One of the biggest problems in browsing and in serving message boards is the user's inability to see new discussion activity without refreshing the page. The users constantly refresh demanding many millions of unnecessary page views per month from the servers.
Ajax allows the system to do the checking for you. The system periodically downloads all the new posts so you never have to refresh.
This asynchronous polling vastly reduces the number of requests the servers have to contend with while at the same time making the experience more conversational.
Show YouTube Inline
Show Images Inline
Scroll New Postings
Items per page
Thread Watch Window:
The top line of the Thread Watch window indicates the status of any pending server communication.
If you do not interact with the system for a while it will stop retrieving new posts. The next time you click on something it will download all the misses activity and continue watching for new posts.
Thread list Color Coding:
Posts with light blue background have been viewed in this session and have no new posts.
Posts with yellow background have unread posts.
Posts with white background have not been viewed in this session.
Find Thread / Reply
Enter the words to find in the thread subject, keywords or body of the OP and replies. Works best if you enter very specific words like names. Do not enter common words like "the" or "a" etc.
Threads are ranked by the number of times your search terms occur in a thread.
In the find thread results listing you can view the replies within the thread that contained your search terms by clicking the [search thread] link
Posts are periodically batched into the search corpus. If may take up to an hour for a thread to appear in the search results. The search corpus is limited to the most the recent 200,000 (appx) posts.
When viewing a thread you can search replies using [find reply]
Last Reply Date
Thread Create Date
Post A New Thread
Back To Thread List
Show All Posts In Thread
Post A Reply
[quote]paragraph will be quoted up to carriage return
[bold]this text will be bold[/bold]
[italic]this text will be in italic[/italic]
About Post URL Field Embedded Images and YouTube:
About Browser Back & Forward buttons and Bookmarking: