Go to first UNREAD post in topic

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  • #210745

    sjs – GiH Admin
    Keymaster
    Aristotelic

    So, if I understand it well, you come back to the site after a couple of days and you see NEW POSTS SINCE LAST VISIT and you can either

    • click on the TOPIC itself which takes you to the first post in that topic, POST NUMBER 1 in other words
    • click on the FRESHNESS which takes you to the last post in that topic

    But suppose there are 10 posts in the topic and you last read post number 5. In the example above you can either go to post 1 or post 10.

    You want to click a link to go to post 6 which is your last read post in that topic.

    Is that what you are all on about?  :scratch:

    GiH Admin

  • #210747

    brenda
    Participant
    Hoplite

    YES, YES, YES! Every forum I’ve ever seen has this function “FIRST UNREAD POST”…even this forum had it before.

  • #210763

    sjs – GiH Admin
    Keymaster
    Aristotelic

    Aaaaahhh.

    Why didn’t you say?  :whistle:   :heart:   :whistle:   😉  :bye:   :good:

    GiH Admin

  • #210764

    brenda
    Participant
    Hoplite

    😯 :wacko:   👿  :wacko:

  • #210791

    Ian
    Participant
    Homeric

    Aaaaahhh. Why didn’t you say? :whistle: :heart: :whistle: 😉 :bye: :good:

     

    OK, you’ve had your fun :yahoo:

    Had them wound up pretty well, didn’t you… 😈

  • #210931

    kiwi
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Well hallelujah.  I just saw that this is available. will try it now

  • #210932

    kiwi
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Ok, so I just posted the reply before this, and decided I wanted to go to the go to unread posts button, so I scrolled to the top of the page…..problem is, the button is not there, it is, but not clickable.

    We need the unread posts button to be within easy reach after posting a reply, or reading a post. It should be available on every page. That would make life simple.

  • #211004

    sjs – GiH Admin
    Keymaster
    Aristotelic

    Well, we’re working on it but it’s actually quite a major undertaking.

    You see we have 3,000+ users and 5,000+ topics and we have to keep a note of where every single user is up to on every single topic.

    But we’re working on it.

    In the meantime there’s a new icon like this

    folder_new

    It shows you if there are UNREAD posts in that particular topic.

    Clicking on the icon takes you to the unread post in the topic.

    Let me know if it’s any use.

    And if you find there are millions of this icon all over the place, just click on MARK ALL FORUMS AS READ and it’ll clear them out.

    GiH Admin

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  • #211051

    brenda
    Participant
    Hoplite

    uuuummm…not much use to me, sjs…that new little icon that’s supposed to tell us about unread posts is on every single thread…even ones with the last post more than a year ago.  :scratch:

  • #211068

    Ian
    Participant
    Homeric

    Disagree. It’s not as handy as “go to first unread post in this topic” would be but at least is shows whether it’s worth checking the topic. B-)

  • #220515

    the reiver
    Participant
    Oracle

    Totally off the wall, but is it possible that posts could be in reverse order, so that the first one shown is the freshist ?

     

    😎

     

  • #220516

    kolofarthos
    Participant
    Homeric

    Good bit of lateral thinking. Would overcome the current problem where long threads are not paged and a lot of scrolling required to get to the end. Perhaps a button to sort chronologically high/low or reverse might be easy to implement?

  • #220521

    kiwi
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    I have overcome this problem by clicking on the date stamp…  example, where it says at the top of the thread in blue font, that kolly answered a post 1 hour ago. I click on that and it takes me to the end of the thread. Try it.

    As for new posts..voila! They are happily sitting on my left in the side bar. I love it. Am still using the red bell too, which sometimes doesn’t understand when I’ve read posts and still keeps spitting them back at me, but…it’s a lot better than before.

  • #220525

    brenda
    Participant
    Hoplite

    Like kiwi, I also click on the date and time stamp, which takes me to the last (therefore newest) post in the thread, then I have to scroll backwards to get to the first UNREAD post, by me. I don’t want to keep saying this same thing over and over. I know SJS knows what the issue is and I’m just accepting that it’s not going to get fixed, :wacko:

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