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Old July 21, 2010, 01:10 AM   #1
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Feature Request: Thread Start Date

A feature I appreciate in other forums is the line under the thread starter stating: "Started by NCTacoma09, July 6th, 2010 08:31 PM". It's available on VBuletin 4.04 and maybe earlier.

I like it because some issues go away with time and allows me to be more selective in the posts I choose to open.
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Old July 21, 2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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That sounds like a desirable feature. We'll probably implement it when it becomes available.
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Old July 21, 2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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I kind of like that idea myself.
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Old July 21, 2010, 07:28 PM   #4
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Old July 21, 2010, 07:38 PM   #5
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Came back to this thread to see who found out how to do it (saw it in the middle of a refresh, just now)!

Thanks tyme! That seems to be just the ticket.
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Old July 21, 2010, 07:45 PM   #6
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Oh man, I REALLY like this!
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Old July 21, 2010, 08:50 PM   #7
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I like it, nice suggestion.
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Old July 22, 2010, 06:33 AM   #8
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Thank you, tyme.

And thanks to OldLincoln for bringing it up. I had no clue about the capability.
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Old July 22, 2010, 01:33 PM   #9
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What a good idea. Among other things, those ancient threads, pointlessly revived, can't hide any more...

However, things aren't consistent from one forum to another: in the Shotguns forum (at least), instead of giving the date started, that line reads "X days ago." That's not as useful, IMO, as the actual date.
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Old July 22, 2010, 02:22 PM   #10
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To prevent excess noise, the forum now only displays the extra text if the thread is over 2 weeks old. We'll see how that goes. It might change again.
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