It's easier to go to your profile, click on the 3 dots and go to Watched categories. This gives you all the forum categories in one place and you can change any you don't want to see to Ignoring. Then you can browse Unread or Recent without seeing the Russian or Indonesian or Arabic posts if those aren't what you want.
@sgunhouse said in Default arrangement of content within a forum thread:
So those of us who want to start with the last read post (in topics we have read, obviously) aren't active forum users?
I personally prefer the thread backward: Newest -> Oldest. I want the latest status on a suggest/bug first. Well, maybe the first post should be shown. Practical to know what someone asked for. Note: this holds only true for - in first instance - the user suggestion/bug threads. Not the whole forum. Every area has it's own requirements.
But probably even more 'tricks' to make skimming through it faster:
I'm not someone who hangs around in forums. As certain people then to claim 'first post'. Which might be fun, but tremendously irrelevant. Not saying Vivaldi forums should be 'to serious', seriously not. But I want to be able to ignore it. The slightly more 'productive'.
Embedded videos would make a mess of the forum, not to mention cost more for those who pay for bandwidth, and slow down page loading for those on slow connections.
It is easy to post a link — How to Paint a Cat — using a descriptive name.
In the case of new posts, though, you haven't necessarily interacted with the page. The notification is a good alternative to unannounced changes. I feel like "and refresh" is implied when you're already taking action to mark as read.