to 'bump' things up), but I'll ask about it. I do want to note that when a community leader or a member floats a thread, it's only for their specific view. Only moderators/admins can float for everyone to see.

HTH!

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In reply to: hugss
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 7:02pm

If that is the case that only that person can see a thread floated,
No sense in having that ability ???
All the posts/boards are seen differently for every member
Not like before which I guess explains again why less people post
::shaking head::




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Registered: 07-23-2012
In reply to: cmthia
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 8:40pm

If one of you lovely CLs from the Love & Sex boards ever wants something to stay floated on top, just let me know and I will assist you with that.

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In reply to: elc11
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 8:57pm

"replying to it to keep it up towards the top—like how we used to 'bump' things up"

Erin, I thought that didn't work anymore with the new platform? That threads appear in the order in which they were originally posted, regardless of when the most recent reply was added. When I look at boards that is how I see the threads. 

So the function of "float to top" is just so that *I* don't lose a thread? Kind of a strange feature...if a thread is going to get lost in the shuffle then its unlikely that anybody is going to see it or respond to it, so not much reason for me to need to see it. Thanks for the heads-up.

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In reply to: cmerin
Wed, 01-23-2013 - 9:32am

hugss wrote:

If that is the case that only that person can see a thread floated,
No sense in having that ability ???
All the posts/boards are seen differently for every member
Not like before which I guess explains again why less people post
::shaking head::

There absolutely is a sense for that ability. If I post or see a thread that I want to keep tabs on, I can float it to the top and I'll always see it. Whether it gets replies or not, it's right there for me to see, rather than having to hunt it out. 

There are a lot of settings so I think that's where the different views are coming into play, unfortunately, along with some members having issues with their settings not sticking.


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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 9:36am

elc11 wrote:

Erin, I thought that didn't work anymore with the new platform? That threads appear in the order in which they were originally posted, regardless of when the most recent reply was added. When I look at boards that is how I see the threads. 

So the function of "float to top" is just so that *I* don't lose a thread? Kind of a strange feature...if a thread is going to get lost in the shuffle then its unlikely that anybody is going to see it or respond to it, so not much reason for me to need to see it. Thanks for the heads-up.

Hi,

That's not how I see them. Can you send me a screen shot (or post it here) of what you see on a board? In my view, they are sorted by the latest post—which would be why the float would be ideal. If you have newer posts bumping it out of view, having one floated to the top will keep it in view for yourself.

And as Cynthia mentioned, if a CL wants a specific thread kept at the top for all, you can always ask your community moderator to do it for you.

:)

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 12:09pm

cmerin wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">hugss</em> wrote:</div></p><div><div><div><div><p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif">If that is the case that only that person can see a thread floated,</span><br /><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif">No sense in having that ability ???</span><br /><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif">All the posts/boards are seen differently for every member</span><br /><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif">Not like before which I guess explains again why less people post</span><br /><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif">::shaking head::</span></p></div></div></div></div><p></blockquote></p><p><span style="color:#bf1919; font-family:lucida grande">There absolutely is a sense for that ability. If I post or see a thread that I want to keep tabs on, I can float it to the top and I'll always see it. Whether it gets replies or not, it's right there for me to see, rather than having to hunt it out. </span></p><p><span style="color:#bf1919; font-family:lucida grande">There are a lot of settings so I think that's where the different views are coming into play, unfortunately, along with some members having issues with their settings not sticking.<br /></span></p><p><span style="color:#bf1919; font-family:lucida grande"><br /></span></p>


I guess we'll have to agree to disagree Erin,
If someone replies to a post it would get bumped to the top & then *everyone* would see it
Whereas if I float it being the only one that can see it does me no good.
Keeping tabs on posts is not easy with this new upgrade .. only if someone replies.




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In reply to: arryl
Wed, 01-23-2013 - 1:26pm

I've never seen threads bumped up when someone replies to them since this new platform, which is what is so frustrating at times, they always appear in the order they were posted.  Unless that is a setting somewhere in the preferences that you have to set.  But on the board overall for anyone just looking at it, I'd be interested to see a board that it happens on.

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 1:54pm

hugss wrote:
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree Erin,
If someone replies to a post it would get bumped to the top & then *everyone* would see it
Whereas if I float it being the only one that can see it does me no good.
Keeping tabs on posts is not easy with this new upgrade .. only if someone replies.

Hi Hugs,

Yep, we'll have to disagree. But that's the beauty of a personal setting, if you don't like how it works, you don't have to use it. Everyone wins in the end. :)

I know keeping tabs on posts has been difficult for some, but as Jess mentioned, once we get the data issue fixed, she can resume asking for fixes.

Thanks,

Erin
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In reply to: cmerin
Wed, 01-23-2013 - 2:07pm

arryl wrote:
I've never seen threads bumped up when someone replies to them since this new platform, which is what is so frustrating at times, they always appear in the order they were posted.  Unless that is a setting somewhere in the preferences that you have to set.  But on the board overall for anyone just looking at it, I'd be interested to see a board that it happens on.

Tracy - 

There is a setting in your preferences, under general, to sort by most recent post. [Edit My Preferences > General]

I know the issue with email in use may hinder some from changing their preferences. If that's the case with you, you can temporarily change your email address to something else—here—and then update your preferences and then switch it back to your preferred email address. I only know of one person so far who was unable to do that, but as I experience the same email in use error, I was able to switch temporarily to change my preferences.

Let me know if you need any help!

Erin
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