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    Why are threads coming up backwards?

    I click on a thread, the most ridiculous thing happens. The very last post is first. So if I want to read a thread from the beginning, I have to click on the last page. Which genius decided this was a good idea?

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    Re: Why are threads coming up backwards?

    The genius is you. ;-)

    Up top on the right:
    - settings
    - General Settings
    - scroll down
    - Thread display mode
    - drop down menu select "Linear: Oldest First"

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    Re: Why are threads coming up backwards?

    Get into your profile and reset your site view preferences to "View oldest posts/threads first".

    If you don't understand how to update your profile, PM me and I'll do it for you.

    Suppose you work in a thread with 50, 100, 250 replies - do you read them all first or click on the latest page ?

    BTW - you can also set how many posts show per page ........... which then changes the page count in the upper right corner of a forum main page.

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    Re: Why are threads coming up backwards?

    Got it figured out guys, thanks

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    Re: Why are threads coming up backwards?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisEdwards View Post
    Got it figured out guys, thanks
    don't you just hate it when you make a snarky remark and then discover it wasn't valid?

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    Re: Why are threads coming up backwards?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1969byrdman View Post
    don't you just hate it when you make a snarky remark and then discover it wasn't valid?
    I don't think it was snarky. I've been on BBS's and forums since the early 1990s and I've never once seen a forum where the newest responses came up first. Normally, you see the title of a thread, if it interests you, you click on it and then you read the OP's backstory and work your way down from there. You can skip ahead to the last page if you want the most current data. In this forum, the default setting (at least for me, as I did not change it), was that the newest posts were at the top of the first page. So if I wanted to even begin to find out what was happening, I had to go to the bottom of the page and click on the first page LOL

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    Re: Why are threads coming up backwards?

    If you've been on forums since the 90s, you are familiar with how to personalize the forum settings. First thing I do when I join a forum is set it up how I want it to appear. Avatars, posts/page, oldest/newest, signatures, etc, etc...

    Happy we could help.

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    Re: Why are threads coming up backwards?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisEdwards View Post
    I don't think it was snarky. I've been on BBS's and forums since the early 1990s and I've never once seen a forum where the newest responses came up first. Normally, you see the title of a thread, if it interests you, you click on it and then you read the OP's backstory and work your way down from there. You can skip ahead to the last page if you want the most current data. In this forum, the default setting (at least for me, as I did not change it), was that the newest posts were at the top of the first page. So if I wanted to even begin to find out what was happening, I had to go to the bottom of the page and click on the first page LOL
    I'm just funnin' with you. I, too, have been on forums since the 1990's and I've never once seen a forum that didn't give me the option on how to order the posts/threads, how many threads per page, etc.

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