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>This certainly should not be the default setting

 

Which "this" is this?  Having the new default or having the oldest at the top?

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LOL..sorry, that could have been worded better (and here I am complaining about how things are explained!).

 

What I meant was the default view should be as it was:  From within the topic, the original post is shown at the top of the page.

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I agree with Robert Jewell's opinion.

 

To me the sort order with the newest on top is true nonsense.

 

It's really difficult to follw a thread being sorted upside down.

 

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Has anyone figured out the exact way to duplicate this?

1) Is it because you aren't logged in?

2) Or the default was changed and people who noticed took the default instead of explicitly selecting the option of what they wanted?

 

None of the above two cases is true for me.

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I see the newest first or oldest first randomly, no matter if i logged on or not.

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>I see the newest first or oldest first randomly, no matter if I'm logged on or not.

 

Randomly in that it changes on a refresh with no other posts?

If you sort by topic, new topics mess up the "order".

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If I open this topic (thread), sometimes my initial post is on top, sometimes on bottom ... this started last week, never happened before.

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When I view this, or any, topic without being logged in, the latest post is at the top of the page.  This was a change that occurred last week as Torsten states (I was prepared to start the same topic if I didnt see one already there).

 

If I login, the post order within the topic changes to show the original post at the top of the page.  However, this is because I changed the setting "Linear Layout Settings - Linear Format: Sorting order within topics" from "Use default (newest first)" to "Oldest first".

 

For me this behavior is consistent.

 

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>> For me this behavior is consistent.

But still nonsense - every other forum board in the world will show the newest comment at the bottom...

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Dear Moderators,

consider to change the default back to what it was for so many years , show the newest post at the end of a thread!

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>sometimes my initial post is on top, sometimes on bottom

 

So are you logging in between the two views?  That's the only time is is "broken" for me before I login.

I.e. the forum is useless for me, unless I login.

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>> ... I.e. the forum is useless for me, unless I login. ...

 

That is also my experience, which is  a PITA compared to the previous situation (where the default ordering is original post first).

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>That is also my experience, which is a PITA compared to the previous situation

 

The new ordering change is a minor problem compared to:

1) Need to login to reply

2) Need to login to see what's new

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Now I can see the initial post at top again, even if I'm not logged in.

Can somebody confirm?

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>Can somebody confirm?

 

Yes, looks fixed. But it is very painful to look at the forum without logging in.  It isn't configured to my preferences.

(Not enough posts per page.)

 

And worst, I had to remove that cookie to login.  😞

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