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Some possible additions to the format?

(48 Posts)
Anne58 Fri 04-May-12 19:28:19

Evening all,

As some threads go dormant for a while, (or, to be more honest, I sometimes can't remember if I've looked at or commented on a particular one!) does anyone think that it might be helpful to show the name of the thread starter and the date it was first posted beneath the title?

We can all see the name and date that relates to the most recent post, but not it's origins.

What do you think?

JosieGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 04-May-12 19:30:59

Interesting idea, phoenix. What does everyone else think about this?

Anne58 Fri 04-May-12 19:35:03

Oh heavens, just noticed a mis-placed apostrophe, I will don my hair shirt immediately.

Greatnan Fri 04-May-12 19:38:15

I agree - this is standard on all my ex-pat forums.
The other things that would be useful are an 'edit' function and for the little box for links to be at the top of the page.
I still can't load photos - is anyone else having a problem?

Anne58 Fri 04-May-12 19:42:54

I haven't tried to load a photo, I think it is better to be "phoenix, woman of mystery" than have you all able to see me!

Anne58 Fri 04-May-12 19:58:54

Greatnan totally agree re. the edit function, as shown by my post of 19.35!

Anagram Fri 04-May-12 20:03:35

I agree - edit function (just for your last post) would be very useful!

grannyactivist Fri 04-May-12 20:07:11

phoenix good idea.

whenim64 Fri 04-May-12 20:14:05

Yes, that would be useful. OP post, I mean!

Anne58 Fri 04-May-12 20:44:50

Thanks for the positive responses, I was worried that some would just like it stay as it is, but I really think that it might be easier with those additions.

Anyone else? (Yay or Nay)

jeni Fri 04-May-12 21:09:57


glassortwo Fri 04-May-12 21:10:45

Yes I think it would be a good idea. smile

imjingl Fri 04-May-12 21:59:45

Can't you just flip the thread? confused

I'm obviously not understanding this.

Anagram Fri 04-May-12 22:01:57

Yes, you could, but too much like hard work! Still think the edit function would be the most useful addition.

imjingl Fri 04-May-12 22:04:39

Use preview?

Anagram Fri 04-May-12 22:06:27

Sometimes you (or I, at least!) still miss things - and sometimes it looks different somehow when you see it as an actual post....hmm

imjingl Fri 04-May-12 22:19:58

Does it really matter though?

The odd missed apostrophe or a comma in the wrong place?

I think it's fine like it is.

Anagram Fri 04-May-12 22:23:43

It's not just punctuation - sometimes you realise it sounds wrong. Most forums allow editing - I don't see why GN shouldn't.

imjingl Fri 04-May-12 22:35:06

Yu can put another post up, amending the first one. grin

jeni Fri 04-May-12 22:40:54

jing why aren't you on the party thread?

glammanana Fri 04-May-12 22:47:58

Phoenix its a Yay from

imjingl Fri 04-May-12 23:06:55

I don't, honestly, go a lot on the GN 'parties' jeni. The first one (hallowe'en') was fun but after that.....

Each to his/her own. grin

Anyway, Saturday night is family!

Anne58 Fri 04-May-12 23:15:44

Thank you all, it would seem that the majority understood what I was trying to get at, and agreed!

I suppose it is now a case of waiting to seen what GNHQ comes back with.

Anne58 Fri 04-May-12 23:33:07

Oh heavens, I was just doing a message to GNHQ, but managed to stop myself!

kittylester Sat 05-May-12 09:04:07

Yay from me if I'm not too late. Isn't preview for editing of am I thick. No need to reply.