+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 17 of 17

Notification if thread has new comments

  1. #1
    Forum Expert davegugg's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-18-2008
    Location
    WI, US
    MS-Off Ver
    2010
    Posts
    1,884

    Notification if thread has new comments

    I know this has been mentioned before, but can we please get a notification if a thread we are looking at has received an answer while we are looking? It is becoming quite annoying to finish and post an answer only to find someone else has answered it quite well a minute and a half before me.

    Do we need to start a petition thread to make this enhancement to the forum?
    Is your code running too slowly?
    Does your workbook or database have a bunch of duplicate pieces of data?
    Have a look at this article to learn the best ways to set up your projects.
    It will save both time and effort in the long run!


    Dave

  2. #2
    Forum Guru teylyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    10-28-2008
    Location
    New Zealand
    MS-Off Ver
    Excel 365 Insider Fast
    Posts
    11,364

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    I'm not sure how far a petition would get you.

    If you post a similar suggestion within a few minutes of someone else, it will be quite obvious that it is a parallel post.

    If I want to make sure not to post the same thing as someone else, I first write my post, then copy the content of the message in the reply window. Then I hit F5 to let the thread refresh. If nobody has posted anything that duplicates my suggestion, I just paste into the Quick Reply box and submit.

    cheers

  3. #3
    Forum Expert Domski's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-14-2009
    Location
    A galaxy far, far away
    MS-Off Ver
    Darth Office 2010
    Posts
    3,950

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    As my answers are always far superior to anyone else's I don't find this to be an issue

    Dom
    "May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the crotch of the person who screws up your day and may their arms be too short to scratch..."

    Use code tags when posting your VBA code: [code] Your code here [/code]

    Remember, saying thanks only takes a second or two. Click the little star to give some Rep if you think an answer deserves it.

  4. #4
    Forum Expert
    Join Date
    12-23-2006
    Location
    germany
    MS-Off Ver
    XL2003 / 2007 / 2010
    Posts
    6,325

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Domski View Post
    As my answers are always far superior to anyone else's I don't find this to be an issue

    Dom
    The almighty Excel Master haven spoken, we, mere mortals, are content with the few simple posts he leaves us

  5. #5
    Forum Expert snb's Avatar
    Join Date
    05-09-2010
    Location
    VBA
    MS-Off Ver
    Redhat
    Posts
    5,646

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Domski View Post
    As my answers are always far superior to anyone else's I don't find this to be an issue

    Dom
    That's why I second Dave's request



  6. #6
    Forum Expert davegugg's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-18-2008
    Location
    WI, US
    MS-Off Ver
    2010
    Posts
    1,884

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    Quote Originally Posted by teylyn View Post
    I'm not sure how far a petition would get you.

    If you post a similar suggestion within a few minutes of someone else, it will be quite obvious that it is a parallel post.

    If I want to make sure not to post the same thing as someone else, I first write my post, then copy the content of the message in the reply window. Then I hit F5 to let the thread refresh. If nobody has posted anything that duplicates my suggestion, I just paste into the Quick Reply box and submit.

    cheers
    I understand this is an option, but if I have a solution that takes me five minutes to build and someone answers it correctly 30 seconds in to me working, I'd like to know I don't have to waste the extra 4.5 minutes.

    It really isn't a big deal, but the if the owners or operators of this site are looking for enhancement ideas, this would be one.

  7. #7
    Forum Expert ConneXionLost's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-11-2009
    Location
    Victoria, Canada
    MS-Off Ver
    2010
    Posts
    2,952

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    So all we have to do is put a bell around the Domski's neck. Well, that idea is fine, but who would bell the Domski?
    Last edited by ConneXionLost; 05-20-2011 at 03:53 PM.
    Would you like to say thanks? Please click the: " Add Reputation" button, on the grey bar below the post.

