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to think that people who read threads from top to bottom are weirdos

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MmeLindor Thu 31-Jan-13 23:54:21

and that MN threads should be set to newest post at the top.

EmpressOfThePuddle Thu 31-Jan-13 23:59:15

I have mine set that way if know I'm only going to be looking at top-up posts, but if there's a lot to read I find it way easier to just go downwards.

AnyFucker Fri 01-Feb-13 00:00:42

I have it newest at the top on my phone, and t'other way round on the pc

I'm maaaaad, me smile

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 01-Feb-13 00:01:23

are you GOADING Mme? <snigger>

I read top to bottom, newest post at bottom

I also use Mn classic much to YMT's disgust, he challenged me to try MnNew for a month, I managed about 5 mins. All that BLUE, hurt my eyes.

[olde farte]

Softlysoftly Fri 01-Feb-13 00:03:21

YABU if you are new to a thread not just flipping it to read additional comments after you have read/joined.

Otherwise it reads like this:

Op: AIBU to hug my grandma as I love her?

Newest post: a wankbadger would totally win in that scenario now who's buying the "mn against goat haters" uniforms?

MmeLindor Fri 01-Feb-13 00:03:51

If it is a long thread, then I flip it and read from top to bottom.

that would confuse me.

I am hoping to start a 800 post bunfight about the right way to read a MN thread. Don't tell MNHQ

EduCated Fri 01-Feb-13 00:05:06

Your posts make you sound like a numpty wink

I go top to bottom. I mean, how on earth does it make sense otherwise?!

manicbmc Fri 01-Feb-13 00:05:22

This is all very well... but what is the moon icon under where it says 'advanced search'? Is it safe to click on it or will I be transported to B***ty? grin

EduCated Fri 01-Feb-13 00:06:32

Nah, it's safe to click. Honest. Honestly honest grin

WorraLiberty Fri 01-Feb-13 00:06:42

I don't have pages...just one long thread and I always bookmark so it takes me to the last post I read.

I couldn't be reading them upside down, flipped or sunny side would confuse my lonely braincell.

On another note, MN is one of the few forums I've been on that doesn't automatically bookmark the last post you read for you.

It took me a long while to get used to that confused

GetOrf Fri 01-Feb-13 00:07:06

I was here about 3 years before I realised what flip thread meant. I thought it meant 'flip' it to a friend. hmm

It is SO much better to read top down, so newest post at the bottom.

And MN new is better as well, with 100 posts per page. You get to pick the colours - so I have set it so the OP's posts are in purple, and mine are in green (VERY tasteful colours as well, no pinks grin)

GetOrf Fri 01-Feb-13 00:07:50

Bookmark is great.

I don't think you get that on MN classic.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Fri 01-Feb-13 00:08:37

I bet you read the final page of a novel first, as well MmeL.

Like my weirdo DH.

manicbmc Fri 01-Feb-13 00:08:48

I clicked.

That is so brilliant. grin

Alarielle Fri 01-Feb-13 00:09:07

Reading a new thread newest post first would be like opening a book at the end and reading backwards.

MmeLindor Fri 01-Feb-13 00:09:09


I flip to read long threads and read top to bottom, but if the new posts go on to the bottom then I have to scroll down there. Much easier to have them at the top.

I agree that it does sometimes make me pause when I see a totally unrelated last post before I flip the thread.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Fri 01-Feb-13 00:09:13

I find myself trying to bookmark other sites now.

AnyFucker Fri 01-Feb-13 00:09:40

I don't understand bookmarking

How do you do it, and what does it mean. It seems to happen on my phone without me asking, but not on the pc.

ChaosTrulyReigns Fri 01-Feb-13 00:10:05


Gee, thanks.


MmeLindor Fri 01-Feb-13 00:10:21

I don't since I started reading on the Kindle. And only books that I can't tell what will happen, or if I am not sure if I want to read on.

I have one long thread. No pages.

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 01-Feb-13 00:11:11

yeah, GetOrf, YMT wouldn't give us Bookmark on Classic, it's available on New only, the tempting bastard grin

GetOrf Fri 01-Feb-13 00:11:15

Anyf it's great. You click the bookmark button on the last post you read, and then when you refresh or come back to the thread later it goes straight to that last post, so you don't have to read through all the stuff you have read before.

Very useful when you have pages.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Fri 01-Feb-13 00:11:36

If it's a long thread, I either:

a) skimread, especially the OP's posts
b) read every bloody word, if it's a corker
c) read the first page, flip to the end to see how it's going

and then decide whether to post or give up.

An easier way would be to lurk permanently on MN, and join every thread at the beginning (naming no names).

WorraLiberty Fri 01-Feb-13 00:11:40

AF when you're on your PC, hover under 'message poster' and 'bookmark' appears. Just click it and it'll say 'saved'.

Then when you refresh the thread or click into it again, it'll take you to that post.

Saves all the scrolling and shit.

GetOrf Fri 01-Feb-13 00:11:58

One long thread takes aaaages to load (on a phone anyway, bastard blackberrys)

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