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New Posts?

Post by pablo »

Can we still locate the posts that are new since our last visit? I don't see it here.

Thanks!

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Re: New Posts?

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Yes, you can click the View new posts link at the top of the forum index.
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Re: New Posts?

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Thanks!

I don't think I saw that link at first...but it's there now. I appreciate it!

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Re: New Posts?

Post by crij »

Along the same line, I sort of got used to just panning down the forum list to see which ones got new postings, which was shown through the use of 2 different icons, the same thing happened with individual postings in each forum. Is this a functionality that was lost with the new version of phpBB, a feature that was not turned on, or something I can change in my profile?

It seems a little counter intuitive to have to use the view all new posts when there is a large group of the forums I have little interest in, especially since they are sorted by posting time and not by forum.

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Re: New Posts?

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If there is a new post , the forum icon will be red .
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Re: New Posts?

Post by crij »

I hate to put it this way, but for those of us with color perception problems,... that sucks! On my screen, if I try hard I can barely tell the difference due the line weight of the icon.

I wonder if there is a way (probably a webmaster adjustment) to have different icon images or change the colors to something further apart on the color wheel, ie dark red and bright yellow? Or even do what is done on other boards, the forums and discussions with a new entry are in bold letters and ones that have been read previously are not.

Just a thought,

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Re: New Posts?

Post by Otto Vondrak »

I tend to agree, I think the board needs more contrast.

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Re: New Posts?

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Well, here's something else. I've noticed that the topics stay red forever unless I go into and read the messages. If I am not interested in the topic, I don't go in it. Before, if you just clicked on the forum, the new messages would "disappear" regardless of reading the topics.
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Re: New Posts?

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If you want to reset the new topic icon all you need to do is click on "Mark topics read" at the top right of the topic list. In other words, this makes the topics not read not red.
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Re: New Posts?

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I see, thanks for the tip.

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Re: New Posts?

Post by dj_paige »

On the old board, you didn't have to do anything to have an icon showing which posts were new since you last visited a particular forum. It just happened automatically. On the new board, we either have to click "Mark Topics Read" or actually open the post.

Can we get something like the old board which automatically knows when you visited the forum last and only shows you the posts since that time? I prefer software to do this rather than me having to remember to click "Mark Topics Read".
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Re: New Posts?

Post by GOLDEN-ARM »

Although I haven't tried it, it seems you might be able to use the "User Control Panel" to do something like you want. Going into that area, you can click on "Overview Profile Board", the third tab in the menus. Go to left side, and look for the "Edit display options". It looks like you can change the settings to show only the topics posted in the last day. If you visit once a day, or so, this might be what you want. I just "mark all topics read" as the last thing I do, before I leave. There's still a lot of stuff in the Control Panel area, I haven't used, but you might give it a shot.........








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