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Why do we need the "Modify Date" column?

Enthusiast ,
Aug 08, 2012 Aug 08, 2012

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The subject says it all.  Why do we need that column?  It just occupies real estate.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 08, 2012 Aug 08, 2012

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Well, the matter is debatable. I find it very useful.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 09, 2012 Aug 09, 2012

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Claudio González wrote:

Well, the matter is debatable. I find it very useful.

How is it useful?

It's identical to the Last Post column.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 09, 2012 Aug 09, 2012

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I would imagine it would be identical to the last post column unless someone has gone in more recently and removed spam or cleaned up the thread?

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LEGEND ,
Aug 09, 2012 Aug 09, 2012

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So in that case wouldn't you always want to see the "last post" info?

-Noel

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LEGEND ,
Aug 08, 2012 Aug 08, 2012

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It seems to contain the same as the Last Post column.  It does not really matter to me, as I am on a wide screen PC.  But people on narrower devices (as your iPad in the other topic) may find this waste of space stupid.

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Aug 08, 2012 Aug 08, 2012

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It would be good to make display of that column optional. That would help viewers on lower pixel resolution devices.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 09, 2012 Aug 09, 2012

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Modify date is affected by any moderation change and a user edit of a message - so it's usually the same as last post date but not always. The sort orders and RSS feeds need both columns as they see 'new content' differently.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 09, 2012 Aug 09, 2012

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I don't mean to be critical of you, Dave, but a "That's just the way it is" response leads to apathy, and apathy leads to junkware, and junkware leads to hate...

http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/yoda1.jpg

Nobody needs the modification date to be on the screen.

-Noel

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Noel Carboni wrote:
Nobody needs the modification date to be on the screen.

Seconded.

It's a waste of screen real estate.

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In the days of the fair forums, it was a simple list of threads, each with just the Title, one line for each, no separation.

Threads (with posts) that were unread were shown in bold with a red flag.

On a normal size screen about 40 threads could be seen at the same time.

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