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Old 11-14-2017, 06:44 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Hugh Wyn Griffith View Post
Here we have the threading available but no message numbers as live links.

Norton used to have threading as an option, as here, and while it does not have live message numbers each message has a live link to it appearing as the word Permalink which contains the URL to that message.

But it does not show the To name in a message and in Unthreaded view no way for anyone to know who a reply was intended for. That used to apply to Windows Support Forum out on the web after MS left CIS and with VAOS/Virtual Access OLR I could read the thread structure and visibly reply to someone but since no one else used threading it did not help reduce confusion and shouting!

Norton does have @name for Gurus and Staff but not between ordinary users.

So there's no shortage of forum software so far as I see it with this, for me, as the most useful.

Do most of use the threaded option in Display Options.

Oh well, CompuServe's .gif format lives on in surprising places!
I use threaded mode here and it's set as the default.

Most of the vBulletin sites I use have threading turned off, which drives me crazy in a busy forum I use (and am a mod in) because some of the most prolific posters don't quote the post they're replying to.

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