Author Topic: How do you conveniently read the new posts?  (Read 5348 times)

Offline Macruran

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How do you conveniently read the new posts?
« on: April 08, 2015, 20:11:03 »
The new posts section at the bottom only has the five latest. There are a couple dozen sub boards and it's kind of tedious to click through all of them to see if there's anything new. Is there a better way to do it? RSS any good?
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Re: How do you conveniently read the new posts?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 21:59:17 »
At the top of the page, just below the greeting to you "Hello Macruran", click on "Show unread posts since last visit" and that brings up all the posts since you last logged in.
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Re: How do you conveniently read the new posts?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 22:10:53 »
YOU GENIUS. How did I miss that?
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Re: How do you conveniently read the new posts?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 05:40:34 »
I once made a suggestion that the "new post" button either shows the new unread posts since last visit but at least the last posts of say the last 1-2 days - all threads even if you have read in them already.
For me it is annoying to find a topic AFTER I clicked on it because it won't show again with the current setting. Often I want to post a bit later (after a first glance of all posts) but then I need to find the thread(s) again among all others
. If I don't recall the sub-category this takes a while. Yes, I guess there is an option in the user profile section but it would be nice to do this from the main menu.
Other forums work like this (Klickywelt, funtastic-plastic, TJ...)

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Re: How do you conveniently read the new posts?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 06:06:36 »
For me it is annoying to find a topic AFTER I clicked on it because it won't show again with the current setting.

I believe that is the reason the gods gave us the "MARK UNREAD" button  ;D
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Re: How do you conveniently read the new posts?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 10:16:13 »
I believe that is the reason the gods gave us the "MARK UNREAD" button  ;D

I'd rather not have to click every topic...

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Re: How do you conveniently read the new posts?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 10:26:07 »
I'd rather not have to click every topic...

Ah, you mean on the "outside".. That happens to me all the time too.. When I see stuff on the tabby, I rarely reply.. So I mark them unread... but if the board is not marked as new....
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Re: How do you conveniently read the new posts?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 13:03:40 »
I believe that is the reason the gods gave us the "MARK UNREAD" button  ;D

Or open the post initially in a new tab and don't close it when you close your browser.  It is then avaialble again when  you next open your browser.
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Re: How do you conveniently read the new posts?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2015, 09:27:29 »
Now it is impossible for me to quickly find Tara's post about the pcc info on the new DS sets...I can't find it in the pcc section..
I personally find the playmofriends forum setup very user unfriendly. I would like to see a list of the recent posts even if I have read them. In other forums the color is changing of read threads for easy identificiation.
Anyway, it seems most here are happy (or don't know what they are missing).
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Re: How do you conveniently read the new posts?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2015, 09:55:55 »
I know what you mean. I used to spend a lot of time on this forum, and I always appreciated its clean, non-noisy layout, and clear highlighting of unread material. Among other things, a quiet forum style draws attention to posted images.

As for finding things, the search box works very well :D
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