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Un-Official poll: Is thread-jacking to be frowned upon?

By AnsuGisalas ·
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Follow these guidelines:Peruse the three following zero-level parts of this thread; vote "+" on the one that applies.Try not to vote "-" , it will mess up the count

EDIT : Aaaand... it's (un)official, some people have been putting minuses elsewhere than the equalizer... naughty, naughty! It's not like I can't see who you are. Well, so I can't. But still, you know who you are, put yourselves in the corner and give yourselves a talking to .
I guess having each option be self-contained using both pluses and minuses will be the way to go.

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I find I can't

by santeewelding In reply to Ya, I know.
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by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I find I can't

Right-clicking opens the thread, but collapsed, with no way to expand. Grrrr... I'd better get gas for that chainsaw tomorrow.

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Handy tip

by NickNielsen In reply to Phooey.

The only way to get past it that I've found is to delete everything after the second dash in the thread identifier ('-3412544' in this case) and Alt+Enter. This redraws the page from the first post, but does so in accordance with your preferences. You can then drop down the All view option and browse away.

They have acknowledged the bug...I think

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by seanferd In reply to Handy tip

That gives me two new tabs, "page not found" and the expanded view. I found that in Article Discussions, if you load the original article, prefs are applied. I found that right before I semi-randomly chose to pull up your post with the handy tip. spoooky.

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Stay on topic, boxy

by Sterling "chip" Camden Contributor In reply to Phooey.

Anybody hear anything new on Egypt today?

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by apotheon In reply to Stay on topic, boxy

Egyptian authorities arrested some Al-Jazeera journalists.

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It's still there...

by NickNielsen In reply to Stay on topic, boxy
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Where the **** are the discussion topics?

by Oz_Media In reply to Un-Official poll: Is thre ...

I saw them once, water cooler omitted of course ,including it would just be confusing for people.
But when you click discussions at the top of the page, it just opens up a bunch of threads with avatars and excerpts. Wouldn't an easy LIST )after clicking 'discussions' like the old BROWSE list be a far more logical way for people to find their chosen content?

I know the old mantra of reducing clicks is probably at play here but it is much worse like this than to click a preferred topic link. One of the key issues of new users over the years has been wading through topics to find what they need, resulting in peers constantly directing people to use the BROWSE link. This design doesn't even come close to addressing the usses people heve here.

I have yet to find teh patience to wade through all the other crap here and see if any of it interests me, too busy lookign for a way to simply post and follow discussions I'm interested in.

As for the OP by Ansu, of COURSE it's okay to hijack a thread, I just did it so it MUST be okay.

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At the very top of the page, to the right of the TR logo

by NickNielsen In reply to Where the hell are the di ...

Click on "Discussions" there and you will go to the Discussions front page.

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The forums

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Where the hell are the di ...

are a navigational nightmare. X-(

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