Change "Latest Discussions" to use getnewpost

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Javacat, Apr 13, 2011.


Which linking method to use?

  1. getnewpost (Takes you to the first unread message in the thread)

    0 vote(s)
  2. getlastpost (Takes you to the last post in the thread)

    0 vote(s)
  3. I don't care

    0 vote(s)
  1. Javacat

    Javacat GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 27, 2007
    So this is something that has been a minor annoyance to me for a awhile and thought I might as well finally bring it up.

    On the main page for GBAtemp is the "Latest Discussions" thing, which lists all of the most recent posts (or something like that [​IMG] ). Every so often I'll see a topic listed that I haven't seen before, so I click on it to see what the shizzle is about and I'll be taken to the last post in the thread. As this is GBAtemp, that last post is usually just gibberish and makes no sense without reading the rest of the thread, so I've got to go find the first post (ok.. not really that much work [​IMG]) to put it into context. Somewhat annoying.

    Then there are the times where I've been reading a thread, it's gone quiet for a bit and then the discussion picks up in it again and it appears back on the front page. I'll click on the link to pick up from where the thread left off, but will be taken to the last post and then have to go hunting for the last post I read in the thread. This one is slightly more annoying than the above annoyance.

    To overcome these minor annoyances I propose changing the links so that they end with getnewpost instead of getlastpast. It's a small change that will resolve these small annoyances that plague my life once every so often [​IMG]

    I also added a poll to this thread so that I can see how many people hate this suggestion and so that we can get a pretty graph.
  2. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

    Jan 7, 2009
    This planet
    You can click the "by" to go to the first post of the topic. (Not the same, but still)
  3. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
  4. Javacat

    Javacat GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 27, 2007
    But it's a list of latest discussions, not latest posts :/

    Edit: My brain breaks at silly times. I meant to say that "Latest Discussions" is meant to be a list of the latest discussions, not the latest posts. If it was just for the latest posts or replies, then it should actually show all of the latest posts, whether they are in the same thread as a message already listed or not (although that would be stupid).
    Having said that, I quite like View New Posts page now that it's been pointed out to me [​IMG]

    The Latest Discussions thing is more something that catches my eye when I'm going into the main forum, it's not something I actively seek out.
  5. coolness

    coolness PSN: Dutch_DarkLord

    Jun 14, 2009
    Rotterdam Bitches!!
    i dont really care
  6. HaniKazmi

    HaniKazmi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 30, 2008
    I never knew that. Guess I can still learn new things after 4 years on this site.
  7. Shockwind

    Shockwind DIEEE!!!

    Dec 10, 2010
    Me too. I've been here for 4 months now and there's still more things to learn here. [​IMG]