Replies in a topic being marked as read

Discussion in 'Site Support & News' started by LordFett, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. LordFett

    LordFett Sr Member

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    Is there a way that replies in a topic can be marked as read and not read?

    If I ready "Such and such" a topic and its 3 replies then move on to "thread 2" and its 12 replies and come back to "such and such" and it now has 7 replies the 4 new ones don't appear any different then the previous 3.

    Right next to the time stamp on the top of the replie there is a little piece of paper with one corner turned down. It is always white, most boards would have read replies while and unread/new replies a yellow color (color isn't important, just a difference between read and unread is).

    If you take a look at TDH's new forum you can see what I mean.

    I can post some screenies when I get home (Work blocks all ports and I can't upload right now).
     
  2. LordFett

    LordFett Sr Member

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    Here is what I am talking about. On TDH if you've read a thread and there are new posts and old posts there is a marker that shows the difference.

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    Here all posts look the same once inside a thread. Unless I remember specifically I don't know if I've viewed a particular post or not.

    Anyone know if there is a global setting, individual setting or something to modify this?
     
  3. LordFett

    LordFett Sr Member

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    Actually the board should be able to tell if I read something or not. It remembers the last time I visited. It should also know the last time I read a specific thread. If it compares that time with the time of any replies it should be able to tell me if a reply is new to me or not.

    My php board I run is able to do this as well.

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    Also TDH's url.
     
  4. Atarian

    Atarian Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  5. LordFett

    LordFett Sr Member

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    That is a great feature many boards are not using much of any more. The first PHP boards I used to go to had this and it was the best.
     

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