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NobodyKnowsMeAtAll Sun 27-Aug-17 10:27:12

Please, please can we have the ability to sort Threads I'm Watching by date order?

Threads I'm on are displayed bythe most latest post - perfect. You can see the activity.

But I'm watching is by the date the OP was made. Useless if you want to watch for updates several months later. If an update is made it would so easy not to noticed - or it will be so far down your "Threads I'm watching" list you would never see it.

I am really good <polishes halo> at "watching" a thread rather than posting a "placemarking" post. But maybe I will have to start doing shitty placemarking posts on stuff just so it is useable. Which is just wrong on some threads.

Please can you look into it.

YesThisIsMeOnTheSofa Thu 07-Sep-17 21:51:05


SlightlyJaded Thu 07-Sep-17 21:57:37

Agree . Hate the shameless placemarking posts, especially if the thread is quite sensitive. I have resorted to it a couple of times though for the exact reason you describe OP.

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Sep-17 13:59:39

Sorry there hasn't been a reply on this one!

Have flagged this to our tech team now but think there may be some news here - just finding out. flowers

YesThisIsMeOnTheSofa Mon 11-Sep-17 11:27:44

Bumping again! Please!

WhatchaMaCalllit Tue 12-Sep-17 15:00:29

Any update on this one MN admins???

ShamTech (MNHQ) Wed 13-Sep-17 13:00:28

Hi all. I'm embarrassed to ask the obvious, but I'm struggling to see the exact issue here. TIW is already ordered by the "Latest by" column on the right, not by OP. Would really appreciate it if you could clarify so I can dive in and fix the problem. Thanks.

NobodyKnowsMeAtAll Wed 13-Sep-17 14:24:53

Um. It doesn't work.

If you are on Threads I am On then the most recent post (not thread, post) is at the top of the list.

On Threads I am Watching it sorts it by the start date of the thread - so the most recent thread is at the top of your list. But not the most recent post. I have attached a screenshot to show my Threads I am Watching. £1600 electricity bill was started after this thread - so is top of the list. But this thread more recently updated.

It means that if someone updates a thread from, say, 3 months ago - I will not see it as it will be down the bottom of my list.

Does this make more sense? You have a "Sort" problem. Sorting by date of thread not post.

NobodyKnowsMeAtAll Wed 13-Sep-17 14:27:46

Another screenshot. Older post is above the more recent post - so it is not sorting by "Latest by" at all - even though it does in Threads I am on

ShamTech (MNHQ) Wed 13-Sep-17 14:45:00

@NobodyKnowsMeAtAll thanks for the screenshots. That's very helpful. Let me take a close look now. Thanks

ShamTech (MNHQ) Wed 13-Sep-17 16:55:16

You're right about it not being in date order @NobodyKnowsMeAtAll. It's showing the most recently watched threads first. However, it's always been like this - it's not a change we've introduced recently. If I change it to date order now, it will affect everybody who is accustomed to seeing it this way. Only way round it is to add the option to order it by date in addition to the way it is now. I will add that to our list. Thanks again for helping me get to the bottom of this.

NobodyKnowsMeAtAll Wed 13-Sep-17 18:38:16

Please, please do. I have no idea if someone has updated/asked a question on an old thread as it is off the page and the update doesn't bump the thread to the top. I tdon't want to have to comment just in order to have a properly sorted/updating list.

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