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Identifying the OP

Discussion in 'Site Help and Feedback' started by Big Charlie, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Big Charlie

    Big Charlie Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way with the forum software to identify the original poster's or thread starter's posts within a thread they started? When responding to a thread, it would be helpful to know who is the OP without having to go back to the first post to see.

    I'm on another forum that I think uses the same software, and the words "thread starter" show under the member's name on all his or her posts in the thread.
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    pguinpro Active Member

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    Just use tapatalk app it has OP badge next to the thread starter.
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    Big Charlie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I use a desktop so don't have that option.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    That's a good suggestion. I'll alert @Josh

    I'm with you on "going back to the first post" Especially on threads that have more than one page. For instance the newest sulcata thread started being about a baby that had closed eyes a lot of the time and ended up being about keeping water in the enclosure. With all the pictures and posts, it was a chore to go back to the first post to see who started it.
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    Will Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Hi Will: He's wanting to show who wrote the original question in a thread. So when you're down at the bottom of the page you don't have to go all the way back up to the top to see who started the thread.
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    Yes, it is but once you are inside the thread, you can't see it. When I start reading and get to page 3, I can no longer tell which posts are the OPs. This is what it looks like on another forum.
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    Will Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I was just figuring you might recall who from when you opened the thread.

    I suppose you could open TFO in two windows, take your time scrolling through pages and pages, and then see the OP in the other window.

    Maybe Josh will sort something out?

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