3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 5, 2014 1:34 PM by Catch-22 RSS

    Last Activity Date, redux

    EdStevens

      I had an earlier thread about threads showing a recent 'last activity' date, when the newest posting in the thread was much older.  Starting yesterday I've noticed a new twist on 'last activity date' as shown on a forum's 'Content' page.

       

      Right now, looking at the Content tab for the General Questions forum (General Questions)

      The Last Activity dates, from top to bottom are showing as

       

      June 5, 2014 8:45 AM

      June 5, 2014 8:35 AM

      June 5, 2014 8:20 AM

      June 5, 2014 2:18 AM

      June 5, 2014 6:58 AM   <<<<<

      June 5, 2014 6:45 AM

      June 5, 2014 5:27 AM

      June 5, 2014 4:44 AM

      June 5, 2014 4:46 AM <<<<<

      June 5, 2014 4:14 AM

      June 5, 2014 4:06 AM

      June 5, 2014 3:30 AM

        • 1. Re: Last Activity Date, redux
          BluShadow

          I get the feeling that some screens display posts in a "date/time of last post" order whilst displaying the last activity date/time in the information, making them seem out of order.

          Personally I don't get too hung up about it... It's Jive after all. 

          • 2. Re: Last Activity Date, redux
            EdStevens

            Personally I don't get too hung up about it... It's Jive after all.

             

            Well, I'm certainly not losing any sleep over it.  Just curious if someone might have some insights. 

            • 3. Re: Last Activity Date, redux
              Catch-22

              The content view shows a "last activity" column, but it does not necessarily mean the list is sorted by last activity.

               

              From what I understand, the content view and overview list threads in a chronological order sorted by last response, or creation time if there was no response yet. However, last response is not the same as last activity. For instance, editing a post counts as activity (and affects the archiving policy).

               

              So perhaps the confusing is that the views show a last activity column, but the information is sorted by last response or creation if there has been no reply yet.