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Topic sort order

Superuser
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Topic sort order

A low priority 'annoyance'
I've noticed that sometimes when I view the forums, I get the posts in Date order i.e.  Oldest post at the top - whereas the normal order is Newest at the top.
As far as I can ascertain, this is one way to replicate the problem:
1)  ensure you are not logged on to the community.
2)  Access a topic via a link.  e.g. via this topic from the PUG comments forum.
This way usually results in the post order being oldest first?
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Re: Topic sort order

The default on phpBB, SMF and any other forums I've looked at is oldest at the top - so when you are not logged in that is what you get.
In your profile, under Look and Layout Preferences you have a non-standard setting activated - Show most recent posts at the top - obviously that will only apply when you are logged in.
Edit: Personally when there have been a number of replies I find reading from the bottom up an absolute pain. You do know that clicking the New icon in indexes takes you to the first unread post I assume - with oldest at the top that works a treat.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Topic sort order

This one needs to be moved to resolved
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Topic sort order

Good plan - will do. Wink