I don’t know, but when I was on the app the other day, every single thread showed a deletion message when I clicked it. I thought wow, someone has been trolling about some rather dull topics all over mumsnet. Then I went on the website and all the threads were normal.
Oooh, this happened to me too. Although to confuse things further, the app is normal on my iPad but showing up every single thread I’ve ever posted on on my iPhone app. I’m quite relieved I’ve moved on from having to post so regularly on sleep threads
Well this feature is problematic if you have been on here for years or post a lot. I cannot even scroll down to the bottom! And you get longer threads appearing, that you have not posted on for months, because someone has posted on an old thread. Not sure if I like that aspect either. Pro - I might find it interesting, con - it junks up amongst my most recent posts. Perhaps if there was an option to select of deselect, this feature, at the top of the page? That would give added functionality.
I wondered why really old threads had suddenly appeared. Personally I do not like it. I am quite capable of finding a thread I regularly post on if it drops off, or putting it in watched threads until I don't need it anymore.
I don't however need to see 2 year old threads about neighbours complaining about breast pump noises. I'm pretty sure that will have resolved itself one way or another. Also; product test threads which have been long since closed.
The TIO list was limited originally as a hack, because we didn't have paging on the app. This meant that it would otherwise always load all threads you'd ever posted on, which would be super-slow, and heck, maybe even potentially crash a server or two.
The modern way of accessing a big list, is to use the 'infinite scroll paging', which we've now implemented in every thread list in the app. Meaning you can see old TIO if you really want, but they won't be loaded unless you scroll down.
For many of our new users, it's very disorientating to have an unwritten rule where TIO will randomly disappear, when other apps/forums/social networks will always allow you to see a list of every post or thread you've ever made. Consistency with 'what a new user expects' is an important part of the product development process.
Adding a setting to limit TIO, is unfortunately going to be too awkward to fit in the app, since simplicity is really essential. However I appreciate it's irritating when old threads are pushed to the top because of new posts.
So, would this feature be helpful? The option to order TIO threads by 'most recently active' (default) or by 'how recently I last posted'
If enough Mumsnetters would find it helpful, I'll get working on it.
Definitely the option to order them by how recently I posted would be great. Otherwise threads I've given up on but others keep posting on would bump my own interests further down if it was only by most recently active.