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MI_XD

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#41
I still do not see any way of getting it to "go to first Unread" post. And all the threads are taking me to the very FIRST message, every time I click on them.
 

John Pierce

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#45
Still not seeing it. Reverse chronological order is a vBulletin wonder, but many other message forum software used it, as well, even back in the old BBS days. Perhaps it's a option that could be switched to the "On" or "Enabled" position, allowing each user to select it if they so desire?
It is not available natively but I am looking to see if there is an addon available that would give us that functionality.
 

solus

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#47
Alas as JohnP posted, according to xenforo’s q&amis not a feature and reading the dialogue, it was a bit condescending towards the users...

M1: They are requesting a feature to go to the last post when posting or when clicking in a thread in the Threads List.
They really not liking the "show new posts" message.
There is any way to configure this?

M2: Heh users never like change...You can't configure this. However you can teach them that if they really want to go to the last post, they can click on the date of the last post in the right-hand column.

M1: Hard to please everybody.

https://xenforo.com/community/threa...ser-go-to-the-last-post-in-the-thread.154881/

Note in passing...thanks for trying to please ...
 

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John Pierce

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#48
There was an addon in the previous version of XenForo that did this but sadly it has been abandoned. I am still searching.
 

solus

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#52
For future reference...to delete your seeing your conversations [NOTE: they are still maintained on the site's database]

Log in, and in your 'user area' in the top and right side of the screen, you will see USERNAME > MAILBOX > ALERTS > SEARCH

Click mailbox - you are now in what the program calls "CONVERSATIONS'

In your conversations listing you'll see a check box next to the 'participants'

Click that box on any conversations you wish to work with

Then, L > R across the bottom you will see a black line stating: conversations > select all > drop down box stating: "chose action..." > GO > and far right side an X.

then chose the drop down title "leave conversations..."

Let it 'blink' and you have now dropped those selected conversations out of your mailbox, but remember the site maintains them on their database!!

Cheers
 

since9

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#55
Reverse chrono even back in the BBS days, was equivalent to top-posting. ;)
Top-posting is where the reply precedes the quoted original message. This post is bottom-posted, as per RFC 1855. It came out in 1995, but we users essentially hashed out most of these in the previous decade.

The term applies to a single post, not the chronological order of posts in the thread.

However, you may be saying that reverse chronological order is like top-posting. Perhaps. On most forums, it's almost always a user-selectable setting, as it is in vBulletin.

It does not appear to be a feature available on XenForo, despite many users asking for it since 2011. Apparently, the design brains behind XenForo didn't actually write the code, at least not the finished product, and didn't think (or want) to include it in the design specifications.
 

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