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Shouldn't there be an Unanswered Messages link in the header?

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lammert

2:31 pm on Jan 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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"?

engine

5:24 pm on Jan 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the suggestions, which are always welcomed.

lammert

7:13 pm on Jan 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

eelixduppy

7:27 pm on Jan 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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As a quick fix for yourself, you can add the link to your custom code header in your preferences in the control panel. I know I've added a few "quick links" in there myself to get to places faster.

Brett_Tabke

5:38 pm on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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there are a lot of links I would like to put in the 'header'. Not enough room.

lammert

6:13 pm on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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In that case I will put a link to it in my customized header as eelixduppy pointed out.

engine

6:29 pm on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks lammert, i'm sure the members appreciate it.
And, thanks eelix for the good suggestion.

anallawalla

10:33 am on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

engine

9:32 am on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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There should be a url with that link you clicked. Please send it to me in stickymail.
 

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