Function request: identifying the original poster

Please could it be considered to add something that identifies the original poster of a topic in their subsequent replies in the thread. With many posts getting dug back up, the limited number of posts to a page & other people jumping on with similar experiences i'm often finding myself having to go back to the first post to remember who actually started it in the first place to be able to work out the continuity. Maybe a colour differentiation for their posts/embolden their username in the thread/'original poster' under their name when the reply in the thread again
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  • One-Eye
    One-Eye Posts: 66,435 Forumite
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    Excellent idea.
  • J_B
    J_B Posts: 6,430 Forumite
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    In some forums, the OP is pinned to the top of each page
  • KeithP
    KeithP Posts: 37,533 Forumite
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    J_B said:
    In some forums, the OP is pinned to the top of each page
    That was an option on the old forum but disappeared with the introduction of the new improved software.
  • J_B
    J_B Posts: 6,430 Forumite
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    KeithP said:
    J_B said:
    In some forums, the OP is pinned to the top of each page
    That was an option on the old forum but disappeared with the introduction of the new improved software.

    New improved? Didn't you forget the emoji? 🤣😂
  • It would be nice to have some form of indication I've replied to a thread when scrolling through new posts. Instead I have to bookmark things where I've commented and want to see what OP replies.

    Seeing the OP isn't a big thing in the grand scheme of things when it's the first post and can quickly be seen / reverted to from any page in the thread.
    Mortgage started 2020, aiming to clear it in 2026.
  • KeithP
    KeithP Posts: 37,533 Forumite
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    It would be nice to have some form of indication I've replied to a thread when scrolling through new posts.
    As you probably know, that too was a feature of the old forum software.

    Another negative 'improvement'.   ;)
  • MSE_James
    MSE_James Posts: 1,164 Community Admin
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    We were pleased that this was something we were able to incorporate into this week's update :smile:
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  • Sea_Shell
    Sea_Shell Posts: 9,338 Forumite
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    Is that the little "OP" at the side of where it says "forumite"?

    It's welcome, but could it not be just a little more obvious.

    I had to look twice to see it.
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  • MSE_James
    MSE_James Posts: 1,164 Community Admin
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    There's also a difference in colour for the shaded bar above any replies by the OP
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  • Sea_Shell
    Sea_Shell Posts: 9,338 Forumite
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    edited 13 July 2023 at 4:32PM
    MSE_James said:
    There's also a difference in colour for the shaded bar above any replies by the OP
    Is there?, I hadn't noticed.  

    (Goes to have a proper look 😁)


    Wow, that is "subtle".  No wonder I missed it. 

    Can it be made a bit more obvious?
    How's it going, AKA, Nutwatch? - 12 month spends to date = 2.31% of current retirement "pot" (as at end March 2024)
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