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list of unread topics

Post by baileyman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:00 pm

If as seems likely TromboneChat succeeds, perhaps others may also think having a page listing posts since last visit would be helpful. TTF was apparently calcified software. If the software here is any more flexible, adding such a useful listing common on other lists I frequent would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by Neo Bri » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:12 pm

If you're using the Latte theme, it's already built in.

Just below the TromboneChat logo is a Hamburger menu (three small horizontal lines button) - click that and you'll see lots of coolio stuff, and unread topics is in there!
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Post by Neo Bri » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:13 pm

By the way, that's how I found your topic quickly.
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Post by hyperbolica » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:15 pm

I use the Active Topics list, but the menu upper left has unread posts as well.
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and then the red page icons indicate the last post I didn't read within that thread.

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So I can see things I've read and not read.
I think this forum has better options than the TTF.
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by baileyman » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:34 am

Cool. Thx. How id yours turn blue?
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by Matt K » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:00 am

baileyman wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:34 am
Cool. Thx. How id yours turn blue?
Click on the person shaped icon in your menu, then select user control panel.
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The blue one is ProSilver, although the Flat Style Blue is similar. Note that we haven't done anything to these themes yet though we'll be adding the logo hopefully soon to them.
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by Drizabone » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:23 pm

Matt,

the unread posts lists is great Mat, thanks.

One extra thing I'd find really useful is if you could take us to the last post we haven't read when we enter a thread. I hope its easy to do.

tia and for your great work
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by hyperbolica » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:02 pm

Drizabone wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Matt,
the unread posts lists is great Mat, thanks.
One extra thing I'd find really useful is if you could take us to the last post we haven't read when we enter a thread. I hope its easy to do.
tia and for your great work


Yeah, that's what the red rectangle (sheet of paper with the corner folded over)is for to the left of each thread. If you hover over it with the mouse, it gives the tooltip "Unread Post". Also, if you look in the upper right of a thread, there is a link for "First Unread Post". There are a lot of helpful links, you just have to find them.
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Post by Neo Bri » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:14 pm

One other thing is that you can change the default direction of the posts in your User CP. For example, you can have posts going with newest at the top by default.
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Post by Neo Bri » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:15 pm

Oh, and I didn't know about the little piece of paper link. Cool.
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Post by Drizabone » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:58 pm

thanks guys
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by Matt K » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:27 pm

You can also sort posts I'm descending order so the new ones show on top. That's how I view the forum
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by baileyman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:55 am

I'm now looking around for some kind of switch to point me to the last unread comment in a post, else I think as per TTF I will be forever paging down...
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Post by Matt K » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:16 am

baileyman wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:55 am
I'm now looking around for some kind of switch to point me to the last unread comment in a post, else I think as per TTF I will be forever paging down...

As far as I am aware, this feature has not been implemented in phpBB. One of the developers commented a few years ago:
If you select for a time limit "Since my last visit" then you will only see posts since your last visits. phpBB does not track whether you read an individual topic or post. It merely checks your last visit date with the last topic post date and assumes there are posts in that topic you have not read. Smartfeed can filter posts so that only those after your last visit date and time are shown.
However, a workaround could be using the RSS feeds and using an aggregator like feedbin.

There is a way to go to the last post, which is by clicking the arrow next to the 'last post' author. And, as I do, viewing the pages in reverse so that the newest post is on top and the oldest posts on the bottom. That way, even on threads with >50 posts, the content I'm viewing is probably never on page 2 or greater.
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by MoominDave » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:31 am

TTF had a list which I always started my site sessions with - new replies to threads already posted to - and the links were to the next unread comment in that thread.

Any chance? Or is it here already, and I haven't spotted it?
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Post by afugate » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:56 am

If I understand what you're asking... This icon works for me.
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by MoominDave » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:15 am

That finds you the first unread post in that thread, ta. What I'm looking for is a list of threads that I've previously posted to (I've seen this labelled as "subscribed threads" on other forums) that have new posts. Was it only me that used that on TTF (surely not...)?
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Post by mrpillow » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:21 am

If you click the three bar icon tab you can click on "your topics" and it will show them in order of most recent postings. Doesn't show strictly ones with new posts but does include them.
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Post by Neo Bri » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:36 am

mrpillow wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:21 am
If you click the three bar icon tab you can click on "your topics" and it will show them in order of most recent postings. Doesn't show strictly ones with new posts but does include them.
Exactly. That three-bar tiny tab immediately below the TromboneChat logo is called a "hamburger menu" cause it looks like a little burger. Click that for lots of options.
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by Matt K » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:41 am

You can also navigate straight to: http://trombonechat.com/search.php?sear ... nreadposts or make that URL a bookmark. That's generally what I've been doing.
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by MoominDave » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:11 am

Yes, that’s it. Thanks!
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Re: list of unread topics

Post by BGuttman » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:41 pm

Note that in other skins, the "hamburger" has the term "Quick Links" next to it.

Active Topics seems to go back a week for any posts.
New Posts seems to go back to your last visit.
Unread Posts works like New Posts, but limits you to unread posts (listed by topic).
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