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[FIXED for 7.5.1] 7.5 - Default Sort Field and Direction #223902
03/10/09 06:50 PM
03/10/09 06:50 PM
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In Forum Settings the new default setting for Sort Field and Direction displays Subject / Descending.

My forums, and probably the vast majority of others, has always had the last post at the top of the forum so why is this not the default setting?

I have noticed that when I change the default to Last Post Time / Descending and press Submit Changes, the refreshed page displays the defaults as Last Post Time / Ascending which isn't what I requested.

My other question in connection to 'why has the default sort order changed to subject' is that if I do have to change everything manually back to the required Last Post Time / Descending how can I change all the forums at the same time instead of having to do them all separately?

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Re: 7.5 - Default Sort Field and Direction [Re: ScriptKeeper] #223903
03/10/09 07:06 PM
03/10/09 07:06 PM
Ruben  Online Yawn
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,866
Lutz,FL
There is something posted HERE about the sort order is backwards in the control panel.


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Re: 7.5 - Default Sort Field and Direction [Re: Ruben] #223906
03/10/09 07:23 PM
03/10/09 07:23 PM
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Thanks Ruben. Still need to find out why the default is set as 'Subject' though when it really should be 'Last Post Time' and if there is a way to alter a global default setting for all forums at the same time.

Re: 7.5 - Default Sort Field and Direction [Re: ScriptKeeper] #223907
03/10/09 07:25 PM
03/10/09 07:25 PM
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Posts: 9,246
Aberdeen, WA
The default setting being Subject is a bug as well. Need to get that fixed.

Re: 7.5 - Default Sort Field and Direction [Re: Rick] #223908
03/10/09 07:27 PM
03/10/09 07:27 PM
Ruben  Online Yawn
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,866
Lutz,FL
yea it looks like the list is just alpha sorted without a default.
Rick is on it though.


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Re: 7.5 - Default Sort Field and Direction [Re: Ruben] #223909
03/10/09 07:29 PM
03/10/09 07:29 PM
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Rick  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 9,246
Aberdeen, WA
Line 203 of admin/viewboard.php currently has this:
Code

if (!$sort_field) $sort_field = "posted";



That, should be this:

Code

if (!$sort_field) $sort_field = "last";


Re: 7.5 - Default Sort Field and Direction [Re: Rick] #224903
03/26/09 06:49 PM
03/26/09 06:49 PM
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I can't even get it to change. I realized this problem just today and went through and set my entire wine forum to sort (properly) by post date. However they all post ascending. I deliberately went in and set them to descending but it still leaves them at ascending in the public view. So it's not just a control panel "mis-display" in my forum - it won't let me change the order to most recent on top for some of my forums.

Like here -

http://www.wineintro.com/wineforum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=37

I have that set to descending but it seems to show ascending anyway.


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Re: 7.5 - Default Sort Field and Direction [Re: BellaOnline] #224904
03/26/09 06:53 PM
03/26/09 06:53 PM
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Posts: 9,246
Aberdeen, WA
You'll need to upgrade to 7.5.2 in order to get that fixed. Since the field was only 3 characters in 7.5, 'desc' won't fit in the field so it defaults back to 'asc'.


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