Originally Posted by Guru
Personally I would much rather have the pop up, that way I know right off the bat that it is an old thread.
Pop ups and blinking are the two biggest no-no's in web design. I like ya a lot, but do the world a favor and don't ever design a web site
. It is just the first step in trying to figure out how to implement it. Ideally the table in which the thread link is in might just have the word "OLD" or "BUMP", or a small icon marking it as such. Maybe a different colored row marking it as old... All of the plugins that other people have built just have a nice line stating that the thread is old above the OP, which I'm guessing 99.5% of would scroll right by.