A question for the webmaster

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  1. swizzlee
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    Are you aware of a problem with replying to a post and how that reply is displayed?

    Here is the thread I'm referring to

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/242262-uh-oh-is-ct-senate-now-in-play.html

    I always view posts in Threaded Mode. I also never use the Quote option since if I'm responding to a post, it gets nested/indented under the right post and it's very obvious who I'm responding to.

    Now if you view the posts on page 1 in Linear Mode, you will note that several posters don't use the Quotes, including me. posts also appear to be sequenced properly under the post they are responding to.

    BUT! I left for a while and when I came back, I responded to several other posts that were on page 1 [although Threaded mode doesn't tell you what page they're on]. Viewing them in Threaded Mode, they appeared to be nested properly.

    This is when another poster called it to my attention, telling me I was "talking to myself" and that I should use the Quote function.

    At first I didn't understand what he was talking about, but when i looked in Linear Mode, my posts didn't get nested properly under the posts I was responding to but instead were simply posted on page 2 where all of my responses ended up stacked one after the other and making no sense at all.

    I don't really think using Quote should be the answer. I'm certainly not the only one who doesn't use Quates in Threaded Mode and I know that there are many people who have posted a response at the "wrong" time and never aware it's not being displayed properly. I've seen many of these "stray" posts that seemed out of place or not quite right and wondered why. I've also run across other posters telling people to use Quote.

    So is there a solution to killing this "bug"?
     
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    Amelia BANNED

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    Are you saying that if you are replying to a post on page 1, then you think your post should be added to page 1, under the post you are responding to? Even though the rest of the board is already on page 2 or 3?
     
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    Thats what hes sayin.
     
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    Ravi Diamond Member

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    Sure. Quit posting.
     
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    I am saying that no matter HOW many.............

    posts have been made to a thread, when you hit the Reply key to respond to ANY post in that thread whether the first, last or middle regardless of how many PAGES the total number of posts have created, your post should DISPLAY nested underneath the post you have just responded to.

    If you are in threaded mode, it will appear to YOU that your posts are nesting properly but to OTHERS, that is not always the case.

    Your posts will appear "somewhere" in the total display looking as if they are replying to the OP.
     
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    Meister Platinum Member Supporting Member

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    When you buy your own website you can get the software that you want....until then you need to play by these rules. Hit the quote function and post away...where it ends up is what you have to live with. :D
     
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    swizzlee RedWhiteAndBlue

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    I did buy my own site..........

    and being a retired programmer, BUGS ANNOY THE HELL OUT OF ME! :D

    So sorry you're still among the apartment dwellers. Is it the Obama economy that's holding you back? :badgrin:
     
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    Not my site, dude. :confused:
    Just let it be a reminder how it was when you were just one of the "folks".
     
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    :slap: Just use the quote function, ya morAn.
     
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    freedombecki Let's go swimmin'! Supporting Member

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    So you're here at USMB, slumming with the tens of thousands of hits we have every day? How do you find the time with your busy other life? :eusa_shifty:
     

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