Msg#: 3547749 posted 2:31 pm on Jan 14, 2008 (gmt 0)
One of the nice things of a helpful community like WebmasterWorld is that only few posts stay unanswered. But unfortunately if someone posts in one if the lesser crowded specialized forums, it may take a while before someone notices it and formulates a proper reply.
Brett has tried to solve this by creating the list with unanswered messages [webmasterworld.com], but unfortunately this list is only visible after you select the "recent posts" link in the header.
As answering unanswered posts is a viable thing on a community site, wouldn't it therefore not be better to add the link "unansered messages" to the link list in the header of each page next to "recent posts"?
Msg#: 3547749 posted 7:13 pm on Jan 14, 2008 (gmt 0)
I remember Brett asking members in the past sometimes to scan through the unanswered messages list to reduce the number of orphans. The recent posts list is something I like to scan through when in lurker-mode, but it should be just as easy to go in activity-mode answering open messages.
Msg#: 3547749 posted 10:33 am on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)
I think there is a glitch. I hadn't clicked "recent posts" but I could see "unanswered messages" in the footer, so I clicked it. I got a page of threads, but the count in each was >1. Then I clicked "Unanswered Messages" at the top of the right column. This time I got the real list, where every thread had just one post. Hope that makes sense.