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What's the difference between,

Postby weedeater64 » 2011-02-02 04:41

View New Posts
and
View Active Topics?
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Re: What's the difference between,

Postby saulgoode » 2011-02-02 05:33

My understanding is...

View New Posts will display the threads which have had any new posts added to them since your last visit, sorted chronologically based on the timestamp of the last post in each thread.

View Active Topics will display threads which have had new posts added to them during a user-specified time period (defaults to 7 days), sorted chronologically based on the timestamp of the last post in each thread.
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Re: What's the difference between,

Postby JohnDeere630 » 2011-02-02 05:43

@saulgood; thanks, I was kinda curious about that myself but was afraid to ask.
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Re: What's the difference between,

Postby saulgoode » 2011-02-02 05:52

If I am remembering correctly, there was at one time (pre version 2 of PHPBB) an intent that View Active would be sorted by number of posts added; but I don't think it was ever successfully implemented (or perhaps it was just deemed too resource hungry).
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Re: What's the difference between,

Postby weedeater64 » 2011-02-02 06:21

Thanks, itch has needed scratching for a long time.
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Re: What's the difference between,

Postby confuseling » 2011-02-02 12:14

A related question, probably not warranting a thread of its own.

If I click on 'Discussion' on the front page, I'm taken here;

viewforum.php?f=24

Which is sometimes quite useful to see an overview. If I click 'Help', I'm taken here;

viewforum.php?f=22

Which is useless. Could the latter be 'fixed' so it behaves like the former?
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