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"Mark as read" button
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorKulju
Registered: March 14, 2007
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I would love to see manual "Mark as read" button for each subforum, instead on some time based automated marking. I don't know what the time interval at the moment is, but it doesn't work anyway. At the moment if you have very active thread on some subforum, you cannot monitor new posts based on "unread" posts icon since status doesn't change right after you actually have read all the unread posts on that subforum. This also leads into situations where unread icon completely loses it's point, since some threads can actually have unread posts and some don't and they both have unread posts icon active. Present system also have two other problems:

- Every time you contribute, entering contribution notes is counted as forum visit and all posts will marked as read.
- You cannot just keep Invelos forums page open all the time, since after some time all post will be automatically marked read no matter if you actually read them or not.

All other forums I read use manual Mark as read function and IMHO it works much better.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorKulju
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For example this thread still is marked as unread and I was the last (and only) one posting in it 1,5 hours ago. I have no idea what should trigger to make it as read.
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+1
This is the only forum I know, where the threads I visit keep marked as unread. So it would be good to have those threads automatically switched to read until a new post is submitted by someone else.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorKulju
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Quoting StaNDarD:
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This is the only forum I know, where the threads I visit keep marked as unread. So it would be good to have those threads automatically switched to read until a new post is submitted by someone else.

On top on this we need also "Mark as read" button each subforum to mark those threads read which you don't actually read/follow. Otherwise main forum page will always show subforums with unread posts. It would be painfully slow to individually open each thread you don't read, just to mark them "read".
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorKulju
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"Quoted posts should reflect edits" thread still show as unread, even the last post was mine almost 3,5 hours ago. I don't get this forum's logic.
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Quoting Kulju:
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I would love to see manual "Mark as read" button for each subforum, instead on some time based automated marking.

I would prefer that Invelos' programming efforts remain focused on DVD Profiler rather than on the forum software.

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"Quoted posts should reflect edits" thread still show as unread, even the last post was mine almost 3,5 hours ago. I don't get this forum's logic.

IIRC you have to leave this site for about an hour to get all old 'new threads' marked as unread and see only new 'new threads' as unread. As long as you reload this site at least once within this time frame they'll never disappear.
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You don't even have to wait that long. All you have to do is sign out and sign back in. I been doing it that way for years.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorKulju
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You don't even have to wait that long. All you have to do is sign out and sign back in. I been doing it that way for years.

That workaround actually solves part of the problem, thanks. I still wish that we could have a bit more user friendly method for this.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorLewis_Prothero
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Registered: May 19, 2007
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+1 For this request 
It all seems so stupid, it makes me want to give up!
But why should I give up, when it all seems so stupid?


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The disadvantage of the current system is, that everything will be marked read when you log out. There is no way to see next time which stuff you haven't read during the last visit.


Although I agree, seeing how slow development is already, I would not consider it a priority request and prefer that the next program update is worked on instead.
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That's why I use the today's active topics part of the website, very easy to see what's actually new. Not sure what the limit is though, so it may be that some topics will get knocked off the bottom of the list on the odd occassion the forum is really active (not often).
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+1
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