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Author Topic: Show Unread Posts  (Read 5774 times)

czb

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« on: November 24, 2009, 01:19:50 AM »
Hi,

I have one question. When reading unread posts I usually go through them and middle click those I like to display in a new tab. When I pick all the topics I want, I read them. If the unread posts are on multiple pages I go to the next page. And here the problem occurs. Let say I have middle clicked on 5 topics. When clicking on the next page, the five topics are not unread anymore and the whole list moves up. So the result is that I have to click on page 1 once again to see the 5 topics which have moved from page 2 to page 1.

So my question. How do you solve such a problem :P ? What is your way of reading unread posts? Probably, I use a completely wrong way to read them :-[

Thanks in advance,
Oldrich
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Re: Show Unread Posts
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 02:00:52 AM »
i have a solution, start at the end page, then the previous pages do not get messed up.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2009, 02:02:27 AM by mouser »

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Re: Show Unread Posts
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 02:17:41 AM »
That is actually a very good idea  :Thmbsup:
This link works fine:
http://www.donationc...read;all;start=10000

PS: I hope there will never be more than 10000 unread posts :D
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Re: Show Unread Posts
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 02:31:09 AM »
i just want to say that any day that i see a czb post is a day that makes me happy :)

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Re: Show Unread Posts
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 03:06:39 AM »
I always open new tabs for all individual "unread posts" pages - then I open tabs for the topics that interest me. When I'm plowing through that, I repeat the process to catch new topics that might have popped up while I went through the first cycle :)
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Re: Show Unread Posts
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 03:20:34 AM »
that's another good solution - hadn't thought of that.

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Re: Show Unread Posts
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009, 07:05:27 AM »
I always open new tabs for all individual "unread posts" pages - then I open tabs for the topics that interest me. When I'm plowing through that, I repeat the process to catch new topics that might have popped up while I went through the first cycle :)

I agree. This is far the best solution. Thanks :Thmbsup:
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Re: Show Unread Posts
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009, 10:07:03 AM »
FWIW, I do the same thing as f0dder.

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Re: Show Unread Posts
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2009, 01:09:38 PM »
Likewise, I've always done what f0dder and skwire do. :)

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Re: Show Unread Posts
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 06:55:50 AM »
The most efficient way I could figure for doing this was to subscribe to Donation Coder in my Google Reader.
That way, the unread posts then all obligingly pop up for me to skim over or view as I see fit. If I spot one that I want to read, then I can either read it in Google Reader, or (maybe better) click on it and that takes me to the whole discussion thread in the DC discussion forum. (That's exactly what I did before I made this comment.)

I don't want to read all DC forum comments, and I use Google Reader to enable me to to quickly see which are the new unread comments for any given discussion and which are new discussion posts.