Option to display boards/mail in reverse order.

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Would you use the option to display boards/mail newest first?

Yes, I would use the option to display newest first.
9
41%
No, I would keep the display the way it is.
13
59%
 
Total votes: 22

Mercade
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Option to display boards/mail in reverse order.

Post by Mercade » 12 May 2013 23:22

On the boards of the realms (and in the mail folder as well) the messages are ordered sequentially with the oldest first and the newest at the bottom near the prompt, as shown in the first example.

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Headers of the board 'Info' in the newsgroup 'Main'.
 1: Keeper Words, Long Overdue                298 Gorboth     Keeper  22 Dec 11
 2: New AoD!                                   11 Gorboth     Keeper  25 Jan 12
 3: Saving with Thousands of Herbs             13 Petros      Arch    23 Feb 12
    ...
48: COUPONS!                                   19 Eowul       Liege   18 Apr 13
49: End of April Update                        84 Gorboth     Keeper   7 May 13
50: An Ocean of Promotion!                     76 Gorboth     Keeper   9 May 13
>
It is proposed to add an option to allow the sequence to be reversed.
The question is: if that option is added, would you use it?

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Headers of the board 'Info' in the newsgroup 'Main'.
50: An Ocean of Promotion!                     76 Gorboth     Keeper   9 May 13
49: End of April Update                        84 Gorboth     Keeper   7 May 13
48: COUPONS!                                   19 Eowul       Liege   18 Apr 13
    ...
 3: Saving with Thousands of Herbs             13 Petros      Arch    23 Feb 12
 2: New AoD!                                   11 Gorboth     Keeper  25 Jan 12
 1: Keeper Words, Long Overdue                298 Gorboth     Keeper  22 Dec 11
>

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petros
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Re: Option to display boards/mail in reverse order.

Post by petros » 13 May 2013 23:19

Just to clarify this option, I think it should come with a caveat. That is, the option to reverse only applies in situations where "more" is invoked on your mail or board list. For example, if you had 500 messages in your mailbox, you would see the latest 20 mails in reverse order (500-481). If you then pressed "enter", you would see the next 20 (480-461).

I know that for me, if I have a thousand emails, I probably don't want 900 to scroll by first before getting to the 100 that I need to address right now.

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Kitriana
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Re: Option to display boards/mail in reverse order.

Post by Kitriana » 14 May 2013 07:54

Unless you're on council.. you're not going to have more than 100 mails in your box. So maybe this is more for wizards?
If something I wrote sounds confusing ... assume you misunderstood it.

Laurel

Re: Option to display boards/mail in reverse order.

Post by Laurel » 14 May 2013 07:56

Kitriana wrote:Unless you're on council.. you're not going to have more than 100 mails in your box. So maybe this is more for wizards?
That has been changed a while ago.

Icarus
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Re: Option to display boards/mail in reverse order.

Post by Icarus » 14 May 2013 19:56

You get alarms around 100 messages, but once passed 100, you'll lose these, I have a character with close to 150 mails in mailbox, and no complaints from the mailreader. Mortal character that is...
Flee you fools!

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Kitriana
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Re: Option to display boards/mail in reverse order.

Post by Kitriana » 14 May 2013 21:01

Oh.. i didn't know that. I always see an alarm and start deleting.
If something I wrote sounds confusing ... assume you misunderstood it.

Kiara
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Re: Option to display boards/mail in reverse order.

Post by Kiara » 15 May 2013 01:57

Huh?! I sure cant send any mails when I reach more than 100! Yes I can GET mails, but not SEND any until I delete. Tried just a few days ago.

Icarus
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Re: Option to display boards/mail in reverse order.

Post by Icarus » 15 May 2013 02:31

Mirilander sends and recives mails with 129 in mailbox...
Flee you fools!

Laurel

Re: Option to display boards/mail in reverse order.

Post by Laurel » 15 May 2013 08:31

Laurel has had 250+ mails for quite a long time now ...

Windemere
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Re: Option to display boards/mail in reverse order.

Post by Windemere » 15 May 2013 15:02

My understanding was that they made a change to allow for more mails depending on the age of your character.

Windemere

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