I’m realizing as the comments add up in journals that they aren’t rolling over to a new page. I wonder at what point they do? Or if they ever do? If we keep adding hundreds of comments and nested replies to our initial post, will it still be manageable to find the latest comments in a few months? Or will it be one reeeeally long page where notifications only take you to the top of it and you have to scroll through it all to find where the conversation is happening? I don’t know if this is actually a problem or if my brain doesn’t have anything better to worry about today. 🙃 A potential alternative to each of us having one post with thousands of replies is that we could post individual journal entries with our name or journal title plus a subject or date, people could comment on that, then when we make a new entry we create a new post. Something like: Skwigg Journal - Sleep Screaming Skwigg Journal - Salmon Recipe It would definitely make it easier to find that old post about that one thing than if it’s the 200th comment. The drawback is that it would make it harder to go back and reread one persons’s entries in the order they were posted. Thoughts?
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Yes, on journals and other long threads, you have to keep scrolling, or jump to the end with the arrow buttons. One thing I've noticed is that if email notifications are turned on, it will take you right to the new post and highlight it.
Did we ever find a fix for this? Wondering if I have to scroll down to the bottom every time I go into a post to view the latest stuff. Thank you!
Aside from no edit button to correct my awkward phrasing, haha.
I think I’ll just keep adding to my journal post until it gets too cumbersome to scroll all the way down through, and then start a new “journal continued” one. Somehow having the single post/thread is more encouraging to post brief or random thoughts to. Even with the page thing, this new platform is much more convenient to access on mobile. I’m really liking it.
My plan today is to keep going with my original journal, now that I’ve seen that it will roll to a new page. If it becomes unwieldy or impractical on the app and mobile site in a few weeks, I can always start making individual posts then. Oh, and I discovered that the forum already has a search function, one that will take you to individual posts and not just a page or whole journal like the last site, so that’s handy.
I was just coming over here to ask about the same thing. It's a ibt odd that it won't let you choose how many posts to appear on a given thread page or to take you right to a new post from the Notifications links. I'm sure we'll figure it out and get used to it! Takes time with something new.
I think the separate posts is still a good way to go! I'll be trying that out. We will figure it out as we go. Big change!
Ah, it must start a new page after 20 entries, not on the app though. Well, now I’m just confused. LOL
Oh, by the way in my "journal" post it just lapped over to a second page, on the desktop version at least. But you still have to select the journal and then manually go to the last page rather than it taking you straight to the most recent entry.
I do kinda like the idea of new posts for each journal entry or topic. Then we can give comments on those specific ones and it'll be nice and neat that way.
For Zgym what if you did posts by the week? Or you could make a whole separate board/category for just ZGYM posts? I'm not participating but I'm awaiting the day I will again haha.
Ooh, good question. I pictured ZGYM being one long, rambling thread but it will also get unwieldy pretty quickly if we add to it indefinitely. Maybe just put “ZGYM - (whatever workout or topic)” in the subject line of a new post each time? This place is a whole new world and I don’t have it figured out yet. I’m excited about possibilities and tempted to try to edit the site on my phone right now, but logic tells me to calm down and look into things like search add-ons from my laptop tomorrow.
Those are great points, [@skwigg]! I think as long as we can search, it'll work great. I'm going to try it that way, too...if I ever get back to journaling (which I hope to)! What do you think for ZGYM?
Another benefit of creating a new post for each journal entry is that new posts will get bumped to the top of the app for easy viewing. If I comment on my initial journal post, that’s about 30 entries down already and will only keep dropping. Members who aren’t subscribed to a journal and are only browsing recent conversations in the app wouldn’t know there’s any new activity to see there. I’m leaning toward splitting my own entries into individual posts and putting “Skwigg Journal” in the subject line so they’ll be easily searchable (which reminds me, I need to add a search function). I’ll try it. Let me know what you think and if you prefer one way or the other. It’s fine to do it however you choose.
You bring up a great point! [@skwigg]. The scrolling will get insane at the rate that we all share together (which shows once again what a wonderful community this is). I'm torn between what to do as creating a new post for everything could get cumbersome as well. How good is the search feature on here? Actually, I don't know if I've seen one yet? I can't think of anything else to do, though, and it makes sense—so it may be the best option!
It doesn’t break comments into pages on the desktop version either. It’s one long scroll.
Like you said, maybe titling the posts with name and date could work!
I was vaguely wondering about the same thing. I’m just using the app, and it does seem like I have to scroll all the way down to see new comments on a post. Does it do that on the desktop version too? I was hoping they’d break up into pages, but who knows if/when. I don’t know anything about this platform or have any great ideas other than yours, Skwigg, but I’ll think too. This is definitely a legitimate issue. LOL