Post by CourageouslyLion SeeksSerenity on Mar 12, 2013 8:15:45 GMT -5
, CourageouslyLion SeeksSerenity
, it's a pity that the exact location of "where I stopped reading" didn't transfer over, and that the starting point got reset to post 1 for those threads. However, the New feature is working properly: it's bringing you to the first unread post. It's just that it's working on incomplete data in some cases, and it's not providing ideal results for those instances. So fixing this wouldn't be about fixing the "new" button functionality - it would be about having proboards support go back to the v4.5 board, get the data, and apply it to the threads here.
And since we've already modified the data (opened threads, read further, closed them), it's likely that that would not be a clean-and-easy process. Technically possible? Yes, most likely, but possibly not worth the effort. And possibly bringing along cleanup of its own.
As eagle has mentioned, the search function in v5 is far
superior to the search in v4.5. If I know that I last read the Creative Recovery thread in early February, I can go to takeonestepatatime.proboards.com/search
, fill in creative recovery
for the thread title, then choose a range of dates. Once I get the results, I can scroll through until I find a post that looks familiar, click on it, and be brought to that area of the thread.
Is this a workaround? Yes. But it means that if people have any
recollection of what they last read in a very long thread (or when they last read it), they should be able to find it without working through dozens of pages.
It would be lovely if there were a quick and complete fix for this. In the meantime, though, there are workarounds. Less than ideal, perhaps, but they should help a bit.
It occurs to me now, that trying to catch up on every post one has missed ... is like hoarding. Part of our recovery is learning that sometimes we have to trust and just let go of the fact that we won't need "ALL" the information!
Thank you A.H. for providing the workaround ideas.
These workarounds will help when I really do want to read it all ... such as in the case of reading anyone's ongoing crisis resolution thread -- a thread occuring over a few days or weeks that will hopefully have a resolution -- that's when you want to make sure you've seen all the updates before replying to sensitive topics. [For example: "did you try this?" "yes i already answered that on previous page and my relative doesn't have that condition!"
] That's the only situation in which I'm more diligent about reading most of the posts and checking the context.
For longterm threads like blogs, I can just read the end, and then post: "I haven't had a chance to read for a while, and I'm just catching up by reading the last two pages of your blog, and I claim 'scrollback amnesty' for what I've missed. Wishing you well on today's challenges"
or words to that effect.
Most of the time, we really don't need to read everything. It's part of our recovery to skim posts imperfectly ... because that teaches us not to try to "acquire" or "hold onto" words
... and hopefully that ... will train us not to try to acquire or hold onto things
Post by PaperGrace on Mar 12, 2013 9:51:03 GMT -5
I'm LOVING the new stuff. I especially like the participated button! I don't bookmark every thread I participate in, and sometimes I do get muddled about where some tangential conversation was! It's great! It's like my own personal latest button!
for understanding why the word 'fixed' bothered me.
Thank you angelinahedgehog
for the work arounds, hopefully that info will make it clear for everyone.
Thank you and a barrel of coffee to Celeste
for all of this madness.
and Thanks CourageouslyLion SeeksSerenity
for helping to clarify. I feel less crazy when I see that you know what I'm saying.