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"BOLD" Thread Topic

Observation...

Lithium re-emboldened a thread's topic in the thread listing whenever a new post was added to the thread, or a posting within the thread was edited. This made it much easier to find updated message threads. Has this once-upon-a-time handy feature been eliminated?

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Kudos0

Re: "BOLD" Thread Topic

As I understand the new forums the bold type for the thread title indicates a new thread (i.e. first post is unread), the "new" column on the right indicated unread posts/replies.  If you click on that "new" number then you are taken to the first of the unread posts.  

That in principle seems fine to me though I do wish they would included the first post (when unread) in the "new" as I do not find the bold text very obvious and it is easier to work from a single list.  

But that is just my point of view.

Mike
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Re: "BOLD" Thread Topic

If we were allowed the option to sort the thread list based on that "New" column it would be a big help...

BTW, You seem a bit more aware of the inner workings of "the new baby" than most.  Can you (if permitted) state if this is an internal company project, or a customization of an externally sourced product?

Kind regards,

John

Kudos0

Re: "BOLD" Thread Topic

avjohnnie said:

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BTW, You seem a bit more aware of the inner workings of "the new baby" than most.  Can you (if permitted) state if this is an internal company project, or a customization of an externally sourced product?

.......

Hi John.

What knowledge I have comes from the testing that Tony invited us all to do.  

I do not know how they have managed the work though everyone seems to use contractors these days... to some extent at least.  However I believe that a major reason for moving to the new forums was so that Norton had more control.  If that is correct then it would imply - less externally sourced than before.  But then that is just my impression as a user.

Mike
Kudos0

Re: "BOLD" Thread Topic

Hi Andmike,

One question, if you don't mind, how do you manage to get those quotations boxed in a grey area? They look cool to me, but I seem unable to find where the feature is located... Could you, please?...

Thanks.

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Re: "BOLD" Thread Topic

...I do wish they would included the first post (when unread) in the "new" as I do not find the bold text very obvious and it is easier to work from a single list.  

I agree; it's an improvement we'll be working on over the next few weeks, once the major issues get resolved. Thanks.

Tony Weiss | Norton Forums Global Community Manager | Symantec Corporation
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Re: "BOLD" Thread Topic

LinYu2 said:

Hi .........,

One question, if you don't mind, how do you manage to get those quotations boxed in a grey area? They look cool to me, but I seem unable to find where the feature is located... Could you, please?...

Thanks.

The answer may be simple or it may not LinYu2.  When you look at the comment box below this post do you see two bars of editing icons above it?  If not look at this post which should explain why you do not.

If you do have the icons then this is how you do it.  First select the post you want to reply to; if it is the initial post then just go straight to the comment box at the end of the post/thread; if however it is a comment in the thread (as in this case) select the "reply" button under that post.

Now go to the upper toolbar and click on the quotes in the square balloon.  All the text of the post you are replying to will appear in a gray box in the edit window.  Personally I manually add the "LinYu2 said:" to make things absolutely clear.  Next make sure that the cursor is just after the last quoted character in the quote (in this case the full stop after "Thanks"). Hit the return and the cursor moves to the next line but is still within the gray box.  If you now look at the upper toolbar you will note that it is not the quotes in the square balloon that is selected but the larger quotes on the right.  Click on these larger quotes to deselect them and you will see that the cursor in the edit box moves out of the gray area into free white space below it enabling you to start your reply.

Obviously you can in fact edit anything in the quote box as I have dotted out Andmike to demonstrate.

Did that help?

Mike
Kudos0

Re: "BOLD" Thread Topic

Andmike wrote:
The answer may be simple or it may not LinYu2.  When you look at the comment box below this post do you see two bars of editing icons above it?  If not look at this post which should explain why you do not.
[...]

Obviously you can in fact edit anything in the quote box as I have dotted out Andmike to demonstrate.

Did that help?

Great, Andmike! It did help a lot, absolutely, as you see. And the Kudo I gave you is very well deserved. Just a shame that only one can be given...

Thanks!

Kudos0

Re: "BOLD" Thread Topic

Just pleased to be able to help.  

Mike
Kudos0

Re: "BOLD" Thread Topic

It seems that the threads with new posts "BOLDing" functionality has been addressed as well - more Kudos to Tony and the team! 

Kind regards,

John

Kudos0

Re: "BOLD" Thread Topic

Okay - Still seeing some consistency issues with the thread BOLD feature when new posts are added - but at least this aspect is working a little better than it was, so we're still moving these kinds of issues in the right direction... 

Regards,

John