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Column for OP as well as most recent poster

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TrillianAstra Sat 16-Jul-11 13:10:51

In Active or within Topics.


Lougle Sat 16-Jul-11 13:16:41

seconded smile

TrillianAstra Sat 16-Jul-11 13:24:22

That is Active and in Topics and anywhere else where we see a list of threads smile

DragonAlley Sat 16-Jul-11 13:25:47

I can see how it would be useful but i think it would make the list too cluttered.

AurraSing Sat 16-Jul-11 14:13:09

Why does it matter who started the thread?
Although a date started would be good. I've read too many 100 odd posts threads, only to realise its been bumped from 2004.

TrillianAstra Sat 16-Jul-11 14:21:12

Why does it matter who started the thread?

I think it matters who started a thread more than it matters who posted most recently.

lawnimp Sat 16-Jul-11 14:24:25


AurraSing Sat 16-Jul-11 14:43:08

I may be totally wrong about this, but I suspect that people will open at thread because the like/know the OP, rather than because they are interested in the subject of the post. We could end up where active convos are dominated by a few posters. I've seen it happen on other, admittedly much smaller, sites.

TrillianAstra Sat 16-Jul-11 14:44:55

If you can see who started a thread:

1 you can avoid threads by people who always wind you up

2 you can choose threads by people who are always entertaining (even if the title doesn't look like much)

3 you can choose to open threads that are part of an ongoing saga (when there's no more room in your life for another SIL dilemma, but you are already invested in this particular one)

and other stuff too, probably

lawnimp Sat 16-Jul-11 14:46:26

i like mn how it is. think all these suggestions for changes are making us sound like petulant teenagers myself

i mean how hard is it to open a thread and look at op?

TrillianAstra Sat 16-Jul-11 14:46:46

It wouldn't stop me from opening an interesting-looking thread if I didn't know the OP.

MrsShrekTheThird Sat 16-Jul-11 14:46:54

I like the idea.
and @Aurasing "I've read too many 100 odd posts threads, only to realise its been bumped from 2004." - pmsl, thought it was just me and didn't want to own up grin

BelleDameSansMerci Sat 16-Jul-11 14:54:03

I really want this. It would mean that I can instantly hide or go to certain threads. Aaaand, since it's really a very fast database access system (I assume) couldn't we choose our own columns?

DamianTech (MNHQ) Mon 18-Jul-11 11:21:57


We could potentially include a couple of tick-boxes on the Customise page to allow you to add an OP name or creation time column. Do people agree with that? Including them by default may make the page a bit confusing for our non-veterans.

BelleDameSansMerci Mon 18-Jul-11 11:43:49

That would be ideal, IMO. Thank you.

TrillianAstra Mon 18-Jul-11 21:09:32

Oooh ooh yes please! I do love a nice tick box. You can get all superior when people say "how come you have that and I don't?" and tell them it's in the settings grin

BelleDameSansMerci Mon 18-Jul-11 21:46:03

There... Trills and I would both like it please. smile

LeninGrad Mon 18-Jul-11 21:59:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsShrekTheThird Tue 19-Jul-11 00:12:06

fourth-ded [?!] grin
Sir Damian of Tech, that sounds good. We lurrrve tick boxes.

JarethTheGoblinKing Tue 19-Jul-11 00:20:58

Not a column, just a name under the title of the thread?

Pin0t Tue 19-Jul-11 09:46:55

A tick box you say? Spiffing. Thanks smile

DamianTech (MNHQ) Mon 01-Aug-11 10:08:48

Hi all,

This is now available from the Customise page, near the bottom. smile

ZacharyQuack Mon 01-Aug-11 10:50:25

Hmmm it's a nice idea, however with the new narrower format for thread lists, it leaves about 7 characters for the thread title.

If you are looking for feedback about the new thread list - I don't like it at all, put it back the way it was please.

TrillianAstra Mon 01-Aug-11 21:01:06

Oooh, I like smile

Thank you!

MrsShrekTheThird Tue 02-Aug-11 01:17:45

ooohh!! Off to check it out smile

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