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    Separate link to StarPost Index

    Howdy all

    1st....thanks for Leif's 'Star Post Index' ....it's a great assistance when looking for those posts. However........
    I don't know if anybody else feels this way, but I find the position of the 'Star Post Index' at the top of the Lounge Matters forum a nuisance. I tend to view the bottom most unread post first, then, using the 'yellow arrows', I move up to the most recent....invariably I end up waiting for the Index to load (I'm using a slow dialup....highspeed just became available here and I've got it on order!!!!!!) only to skip it and go on to another forum.

    Would it be possible to give it a permanent link at the top of the main menu along with the 'current' Star Post link?

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Separate link to StarPost Index

    Point taken and acknowledged.

    Personally, when I'm at home on a dial-up, I always open each thread in a new window from the forum index. When I'm done with it, I simply kill it.

    Advantage #1: Each opened thread automatically jumps to the new post.
    Advantage #2: If you are smart, you can open up the next thread ready while you are reading the first.
    Advantage #3: You can simply avoid opening up the sticky post in the number 1 slot!

    Disadvantage #1: If a new post or reply is made during the period you traverse from oldest to newest post, the forum index is not updated - you may wish to finish off with an F5 in the forum index view.

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    Re: Separate link to StarPost Index

    Hi Leif

    I guess I'm just a creature of habit as far as the way I surf the Lounge goes.

    Then again....Not everybody might think to check Lounge Matters for the index, might not even be aware there is an index, and not everybody is familiar with nor uses tabs, multiple windows, etc.
    Anyway, I don't want it to become an issue......just wanted to make the suggestion. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Separate link to StarPost Index

    Hey Ken... I surf the lounge the same way... whenever I get into Lounge Matters I make sure I note how many posts I have before the first sticky starred one and count down as I go through all the new posts. Hopefully we can come up with another solution though <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Separate link to StarPost Index

    One of the great features I love about Avant is I can deal w/ this situation by simply Shift+Ctrl clicking all the new links w/o ever losing focus on the page I am at and by the time I finish the page and move to the next, they have all quietly opened in the background.

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    Re: Separate link to StarPost Index

    Ah, but as great as Avant is....it's in use by a decided minority. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Thus there needs to be a solution that benefits the Lounge at Large. (ahem) Not that all of us are large, mind you! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Separate link to StarPost Index

    I don't know...some of us, er... parts of us seem to be getting largeŽ. Last summer I was so riiiiippped and in the best shape of my life <img src=/S/heavy.gif border=0 alt=heavy width=40 height=34> - but now, well, I guess sitting here in front of the 'puter more than being as active as I was is adding to my waistline!

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    Re: Separate link to StarPost Index

    Add one to that 'decided minority' Based on Bruce's recommendation I am definetly Avant Garde ..., well at least in the office. At home - Safari rules!

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