Discussion:Possible Addl feature - Scroll thru Tax Questions?

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RLMCPA (talk|edits) said:

3 January 2006
Would it be possible to add a Scroll feature? For example, due to the holidays, I have not checked the topic recently & want to review several of them since I last looked at the website. Would it be possible to add a "next" option, like with email so I can read the next Tax Question Topic?

Just a thought...Glad to see the site expanding!RLMCPA 00:50, 3 January 2006 (CST)

Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

3 January 2006
Rebecca:

Interesting idea - I can see how catching up on all of the recent discussions might be easier with this feature. I'm trying to think about how this might actually work. Because the discussions are sorted based upon the last edit made to them, what happens if someone changes an item in the list while you're reviewing using this 'next' feature? We'll need to make sure we think about and solve this or I can envision situations where you could be scrolling through the list and think that you've reviewed everything but in reality may have missed many topics because of such a change by another user. If you have any thoughts, let me know. I'll add this to our enhancement list. Thanks for the suggestion!

Tim

RLMCPA (talk|edits) said:

6 January 2006
I see what you mean about potential issue, but for my purposes, I like to flip through old questions even if the comments have been updated to see what's been added. If someone adds something after I have scrolled past the question, then it should be "blue" (instead of "purple") when I return to my view of the Tax Question screen and I can read the new comments, right? Anyway some kind of scroll feature would be fun since like I said before, this website is my new form of entertainment! I know, I know....I'm a total accounting geek! 16:12, 6 January 2006 (CST)

Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

8 January 2006
Rebecca:

Let's say you wanted to read through ten discussions which had been added to since you were last here. You start on the first one, select next to go to the second one, but while you're reading that one, someone else replies to it. When you select the next button, there wouldn't be any next item as the one you are on is now the most recent discussion. Because the interpretation of which discussion would come next is done at the time you select it, you can see how this would cause you to potentially miss many discussions. I agree with you that this feature would be useful, and it has been added to our discussion forum enhancement list. Whatever solution we might implement, we'll need to make sure that it meets your needs and also works in situations like the one I described.

If you're using the Firefox® web browser, you can right-click on any link and select to have it opened in a new tab of your browser window. You can open dozens of such tabs, read each discussion, and then close that tab when you're finished. When all such tabs are closed, you'll know that you've finished all of the discussions that you wanted to go through. I do this a lot when welcoming new users and it really is a time saver! This feature only works in the Firefox web browser and not in Internet Explorer. In any case, please don't take this as an official endorsement of Firefox on my part or Intuit's part - just letting you know of this feature in case you're already using Firefox.

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