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where does thread show up?, what and why in the "portal" listing
AndyH-ha
post Feb 19 2013, 02:20
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I once thought everything new, or with recent activity, showed up by going to
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?act=portal
That certainly seems extremely useful.

However, I have found that topics posted in a number of the places under "forums" never appear there. There may be hundreds of threads posted since I started using HA that I never knew existed. Apparently is is necessary to open new windows for many of the separate forums just to find out if anything is going on? Since that is so cumbersome, it seems to put one at a significant advantage if the question he wishes to ask doesn't fit the classification of material that goes on the front page. Is there even a list somewhere to let people know what does or doesn't end up visible this way?
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AndyH-ha
post Feb 20 2013, 23:48
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I saw the list of forums (17,27,28,29,33,34,39,41,42,44,43,45,49,46,50,53,52) and I could probably even figure out which is which. What that doesn't tell me is why. It seems dysfunctional. I like HA, I look at it almost every day. but it has more peculiar restrictions than any other forums I've ever used.

Anyway, I posted this thread to learn something. Probably everything relevant has been said by now except maybe some people's opinions and preferences.

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post Feb 21 2013, 15:16
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QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Feb 20 2013, 22:48) *
I saw the list of forums (17,27,28,29,33,34,39,41,42,44,43,45,49,46,50,53,52) and I could probably even figure out which is which.
That wasn’t what I was talking about. It was this:
QUOTE (db1989 @ Feb 19 2013, 17:49) *
From the top-level category “Hydrogenaudio Forum”, only threads from General Audio, Polls, Listening Tests, and Scientific Discussion are displayed on the Portal. Wiki Discussion is not shown. Neither is anything from Digital Audio/Video – something that I suggest be changed. Nothing is shown for foobar2000, which obviously makes sense, although apparently it confuses some people enough that they miss the link in the menu and post in General Audio. Finally, none of General Music Discussion, Off-Topic, or the Recycle Bin are listed on the Portal, which makes sense.

QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Feb 20 2013, 22:48) *
What that doesn't tell me is why. It seems dysfunctional. I like HA, I look at it almost every day. but it has more peculiar restrictions than any other forums I've ever used.
So ask an admin. I don’t see what’s dysfuctional about things like Off-Topic and General Music Discussion not being listed on the front page of a forum about digital audio technology. Not that they get much traffic in relative terms, so it wouldn’t make much difference if they were there, but I don’t see how it’s so annoying. Still, I’m not saying it’s perfect: I already stated my opinion that the subforum for A/V should be added to the list. But it’s hardly “peculiar”.
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- AndyH-ha   where does thread show up?   Feb 19 2013, 02:20
- - tpijag   Don't know. I have always just used View New P...   Feb 19 2013, 03:00
- - AndyH-ha   I see. If I go to the bother of signing on, which ...   Feb 19 2013, 07:35
- - AndyH-ha   Also, by checking, I see that this 'view new p...   Feb 19 2013, 07:39
- - 2Bdecided   The portal listing doesn't show the fb2k forum...   Feb 19 2013, 10:47
- - probedb   I can't understand why you wouldn't sign i...   Feb 19 2013, 11:18
- - Garf   Latest posts is limited to these forums: 17,27,28,...   Feb 19 2013, 17:41
- - db1989   Opus shows up already. From the top-level categor...   Feb 19 2013, 18:49
- - AndyH-ha   Why would I not want to sign on? HA is not as bad ...   Feb 20 2013, 10:56
|- - db1989   QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Feb 20 2013, 09:56...   Feb 20 2013, 18:50
- - tpijag   QUOTE but signing on does require two extra screen...   Feb 20 2013, 19:26
- - chi   QUOTE (tpijag @ Feb 20 2013, 19:26) QUOTE...   Feb 20 2013, 20:01
- - pdq   I assume that you must have cookies enabled to rem...   Feb 20 2013, 20:06
- - AndyH-ha   I saw the list of forums (17,27,28,29,33,34,39,41,...   Feb 20 2013, 23:48
|- - db1989   QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Feb 20 2013, 22:48...   Feb 21 2013, 15:16
|- - Nessuno   Another way to browse through recent posts could b...   Feb 21 2013, 23:03
- - AndyH-ha   I didn't say annoying, I said dysfunctional. I...   Feb 21 2013, 22:48
|- - db1989   QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Feb 21 2013, 21:48...   Feb 22 2013, 14:22
- - andy o   Yeah, I realized this a long time ago, and since, ...   Feb 22 2013, 18:03


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