Suggestion: identify thread starter in each of his/her posts

Rocket J Squirrel

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Jun 7, 2018
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Alamo, CA
#1
Sometimes I get so deeply into a long thread I forget who the thread starter (aka OP) was. Then I have to return to post #1 to remember. Some forums identify the OP in each of his/her posts within the thread. That would be a useful addition to the TFP forums.
 
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Arizonarob

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#6
I get what he is saying. If you’re on page two of a thread, (or wherever) you have to circle back to the beginning of the thread to see who the OP is.
Maybe @Leebo can flip a switch or two to get it to show up? :scratch:
 
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Rocket J Squirrel

Rocket J Squirrel

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Jun 7, 2018
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#7
I just noticed the thread starter is named at the top of each thread page as well. That's better than jumping to post #1, but still not enough in my face :geek: for my preference.
 

Leebo

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#8
This is achieved by a Modification to the code which I am VERY much against. The AVS forum you highlighted is a prime example why I dislike the use of too many modifications as they're so heavily modified that a migration or update to the software is going to cost a TON of time/money......even more than normal.

That said, I see this as being a very positive addition as we pride ourselves on personalized advice and it'll be nice to be able to identify who needs that personal attention. I've modified the code somewhat and we'll give it a try for a few days, just mainly to test it out. If I see any issues such as server errors, flashing screens, or a slow down in page load speeds it's gone........but for now let's give this a go.

Good idea!
 

duraleigh

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#15
Color me stupid but I cannot find the thread starter in this thread. It is a VERY good idea but I can't find reference to "rocket j squirrel" in any post other than his own. Please help a seasoned citizen.
 

jtpipkin

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Oct 2, 2016
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albany, ga
#18
Color me stupid but I cannot find the thread starter in this thread. It is a VERY good idea but I can't find reference to "rocket j squirrel" in any post other than his own. Please help a seasoned citizen.
scroll back up to his last comment. Notice the 'OP' banner in his picture? Every time the person that started the thread comments, you'll see the 'OP' banner. Just a way to reference who actually needed the help in the first place...
 
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Rocket J Squirrel

Rocket J Squirrel

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Jun 7, 2018
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Alamo, CA
#20
Looking good! Unobtrusive but provides the helpful info. I haven't noticed any side effects such as server errors, flashing screens, or a slow down in page load speeds using Firefox on Windows or Safari on iPad. Thanks!