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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
It seems as though one must mark the forums read else it never gets marked as read after a timeout (as before).
Perhaps the automatic mark forums read will be implemented in the future but I would find it most useful if one could set a preference to:
Mark "this forum" read
Mark All Forums read
Popup a dialog box asking which to mark (as currently implemented).
post #2 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geof View Post

It seems as though one must mark the forums read else it never gets marked as read after a timeout (as before).
Perhaps the automatic mark forums read will be implemented in the future but I would find it most useful if one could set a preference to:
Mark "this forum" read
Mark All Forums read
Popup a dialog box asking which to mark (as currently implemented).

Agreed, im finding this a bit annoying as i have to click "mark read" after i leave each section.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
If it's not possible to create a preference as mentioned in the OP is it possible to have two buttons....one for Mark THIS Forum Read and another for Mark ALL Forums Read. The existing popup dialog is really annoying.....
post #4 of 12
It is quite easy to MARK ALL READ..

When you get done with your session,just goto the main index

http://www.avsforum.com/f

Then click "MARK FORUMS READ"

http://www.avsforum.com/forums/mark_read/redirect_back/1/no_confirm/1/forum_id/203

That will reset your post counter and EVERY THREAD ON EVERY BASE WILL NOT BE HIGHLIGHTED!!
post #5 of 12
Personally I like that posts aren't automatically marked as read. I found it a PITA that I couldn't take a break without losing track of what I already read.
post #6 of 12
What I REALLY LIKE is that you can still goto YOUR LAST POST in a thread EVEN AFTER MARKING THE BASES READ!!

Earlier I accidently clicked MARK ALL READ and forgot about 1 post of mine I hadnt checked since my last session that had NEW ACTIVITY (since my last visit) ,, I went to the thread and the link "GOTO YOUR LAST POST" was still there! (Quite Conveinent as thats where i left off reading last session (Thats better than on VBB where once clicking MARK ALL READ,you cant goto specific places in a thread (EASILY ANYWAY)))
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dude111 View Post

It is quite easy to MARK ALL READ..
When you get done with your session,just goto the main index
http://www.avsforum.com/f
Then click "MARK FORUMS READ"
http://www.avsforum.com/forums/mark_read/redirect_back/1/no_confirm/1/forum_id/203
That will reset your post counter and EVERY THREAD ON EVERY BASE WILL NOT BE HIGHLIGHTED!!
Well yeah that's easy but so is clicking on Mark forums Read and then selecting Mark this forum or Mark all forums. BUT, neither is expedient. Why have a button that brings up tow more necessary mouse clicks? This could be much quicker and totally avoidable by having two buttons....one for Mark THIS forum read and another for mark ALL forums read. One click and done. I find the current implementation quite annoying and going to yet a new page to accomplish something that could be done with 1 click in the current forum is IMO really ridiculous.


I agree that having the ability to jump to your last post is nice.
post #8 of 12
To mark a single forum, just click on the 'Mark This Forum Read' button that conveniently appears adjacent to every forum in the main index. eek.gif No extra Mouseclicks!!!!!!
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
I don't use the main forum index. I have individual forums bookmarked and just go to the specific forums I read. The Mark forums Read in each forum takes 3 mouse clicks to accomplish said task. The suggested work arounds work but this is more f'ing around.
post #10 of 12
Actually 2 mouse clicks. One to open the window, one to confirm the default action which is the forum you are reading. Which is what I would think you would want seeing you maybe have not read the other forum sections as of yet that you visit. At least this way at least you are sure you are doing what you want to do vs a opps with one click.

I am wondering what you or others may say if their was not a confirmation click if you clicked it by mistake and with one click clearing it all? To me, it is a safety thing.

I only mentioning this only in case it helps to see the other side of why.

Thanks
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
David,

I have a set of forum bookmarks and I progress thru the various forums and when I'm done looking at everything that is when I elect to Mark all forums read. I could see the advantage of marking an individual forum as read if one doesn't look at others...that is why I suggested having two buttons....one to mark the forum you're in as read and the other to mark all as read. Having a confirmation is fine but I would prefer the default "yes" be selected by hitting return or enter key. As it is currently neither option is highlighted so it currently takes 3 mouse clicks to mark the current forum or all forums read (1 to open the dialog, another to select "this or all" and a 3rd to Mark as read or cancel. I know it seems like a nit but having two buttons (in each forum, one button for mark all forums read and another for mark this forum read) and then a confirmation dialog with "Mark as read" highlighted would streamline the process nicely (IMO)...as then it would take one mouse click and a return or enter keystroke. I like the rest of the new stuff though.....
post #12 of 12
"Mark all as read" doesn't work for me.

I tried it in my last three visits and each time when I return posts from my previous are still in bold.

Actually it does work on the same computer; but apparently not on different ones; I visit from work and home.

Is there a way to make it work by ID'ing just the user?

[edit] well it seems to have worked from home to work, guess I'll see what happens when I get home tonight
Edited by noah katz - 6/29/12 at 12:19pm
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