Am I crazy, or what?
watrsflo 129 Posts
Recently, I noticed a post of mine, which identified the poster (me) as "watrsflo, AZ." That's half right; my forum name is "watrsflo;" however, I had to double check my profile, because the last time I checked I was still in Oregon. Could this be the work of the benevolent aliens discussed in other threads..., or mischief by the powers that be...?
Actually, that bottle of Italian wine sounds better; but I'd prefer it wasn't faxed -- hard on the cork!
This is a quirk in our old and eccentric Forum software. (Or is the PC phrase "differently sane"?)
It only happens on threads that have at least 10 replies, which puts "[View All]" next to their name. If you click on "View All," you'll see the entire thread on one web page, and everyone will be in the right state.
But if you click on the name of the thread to read the messages one at a time, then everyone will be put in the state of the person above them. While it's confusing and annoying, I think most people either don't notice or get used to it.
We haven't fixed it because, like most Forum glitches, it would be a major project and probably would have unintended side effects. At some point we'll have to replace the Forum software, but that would be a major disruption for everyone, so we're in no hurry to do that.
Meanwhile, you can click on "View All" to put everyone in the right state. I do it just because I prefer to see the entire thread at the same time, but long threads can be slow to come up on my screen.