Highlighting OP's posts through the thread

(40 Posts)
Thumbwitch Sat 28-Sep-13 13:34:21

Dear MNHQ - I know we already have the option to do this through customising our preferences, but since a lot of people don't know that, would it be do-able to have it so that the OP's posts are automatically highlighted throughout the threads they start?

That way everyone would be able to see updates, "dripfeeds"/additional info, responses from the OP etc. much more easily and it might save a lot of the inappropriate responses from people who don't RTFT.

Whaddya think?

greenhill Sun 29-Sep-13 19:08:28

I think it may be a technical error on my part blush

thinkfast Sun 29-Sep-13 19:09:09

Yes please

TallulahBetty Sun 29-Sep-13 19:19:26

The irony is that I like the simple look of the app and in general I think it works quite well, but it's clearly missing key features from the website! I wonder if you can highlight your/OP posts on the mobile site? Hmm..

MrsHoratioNelson Tue 01-Oct-13 08:53:00

greenhill rest your finger on the word (or at re beginning of the section you want to c & p) for a few secs- you should then see some options appear: select, select all, paste. Tap select and the word will appear between blue markers. Rest your finger on a marker and drag it to select the entire section you want to c & p. Then you'll get the option to cut, copy etc. Tap the relevant option. Then tap where you want to paste the copied section. You can also love the cursor in this way (eg to correct one letter rather than retyping the word): a little thing like a magnifying glass will appear with the cursor in it.

Tallulah mobile has yours and op's posts highlighted.

greenhill Tue 01-Oct-13 09:57:31

Thank you Horatio you have definitely taught me something new and improved my iPad experience smile

MrsHoratioNelson Tue 01-Oct-13 10:19:22

All part of the service smile

CaptainCupcake Tue 01-Oct-13 10:31:16

I have always highlighted OP's posts, get very confused otherwise! Mine are pink and OP's are olive green. I use the mobile site, it's very easy to do. Downloaded the app but never used it as I read so many complaints about it!

Automatically highlighting the OP's posts might be a good idea, would save all those threads that go like this:

OP : I think I should do x what do you think?

Twenty posters :No I think you should do Y

OP : oh OK I will do Y that's much better

Six more posters :you really should do Y

Argh!

Thumbwitch Thu 03-Oct-13 13:28:24

Any news back from TPTB, OliviaM? [hopeful]

Thumbwitch Sun 06-Oct-13 14:44:29

<<taps fingers gently...>>

WandaDoff Sun 06-Oct-13 14:50:55

That is a fab idea smile

RustyBear Sun 06-Oct-13 15:06:33

Tribpot - if the OP highlighting carried on when a poster namechanges, it could 'out' someone who had namechanged for a sensitive thread - anyone who saw both threads would realise who they were..

The highlight own posts does carry on through namechanges - I have at least 3 different names on the first Empty Nest thread and they are all highlighted (not sock puppetting, by the way, it's just that the thread lasted 7 years...)

FannyMcNally Sun 06-Oct-13 15:09:08

Definitely needed on the app.

Thumbwitch Sat 23-Nov-13 22:14:59

Dear MNHQ - haven't heard anything about this idea, any update? Is it possible? Can it be done, please?
thanks
(have reported this post just to highlight it to you in a shockingly mememe fashion)
wine

Thumbnutstwitchingonanopenfire Sun 22-Dec-13 14:56:09

Not impressed with the lack of response about this, tbh. I know you've had plenty of other stuff to deal with but I expected better from you. [disappointed]

RRudolphR Sun 22-Dec-13 14:58:53

I don't use the app

Why use it? I can't see any benefits

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