Watch topics not using "Display Age"

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Watch topics not using "Display Age"

Postby astrax » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:27 pm

Hi,
maybe I not seeing something, or using it wrong, but everytime I double click on a watch topic, it opens up with *all* entries (basically what "show all files" does) being displayed.
On a larger list, this usually takes minutes to finish. Meanwhile the downloads and everything else stalls and NB is basically unresponsive until it's all processed.

Is there a way to make it use display age as default, or have I just overlooked a setting?

Thanks!
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Re: Watch topics not using "Display Age"

Postby Quade » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:13 pm

Yeah that's how it's intended to work. I can think about it for the future.
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Re: Watch topics not using "Display Age"

Postby astrax » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:46 pm

That would be so convenient, thanks!

At least make it optional. Currently it's pain in the butt to use. :D
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Re: Watch topics not using "Display Age"

Postby Ortiz » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:36 pm

I'd also like to see a "Display Age" option added to the watch lists. I can interrupt the loading and set a display age after loading the watch list. Then when it gets too large, I'm forced to purge all of the posts and start over.
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Re: Watch topics not using "Display Age"

Postby Quade » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:40 pm

Why not just purge the old ones? If you select the old ones, shift-delete will remove them from the database.
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Re: Watch topics not using "Display Age"

Postby Ortiz » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:36 am

That isn't the most convenient. The less things I have to micromanage in my life, the better. "Storage Age" and "Display Age" are good features available for regular groups, and would be provide similar benefits for watch topics.
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Re: Watch topics not using "Display Age"

Postby astrax » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:14 am

Quade wrote:Why not just purge the old ones? If you select the old ones, shift-delete will remove them from the database.


I personally do this when I can, with posts that are obviously fake/corrupt/passworded or just irrelevant to me. But just generally removing posts, based on their age doesn't "feel right" :)
And most of the times, it's the older posts, that I'm after anyways. So, being able to choose a certain time frame would be great. Just like regular groups.
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Re: Watch topics not using "Display Age"

Postby Quade » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:31 am

It's worth thinking about. I'll note it for the next beta cycle.
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Re: Watch topics not using "Display Age"

Postby astrax » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:15 pm

Cool. I mean, Custom Lists already work that way, right?
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Re: Watch topics not using "Display Age"

Postby Quade » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:58 pm

I'd have to look. Custom lists are intended to be just another view of the group whereas watch lists are for things captured out of the headers and search.
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