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Sir: a suggestion:one should be able to log out completely having clicked only once instead of keeping on logging out of every open page. Regards.
jawahar 6 months agoModerator: In my last post I'd suggested that posts older than,say 1 month, be masked or removed. If a patient does not reply in a reasonable time to the prescriber then perhaps he does not need help anymore. Keeping all old posts unnecessarily clutters the place and many a time we, in our desire to help, forget to note that the last post was several years old. Pl consider.
jawahar 5 months ago
jawahar 5 months ago
♥ anuj srivastava 5 months agoOld posts are valuable so please do not delete them. They may be made to appear with an appropriate alert that the last post was way back in time.
♥ maheeru 5 months agoHi Jawahar,
jawahar said Sir: a suggestion:one should be able to log out completely having clicked only once instead of keeping on logging out of every open page. Regards.
If you go to your profile (click username, top-right). There's a 'Log out of all devices' link which will accomplish what you want, and a little more besides. You're still going to have to go through and close each window in turn if you want privacy though.jawahar said Moderator: In my last post I'd suggested that posts older than,say 1 month, be masked or removed. If a patient does not reply in a reasonable time to the prescriber then perhaps he does not need help anymore. Keeping all old posts unnecessarily clutters the place and many a time we, in our desire to help, forget to note that the last post was several years old. Pl consider.
SOme old posts are useless but others are valuable.jawahar said One idea: On search thing you could confine it to say posts not older than one week.
The search orders results by quality of match and then by date (as of just now). Thank you for the suggestion.
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♥ moderator 5 months agoanuj srivastava said Older version very user friendly.
Not receiving e-mails as was with older versions.
Can you please tell me, very specifically, what you preferred in the old version? I'll look into the email issue.
♥ moderator 5 months agomaheeru said Old posts are valuable so please do not delete them. They may be made to appear with an appropriate alert that the last post was way back in time.
Thats a good suggestion - I'll make the reply links greyer or something.
♥ moderator 5 months agoAs a concept I agree that old posts may be helpful. But in actual practice on Forum most of us are self taught/ learners and no authorities . Even after 2-3-4 prescribers have tried helping on a same case, since no one gives any reasoning why they chose that particular medicine, and since we do not know whether or not (in most cases) the med helped the patient or the patient got cured the old posts hardly contain any useful information.Yes, when I said masking I meant hiding/ coloring/ flagging of old posts.
jawahar 5 months agoI've been working on the new and improved emailer. It's live in alpha version.
We'll see if we run into the problems we had in the past. If we end up getting black-listed for spam, we will of course remove the emailer again.
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♥ moderator 5 months agoI hate tinkering with it (no really) because often something breaks in an untested combination. But tinkered, I have.
I have now greyed out the reply buttons on old posts. You can still click them, it's just to remind you that you may not want to. Also the 'post reply' button at the bottom of the screen should have a warning if the thread is old.
Arbitrarily, I've called 'old' anything over a month.
♥ moderator 5 months agoOne month is too short a time to consider a post old---some ongoing cases could become old in that case. Six months is a reasonable time frame.
Personally, I do not find looking up at the date/time of the previous post a problem to ascertain if it's old or new. And now greyed 'Post Reply' with the older thread message is also going to help.
Earlier the date/month/year were clearly mentioned below every post. But now it's sort of become relative saying One month ago, decade ago for subsequent posts and date is mentioned with first post alone. The earlier system was accurate about the timeline with every post.
Alternatively an option to 'close thread' by the thread poster can be supplied but this will prevent further replies. Some online forums have this. But i haven't found old threads as a irritant or something. In some cases the communication has kept on despite the passage of time for example anal fistula thread, and some thread about weaning off effexor etc.
Wonderful to hear about email alert. If this becomes marked, would it be possible to make an alert like 'you have new message on these threads' on the forum dashboard/or the area where we view our recently subscribed threads?
[Edited by maheeru on 2018-02-13 18:03:54]
♥ maheeru 5 months agomaheeru seems NOT to have understood the issue. I agree with Moderator in respect of one month thing. It only means LAST post was older than one month. If patient does not respond for one month to prescriber's advice I fail to understand what is to be gained by a prescriber-old or new. If posts are to be really helpful in generating discussion or obtaining/ giving clarification then prescribers should well be prepared to give logic/ reasoning/ analysis for recommending a particular remedy. All is open-ended on the Forum presently.
jawahar 5 months ago
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