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    Flat StarPosts

    "(Click <font color=blue>HERE</font color=blue> to view the whole thread in Flat Mode.)
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    Seems to have appeared on some StarPosts, and hence updated their timestamps. Maybe a NewsFlash to explain what's been done would help avoid confusion for anyone wondering why these "unread" posts are appearing amid older threads.

    (Or maybe it was just a few I ran across - doesn't appear consistent?)
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    Re: Flat StarPosts

    As for the "unread" post in the middle of a thread, because the author has opened the replied to edit it. If they did make a change or not it will change the time stamp, you will also note that they did NOT mark it as edited. It is just a sneaky trick, to get their reply looked at time and time again. We have a few users that are doing this on a on going bases, and we are keeping an <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15>, making a list and checking it twice.

    As for the "click here" trick, I do not think it is from the Admin's, all I see it as a waste, since I view threads in the flat mode.

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    Re: Flat StarPosts

    'Twas I, I'm afraid.
    After the latest StarPost was starred, I realised that the links to the StarPosts take you to a post in Threaded mode. Quite often, although containing a brilliant answer, the post on its own does not make sense without the context of the preceding posts.
    As a <img src=/S/flatcat.gif border=0 alt=flatcat width=61 height=21> myself, I thought it may be good to have an obvious link to allow similar users to easily read the whole thread, and so started modifying them.

    I was just packing it in for the night yesterday when that same thought occurred to me - Loungers are going to wonder what is new with these old threads. I guess you've saved me the trouble of making an announcement <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> .

    BTW - there is some consistency in those that have been updated. I started from the bottom of the Index list and worked upwards, adding the link to those I felt needed it (some are just stand-alone posts, others complete on their own). I got as far as General Windows, so those listed in Word and above remain as yet untouched!

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    Re: Flat StarPosts

    No drama. Thanks for the "inside" story. I'm a <img src=/S/flatcat.gif border=0 alt=flatcat width=61 height=21> too, but I can see how the link will be handy for the misguided <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.

    I was curious when I noticed the first couple, and soon thought I had it figured. I assumed that someone had written a script to do the deed on all star posts, but your efforts explain the "inconsistency". I guess ti will also provide a reprise on some past insights that may not have been seen otherwise.
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