New message board feature: “What’s New?”

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We’re pleased to announce the addition of a new feature to our message board system: “What’s New?”, inspired by the vBulletin function of the same name.

The “What’s New?” link — included in our “Message Boards” menu and at the top of every board and every post — lists the last 40 posts to appear across every board in our system, with a few exceptions: the ticket boards and the non-sports-related Lounge.

Each link includes the subject line of the post, the person who posted it, the date and time, a link to the thread the post is part of, and a link to the board where the post appears.

Check it out by clicking here, bookmark it, and hit it often, to stay on top of all the action here at TSL.

This new feature is the first of many new features and enhancements we’ll be rolling out on the boards over the course of the next few weeks and months, geared towards improving the usability of the boards, their appearance on mobile platforms, and the visibility of active threads … and yes, an edit feature is in the works, for those who keep getting victimized by their autocorrect (raises hand).

Thanks for supporting TSL, and if you need anything or have any ideas, hit us up on the boards or via email (staff@techsideline.com) or Twitter (@TechSideline).

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  1. That’s a good first step. I’m waiting for the edit feature, collapsible threads, and bump to the top options to appear before I get back on the boards, though. The closer we can get it to topic view on the index, the better.

  2. “….when clicking on a thread and even going through it’s possible numerous pages, the back button always returned me to the board and at the same spot of the board I was on.”

    It works that way for me … I went to the subscriber board just now, scrolled down about halfway, clicked a thread, hit the back button … and got returned to the point in the board where I was previously.

    I’m using Firefox on a desktop. What are you using?

    1. That is correct if you only view that thread post but none of the replies. Go to a board, choose a thread and click. Then any number of the replies to that thread. Then hit back.

  3. Thanks Will! I definitely missed my “What’s New” button!

    I don’t know enough about the two different formats to be able to stand on one side or the other of this “civil war” but there was one other thing that I am realizing I liked about the other format. When either in the what’s new or even the board home itself, when clicking on a thread and even going through it’s possible numerous pages, the back button always returned me to the board and at the same spot of the board I was on. I even think that was discussed in your “how to” videos for the other format.

    Obviously I understand we can’t have it all but I’ve started opening up threads in a new tab while keeping the board tab stationary. When having that luxury before, I keep forgetting that if I enter a thread on the same tab and go through many response links, I have to hit the board home and if I was well down the board, it is a rescroll. I know, cry me a river right? 🙂

    Please don’t take this as another soundoff of what sux and whoas me but more of a question in is this something that could be done in the future or IIWII?

    Thanks again for the hard work!

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