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  • #19319
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    On the Home Page we have:

    Latest Posts (10 items)
    and
    New Topics (5 items)

    Would it be better if the numbers were switched thus:

    Latest Posts (5 items)
    and
    New Topics (10 items)

    [poll question=’Shall I change them over as noted?’ answers=’Yes,No’]

    #19324
    Avatar photoJohn D Salt
    Participant

    I vote 3, get rid of “New Topics” altogether and just show the 15-20 most recent posts.

    At the moment, all the entries in “New Topics” also appear in “Most Recent Posts”, which I imagine to be a fairly usual state of affairs.

    If you really want to highlight the newness of a topic, colour it green for the first couple of days, or something.

    All the best,

    John.

    #19325
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Getting rid of latest posts is an option!

    #19344
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Just realised, my last reply may have sounded like that is an option on the poll.
    I meant, that is an option going forwards too.

    ūüėÄ

    #19345
    Avatar photokyoteblue
    Participant

    3, more of both.

    #19367
    Avatar photoNorm S
    Participant

    It is fine as it is for now, it strikes a balance between the volume of new posts and the live ones generating the most interest.

    I prefer the latest answer list, but see a value in the new posts list to make sure I get everything, I know I might have missed things had it been otherwise.

    #19372
    Avatar photopaintpig
    Participant

    Latest post usually covers anything new, I think increasing the number of latest post and leaving new posts is a good idea. Having said that I’m pretty easy… ooooer missus

    I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel
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    #19384
    Avatar photoAlvin Molethrottler
    Participant

    I realise it’s not a poll option, so apologies for that, but I agree with John D Salt, only my suggestion would be a Top 40 of most recent posts ūüėČ

    #19385
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Latest posts though does not mean new topics.
    Someone might be posting on topics from months ago.

    I thought people wanted to know which topics were new, not what the latest replies were?

    If you had to choose, would you rather have:

    Latest Posts
    New Topics
    Both

    #19387
    Avatar photoirishserb
    Participant

    I’m happy with the current format, though can see lengthening the lists as the forums get busier.

    #19393
    Avatar photoJames Rivera
    Participant

    I also like having both as I’m equally interested in seeing if there was a new post to a thread I had previously¬†read as I am seeing what new threads have been started.¬† And as several others have said, I’d really like to see a lot longer list (40-ish) of each would be a great start.¬† I typically check in once each day and if the list was long enough to catch all the new activity in 24 hours I’d be a very happy camper!

    Sorry, my input didn’t really match your poll, but really appreciate you asking us for input.

    #19395
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    as I’m equally interested in seeing if there was a new post to a thread I had previously read

    Are you aware you can subscribe to topics to be made aware of that, there is no need for the list?

    #19397
    Avatar photoJJ Parus
    Participant

    I’d prefer both, even though I know I can subscribe. ¬†Just personal preference

    #19473
    Avatar photoJames Rivera
    Participant

    Are you aware you can subscribe to topics to be made aware of that, there is no need for the list?

    I was aware of the ability, but hadn’t given it a try.¬† I know this might sound silly,¬†but I’m usually a little leery of anything that increases the # of emails I get,¬†your right though¬†it would definitely cover me for threads I wanted to follow.¬† I’ll give¬†subscribing a try!¬†¬†Thanks for the suggestion, and¬†I guess that leaves my vote for a longer list of New Topics then.

    #19552
    Avatar photoCerdic
    Participant

    I haven’t used the subscribe feature because I don’t check email as often as I used to. It seems to be used less these days and I get more spam and crap than in the past!

    I would therefore be in favour of an increased ‘latest post’ list. As John D Salt said, most of the ‘new topics’ list is usually also in the latest posts list.

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