@dangeRuss Thanks for the info. It is there. Can you please see if it can auto expand the tree so it doesn’t have to be clicked to expand the replies?
Also, when I click to expand the tree to see the replies the reply will be shown BUT the replies is also listed by its lonesome. Can it only show the replies in the tree so the replies aren’t all over the place, very confusing? Please see my screenshot of an example, but please note that I sort newest first.
Yes @george2001, Stealth self-promotion is a sure fire way not to get reps. Want to advertise 3rd party Amazon merchant products on phatwalletforums? , Contact Admin @dangeRuss to run an advertisement campaign the correct way.
New request for the topic subscription emails. The text of the post is displayed in the email without any line breaks, and it makes it very hard to read when the whole thing is run together. Can the line breaks in the post come through in the emails?
P.S. I am still hoping that the large graphic at the top of the emails can be removed or made smaller. It’s still very annoying to have to scroll through it to read each post.
OK, that’s weird. Somehow the switch to notify on replies had been turned off. I know I wasn’t in there, so maybe it was part of an upgrade behind the scenes. I didn’t even know there was a separate setting to control this other than setting a topic to “Watch”.
I’ve noticed the same thing too, and also for the alert notification list. However, I’ve noticed that whether or not they auto-refresh is sporadic. If I have multiple tabs open, the number of unread alerts may be different on every single tab’s summary label (they used to be identical/update simultaneously).
@fivetalents I had good dial up. Friend visiting from different part of the state had broadband and thought my dial up was better than her broadband. I’m sure she’s got faster internet now-- she spends money more easily than me.
I think more people would have what I have if they could but pretty sure my price is grandfathered and my service wouldn’t be available to new subscribers. Same with my $13/mo cell phone plan.
I think that happens when the site is running slow (due to too many users on at once?). The site seems to be running slow for me this morning… I’m not sure if anyone else is experiencing that. Let’s ask @dangeRuss
Replies are the very lifeblood of sites like this. If replies to a single question arent loaded into the main thread automatically i forsee a ton of the same questions and sub answers.
Seems to me this feature needs to be turned off if possible.
Just like old school FW … lettem use the quote button. Then we can all see the answer.
I’m not sure I’m following you, Owen. Can you elaborate? What do you mean the replies are being hidden?
is there a way to use topic alerts like we could on FW?
For example, we could enter a subject “Fitbit” and get all Fitbit replies in any area we selected.
I wasn’t aware of the alert feature at FW (had the Kohl’s Official Thread permanently open on my mobile device because I found navigating the rest of the site to be cumbersome) but would love to see an alert feature here.
Is there any way to set up an alert system that would send a notification whenever a saved keyword or phrase is used in any post or tag, regardless of the category…perhaps would even group them all into a special “my favorite topics” page (with the option to clear items once read or expired)?
For example, any post mentioning Kohl’s or Home Depot or other stores where I frequently shop?
I’ve missed out on numerous deals because I didn’t see the post before the offer expired…
Case in point: a few days ago, I received a keyword search alert from eBay for something that I wanted to buy: I immediately went to the site and started to buy the item, but got interrupted/distracted before completing the purchase. Today, I remembered to complete the purchase (missing the 6% eBay Bucks promo that ended yesterday), only to discover just now that I could have more than compensated for yesterday’s loss of the bonus 5% with a $15 off $75 flash promo today… (insert wild, purple minion emoticon here)
Posterity (Content Preservation)
The history of deals is a valuable resource, a rich source of information that allows members to compare current deals with previously-posted deals when considering whether a new deal is worth posting/pursuing, or is even a deal at all (has this item/service ever been priced this low before; is this deal unique to this store, or do other stores offer similar deals; did members like the previous deal by up-voting or commenting on it; did anyone point out anything wrong with the item/service/deal, etc.).
In addition, posts provide a wealth of statistical information, such as how many people viewed the post vs. how many replied or voted (often, numerous lurkers will benefit from a deal but never offer any comments/feedback or show appreciation to the OP for finding such a great deal).
Members don’t like seeing posts and threads disappearing mysteriously: it reeks of censorship/revisionism, and creates an uncomfortable environment.
What would be most helpful for ensuring the integrity and preservation of all posts, while keeping page submissions as current as possible, would be for @dangeRuss to eliminate the delete/purge options from the three dots menu and replace them with the option “Mark this deal as expired”, thereby allowing members to safely archive their own posts and reduce the workload of the moderators.
First is the question of whether it will be PWF policy that reposts (and all replies in that repost) will be moved into/merged with the original thread.
Second is enabling the ability to completely (and more easily) merge two threads. The reason we can’t completely merge two threads currently is that the OP can’t be merged (only replies can be moved). Furthermore, replies have to be moved one at a time (you can’t select all of them at the same time like you can when forking threads). When I’ve had to “merge” threads, after the time consuming process of moving each reply individually, I’ve then had to quote the OP and paste that as a new reply into the other thread that is being kept (and move the now abandoned OP/thread to expired).