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Highlighting OP's posts through the thread

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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?

everlong Sat 28-Sep-13 20:59:17

I think that's a really good idea.

Thumbwitch Sat 28-Sep-13 22:37:12

Thank you everlong smile

Anyone else?

TallulahBetty Sat 28-Sep-13 22:39:12


SauvignonBlanche Sat 28-Sep-13 22:39:19

I agree, great idea.

lisad123everybodydancenow Sat 28-Sep-13 22:41:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

gwenniebee Sat 28-Sep-13 22:44:00

Ooh yes, and I hadn't realised you could highlight them in your preferences so have been reduced to ctrl+f for some threads!

Thumbwitch Sat 28-Sep-13 22:49:01

It's a wonderful thing, gwennie - I was inappropriately excited when I managed to highlight both my own and the OP's posts in different colours! grin

LittleNutTree Sat 28-Sep-13 22:49:27

I agree that it would be a great idea on the app too

halfwayupthehill Sat 28-Sep-13 22:52:26

I would like display only op posts option.. Wd save lot of time on urgent or longrunning thread.. Read mn on phone so can't control f: eg. Should i go to a and e? Wd be good to find out immediately whether op has gone already

everlong Sat 28-Sep-13 22:55:53

If I'm honest on those huge threads I usually only read the OP's posts ( olive green wink )

Fairyloo Sat 28-Sep-13 22:57:31

Please yes

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 29-Sep-13 12:40:47

Thanks for suggestion - dunno whether tis possible but will put to the powers that be.

Anonynonny Sun 29-Sep-13 12:46:35

Excellent idea

Fairylea Sun 29-Sep-13 12:48:35


Thumbwitch Sun 29-Sep-13 13:04:12

Cheers Olivia! smile

greenhill Sun 29-Sep-13 13:05:08

It's an excellent suggestion.
It will be especially useful in AIBU, for all of those who haven't realised that they can customise their own posts and the OP's (mine are green, the op's are pink).
<It might stop some of the arguing in circles that goes on.>

TallulahBetty Sun 29-Sep-13 16:17:27

Greenhill, lots of us realise you CAN do it, but it doesn't work on the app sad

DoItTooJulia Sun 29-Sep-13 16:21:49

Ha ha mine are green and ops are pink too. The best combo. Ever.

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Sun 29-Sep-13 16:23:52

Excellent suggestion!

MrsHoratioNelson Sun 29-Sep-13 16:41:09

Good idea. I tried the app again the other day and it didn't do this and also my antenatal thread didn't appear in TIO so I deleted the app in disgust grin.

ArgyMargy Sun 29-Sep-13 16:42:21

Yes please.

tribpot Sun 29-Sep-13 16:52:27

Agreed - would be a very useful default.

Btw, never understood why the highlighting stops if the OP changes username during the thread, isn't it based on the user's ID rather than just a comparison of the name text?

greenhill Sun 29-Sep-13 19:04:07

How irritating that must be tallulah and horatio I rarely hear positive comments about the app, I use the desktop on safari, the only problem is inability to cut and paste on the iPad. <not MNHQ's fault>

MrsHoratioNelson Sun 29-Sep-13 19:06:17

How come you can't c & p on the iPad? I use mobile on my iPod touch and I can c & p fine.

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