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    How do I globally set the default post view in any message forum?

    By default after entering a message forum and clicking on a message thread, the LATEST ACTIVITY view is always shown.

    What I want is for the POSTS view to be shown by default for all threads in all forums.

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    Have checked every setting I can find but none seem to control this setting.

    If anyone knows the answer I would be most appreciative of the knowledge.

    Thank you.


  • #2
    The mystery this a bug?

    I just found the setting for what I think should set this default but it doesn't seem to work.

    If you go into Site Builder and edit page while in a thread view, there is a setting for the Default Tab (POSTS v LATEST ACTIVITY). Setting this to POSTS does nothing and LATEST ACTIVITY continues to always be shown on that thread page view.

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    • #3
      The module settings can be overridden by a user setting.

      On installation/upgrade, the default is "Topic" not "Stream View". You can change the default for new registrations in the AdminCP under Settings -> Options -> User Registration Options. Under Options towards the bottom change Topic View to Stream View in the drop down.

      Other users can change their default view on the /settings/account page. They can access this in the interface by clicking/tapping their user name in the top right corner and selecting User Settings. Once on the settings page, they can select the account tab (larger screens) or select Account from the dropdown menu under the "Back to Profile" button (smaller screens).
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      Wayne Luke
      The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
      vBulletin 5 API


      • #4
        Hi Wayne,

        Thank you so much, that solved the problem and your help is much appreciated.

        Here are the relevant screen shots to help others find these settings. A visual reference really helps me and hopefully others.

        Admin CP > Settings > Options > User Registration Options

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        User Settings > Account Tab (view) > Display Mode > Posts

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