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Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by BHakluyt » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:28 pm

Please bring back the feature to show the active topics without logging in. Ever since you guys changed the forums some months ago its been like this. I can't believe no one asked for this before. I hate having to log in every time just to browse the active topics. Usually I browse the active topics to see what's news lately to kill a few minutes, and mostly from some computer or phone thats not mine so really its such a hassle to log in everytime. Please guys?

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Post by Klonan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:26 pm

Yea, I am often finding myself having to login just to see Active topics...

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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by BHakluyt » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:41 pm

Hey a dev is with me on this one. Please guys lets fix it? Even openttd forums allows one to view the active topics without logging in after all these years...

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Post by jodokus31 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:08 pm

There was a similar request:
viewtopic.php?f=55&t=64558
Maybe the performance is better now?

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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by Sanqui » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:11 am

Active topics for guests is back... for now.
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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by Deadlock989 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:43 am

This change appears to have replaced "New posts" with "Active topics" in the top menu. You can still access New Topics via the Quick Links, but muscle memory doesn't care. Makes fresh contributions to the forum one step removed.

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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by Bilka » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:00 am

Deadlock989 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:43 am
This change appears to have replaced "New posts" with "Active topics" in the top menu. You can still access New Topics via the Quick Links, but muscle memory doesn't care. Makes fresh contributions to the forum one step removed.
The "new posts" and "active topics" give you exactly the same results if you're logged in for a long time. If you log in and out frequently, "new posts" will consistently give less results. That's why I personally prefer "active topics". Besides that, it is not replaced for me.

Edit: Ah, wide skin doesn't have it replaced, I see.
I'm an admin over at https://wiki.factorio.com. Feel free to contact me if there's anything wrong (or right) with it.

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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by Deadlock989 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:21 am

Bilka wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:00 am
Deadlock989 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:43 am
This change appears to have replaced "New posts" with "Active topics" in the top menu. You can still access New Topics via the Quick Links, but muscle memory doesn't care. Makes fresh contributions to the forum one step removed.
The "new posts" and "active topics" give you exactly the same results if you're logged in for a long time. If you log in and out frequently, "new posts" will consistently give less results. That's why I personally prefer "active topics". Besides that, it is not replaced for me.

Edit: Ah, wide skin doesn't have it replaced, I see.
I use the default "factorio32" skin. You're right that it's now different between "factorio32" and "factorio32_wide". What is currently used by "factorio32_wide" is my preference, but it's not suitable for a big wide monitor. I never use Active Posts, I'm always more interested in new posts, so my preferred option is now one step removed.

I mean it's not like a big deal or anything, will get used to it eventually, but my neurons are tired and calcified with old age and don't learn new things like you frisky whippersnappers do.

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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by Sanqui » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:04 am

In general, there should be no difference between Active topics and New posts. Both list topics in the order of last posts, but New posts resets when you sign out.
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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by Deadlock989 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:30 am

OK. I'll chalk this one up to being too resistant to change.

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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by BHakluyt » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:50 pm

Fantastic I see it's back! Thank you guys a million and some more...

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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by Klonan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:16 pm

Sanqui wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:04 am
In general, there should be no difference between Active topics and New posts. Both list topics in the order of last posts, but New posts resets when you sign out.
Can you change the wide theme to have the active topics too?

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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by Sanqui » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:37 am

Klonan wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Sanqui wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:04 am
In general, there should be no difference between Active topics and New posts. Both list topics in the order of last posts, but New posts resets when you sign out.
Can you change the wide theme to have the active topics too?
You know there are four themes and keeping them in sync is a bitch so I tend to wait until changes accumulate... but, just for you I did it ;)
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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by fishycat » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:52 am

It is back!

Thank you Sanqui :)

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Re: Please bring back sort by active topics

Post by eradicator » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:31 am

Sanqui wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:37 am
but, just for you I did it ;)
https://xkcd.com/1172/ :p
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