“Off topic” threads not showing up in “New Posts”

Discussion in 'Community Feedback' started by Steevo, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Am I the only one to find this?
     
  2. Av Gorritt

    Av Gorritt Member

    Location:
    NE Ches / SE Lancs
  3. Weare Cham

    Weare Cham Member

    Location:
    N. Devon
    One of the very few good points about the app is that it does!
     
  4. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    @Chris F is this something the team are aware of please?
     
  5. Chris F

    Chris F Staff Member

    They have never shown up in New posts. Nothing has changed, has always been like this.
     
  6. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Thank you. I had not previously noticed this though it explains why I rarely drop into Off Topic by chance.

    Is this intentional, or a quirk of the forum?
     
  7. Chris F

    Chris F Staff Member

    It was due to the amount of non farming content in off-topic and the sheer amount of content diluting the farming threads in new posts. That's not to say we can't look at this again.
     
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  8. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Thank you. A helpful explanation.

    At the very least it might be worth (if possible) putting a small explanation on the "New Posts" page saying that items from the OT forum are excluded. There may be other members like me who use New Posts and are unaware of this and don't check OT regularly. Nowadays I usually tend to read my alerts, and then go exploring via New Posts rather than browsing the individual forums.
     
  9. Chris F

    Chris F Staff Member

    We don't have that level of control on that actual page (which means I have no idea how to do that - sorry). There are quite a few forums that don't show in new posts. This one for instance, also the dating one and the shooting one are three I can think of off the top of my head.

    Remember, while you use New Posts, a lot of people just read the forums they are interested in. If you "watch" the Off Topic section then you will get alerts for new threads started there.

    We will put it on the update list for when we move to XF2 software platform for the forum. We are planning to do that in 2019 and it will help navigation around the forum and offer a host of other features.
     
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