Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

Technical question - Mark Forums Read

Rules, Regulations, Announcements, Technical Issues, Etc.

Technical question - Mark Forums Read

Postby footsteps » Sat May 30, 2009 9:44 pm

There is something I noticed soon after the forum was upgraded, but it's taken til now for me to muster up the energy to mention it (I'm a lazy old sod).

Previously, when I would browse into the forum section, the subsections that contained posts that I hadn't read since the last time I'd been there had the little red/white shield icon to alert me. Within the subforums (subforae?), a similar icon highlighted threads with new (since last visit) posts. Conveniently, when I would come back the next day (or so), only those forums (forae?) and threads that had new activity since my last visit would be similarly icon-ed.

Now, it seems that in order for only new activity to be highlighted on my next visit, I either have to have read every new thread the last time, or remember to have clicked the little "Mark Forums Read" thingy before I left the last time. Otherwise, everything starts to be marked as "new activity", no matter how old.

I've poked around the User Control Panel to see if there is a switch to flick in order to make this function automatic, but I have thus far failed to find it - if it exists.

I rather enjoyed the automatic "mark as read" function. Having to remember to manually click the thingy with each visit is slightly more annoying than overseeing gong farmers.

Is there any respite available for an aromatically challenged, lazy old sod? :wave:

Alan
I'm a human BEING, not a human doing!
The two most important days of your life are the day you are born
and the day you discover why. (Donald Sensing)
One plus one equals three... for large values of one. (Bruce Fournier)
User avatar
footsteps
Tastes good with ketchup
 
Posts: 1680
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:03 am
Location: Canada

Re: Technical question - Mark Forums Read

Postby Maedhros » Sat May 30, 2009 11:09 pm

footsteps wrote:Within the subforums (subforae?), a similar icon highlighted threads with new (since last visit) posts. Conveniently, when I would come back the next day (or so), only those forums (forae?)


Second declension neuter: s. forum, pl. fora ;) (of course speaking of within the subfora would in Latin mean that it should be declined in ablative, giving the form subforis but let's not get over the top here...)

As for your actual question I've also found it mildy annoying but I don't know what to do about it...
"Hinc satis elucet maiorem habere uim ad discenda ista liberam curiositatem quam meticulosam necessitatem.”
- Augustinus Hipponensis
User avatar
Maedhros
Knight Templar
Knight Templar
 
Posts: 1897
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:22 pm
Location: The dark forests of Sweden

Re: Technical question - Mark Forums Read

Postby Athos » Sun May 31, 2009 1:47 am

Someone (I think it was Sava) told me that the feature you're referring to was a glitch in the old forum programming and there was no way to replicate it in the new.

Which is a real pity, since I liked it too.

Steve
User avatar
Athos
Councilor of the Realm
 
Posts: 4140
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:33 am
Location: Nevada

Re: Technical question - Mark Forums Read

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:03 pm

I'm actually happy with this the way it is. The old way, occasionally when I logged off it would suddenly mark all forums as read. Since I pop in and out of the forums throughout the day, it's not like I read every thread when I'm here, so it was always annoying to have to try to go back and figure out which things had new content that I hadn't seen. Especially annoying from the standpoint of moderating, I suppose, since I do try to at least peek at the active threads.

Bruce
User avatar
Bruce N H
Precentor of the Scriptorium
Precentor of the Scriptorium
 
Posts: 6690
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:11 pm
Location: Middle Zealand

Re: Technical question - Mark Forums Read

Postby footsteps » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:43 pm

Bruce N H wrote:I'm actually happy with this the way it is. The old way, occasionally when I logged off it would suddenly mark all forums as read. Since I pop in and out of the forums throughout the day, it's not like I read every thread when I'm here, so it was always annoying to have to try to go back and figure out which things had new content that I hadn't seen. Especially annoying from the standpoint of moderating, I suppose, since I do try to at least peek at the active threads.

Bruce

Well, stink. Oh wait, that's me!

Ah well, this old dog will need to learn a new trick.

Alan
I'm a human BEING, not a human doing!
The two most important days of your life are the day you are born
and the day you discover why. (Donald Sensing)
One plus one equals three... for large values of one. (Bruce Fournier)
User avatar
footsteps
Tastes good with ketchup
 
Posts: 1680
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:03 am
Location: Canada


Return to Administrative

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest