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  • Topic reply counter gone missing

    Posted on Cybertooth Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums AskWoody Central Suggestions about improving the Lounge Topic reply counter gone missing

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      • #2255054 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        I leave several browser tabs open for the forum threads that I’m following. In order to see if any new replies have been posted since the last time, I refresh the page, keeping a mental record of the number of replies that were up before the refresh and how recently the last one was posted.

        Tonight I refreshed one of the topics I’m following, and was surprised to see that there was no indication of the number of replies or when the latest one was posted:


        Compare the area circled in red above to the following screenshot showing the same area for another thread that I had not yet refreshed:


        A new glitch in the forum software?


      • #2255077 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        No problem for me on Chrome.

        Now I’m seeing the issue.

        cheers, Paul

        • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by Paul T.
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      • #2255085 Reply
        Da Boss

        I’m seeing the same thing @cybertooth, but it was working fine a few hours ago.

        There have been a number of unintended issues appear recently, some with undesirable consequences. I’m not sure if this is something that has become collateral damage in trying to fix something else, but it’s not an intentional change.

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      • #2255494 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Are there any plans to fix this? Especially for long threads, it makes the site easier to use if this now-missing info is shown. When the feature is working properly, you can (for example) tell at a glance how long it’s been since the last reply and then decide whether the discussion is ongoing or has ground to a halt.


        • #2255505 Reply
          Da Boss

          We hope so! But until we can figure the problem, solving it becomes a little difficult… 😉

          It has bigger use in management terms, so while it’s inconvenient for you, it’s hampering our work! Yes, we want it fixed!

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      • #2266990 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Sometime today (or maybe overnight), the line giving the number of replies and voices and how recently the last post was submitted, finally came back. In one topic, I even saw also the name of the user who submitted the most recent post.

        So, progress is being made toward restoring the former full forum functionality. Thank you to whomever has kept plugging away at this annoyance!


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