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How to change order of posts seen in display

How can I change how a thread appears when I open it? I use a laptop BTW not mobile. Threads seem to open last post first, but sometimes right smack in the middle (threads I'm opening for the first time, as well as ones I've read). My User CP is set to "linear ~oldest post first", yet it doesn't display this way. I went to the FAQ about this and it said: "When you're in a thread, look at the top bar. On the right hand side you'll see 'Display Mode'. Click on this and it lets you change how posts are ordered." yet I see no "display mode" on the top. Please help! This is driving me bananas! Thanks

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I'm not totally sure. Let me check and get back to you.

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P.J. how are you arriving at the thread? Are you opening the thread from the forum's threads list page or are you clicking from a link somewhere else?

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Always opening from the forums' own thread lists.

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You have your settings as "linear ~oldest post first". If you go to a forum you never read or post in and open a thread there, what shows first? The first post of the thread by the OP or something else?

If you click into a thread you have read before, you may be placed into the location of the thread based on your last session here on the site. You have been visiting the site a bit sporadically so it's hard for us to troubleshoot why you would be placed into the middle of a thread. That should happen only if you have read it before but not for a thread you have never opened before.

The next time it happens can you grab the URL of the page you are on and a screenshot of where you land so we can take a look?

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You have your settings as "linear ~oldest post first". If you go to a forum you never read or post in and open a thread there, what shows first? The first post of the thread by the OP or something else?
I just did exactly that, and the very last post (#91 of 91 in this case) showed up first.

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The next time it happens can you grab the URL of the page you are on and a screenshot of where you land so we can take a look?
Here is a screen shot of that thread I went into, in a forum I never visit. It landed so scrolled down that you can't even see the "#91 of 91" at the top of the reply.
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Screenshot isn't showing. Try again?

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Oh and the URL was: Hope, Healing, and Conceiving- May 2014

ETA: looks like it creates a link instantly. Not sure if you are able to see the URL at all..??

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PJ what are you using to browse the threads. Mobile or desktop view?

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Screenshot isn't showing. Try again?
I had to delete and repost it as the original screen shot was showing my full legal name (b/c it shows up on my computer screen as the user)...I had to edit it in iPhoto to blur out the name :-)
It should be there now.

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PJ what are you using to browse the threads. Mobile or desktop view?
I am on a MacBookPro using Firefox. Latest version as far as I know....
I never use the site mobile.

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Thanks. I can confirm this is happening for me as well. When I click on the thread, it takes me to the last post in the thread on page 4 instead of the firt post on page 1. Thanks for the screenshot. I'll report this.
@verticalscope , need your assistance please.

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Is it happening to you all the time though? As I said, this happens every time I open a thread. Thanks for looking into it

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Yes, it is happening for me every time. But it doesn't happen if I am logged out so I imagine something is going on with the settings.

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Okay, thanks for getting someone to look into it

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