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Old October 9th, 2003, 09:27 PM
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Hi,

I expect this isn't the first time someone's asked, but reading the Dominions Boards I am again reminded why I find these Boards a pain.

Why is there no option to sort Posts by time, so I could put oldest Messages first? I've looked several times (especially when I was avidly playing SE4) and never found such a setting. If there is one, I profusely apologize.

I'd really, really like to know why newest Posts are first on the Boards. REALLY.

I'm sorry if this comes across as harsh, but it just really irritates me every time I have to deal with the Boards here.

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Old October 10th, 2003, 02:45 AM

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Default Re: Posts are backwards why?

Richard has announced a new Version of UBB will be rolled out within the next few weeks. I can't remember what he's said, if anything, about specific features it has, but maybe he can let us know if date/time sorting will be support/enabled.

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Old October 10th, 2003, 03:18 AM
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I don't think the sorting will be enabled, and to be honest it isn't being switched because most folks on the Boards like it like this now.

We would just piss the other half of the board off if we changed it .
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Old October 10th, 2003, 03:31 AM
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Why is there no option to sort Posts by time, so I could put oldest Messages first? I've looked several times (especially when I was avidly playing SE4) and never found such a setting. If there is one, I profusely apologize.
Within a given thread, you can view the individual Posts that way - at the lower-left hand corner of the screen is an option labeled "Printer-friendly view of this topic" with a printer icon next to it. If you follow that link, all the Posts in the thread will be listed from oldest post to most recent post.
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Old October 10th, 2003, 10:59 PM
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Hi Jack,

Thank you, I found out about that crucial little icon on sissypigs about 5 nanoseconds after I posted this, so now I'm happier than I was. Thing I DON'T understand is why we don't have an OPTION to sort however we like. That way, everybody's happy. Well, as happy as we can be. (As in, you'll never please everyone.)

I've been on computers since the days of IBM 360s and I've never liked newest first listings. It's just plain counter-intuitive. It's one of the reasons I'm still on Usenet.

Anyhow, here's hoping the next incarnation of these Boards lets us choose our poison.

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Ditto, these backwards forums drive me nuts. I love lots of the games here but have to go elsewhere for forums that dont hurt my brain.
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Default Re: Posts are backwards why?

Why is it such a big deal? Read threads one way, read them the other way, makes no difference! The content is still the same. And, you can always use the "print" Version of threads to read them in the more common order.
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It just really bugs me. And the printer-friendly thing adds a bunch of extra mouse-clicks to read/post which is just as bad.

Just a polite request to give us the option to view Posts in a manner conforming to the default setting of most other internet Boards. I own / maintain a UBB board myself so I know it is possible.
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Conformity is not all it is cracked up to be...
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