  8. #8
    Forum Expert Domski's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-14-2009
    Location
    A galaxy far, far away
    MS-Off Ver
    Darth Office 2010
    Posts
    3,950

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    As I'm already on the Pinot Grigio I would imagine that wouldn't be too hard later.

    I do agree it would be a useful feature.

    Dom

  9. #9
    Forum Expert
    Join Date
    01-03-2006
    Location
    Waikato, New Zealand
    MS-Off Ver
    2010 @ work & 2007 @ home
    Posts
    2,243

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    Dom,

    If my memory serves me correctly, you may be the best person to make the request for this as a new feature. Afterall, back in the ol' days were there were open discussions about forum improvements - didn't Vai have a pet name for you...?

    (I haven't been here very regularly in the past few months but I assume Vai is still one of the crew behind the scenes?)

    Rob
    Rob Brockett
    Kiwi in the UK
    Always learning & the best way to learn is to experience...

  10. #10
    Forum Expert davegugg's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-18-2008
    Location
    WI, US
    MS-Off Ver
    2010
    Posts
    1,884

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    If I could add a quick request, could we have the code tags button added to the quick reply toolbar?

  11. #11
    Forum Expert Mordred's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-06-2010
    Location
    Winnipeg, Canada
    MS-Off Ver
    2007, 2010
    Posts
    2,787

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    Quote Originally Posted by davegugg View Post
    if I have a solution that takes me five minutes to build and someone answers it correctly 30 seconds in to me working, I'd like to know I don't have to waste the extra 4.5 minutes.
    I personally like the fact that there are multiple answers per thread. It shows a variety ways to accomplish tasks, which can remove tunnel vision when writing code.
    If you're happy with someone's help, click that little star at the bottom left of their post to give them Reps.

    ---Keep on Coding in the Free World---

  12. #12
    Forum Expert Mordred's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-06-2010
    Location
    Winnipeg, Canada
    MS-Off Ver
    2007, 2010
    Posts
    2,787

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    Here's a relevant question I think, are the 'behind the scenes' people ie: owners, webmaster(s) and others, making money from this site or are they volunteers like us? I would think that if they donate their time to the site more than the value they get paid for their time, then they might no be inclined to be maintaining the site like they should. Maybe? Maybe Not? At any rate, hopefully they do indeed fix the problems before they get worse and people stop coming here!

  13. #13
    Forum Guru romperstomper's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-04-2008
    Location
    A1
    MS-Off Ver
    Most
    Posts
    12,302

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    While we are wishing for the moon, can we have a forum that works all day long, please?
    Remember what the dormouse said
    Feed your head

  14. #14
    Forum Expert Domski's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-14-2009
    Location
    A galaxy far, far away
    MS-Off Ver
    Darth Office 2010
    Posts
    3,950

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordred View Post
    Here's a relevant question I think, are the 'behind the scenes' people ie: owners, webmaster(s) and others, making money from this site or are they volunteers like us?
    I would assume they work directly or indirectly for Vai who owns the place and are paid to do so.

    Dom

  15. #15
    Forum Expert Mordred's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-06-2010
    Location
    Winnipeg, Canada
    MS-Off Ver
    2007, 2010
    Posts
    2,787

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    Quote Originally Posted by romperstomper View Post
    While we are wishing for the moon, can we have a forum that works all day long, please?
    I second this!

  16. #16
    Forum Expert davegugg's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-18-2008
    Location
    WI, US
    MS-Off Ver
    2010
    Posts
    1,884

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    Quote Originally Posted by romperstomper View Post
    While we are wishing for the moon, can we have a forum that works all day long, please?
    You ask for too much all at once. Let's start with babysteps: 23 hours a day.

    Besides, if it gets fixed what will we talk about all day?

  17. #17
    Forum Expert Mordred's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-06-2010
    Location
    Winnipeg, Canada
    MS-Off Ver
    2007, 2010
    Posts
    2,787

    Re: Notification if thread has new comments

    We could talk about happy songs and bunny rabbits!

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 1