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Johnny5Step

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Posted on: 2009/1/19 22:09
Johnny5Step
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#1

newbbex / forumEx, how to set default ascending order?

I've done all the searches I can think of, and tried (unsuccessfully) to sign up for the InstantZero forums (since it's their module), however I can not find any answer on this.

It's probably something obvious, that I'm just too new to all this to see.

Is there some way to set the default in the forums for the topics within each forum to always be ascending order instead of the way it comes with descending order? I really need that.

Thanks for any assistance.

maxxy

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Posted on: 2009/1/19 22:19
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#2

Re: newbbex / forumEx, how to set default ascending order?

try

go to admin > module > system > preferences > Default Comments Display Order ...

if i'm not mistaken newbbex is using the comment style for its order

Johnny5Step

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Posted on: 2009/1/19 23:12
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Re: newbbex / forumEx, how to set default ascending order?

I may not understand what you are saying but:

I have checked that, when I go to admin > module > system > preferences > general settings > Default Comments Display Order
I have always had it set to oldest first. However forumEx always displays "Newest First" which it calls descending order. In fact even if I set it once there to ascending order it fixes my issue for a moment but immediately reverts to descending order or "Newest First"

Thanks,

ghia

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Posted on: 2009/1/20 1:37
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#4

Re: newbbex / forumEx, how to set default ascending order?

It is possible that there is some menu option that allows the user to choose his option and this is stored in a cookie. So, delete the cookies in your browser to fall back to the default setting.

Johnny5Step

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Posted on: 2009/1/20 2:06
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#5

Re: newbbex / forumEx, how to set default ascending order?

Ok, I did clear all cookies, checked to make sure they were all gone, shut down the system, rebooted. And went back to the forums.

No change. I did double check in my user profile, I have it set to "Oldest First" also, so if a cookie had ever been set, wouldn't it have reinforced the behaviour I am looking for: "Oldest First", rather than countermanding it?

forumEx calls it "Descending Order" but it displays as "Newest First", since I have everything that I can find set to "Oldest First" I don't know where it is being picked up from.

I guess if I was good enough at php coding, I could edit the module files to force "Oldest First". Or maybe on some future update, InstantZero will add those kind of options to the module admin?

I had hoped that there was some place, that I hadn't figured out how to access, that I could change the default in the module.

If anybody has any other things I can try, that would be wonderful.

Thanks