Feedback Tell us what you think of the site, forum or anything, feel free to suggest too!

Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#1) Old
blackoutmini blackoutmini is offline
Junior Member
Posts: 24
Join Date: Jan 2009
Default Reset new post red notification upon log out - 01-30-2009, 11:22 PM

So just a suggestion:

In some of the other forums I belong to when you log in and there is a new post to a thread it is marked in a color. This forum marks the threads in RED when there is a new post.

However, sometimes I am not interested in all of the topics but no matter if I log in or out they are still denoted in RED. It is only until I click on that thread that the RED icon disappears.

What do you all think about when you log out, if you did not look at a thread it removes the RED denotation from the thread and only adds it if the there is a new post since the last time you logged in?

It is like having a clean desktop to me. I feel the urge to go and click on all of the threads just so that they are not RED anymore. Hope that made sense.
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
topdog topdog is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 301
Join Date: Jan 2009
Default Re: Reset new post red notification upon log out - 01-30-2009, 11:43 PM

I'm accustomed/adjusted to how it works; some forum software actually marks things as read when my session expires, so the auto-login that kicks in suddenly turns all the unread posts into read ones and I find that behaviour annoying (happens to me on vbulletin 3.6 fwiw).

So I prefer having the choice; anytime I want to click Mark All Read I can do so (whether I'm going to logout or not), whereas if I'm halfway through reading what I want to, but have to take a break, I can be sure when I come back the status here is still accurately reflected.

It is something that should be an option if implemented - the situation I mentioned that bugs me does not give me the choice on whether I want it to babysit the read status or not, it wouldn't matter to me how crazy its guesswork was if I wasn't forced into using it.
Reply With Quote

« Links in New Tab | Number of posts per page »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Copyright © 2008-2016