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Helpful hint - Using 'Post Date' hyperlink

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CupCakes Report 4 May 2013 08:02

I'm one of those who doesn't think about clicking on some of GR's hyperlinks - even the obvious ones. Quite sure there are many like me.

At the office last Tues, I asked Estelle about those old posts being revived and those with many pages.

She showed me that you can change the order of posts just my clicking on the Post Date link at the top of a thread.

Now tried and tested - if you click on it you can read the last page posts - the reverse you can read the original.

Hope this info is helpful to some members - quite aware some will already be aware.

Edited: Now corrected - used the wrong terminology when describing the links see comment below

:-D :-D :-D


Cynthia Report 4 May 2013 08:45

That rings a bell NanaSue.

I'm pretty sure you commented on something similar back in April.

You were having problems and one of the members advised you to click on Post Date to reverse a post and you were duly impressed. Don't you remember?


MarieCeleste Report 4 May 2013 08:59

Just in case it helps anyone reading - to clarify, a link isn't necessarily a url (Uniform Resource Locator) which is actually a web address.

At first reading I thought the OP referred to instances when a url is posted as a link to a site with other information when providing information in a thread, e.g.


CupCakes Report 4 May 2013 09:02

Whey Cynthia, you got me worried for a mo - old grey cells and all that, not working properly - April has just past.

Think you are refering to my thread - How do you tick a thread as answered which is not the same issue.

MarieCeleste thanks for spotting that - couldn't remember which website link was which - now corrected on my original post


GenealogyResearchAssistance Report 4 May 2013 09:57

Basically if you click on anything which has a greeny blue writing on this site is a hyperlink.

On other sites may be different colour but if when you look at the site and see coloured words if you hover over with your mouse and a hand appears, it is a hyperlink.

Just like to return to the home page you just need to click the logo.

EDIT: Typo's corrected. :-D


CupCakes Report 4 May 2013 10:39

Now I'm laughing - TootyFruity where do you live - hypolink is a slang of Hyperlink - had to look it up to be sure what I'm saying. Just so strange how words can change in certain localities. :-D :-D :-D


GenealogyResearchAssistance Report 4 May 2013 10:42

Well I never thought my typos would come in for ridicule.

Thankfully I'm not that petty.



Kense Report 4 May 2013 10:48

In the medical world you have to be very careful with using hyper and hypo. For example hypertension is high blood pressure and hypotension is low blood pressure.

I understand that a hypolink is a link to a site that is down or non-existent.


MaureeninNY Report 4 May 2013 10:59



Remind me how to start a Topic.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 May 2013 11:15

Seriously Mo?

Click on the board summary. Then right hand side on the same line as eg
*All threads on "General Chat" board* there is a box which says 'Add Topic' ;-)


Cynthia Report 4 May 2013 11:50

Pretty sure I'm not mistaken NanaSue....and I certainly wouldn't confuse the two issues.

It may have been on one of the threads which was either deleted or 'whooshed' a couple of weeks ago.


MaureeninNY Report 4 May 2013 12:07




mgnv Report 4 May 2013 16:16

It's not an unusual feature in the Windows world.
I used to use Eudora as my emailer - the in/out mailboxes had the headers opened or sent status; attachments yes/no; Sender/recipient; date & time; size; subject.
Clicking on any header sorted the in/out mailbox by that column, and clicking that col header again reversed the sort order.
In a similar vein, I use Windows Explorer (this is the file directory explorer, not Internet Explorer) to look for/manipulate/access various files. In most directories, the headers I've chosen to display are file name; size; type; date last modified.View - details brings up the columnar display, and again clicking on the column header does the sort thing.

Actually, GR is a bit annoying in that they don't have the same feature - the column I'ld find useful to sort on occasionally is the "Posted By" column.


SylviaInCanada Report 4 May 2013 20:50

Actually ..........

this Hint, or Top Tip, has been posted many, many times over the years since it was installed!

Almost every time anyone asks about how to see the most recent postings

Every time anyone complains that it is taking ages to click back through the pages on a long posting

and, even, a lot of the time when someone complains about the Error Message resulting from trying to submit a post or move through a thread.

Mind you, most of us don't bother using the word hyperlink ........

..........we just say "click on Post Date, which is the button at the top of the thread"

After all, most of the users probably would not understand what a "hyperlink" is ........... I certainly did not know that is what it was called.

and, yes ......................... I agree with Cynthia, I'm about 90-95% sure that you did have a thread asking about this fairly recently.


JoyDean Report 4 May 2013 21:40

I remember, too; and I remember other posts about how to look at the first and at the last post in a thread.


CupCakes Report 5 May 2013 07:21

TootyFruity - Well I never thought my typos would come in for ridicule - where did that thought come from.

Was only trying to make light of it - it was actually a genuine question - just didn't enter my head it was a typo.

MaureeninNY - honestly have no idea what Frig means - guess it is a slang - I use plenty of them.

<3 <3 <3


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 May 2013 09:38

Frig is commonly a substitute for a swear word starting with F - an act of procreation - just as some people might say Sugar instead of a Sh word meaning bodily excrement ;-)


GenealogyResearchAssistance Report 5 May 2013 10:28

NanaSue, it was how your post came across to me when I read it, as if you were ridiculing my typo but now accept that this was not your intention.

It just goes to show that the written word, without the inflections of speech, can be misconstrued as to the way the poster intended. :-)


JoyDean Report 6 May 2013 15:03

NanaSue 24 Aug 2012 18:25

Change the order of the threads so the last post is under the original post. Some threads are so long it is rediculous

jax 24 Aug 2012 18:41


Click" post date" to read the last post first

Not everyone wants to see it like this as it would be difficult to follow a conversation


Penny Report 6 May 2013 16:05

Hyper and Hypo are quite important to a diabetic, and the difference certainly needs to be understood!

Hyper and hypo actually have opposite meanings.