Strange order of threads

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Site Feedback
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TetsukoTetsuko Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Site Feedback
Every time I check the threads I can't see which are new threads because threads are set out in the order of which has most recently had someone post on it. So the post at the top of the list could potentially be from two months ago if someone has recently replied to it. I find this really unuseful :rolleyes:

Could someone please tell me if there is any preferences anywhere on the site that I might have missed that will allow me to arrange the threads in the order that they were originally posted on?
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  • Edinburghlass_2Edinburghlass_2 Forumite
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    The Archive (located at the bottom of each page) is the only place I know where threads remain in the order they were started.
  • derrickderrick Forumite
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    When viewing a thread, you will be able to view the thread from a choice of four modes.
    1. Linear Mode (Oldest First) - In this mode, posts are displayed chronologically from oldest to newest. Posts are shown in a flat mode so that many posts can be viewed simultaneously.
    2. Linear Mode (Newest First) - This is the same as the above mode, except that posts are ordered in an opposite way (newest first).
    3. Threaded Mode - In this mode, a tree is shown along with every post. This tree allows you to see the relationship each post has to others, in terms of who responded to whom. Only one post is shown at a time.
    4. Hybrid Mode - This mode is a mixture of the linear and threaded modes. The post tree is displayed like in the threaded mode, but multiple posts are displayed simultaneously like in the linear modes.
    The above is from:-

    User CP > Edit Options> Thread Display Options > Thread Display Mode.
    So I would suggest number 1
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