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    it would be nice to have the date and time, or how long ago, a thread was started, under the title, just before who started it, in the list of threads.
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    Okey. Testing it!
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    I have seen this implemented in some forums yet I do not see the ultimate benefit of it.


    But maybe vbulletin does not support it since the date I now see is the most recent posted date which is already provided for
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    I see the first post date.
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    Very strange.


    Look at the 5th or 6th entry here.
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    Okey. I was just checking the forums. I have to fix the search also.
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    Fixed now.

    But it might be enough to hover over the thread title or username to show the thread start date.
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    Hope the OP appreciates your work.
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    Added a bit more space under the date/username also.
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    yes, i do appreciate the work. thanks much for it! to me, the benefit is seeing the age of the thread like i see in Discourse. a 30 post thread over a couple days is very different than a 30 post thread over a couple years. also, someone can post to an ancient thread and make it look new when it isn't.
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    Don't like it. Prefer User then Date. Baldrick, thanks for the effort, though.
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    Don't like it. Prefer User then Date. Baldrick, thanks for the effort, though.
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    I could try it and see how it feels.
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    Not sure if this is new, and it's not big deal (to me anyways) but I just noticed the "Last Post By" boxes sort of don't fit the text contents (anymore).

    This is the forum at the default 100% size.

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  14. Originally Posted by Skiller View Post
    Not sure if this is new, and it's not big deal (to me anyways) but I just noticed the "Last Post By" boxes sort of don't fit the text contents (anymore).

    This is the forum at the default 100% size.

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    It should look better now.
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    Although I am not bothered just how long a topic has been active, it does seem a more natural progression to have the date first. The topic starter is of less importance.


    Sure that old topics are dug up (typically by newbies) and posted to. My own personal preference would be a scheme that old, inactive, threads be automatically closed.


    Maybe we need a Poll
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    Originally Posted by videohelptest View Post
    It should look better now.
    It does indeed. Perfectly fixed. Nice, thank you.
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    Originally Posted by DB83 View Post
    Although I am not bothered just how long a topic has been active, ...
    Me neither, so putting the User's name first works best for me. Thanks Baldrick; I like it.
    (Although, I am happy without the date. )
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    Originally Posted by pcspeak View Post
    Don't like it. Prefer User then Date. Baldrick, thanks for the effort, though.
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    maybe the look comes out more confusing since the date of the first post is near the most recent user name. if i were a forum designer i would be inclined to show a thread with first and last post with user and date for each. but maybe an age would be better, like "started about 1 year and 2 months ago" or "started about 3 hours and 23 minutes ago". the exactness only needs to be relative to the age. for a 10 year old thread, even the exact months would not matter.

    just a thought (these can be dangerous).

    and Yay to Baldrick for the work, no matter what we get. VH is now at the top of my forums list.
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    Originally Posted by DB83 View Post
    Although I am not bothered just how long a topic has been active, it does seem a more natural progression to have the date first. The topic starter is of less importance.


    Sure that old topics are dug up (typically by newbies) and posted to. My own personal preference would be a scheme that old, inactive, threads be automatically closed.


    Maybe we need a Poll
    i would vote for auto-close after 6 months of inactivity, not pure age.
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    Personally I don't like the idea of locking old threads. There can be legitimate reasons to grave-dig.
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    Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Personally I don't like the idea of locking old threads. There can be legitimate reasons to grave-dig.
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    Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Personally I don't like the idea of locking old threads. There can be legitimate reasons to grave-dig.
    sure, VH does have an extra step for posters to old threads to make it clear they understand that it is an old thread. maybe that can be expanded on. so, closing is no big deal. but it would be nice to see "OLD THREAD" or such in a listing.
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