Beginning Monday, this board’s “default” setting will be changed to “topic view” from “thread view.” It’s completely up to you which format you use still, since you have control over it, but the default setting will be switched over.
We know there’s been some resistance to topic view in the past, but it does give us some added flexibility with how we manage this board and we think there’s benefit to you in it as well. Here’s a rundown of some of the benefits it’s hoped you’ll find with the change.
In Topic view, the most popular threads get pushed back to the top of the message board. In the past, a popular topic would have multiple responses, but it would be pushed back towards the back pages, possibly very quickly, due to new posts. In Topic view, these popular threads will continue to be pushed back to the top of the message board when a subscriber replies to it, which encourages more conversation and responses.
Pinned posts at the top of the board can remain there and can remain unlocked. No matter how many responses they receive, the look of the message board will not be unchanged. A post with one response takes up the same amount of space as a thread with 100 responses. This makes it even easier for subscribers to post responses to stories, yet still see the most popular posts and hot topics all on the front page.
Unlike Thread view, where the pages were limited by individual responses, Topic view limits the pages to number of threads. You may have been in a meeting all Monday morning, but when you come back to your desk at lunch, all the new posts are still located on the front page. You will not have to filter through 2-3 pages to find every topic.
With the new message board layouts, Topic view offers some new features, including showing the number of replies and views. Also, you’ll be able to rate posts between one star and five stars. If you think the post is great, rate it five stars. For example, Boiling Over, will probably be a five-star post.
When considering the change, please keep in mind that this was a tough decision to make, but we believe it is what is best for the Knucklehead Central. With so many dedicated and loyal subscribers, we feel that the change to Topic view will make the Knucklehead Central an even more enjoyable and engaging place for you to visit.
To keep Thread view
If you would like your view to remain in the Thread view, you have the option to change your own default setting to show the message board in Thread view. We encourage you to make this move right now if you have no interest in trying Topic view. On the left hand side of the page, just above the message board, you’ll find a box that says “User Options.” Here is an image to make sure you can locate it.
Click on “User Options” and it will take you to a screen where you can change your sig file, turn off avatars, and update your profile. Here there is a drop down menu for “Display” for the message board. Change this to “Thread view” and then click “Save” at the bottom of the page. Here is another image to assist you.
There is a third view that we have created, a “hybrid” between Thread and Topic. This will allow you to keep the views in Topic, but will have a window that shows the progression of posts. Here is an image to show you. The left circle is the “hybrid” window which shows the progression of posts. The right circle shows where you can change your view from Topic/Thread to Hybrid.
If you have any difficulty at all, we will be more than willing to assist you and make this transition as easy as possible.
We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have here on the board.
Posted on 5/20 11:17 PM | IP: Logged
Rivals software is GREAT.
This post was edited on 3/4 9:18 AM by BoilersRock
Posted on 3/8 7:58 PM | IP: Logged
Whatever. Now your six-pack is thumbtacked at the top as it should be.
Posted on 3/9 10:04 PM | IP: Logged
is this post from?
Gr8's leeching has stood at the top of the board for nearly a year, at least! Not that I mind. ;)
Posted on 3/7 12:19 AM | IP: Logged
I think we can get soak up the whole front page again.
Posted on 7/31 3:01 PM | IP: Logged
Fun times, fun times...
Posted on 8/15 9:02 AM | IP: Logged
Now holding strong at two years thumbtacked to the top of the GD board!!
Posted on 3/10 12:56 PM | IP: Logged
talk about the perfect spot for a spammer...
Link up here and your post stays up top FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!
OH BY THE WAY>>>>
BUY WHAT I'M SELLING!!!
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Posted on 8/31 7:58 PM | IP: Logged
If not, his legacy lives on.
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Posted on 9/29 12:53 PM | IP: Logged
Hah! Let's see how many years that stays up here.
Posted on 9/29 12:54 PM | IP: Logged
Not to be confused with Matt Foley, the motivational speaker who lives in a van down by the river.
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POSTED ON OCTOBER 29, THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2010
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just for gits and shiggles.
Posted on 2/5 6:53 PM | IP: Logged
that has never stopped me before! hahaha
Posted on 2/9 11:39 PM | IP: Logged
that this post is highly relevant, and needs to stick around.