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cawilson
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Topic Reply Notifications

Postby cawilson » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:54 pm

The Topic Reply Notification emails claim that the '&view=unread#unread' link sends you to the "newest post made since your last visit", when in fact it sends me to the *oldest* post made since my last visit.

In my opinion, newest wouldn't be especially helpful, as that would always lead me to the last post in the thread, whether there had been 1 or 20 made in that thread. Reading the last post would likely be out of context, so I assume that the functionality is as intended, and that the email text just needs tweaked.

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Re: Topic Reply Notifications

Postby russellhltn » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:00 pm

For completeness, which way do you have the messages set to display? The default, which puts the newest message at the bottom, or reverse where the newest message goes to the top? That might make a difference.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Topic Reply Notifications

Postby cawilson » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:38 pm

Sure. For me, newest is at the bottom of the last page

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Re: Topic Reply Notifications

Postby russellhltn » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:10 pm

Odd. Using the forum software, the "new" links takes me to "&view=unread#unread". But that works.
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

cawilson
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Re: Topic Reply Notifications

Postby cawilson » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:17 am

Define works. If there were 20 posts made after this one, would you want your link to show you this one first, or the 20th post after this one first?

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Re: Topic Reply Notifications

Postby scgallafent » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:05 am

Is your complaint just that the message says "newest post" when it is really directing you to the first unread post in that topic? If I'm understanding correctly, you just want the message to be changed, correct?

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Re: Topic Reply Notifications

Postby cawilson » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:17 am

Well, when you put it that way, it does sound like 'complaining'... but yes. That is exactly what I was trying to say.
Was just trying to help. The engineer's job is to make the thing work, the PM's job is to make sure the scope description matches the function. I think like a PM. I use the forum and gain benefit from it, I was just trying to use my ability to make an improvement, even if a small one.

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Re: Topic Reply Notifications

Postby scgallafent » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:13 pm

I just wanted to clarify that that is all you're concerned about. Rather than "complaint," we'll call it a "bug report." I don't know whether that is easily configured in the software. I'll see whether that can be easily changed


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