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What happened to the list of unnswered threads?

  1. Jan 20, 2017 #1
    The option to choose to look at the list of unanswered threads seems to have vanished. Is this a PF problem or is my computer messed up?
     
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  3. Jan 20, 2017 #2

    Bystander

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    It's not PF.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2017 #3

    berkeman

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    Forums, Unanswerd Threads

    :smile:
     
  5. Jan 20, 2017 #4

    jtbell

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    Here's what I see just now on the right side of my browser window:

    unanswered.gif
     
  6. Jan 20, 2017 #5

    OCR

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    Seems so...

    upload_2017-1-20_22-53-49.png
     
  7. Jan 21, 2017 #6
    Hi @berkeman:

    On the main page which says:
    Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community
    I cannot find any mention of "Unanswered Threads". There used to be, just a few days ago, a link at the top right along with
    which said
    Unanswered Threads .​
    That is not there any more. When this now missing link was selected, in the yellow space at the top of the page where now appear such messages as
    1. Buzz Bloom, help support this great Physics Forums community and consider upgrading to Gold membership today.
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    When the Unanswered Threads link in the upper right was selected, then a message in the yellow space would appear with a link to Unanswered Threads. When that link was selected the Unanswered Threads page would appear with the current list of these in reverse chronological order, together with how long previous the thread was created, and who created it.

    I can find no way to get back to this page. I looked at this page every day to see if there was a thread for which I could offer some help.

    Regard,
    Buzz
     
  8. Jan 21, 2017 #7
    Hi @jtbell:
    I do not see what you see. What you see is
    NEWEST UNANSWERED THREADS (29) .​
    What I see instead is
    Recent Insights .

    Regards,
    Buzz
     
  9. Jan 21, 2017 #8
    Hi @OCR:
    I cannot find what you displayed in your post. What did you do to get that display?

    ADDED
    I found it! Thanks for helping.

    I am still puzzled by the sudden absence of the interface i used to use.

    Regards,
    Buzz
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2017
  10. Jan 21, 2017 #9
    I think what you are referring to are the notices. These are not meant to be permanent. They are to be read, possibly acted on and then dismissed :)
     
  11. Jan 21, 2017 #10

    OCR

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    Are you seeing something like this, Buzz ?

    upload_2017-1-21_22-42-5.png
     
  12. Jan 22, 2017 #11

    jtbell

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    I see the RECENT INSIGHTS box above NEWEST UNANSWERED THREADS. In my picture, you can see the bottom of that box.

    Going down the right side of the screen, from top to botton, I see:

    FOLLOW PHYSICS FORUMS
    (social media icons)

    RECENT INSIGHTS

    NEWEST UNANSWERED THREADS

    FEATURED DISCUSSIONS

    NEW VIDEOS

    MEMBERS ONLINE NOW
     
  13. Jan 22, 2017 #12
    Hi @OCR:
    No. What I see is the following.
    PhysicsForums main page.png
    Thanks for helping,
    Buzz
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2017
  14. Jan 22, 2017 #13
    Hi @jtbell:

    I see this now, but I am not sure it has always been present. However, it may have been there without my noticing it.

    The interface I was always used to using before was the blue text list of links on the right below the yellow space at the top. (See my post #12.) That area used to have an "Unanswered Threads" link. When that link was selected, another "Unanswered Threads" link appeared immediately in the yellow area. Selecting this second "Unanswered Threads" link would make the list on unanswered threads appear.

    Thanks for helping,
    Buzz
     
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