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Old 09-29-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Is there a way to identify the OP down the thread? When it gets several pages deep, I sometimes forget who the OP is and have to go back to the top of the first page, which can be inconvenient.

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Old 09-29-2011, 05:41 PM   #2
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If the OP is Laughing_Gnome_Invisible, you can usually tell by the tone of the thread.

Other than that, I don't know.

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Old 09-29-2011, 06:08 PM   #3
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They are called "tabs" internet browsers invented them for a reason.

-->"Open in new tab" or "Open in new window" if you are running really old browsers.

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Old 09-29-2011, 10:33 PM   #4
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I guess I should have directed the question to a moderator (I thought that was the intent of this section). I was wondering if the design could be changed to identify the OP on subsequent posts in his/her thread.

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Old 09-29-2011, 10:52 PM   #5
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I guess I should have directed the question to a moderator (I thought that was the intent of this section). I was wondering if the design could be changed to identify the OP on subsequent posts in his/her thread.
Oh, this is the right place! We read all of the suggestions and implement as many as we can do reasonably!
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:54 PM   #6
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This might be the strangest request I've ever seen in here, no offense.

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Old 09-30-2011, 02:10 AM   #7
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I frequent other forums that do it, and I find it pretty useful.

Right above their avatar, or some other sensible place, some boards add a "Topic Starter" label to any post made by the OP.

It makes it really easy to do things like quickly scan through a page to see if there have been any new updates from the OP.

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Old 09-30-2011, 04:19 AM   #8
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i concur wholeheartedly. i frequent a number of forums for this and that. at first i thought the "OP" designation was silly, but in no time at all i came to find it very very helpful.

good suggestion!

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I've wanted to reference the OP before and couldn't find the name. It might be handy.

Then again, you could always click on the "First" link and open in a new window for a moment...

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Old 09-30-2011, 04:33 PM   #10
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If you go to the top tool bar right under the page numbers under the "Display Modes" tab, change it to Hybrid.

It posts a box above the thread with the posters.

edit: you can also change that in your user settings so it will always come up.

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