It seems to me that it would be a good thing if each and every post within a thread had a label or a number. With some of the lengthier threads, eg Mary Curnow - born 1816, Towednack - Looking for William it is difficult to figure out which earlier post is being referred to particularly if two conversations are going on at once. " A couple of posts back" is simply not sufficient. It should be simple enough. I might simply have put ONE: at the start of this post.
Or is there a simply way of identifying a post that I haven't spotted.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 19, 2018 16:55:17 GMT -5
Not sure how we could go about this Roger. There is no automatic way to do it that I know of so it would be a matter of relying on the individual to add to and maintain the sequence ………. and I don't know just how long that would last!
I have been frustrated many times over the years when trying to find old threads and posts. I've also been caught a few times when updating a post - when trying to refer back to a previous post I either could not remember which thread the information I was referring to was in or couldn't remember how far back or what date the post was sent. In either case it would have meant cancelling the current post to go searching and then starting the post again.
Easiest way out there is to refer to 'a recent post'. (or something similar)
In some cases you can scroll back up a page to copy a quote but that is only if the particular post is still on the 'current' page. If you have to tab back to a previous page then the current post is lost.
Bottom line - if you have to rely on each and every person to remember to label the posts with a sequence then it is unlikely to work.