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Unanswered Threads

For one reason or another sometimes a thread slips the net and remains unanswered. Understandably this is frustrating for the poster, particularly if it contains pictures for comments and critisism.

I've noticed that on another forum there is a link on the header strip for "Unanswered Posts" which acts as a safety net. Would it be a useful addition to this site and (a question really for Ian and John who have the knowledge of this sort of thing) would it be feasible?

Any views on this?
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Re: Unanswered Threads

A good idea - it is so easy for a thread to get pushed down the posting list, and then you forget to comment. Sometimes a thread just needs that first comment to get it started.

Mind you - I've started some boring threads - best have a mechanism to allow them to sink out of site after a couple of days.

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Re: Unanswered Threads

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For one reason or another sometimes a thread slips the net and remains unanswered. Understandably this is frustrating for the poster, particularly if it contains pictures for comments and criticism.
It happens quite often, especially when sites are busy and there are several pages of new posts to look at. There isn't always time to look at them all, and when there is time I, for example, end up with a page full of new posts with my name on them, which is a bit embarrassing and makes me feel like a spammer.

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I've noticed that on another forum there is a link on the header strip for "Unanswered Posts" which acts as a safety net. Would it be a useful addition to this site and (a question really for Ian and John who have the knowledge of this sort of thing) would it be feasible?
Err, yes.

I mod another site that's got this feature and every so often somebody or other will go through the unanswered posts. Trouble is it doesn't always work out well because they pull up things that can be months old and are seriously out of date. It might work on here though, especially with picture threads that have been started when there's something else, that perhaps takes more time to write a reply, absorbing everybody's attention.

Nobody deliberately ignores anything though, I'm sure it's mostly a question of how much time they've got to spare and if a title catches their eye when they come online.

With an open forum, where people drop by and don't need to log in, the number of hits a post gets isn't an indication of how many active members (who can respond) have looked at it.
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Re: Unanswered Threads

Nick, we'd reserve the right not to answer yours, even with this facility!

(BTW I will comment on the Heron shots, just thinking about them!)

Ellie,

You make some very valid points.

I did wonder if there might be a sufficient sense of irony on this forum to leave this thread........unanswered!
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Nick, we'd reserve the right not to answer yours, even with this facility!

I did wonder if there might be a sufficient sense of irony on this forum to leave this thread........unanswered!
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To subtle for us simple folk.

(But I think threads should be acknowledged and contributors made to feel appreciated - how else can we (both individually and as a group) grow?)

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To subtle for us simple folk.

(But I think threads should be acknowledged and contributors made to feel appreciated - how else can we (both individually and as a group) grow?)Nick
My thoughts exactly, Nick.
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Yes I think that is a great idea, people like myself that have a lot to learn need input from others to give idea's and insperation. If one is not that well known it is easy to not look and move to another name you reconise. ( does any of that make sence)
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Re: Unanswered Threads

I too think this is a great idea, so how's that then...

I added this on the menu bar right next to the 'New Posts' function. Please let me know if this is what you wanted.
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I too think this is a great idea, so how's that then...

I added this on the menu bar right next to the 'New Posts' function. Please let me know if this is what you wanted.
Hi John,

Thanks, that's exactly what I had in mind. In fact, I just noticed it and that's what brought me back to this thread! Sorry it took so long, I've been a little preoccupied with the Epping Meet for the last few days!

Well, now we've got the facility shall we all give it a go?
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Re: Unanswered Threads

I think that this has been a great Idea - i note that the number of recent unanswered threads has really dropped off since it was implemented

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Re: Unanswered Threads

Haha! Well it's only taken two years!

I somehow missed this thread and was subconsciously convinced we already had an unanswered threads option on the nav bar.

Anyway, I have installed one just now - and I'm just so sorry this was overlooked for so long. We have had the same facility on our others sites for ages.

Mind you, not that many threads here on the e-group go unanswered, so that may be a factor too!

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Haha! Well it's only taken two years!

I somehow missed this thread and was subconsciously convinced we already had an unanswered threads option on the nav bar.

Anyway, I have installed one just now - and I'm just so sorry this was overlooked for so long. We have had the same facility on our others sites for ages.

Mind you, not that many threads here on the e-group go unanswered, so that may be a factor too!

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Must admit I was convinced it was there as well - in fact I'm sure I've used it.

Maybe I'm going mad or perhaps it fell off.

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Must admit I was convinced it was there as well - in fact I'm sure I've used it.

Maybe I'm going mad or perhaps it fell off.

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In fact I reclaim my right to sanity and Ians reputation for efficiency. Unless we were sufferring mass illusion

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...ght=unanswered

I think it is because the nav bar is so narrow it must have overbalanced in the wind.

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Re: Unanswered Threads

I would try to look at the unanswered section and try to pick up unanswered posts if they are of interest not perfect but does pick up some that might have died otherwise. Maybe we should all do this more often.
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Re: Unanswered Threads

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Haha! Well it's only taken two years!

I somehow missed this thread and was subconsciously convinced we already had an unanswered threads option on the nav bar.

Anyway, I have installed one just now - and I'm just so sorry this was overlooked for so long. We have had the same facility on our others sites for ages.

Mind you, not that many threads here on the e-group go unanswered, so that may be a factor too!

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The Unanswered thread link has been on this forum for as long as I remember I have occasionally used it. Is this something different than what was before?

Confused,

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