[suggestion] (one more) Tag all the posts on the "posts since last visit" as "read"



  • I imagine most people will not want to read every single post, they will scan the titles and open just the ones that matter to them or that they think they can help. In less than 12 hours I get over a page of "unread posts" and we are still "early" in the game.

    It would be great if we had a button somewhere on the page where you say "I am done with these!". Maybe is not worth ... I am just trying to figure out a way to make the page help me keep up with threads that may be interesting to me.



  • That sounds like a good idea. Especially as most of us will not know all topics :-))
    That would make scanning of new posts faster.



  • I believe the global RSS feed (at least when I last used it) would intimate me of only new threads

    For the existing threads that you are interested in, you could subscribe to them and get notified via mail for updates

    Does this serve your purpose ?



  • In my email client this is named "ignore thread". I never use it though. I prefer to mark everything as read, but makes sense. However, this leads to some complexity that I don't know if the designers will like, because there are virtually dozens of ways in which threads could be sorted and/or highlighted for quickly scanning what you are interested into.



  • [quote author="chetankjain" date="1291740127"]I believe the global RSS feed (at least when I last used it) would intimate me of only new threads

    For the existing threads that you are interested in, you could subscribe to them and get notified via mail for updates

    Does this serve your purpose ?[/quote]

    Not really.... It is not just about the threads you subscribed already.. It is also about the "new" threads that you may be interested on.



  • I agree. I've also had the desire to use a capability like this.





  • [quote author="fcrochik" date="1291743386"]I just added to bug report
    http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTWEBSITE-130
    [/quote]

    Voted!

    I miss this feature, specially after these days away from computers and with a lot of e-mails, feeds and topics to read. Sometimes I prefer to do a "reset" in some stuff, then start following everything again from that point :-)



  • Hehe, I miss this feature also, it's on the list now.

    I'll follow up on the bug report.



  • We actually have this feature, but it's not advertised. We will add the link in a relevant place.

    If you click:

    http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/mark_all_read/

    -it will do just that :)



  • [quote author="mariusg" date="1294085342"]We actually have this feature, but it's not advertised. We will add the link in a relevant place.

    If you click:

    http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/mark_all_read/

    -it will do just that :)[/quote]
    Works like a charm :-)



  • perfect,

    now only the button on the page is missing....



  • In the waiting for the button I added the link it to my browsers bookmark bar.



  • Button added to the search pages now, like the "Posts since last visit" list. Down to the right, big and green.



  • Great! Thanks, it will be very useful...



  • [quote author="mariusg" date="1294238793"]Button added to the search pages now, like the "Posts since last visit" list. Down to the right, big and green.[/quote]

    It marks all the posts on all pages as read? Not only the posts on the respective page.

    And it also does mark the threads as read which went active after loading the current page?



  • [quote author="Volker" date="1294241476"]It marks all the posts on all pages as read? Not only the posts on the respective page.

    And it also does mark the threads as read which went active after loading the current page?[/quote]

    Yes and yes.



  • Ok... this leaves space for improvements :-)

    Would it be possible to restrict the "mark read" to the set of posts currently presented in the search?

    Think of someone reading the backlog after the weekend, 4 pages of new posts, reading some of them, answering etc. When through all 4 pages, he hits the "mark read" - but that would wipe out all the new posts that came in between calling the new posts page and hitting the button.



  • This sounds like a checkbox by the side of each post and another one to check all.... :) I wouldn't mind but it probably will look a little geeky :)



  • Best would be a button/link near the topic to set the respective thread to read (via some AJAX magic).



  • [quote author="Volker" date="1294261740"]Best would be a button/link near the topic to set the respective thread to read (via some AJAX magic).[/quote]

    That could work but then you would need to select one by one... The nice thing about the "old checkboxes" idea is that you can mark all and the unmark some, ..



  • I would prefer the checkbox idea or the one that only marks the currently displayed ones (on the current page?) threads as read. Otherwise it would need lots of clicks...



  • Good ideas here, I have to check if this is something for the forum software vendor to work on, as in "out of scope" for us.

    My personal preference would be to have a "mark all posts on this page as read" button - since I mass-open threads I want to read in other tabs, then close the search result tab.



  • Only now that noticed the big and green thingie at the bottom right ;-)


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