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Is there a problem with the Active List?

Won't remember my settings at bottom of page!

     
7:28 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Normally I have the Active List sorted by Descending Date order with 50 threads per page.

All of a sudden today the Active List settings have changed. No matter what I do the options at the bottom of the page revert to MsgCount, Ascending, Last 10 Posts.

Am I alone in experiencing this problem?

TIA.

10:06 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It's showing me messages from December first no matter what I do. It won't sort by date either.
10:30 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I just spoke with Jeff and he told me they're aware of the problem. :)

Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone! ;)

2:13 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I thought they were aggressively pushing unanswered threads for way too long. ;)

Sorted by: Message-Count, Direction: forward
2:31 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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>> I thought they were aggressively pushing unanswered threads for way too long.

Hmm. That's a good idea. I'll relay that to the management. ;)

8:27 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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System: The following 8 messages were spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/webmasterworld/3554953.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 7:14 am on Jan. 23, 2008 (cst -6)


When I click on the recent posts link, I can't get it to sort any other way than date ascending. I've tried the control panel, but with no success.
10:33 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Nope, you're not the only one.I'm kind of wandering around,lost in the woods.
12:19 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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So I'm not crazy?
8:28 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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> So I'm not crazy?

Depends on your time zone ;)

10:58 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Ah yes, me too.
11:20 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yes, those are unanswered members' posts.

Do you have any input for them?

11:43 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks engine - so the 'unanswered messages' listing is now the default? It's fine for me, although I've already seen and been unable to help with most of those. I've replied to a few but surely the danger is that we'll have second rate answers by less knowledgeable people just to get to the newly updated threads?

Ok ... there are now no posts with no replies.. can we have our old Active List sort order back please?

1:13 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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oops. sorry, I meant to leave a trailing post (forward) marker in supporters on this thread. We really want to keep all the talk about WebmasterWorld out here in the community center.

> active list

ya, there were alot of unanswered messages. Several hundred unanswered in the last few months. We had many comments from users about it.

We do the active list switch about once a year to encourage folks to help out with the active list.

What else can we do to encourange folks to help post and get some of the orphans answered?

4:02 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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- "double coupons" for responding to day old orphans.

- a constant roll through the forums - every day or hour one forum gets one- & two-post threads pinned to the active list.

- a random selection of n orphans and put them in a blue box at the top and call them "sponsored threads".
every refresh you would see new orphans.
increase or decrease n according to need.
maybe some weighting so that one or two older orphans are always there.

- adjustable periods so that things can hang for a day or two during weekends and holidays but encourage more activity during "business hours".

 

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