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    Forum Suggestion

    With the number of threads posted in this forum, and the number of users that seem to come and go, it would be nice possibly in the user's credentials to post the date of the last post. This would give an indication if the owner of a particular thread is continuing to support the thread. There is a lot of good information presented in the forums, however many times the threads are no longer maintained, and often times there is no indication of this, other then when posting a question or response, this communication is unanswered. This frustrates the person asking the question and often leads to a series of BUMPS.

    I'm not proposing necrothreading, however it would be great to know if the author of the thread continues to be an active member of the forums. The best way I can think of this is either the date of the last post, or a last seen date (which would be the date of the last active login).

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    Re: Forum Suggestion

    There is a last seen date, on the profile. "Last activity"

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    Re: Forum Suggestion

    I guess I was asking for this info to be posted in the same section as the cup/beans, location, etc. Possibly in really small font or something.

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    Re: Forum Suggestion

    It is not hard to see the active memebers. If you are unsure then it would be great to check the profile.

    I rate we already have enough information with thanks/thanked, posts, join date

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    Re: Forum Suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by drubin View Post
    It is not hard to see the active memebers. If you are unsure then it would be great to check the profile.

    I rate we already have enough information with thanks/thanked, posts, join date
    I rate that the information already displayed is disorganized and messy enough. We don't need to be adding anything else to it.

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    Re: Forum Suggestion

    I would put
    Last seen: date

    in really small font next to the report post icon. Checking profiles?? That's messy and quite sloppy.

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    Re: Forum Suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    I would put
    Last seen: date

    in really small font next to the report post icon. Checking profiles?? That's messy and quite sloppy.
    +1 and that's not all

    I wonder if this person has been around lately - I'll just check the profile - minutes roll by as I get a poxy proxy error, oh hang on maintenance notice as well.

    Be easy if it was on the panel and quite useful - something else to look at while the forums try and keep up.

    Why do we need to know when someone has joined? Why not put it there.
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    Re: Forum Suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    I would put
    Last seen: date

    in really small font next to the report post icon. Checking profiles?? That's messy and quite sloppy.
    +1 I would also find this useful.
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    Re: Forum Suggestion

    I can see how the idea would be useful. It would also add several new database queries to every page view. It is probably a better idea to conserve our resources.
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    Re: Forum Suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by matthew View Post
    I can see how the idea would be useful. It would also add several new database queries to every page view. It is probably a better idea to conserve our resources.
    +1 The databases are currently over run as is.. ;-p

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