Howard Goldstein wrote:
| Steve Fabian wrote:
|| 1/ How can I access messages in a NG without threading?
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| Go to User CP | Set Options and set Thread Display Mode to one of the
| two Linear options. You might also want to adjust Number of Posts to
| Show Per Page.
I tried this, in fact I already had the option "linear - oldest first" set.
However, nothing allows me to read all messages in this NG just in order of
their posting, regardless of which thread they belong to. I have to choose a
thread and scroll through all the old messages in the thread to find the new
ones (if any). In mail readers and news readers I have the choice of viewing
all messages in the folder either grouped by thread or ignoring threads, and
to sort them by author, title, date, etc. This feature is just not available
when I log into the forum via a browser. When using a news/mail client, I
normally just read (or occasionally ignore) messages in the order received,
because by the grace of God I can generally remember earlier messages in
whatever thread they might belong to, at least sufficiently to understand
each, and I do not have to spend hours trying to find all the threads in
which messages were posted since I last browsed.