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Old 08-12-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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The forums will be changing to the new format on Monday, August 25, but you can get a sneak preview now, in the new Practice Forum. Please stop by and take a peek at the new features.

The new Practice Forum includes a help file with tips on using the new forum software.

This forum will be upgraded on August 25. In the meantime, if you have questions about the new forum software, please don't hesitate to post a message in the new Practice Forum.

   
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I haven't been into CompuServe forums for a few years. Have you tried it, and does it do threading?

   
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The upcoming software (like the current software) does not thread. But it appears to retain the ability to jump to the parent post.

   
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It does retain the concept of Addressee and message numbers that are active links .... and Unread visible

But it doesn't offer a thread tree like here, although someone did lament it was not using vBulletin <g> Maybe that was Andrew!

I think you can get in a guest but cannot post although all you need is a simple AIM account as in the present CompuServe.

   
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But it doesn't offer a thread tree like here, although someone did lament it was not using vBulletin <g> Maybe that was Andrew!
vBulletin doesn't thread anymore. We have a legacy version here, that they are supporting for now. Also, vBulletin is no longer managed by a company that knows what they are doing. So I would not recommend this for Compuserve.

   
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Sorry to hear that ....

CompuServe wouldn't listen to me anyway and one of the top workers there goes apoplectic if I mention DTPForum to her since she was upset (totally without reason I believe) by the termination between Kathleen and CIS .......

   
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I guess I should add that if vBulletin still sells a threading version (Version 4) even though the latest is vBulletin 5 connect. And I'm pretty sure that if you buy vBulletin 5 you also get access to version 4 and version 3. So it is possible to get threading versions. It's just that the future does not look bright for the company advancing the threading software.

   
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hugh: one of the top workers there goes apoplectic if I mention DTPForum to her
I know who you are talking about--she was always difficult...

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Duck -- Incoming ....

Actually I like her very much in the closer email contacts I've had with her and we have some links like she lives where Dottie and I came together ..... And she rescues dogs which puts her in with Dottie as a passionate dog lover ....

Check out explore.org some time and the websites on the Great Danes at SDP. The woman runs the farm as a breeding and training center for Danes that she gives to needy people -- military and civilian with balance problems. The height of the dane's back can match the hand at side height of a human and they are remarkable dogs -- quite different to what one thinks! Great sense of humor and wonderful insight into their humans.

   
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...she was always difficult...

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We had a good relationship with her until the upheaval of the new software. Then it went downhill really fast, but we were far from alone.

   
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