Nevermind. It's working now. Have no idea why it wasn't working before cuz I was doing the exact same thing. oh well.
Well trying to catch up here after a relatively long absence. Of course I went directly to the Parking Lot to catch up with 75 posts. But after I read them all, the counter said I still had 75 unread posts. I've noticed this with all the topics. Is there something I need to do to prove I read the posts?
You need to sign a form and send it in, Laura. We missed you, that's why.
On the other hand, we feel that there is a strange thing that does just what you reported. I guess we'll need Peter to look into it :)
It's been happening for me from time to time too.
In reply to Marj Safinia's post on Mon 24 Aug 2015:
Thank you Niam. I've missed you all too. Hope to re-emerge fully some time soon. It's been lonely. :-(
In reply to Laura Moire Paglin's post on Tue 18 Aug 2015:
Which browser/version are you using?
For me it's Safari 8.0.8. Doesn't happen consistently but does happen from time to time.
I am using Mozilla Firefox and it happens from time to time, too!
In reply to Peter Gerard's post on Wed 26 Aug 2015:
Still not totally used to this new fangled D Word. Okay - so let say I'm all caught up on zero -- but I want to read back a few pages on a specific topic, so I can familiarize myself with some of the previous posts. They used to just be there and you could page back. So how do I get to them now?
At bottom of the page, you will two things - a drop down which says "Jump to..." which gives you different options to go back, forward, or to the Topics List. There is also a little triangle with the number 25 below it. Click that and it will take you to 25 posts back in the current topic.
And if you fancy jumping back more than 25 posts, you can change this in your settings accessed through the left hand navigation under "My D-Word". Mine is set to 50, for example.
Thank you. But so many options now - it requires me to think too much! I know, kvetch kvetch. I'm sure I'll get used to it and start to like it.
You don't have much choice! ;)
So since we are in a birthday celebratory kind of mood on our Sweet 16, curious to know what new features people are super thankful to have.
Someone asked me to change the Greeting on the Homepage :P
In reply to Erica Ginsberg's post on Tue 1 Sep 2015:
Favorite Topics at the top, Topics button to see everything else, Jump To (25), are my favorite features.
Maybe this has been discussed: A word turns red if it is misspelled, but there doesn't seem to be a way to see a suggestion for the correct spelling.
Please, please include an easier back-scroll soon. It's very frustrating to move around without it. Thank you!
Jo-Ann, is the new 25 triangle not working for you? I found it resolved most of my issues with not being easily able to move back.
I think I know what you mean, but I see a 10 triangle. Still, scrolling just felt easier and better.
If you click it, it will take you back 10 posts approximately to where Marj noted this about how to change the settings for how many posts you'd like to jump back to.
Jo-Anne, we have discussed back scroll at length with Peter and Doug F. It's really complex to make it work as an endless scroll. The back arrow and the jump to drop down offer two different ways to go back in time. This is where we are. Seems to be working for most folks. It takes a little change of habit, but in fact it's not that different from the old pagination once you set the little triangle/arrow back to a number of post that works for you.
Old dogue issue, perhaps… ;-)
I'm with Jo-Ann. I miss the back button too. It just felt more intuitive than searching for a triangle at the bottom of the page. What a bunch of old kvetchers we are!
Is anyone keeping track of the stats for the watch-docs topic in the d-word? Where is there a tally of what is moving through it, if anywhere?