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Tech: Long Threads Soaking Up Data Allowance

ChrisJBrady 16 Dec 10 - 11:13 AM
maeve 16 Dec 10 - 11:23 AM
DMcG 16 Dec 10 - 11:23 AM
Arthur_itus 16 Dec 10 - 11:33 AM
Little Robyn 16 Dec 10 - 01:59 PM
Joe Offer 16 Dec 10 - 02:27 PM
ChrisJBrady 16 Dec 10 - 03:43 PM
kendall 17 Dec 10 - 03:40 PM
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Subject: Tech: Long Threads Soaking Up Data Allowance
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 11:13 AM

I mainly use a 3 mobile dongle for my broadband connection. I have a 5GB monthly allowance. It serves me well even on trains. However there is one irritation with Mudcat especially when viewing long threads. Every time someone appends a post to a long thread, and I try and view this, Mudcat insists on downloading all of the previous posts too. This has reached ridiculous proportions with the "Licensing consultation announced!" thread which now runs to 830+ posts all of which appear to get downloaded whenever I want read the latest addition. This continual downloading of entire threads each and every time I visit them is soaking up my data allowance. CJB. P.S. I would hate to try and visit the "BS: The Mother of all BS threads" which has 38,800+ posts.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Long Threads Soaking Up Data Allowance
From: maeve
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 11:23 AM

CJB- From one of several earlier threads pondering this issue:
" Click on the linked "Messages" numbers to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending)."

Works a treat, even on my earlier, painfully slow, connection.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Tech: Long Threads Soaking Up Data Allowance
From: DMcG
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 11:23 AM

Next to the titles is a column headed 'Messages'. When this gets to 50 (I think) , it becomes a link, with a 'd' next to it. These allow you to look at the thread as a set of pages, only downloading at most 50 at a time.

Of course, if an individual post is huge, it could still take up a fair amount of your allowance.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Long Threads Soaking Up Data Allowance
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 11:33 AM

The obvious answer is not to open large threads whilst you only pay for 5gb a month download.

I pay the money and have a 100gb download at a decent ISP for my PC.

I am very careful on my mobile and use wifi when I am at home to downlaod apps etc to it. That way, they do not form part of the mobile download. I have 15 gb per month on the mobile. However I don't go onto mudcat with my mobile.

You can't have it all.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Long Threads Soaking Up Data Allowance
From: Little Robyn
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 01:59 PM

As DMcG has said, look for the number that comes after the name of the thread. At the moment this one reads 4 but it will change after I submit this message.
When it gets annoyingly high, it will have a * and a little d beside it.
Just click the d and you'll see the last one first and only a portion of the whole thread.
It's much easier to follow the big threads that way.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Tech: Long Threads Soaking Up Data Allowance
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 02:27 PM

And just so it's clear:
    For each thread listed on the Forum Menu, there's a number that indicates the number of messages in the thread. When the number reaches 50, it becomes a clickable link, with a little "d" link next to it.

    • The number link allows you to see the thread in chronological order, oldest message first, in blocks of 50 messages.
    • The "d" link allows you to see the thread in descending order (in blocks of 50 messages), newest message first.


Hope that helps.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Long Threads Soaking Up Data Allowance
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 03:43 PM

OK - thanks folks.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Long Threads Soaking Up Data Allowance
From: kendall
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 03:40 PM

Would you believe I have never posted to that thread? 38000 posts is silly.


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