The activity pages for each user put the last thread commented in first on the page, but within each thread the comments are in chronological order. I think it would make more sense, and be more intuitive, to have both the thread and the comments in reverse chronological order. This would mean reading down the page would take you deeper into history until you came to the next thread.
posted by OmieWise to Feature Requests at 11:02 AM (24 comments total)
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I find myself using this page most closely when I am either trying to figure out what someone's last comment was on the site (e.g., if I just saw that their profile is disabled) or what their last contribution in an epic thread was. I am certain that everyone uses the page just as I do.
At least on the comment pages it is strange to see the threads in "newest first" but the comments in "newest last." Version notes, medical charts, etc, all use newest first. I know Recent Activity works differently, but it is meant to show all comments, not simply one user's comments. (Although I only ever reread my own comments again and again.)
(I tried to look through previous posts, but couldn't manipulate the search well enough to narrow this down. My apologies if it's already been discussed.)