That's pretty neat. I didn't even know you could do that!
How do other people (that means you who are reading this ) come to visit the thread?
I take the lazy approach and enter the forum here, that always shows me all new posts that have occurred over a time frame I can choose, no matter where in the forum the posts are.
I come in mainly by getting automated notifications of new posts in the threads that I subscribe to, and secondarily by then looking around once I'm done with the new posts.
Your way should not make a difference which subforum the thread is in. As long as people keep posting, it'll keep showing up.
Yep, that's the idea.
Cheers and Regards
There IS one potential problem area, that I just realized. Anyone who would check the thread by browsing to the Windows 8 subforum (let's say, because they put the subforum in their Favorites) will now see the Deeper Impressions thread redirect sinking down the listingss, with the most recent post reported to be by Tripredacus on February 25.
From that it's easy for a reader to conclude that there's nothing new and that the thread is dying, or has died.
I wonder what percentage of readers come into the forum that way. So the thread move could really put a crimp on the conversation here. Personally, when not coming directly to a thread via an e-mail notification, that IS the way that I browse MSFN: I go to the overall board index and go down the list of subforum names for areas of interest to me (Vista, Win9x, Security and Internet, etc.). I had never
gone into the "General Discussion" subforum before this week!
Request to mods: is there any way to have that redirect provide the date and time of the most recent post in the continuing thread, as if it were a normal thread link?
Edited by JorgeA, 03 March 2013 - 12:40 AM.