6. Threads newly posted to will not pop back to the top of the list. All Threads remain stationary regardless of new posts to them.
I find this the most un-user friendly part of the fourms. I know you can choose to ‘View New Posts’ or today’s active topics but this doesn’t filter by forum, so is not user friendly etiher. I find I visit the forums less now because of it. I think the phpbb forum was much better and don’t quite understand why that had to change as it’s known reliable software which can easily be incorporated into sites..
The likely reason on this one is that the store and forum software was a package deal. Kind of like a free trailer with a truck. Even if you have a trailer that you used with your old truck, when you get the new one it seems a shame not to use the shiny new trailer.
Perhaps the management is being stubborn, perhaps the software support people are being stubborn. Most likely the true situation is an area somewhere in the middle of all the things we can imagine that would lead to what we’re seeing. I have faith that DAZ will make its customers happy in the end and while we may have a few bumps in the road, those that stick with it will be rewarded in some way yet unforeseen. It will get better and I’ll be surprised if some of the people jumping in the lifeboats don’t wish they had stuck around for the party. Gonna cost ‘em $30 extra to get back in…
This specific issue is actually one of the defaults with this specific software. I think there must have been a misunderstanding about it somewhere. When the forum re-opened all the posts were ordered backwards and newer posts were on the last page instead of the first. That lasted about a week. Then it was fixed. We were told that the software company made the fix in the configuration. I think the misunderstanding comes in in that DAZ must have told them to not make it upside down and they didn’t know they could have asked for Last Posted To on top instead because it’s the other default.
Now they have to go through forum by forum through their control panel and change it. They just haven’t gotten around to it yet because I can’t imagine they would do this to us on purpose.
And, yes, as you said, it will all be taken care of eventually.