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JA01/01/2017 13:13:55
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Am I the only person who finds the Latest Forum Posts Box too small?

Looking at it now, at 13.08, there are 10 threads listed with the earliest at 12.09. I do not look at the forum hourly so to get a good idea what is happening I have to look at the More Latest Posts box which is considerably less convenient than the Latest Forum Posts box.

I suggest that the Latest Forum Posts box should be doubled in size.

And a Happy New Year to all.

JA

Edited By JA on 01/01/2017 13:15:07

Speedy Builder501/01/2017 13:17:40
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Try More Latest Posts, however a latest posts since I was last looked would be very useful.
BobH

Michael Gilligan01/01/2017 13:20:28
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JA

Why not just set your landing-page to be the forum ?

... I rarely even notice the 'Latest Forum Posts' box.

MichaelG.

Steven Vine01/01/2017 13:20:56
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Hi JA

I was thinking exactly the same thing a few weeks ago. It is a minor inconvenience if there have been a lot of posts in one day. It would be good if the 'Latest Forum Posts' list was longer. But then I thought about the 'Support Our Partners' section just below it, and I concluded that it would be unfair to encroach upon that valuable space. I can live with it (it is what it is), but I see where you are coming from.

Steve

MW01/01/2017 13:22:16
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I don't want to be the rain cloud here but I think the current system is okayemotion.. If it got any bigger, there would be no room for anything else.

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JasonB01/01/2017 13:22:35
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Can't see the layout getting changed for the couple of times a year when a large number of members are stuck in the chair and posting away like mad as said "more latest posts" does the trick though it would be nice to have "new posts since last visit" which is very unlikely to happen any time soon.

J

Neil Wyatt01/01/2017 13:52:48
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The right hand column is already crowded - what would you get rid of to provide the extra room? Bear in mind the adverts are what pays for the forum, so they can't be chopped.

I set the 'latest posts' page as my landing page for the forum.

Neil

Steven Vine02/01/2017 13:55:43
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 01/01/2017 13:52:48:

I set the 'latest posts' page as my landing page for the forum.

Neil

thumbs upWhy I did not think of doing that I don't know!

Steve

Michael Gilligan02/01/2017 14:48:10
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 01/01/2017 13:20:28:

JA

Why not just set your landing-page to be the forum ?

... I rarely even notice the 'Latest Forum Posts' box.

MichaelG.

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Steve,

May I have a 'thumbs up' award too, please ?

... or are you just creeping to the Editor ?

devil MichaelG.

JA02/01/2017 19:37:02
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OK, hint taken. How do I set my landing page?

JA

Michael Gilligan02/01/2017 20:01:26
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Simplest way is just to use this as your regular shortcut/bookmark : **LINK**

http://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/latest_posts.asp

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 02/01/2017 20:02:10

JA02/01/2017 22:44:20
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MichaelG

Many thanks.

JA

Steven Vine03/01/2017 00:13:22
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Hi Michael

I marked you down on this occasion because I did not understand it when you said 'set your landing page to be the forum'. You also said you rarely even notice the 'Latest Forum Posts' box, and I took that to mean your start page was somewhere else in the 'forum'. Neil got the award because he was much clearer (ok, and because I was sucking up to be in with the boss as it could come in handy one day). So, I'm afraid I have to mark you down on this one, with a 'could do better, must try harder' comment at the bottom of your paper.angel 2

Steve

Michael Gilligan03/01/2017 00:22:12
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crying 2

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