Mark as “Read”

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  • Jeff Schewe
    Jeff Schewe
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    on: September 20, 2020 at 1:17 am

    Sure wish there was a way to to mark a thread as read to get rid of the unread or new reply tabs to make it easier to scan for new things of possible interest. Many threads are simply not interesting to me but it becomes very difficult to see new stuff at a glance and the New Posts Since Last Visit is lacking the ability to see what sub-forum the new posts are from making it more difficult to track those subforms I want to follow…

     

    Just sayin’, that old forum whose name escapes me had the ability to mark an entire subform as “Read” and return to the main forums. It’s something I really, really miss…

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: Mark as “Read”
    Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    I usually use Topics Freshness rather than New Posts … Your idea certainly has merit, though.

    Mike.

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    Christopher Sanderson
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    Re: Mark as “Read”
    Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020 at 11:48 am

    I will ask the techs if this is possible in WordPress/bbPress but a look through the admin side suggests that it may not be.

    The closest method of achieving the old forum functionality is to use the Subscribe function. Thus when you visit, you can limit the threads viewed to those to which you have subscribed. But in order to pick up a new thread of interest, you would still need to look at Topics Freshness or Posts since Last Visit. 

    Jeff Schewe
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    Re: Mark as “Read”
    Reply #3 on: September 22, 2020 at 3:55 am

    Chris, well, thanks for running it up the flag pole…

    General User
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    Re: Mark as “Read”
    Reply #4 on: October 1, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    We are experimenting with a forum-wide “Mark as Read” feature. If you see a button or link like that, it may not yet appear to do anything

    Stay tuned

    Chris Sanderson

    Jeff Schewe
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    Re: Mark as “Read”
    Reply #5 on: October 2, 2020 at 4:26 am

    Kool!

    Bud James
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    Re: Mark as “Read”
    Reply #6 on: October 7, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Sure wish there was a way to to mark a thread as read to get rid of the unread or new reply tabs to make it easier to scan for new things of possible interest. Many threads are simply not interesting to me but it becomes very difficult to see new stuff at a glance and the New Posts Since Last Visit is lacking the ability to see what sub-forum the new posts are from making it more difficult to track those subforms I want to follow…

     

    Just sayin’, that old forum whose name escapes me had the ability to mark an entire subform as “Read” and return to the main forums. It’s something I really, really miss…

    I agree. That would be a nice feature.

    Regards,

    Bud James

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    Christopher Sanderson
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    Re: Mark as “Read”
    Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020 at 9:41 am

    It looks like this is now implemented. At the head of each forum, there is now a ‘Mark all as Read’ link and the appropriate confirmation once clicked. Seems to me to work well. Please give feedback here.

    Jeff Schewe
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    Re: Mark as “Read”
    Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Chris, seems to work well on threads where the Mark As Read shows up. Not all threads with unread messages seem to have it…but thanks you very much for adding this!

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