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LInk to First Unread Post in a thread (Read 689 times)

gusgordon


Taint of Steel

    Hi Eric,

     

    Another RWOL refugee here.  I appreciate the work you've put into RunningAHEAD, and your responsiveness to user suggestions & requests.  So far I'm loving the site. 

     

    Is there any way to implement the option to link to the first unread post in a particular thread?  I know I can always jump to the last post and work backward from there, but being able to jump right to the first unread post would be handy.

     

    Many thanks!

      Well, each person's browser does that.  It even works between my work and home computers with Firefox Sync.

      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

      gusgordon


      Taint of Steel

        Well, each person's browser does that.  It even works between my work and home computers with Firefox Sync.

         

        LL, thanks, but...how?  I've tried FF, Chrome, and Safari, and I can either go to the very first post in a thread (by clicking the thread title) or to the last post made in a thread (by clicking the hyperlink in the "Last Post" column), but not to the first post that I have not read in a thread.  

          gusgordon,

          I'm currently discussing the enhancements to the forums with another fellow programmer.  I can't make any promises on when it'll be available because I'm making a push to wrap up the first installment of log changes by end of the year.

           

          eric Smile


          Samurai in Training

            I think you are already doing this.  If I click on a "Recent Topic" that I have already visited, I think it is taking me to where I left off.  That is from the primary forums page.


            Bad Ass

              I think you are already doing this.  If I click on a "Recent Topic" that I have already visited, I think it is taking me to where I left off.  That is from the primary forums page.

               

              It takes you to the last post on the thread.  I'd never opened this thread and it took me straight to your post.

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              Samurai in Training

                It takes you to the last post on the thread.  I'd never opened this thread and it took me straight to your post.

                 

                Bummer, it must just bring us to the last post.


                Bacon Party!

                  Agreed.

                  I have no idea what LedLincoln is talking about. I can go to the beginning of the thread or the last post (depending on which link I use); but I've yet to find anything that takes me to the first post since my last visit.

                  Liz

                  pace sera, sera

                    Hi folks,

                    I just added this feature.  When you are in a forum, you can click on the topic's subject to go to the first post since you last read it.  Originally, I was going to put this functionality in the icon to the left of the topic subject, but then I thought how often do you really want to go to the first post of the thread?  If I'm wrong about this, I can change it.

                     

                    I haven't figured out how best to apply it to the recent topics list.  I guess it could be an icon.  If you have suggestions, please let me know.

                     

                    As you browse through the forums, you'll notice the topic's icon will reflect whether you have read the entire thread.  This update should help the folks reading very active threads.  Enjoy!

                     

                    eric Smile

                      Hi folks,

                      I just added this feature.  When you are in a forum, you can click on the topic's subject to go to the first post since you last read it.  Originally, I was going to put this functionality in the icon to the left of the topic subject, but then I thought how often do you really want to go to the first post of the thread?  If I'm wrong about this, I can change it.

                       

                      I haven't figured out how best to apply it to the recent topics list.  I guess it could be an icon.  If you have suggestions, please let me know.

                       

                      As you browse through the forums, you'll notice the topic's icon will reflect whether you have read the entire thread.  This update should help the folks reading very active threads.  Enjoy!

                       

                      eric Smile

                       

                      How's that for customer service.  Thanks it works great. 

                      gusgordon


                      Taint of Steel

                        Thanks, Eric!!!!!!!

                        CrisRuns


                          wow, thanks!

                            You're the best Eric. Thanks

                             

                             


                            Bad Ass

                              Hi folks,

                              I just added this feature.  When you are in a forum, you can click on the topic's subject to go to the first post since you last read it.  Originally, I was going to put this functionality in the icon to the left of the topic subject, but then I thought how often do you really want to go to the first post of the thread?  If I'm wrong about this, I can change it.

                               

                              I haven't figured out how best to apply it to the recent topics list.  I guess it could be an icon.  If you have suggestions, please let me know.

                               

                              As you browse through the forums, you'll notice the topic's icon will reflect whether you have read the entire thread.  This update should help the folks reading very active threads.  Enjoy!

                               

                              eric Smile

                               

                              I noticed it tonight.  I was like whoa, did eric work on this already?  Thanks.

                              Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                              Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon

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                              "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                                Awesome addition, thanks, Eric (and gusgordon for suggesting it).  

                                 

                                In terms of what to do with the Recent Topics list, I'd suggest the same thing... I think it makes more sense to have the first unread post as default than the most recent post, does it not? 

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