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Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by MsPCGenius, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. MsPCGenius

    MsPCGenius Thread Starter

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    stepping up on soap box

    Why I don't like Random Discussions/Civilized Debates on a Technical Site: :rolleyes:

    I posted a technical question. Within 15 minutes, it got pushed to the bottom of the New Search page and will, presumably be sitting on page 2 before long because 7-10 non-technical posts have been posted ahead of it.....

    If most people are like me, they only give page one of the New Search page a gander and don't bother to dig into the under layers.

    I'll be lucky if anyone sees the question I posed.....

    stepping down ;)
     
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  3. gws226

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    Ummm... Random/Civilized threads aren't intended to be technical support threads.... I believe if you post in the in the catergory that best describes your issue... someone will jump on it.

    If you every do fall to the second page... 'bump' your yourself back up to the first... by replying to yourself.

    Good luck
    G
     
  4. MsPCGenius

    MsPCGenius Thread Starter

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    Yes, that response came quickly -- but my post is still buried deep now, and I hate to be the one to have to bump it....
    The post in question was posted in a technical area... this one (my commentary) was posted in Random... :)
     
  5. oldie

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    It is a forum - it does have a large membership - and it would appear that it does a GRAND job at the end of the day - pleasing I would imagine the vast majority of it's members - but to please all it's members all the time is demanding a lot - maybe a little patience ???

    Oldie
     
  6. gws226

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    Sorry I guess I misunderstood you....

    Out of courisity.... why don't you like Random Discussion/Civilized debate and what did that have to do with you getting pushed to the second page?
     
  7. oldie

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    MsPCGenius - another salient point regarding Random Discussion that may be worth noting is the views / replies statistics - eg - "Fun Game" = views = 182 000 / replies = 56 000 :)

    Bet the all important Sponsors don't mind [​IMG]

    Just a thought - Oldie
     
  8. MsPCGenius

    MsPCGenius Thread Starter

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    I have no problem with the fact that people want to have the discussions. What is frustrating, however, is that the technical posts get "pushed" down the Search page and eventually "lost in the sauce", sometimes without ever being responded to.....

    When I access the site, I do it via the Search method (which shows me the newest to oldest posts for the day). I imagine lots of people take the same steps.... in this manner, you quickly lose site of posts as they are "stepped on" by the Randoms that are frequently pushed to the top of the heap....

    Maybe the Randoms could be filtered out of the Search method? :)
     
  9. oldie

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    Good point there my friend re filtering Random out of Search - as you say - a popular discussion thread will constantly be up at the top of new posts - so yes indeed point taken - lets hope the Tech guys themselves read your thread

    Regards - Oldie
     
  10. LANMaster

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    I was searching for a random thead recently, and it was lost in a sauce of tech stuff. :eek:

    There ought to be a default selection for technical or random in the search.

    And I agree the default should be tech.

    I don't know if it is possible, but it does sound sensible.
     
  11. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts

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    Hi MsPc: When you post a thread....go to the bottom of the page and click on "Subscribe to thread". That way you can avoid search altogether and go to your user panel and view only your subscribed threads thus finding out instantly if there are responses and finding the thread quickly! :) Take care. angel
     
  12. Mulderator

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    MsPCGenius,

    Just see Mulder and I will see to it you you get what your looking for!


    :D :D
     
  13. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts

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    But Mulder she has to join the fan club first! :D
     
  14. gotrootdude

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    Mulder's so worked up he's he's stuttering..stuttering...
     
  15. Mulderator

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    Well, that MsPCGenius is a good looking yound lady--enough to make any of us stutter! ;)

    Hopefully the "PC" means Personal Computer and not "Politically Correct" ;)
     
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