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Dragon community features
  • What are the items on a forums Thread reading page?
    The thread reading page shows an overview of all the posts comprising a threaded list and shows input elements to reply to single posts.
    New posts you didn't read so far are marked with a "new" indicator. Opening this page for a thread will mark it as read. That means another view of this page or the Thread overview page makes the "new" disappear for the thread and posts.
    When opening the page and the thread overview tree is disabled, the focus will be placed on the first "new" post, if there is any. The "new" indicators are linked to the next new post on the current thread page.
    The navigational bar contains links to:

    In the second headline you can Show or Hide the thread overview providing an extra overview of all post subjects with their authors and last changed date linked to the respective posts. This thread subject overview has the advantage, that you can identify the "new" posts more easily especially if there is more than one. Your own posts are emphasized (in a bold blue font).
    In that headline there are also links to switch the posts order between Old First, New First and the default Tree View.
    Here's a brief explanation of the field items in the content section with the header line "Reading thread posts" followed by a reading hit count of the post:
    • The first line shows the subject of a post.
    • The second line shows the author of the post (with the rank and optional executives-icon (img)) and the creation date. An optional date showing the date of the last edit may be displayed with a link to show the revision history of your edits of your post. The last value in the line gives the index number of each post within the thread, for example "(No. 7)".
    • The main text body of the post follow
    • A line with icons to navigate within the thread and actions, that can be executed on a post.

    Each post has a "Reply" link. Click it to write an answer to a particular post. When you use the input box at the end of the page, the answer will be appended as last post in the thread.
    To add a new post, edit one of your submitted posts or replying to a post, you can type in your message in the input elements. You may keep the subject or change it. Use the "Preview" button to check, if your message is correctly displayed or contains any (format) error or typo. To send your post and store it on Dragon, finally press the "Post" button.
    For messages you have written an additional "Edit" is shown. If you want to change one of your entries, follow the "Edit" link. Only the most recent version is shown. Making an edit does not change the LastPost date on the thread or forum overview page and neither the "new" indicator is raised for the thread or posts.
    You or other users may view also older version in the revision history for one of your posts following the "edited" link in the content line where the author is displayed.
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