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Old 23 Jun 2019, 23:39
final kaoss final kaoss is offline
 
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Show previous/next links if you change default thread sorting

So, I've encountered an interesting bug and identified the problem. I'd like to request a mod that allows for the previous/next links to continue to work if you set the thread sorting to something other than default. In my case, alphabetically.

Originally Posted by https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-4/vbulletin-4-questions-problems-and-troubleshooting/3999518-%C2%AB-previous-thread-%7C-next-thread-%C2%BB-missing-when-forums-sorted-alphabetically
For various forums we have set the sorting to "thread title" (using the admin panel) to make sure they are listed alphabetically.

As a result we have no " Previous Thread | Next Thread " links at the bottom of the threads in these forums.

Is this an imperfection , something wrong with our install , or is there a good reason for this ?
The code the looks for the next/previous threads looks based on the date/time the thread was posted and only that, so it must be disabled when anything except the default sort is chosen.
So to jump into more detail about the issue, I made this thread with live examples.

I noticed that if I visit a thread that is a couple of subforums deep, the navlinks dont show up properly. Example:
https://www.vgcheat.com/forum/playst...aystation.html

And here's how nested it is

Forum > Sony Chat & Cheat codes > Playstation 1 Chat > Playstation Cheat Codes > Thread Title

What I'm referring to by navbar_link is the next & previous thread navbar_link that show up below the thread replies. If you go *up* a subforum and view a thread, they show up fine...

So to give a clearer example:

Category > Forum > Navtags work in threads in this forum (Live Example)
Category > Forum > Subforum > Navtags do not work in threads in this subforum, because they are being sorted alphabetically (Live Example)

What can I change to rectify this issue?

Follow the settings in the attachment and browse the edited forum to reproduce the issue.
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Last edited by final kaoss; 23 Jun 2019 at 23:58.
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