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Clicking in the blue dot should take you to your last post.

halkunhalkun Registered User regular
Here is the idea.

I make a post in a thread and the thread is blue-dotted. I then pal around on another sub-forum for about a week and return to find the thread has grown substantially. I would like to pick up where I left off, but don't remember where I was in the thread when I last read it.

Wouldn't it be keen to link the blue dot to your last post. This will serve as not only a signal to show you've posted there but also a bookmark. Interesting idea?

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This idea actually sounds good.

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  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2008
    That's what the little yellow note does, in the case you mentioned.

    After this post, I probably won't look at the Circus again for a while. When I do, I just click the little yellow note which takes me to first post after my last visit, which would be my last post.

    I suppose if you like pounding the 'Mark All Forums Read' link, this would help

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  • LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    There already is this function, it's just not on the Blue Dot.

    There's a little white(ish) coloured "page" icon just to the left of the name of each thread. This takes you to the last post since you viewed the thread. Just click on it and it takes you to the first post since you last posted or viewed the thread, or it takes you to the first post if you haven't read the thread yet.

    Looks like Satan. beat me to it though.

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Goddamnit, I didn't see the little note. That's a little unintuitive, (and kind of small). The note works a little different. The note takes you to the last thing you read, and if you have never read the thread, it takes you to the beginning.

    I was think more of a user interface improvement there it takes you to the last post you made. Kind of a cause-effect kind of thing.

    == EDIT ==

    Aha, and this is where the yellow note fails.

    I've already clicked on the thread's end, which took me to the last page, and now wish to backtrack to my last post... It's trivial I guess.

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2008
    I'm not too keen on the idea, and I'm not really interested in coding it, but if you can get them to take it upstream, I won't REM it out.

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Thanks Ramius!

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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Aside from the fact that I don't know why you would visit the last page of a thread and then attempt to go back multiple pages via the yellow note, you can use the search feature while in a thread to just search for your own posts, which will lead you to the most recent one.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The note works differently and doesn't really take me to the post I want it to take me to unless I've read every prior page in the thread. I like this idea.

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    JC of DI wrote: »
    Aside from the fact that I don't know why you would visit the last page of a thread and then attempt to go back multiple pages via the yellow note, you can use the search feature while in a thread to just search for your own posts, which will lead you to the most recent one.

    that is tedious, hence this suggestion. i approve of this feature request!

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  • LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Fallout wrote: »
    The note works differently and doesn't really take me to the post I want it to take me to unless I've read every prior page in the thread. I like this idea.

    If you haven't read a thread at all, jump to page 33 and make a post, and then fuck off for a week, when you click on the Note when you come back, it will take you to the first post made after your post. (You don't need to have read everything before your post.)

    But, I can see that the note may not work for everyone if they read ahead but then for some reason want to just go back to the last post they made, regardless of them reading ahead past that.

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Hey i had an idea. How about double clicking on a thread's orange dot makes it count as read? You know like you can do with whole forums in the main index. That would be cool, I'd use it a lot. Like when they turn orange when it is my post that I just made. That should be fixed as well, though.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited September 2008
    Unfortunatetly double clicking on the dot is already in the moderation funcionality as locking a thread

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Unfortunatetly double clicking on the dot is already in the moderation funcionality as locking a thread

    Surely we can be trusted with moderator functionality.

    It's not like that kind of thing has failed in the past.

    Spectacularly.

    >.>

    <.<

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Unfortunatetly double clicking on the dot is already in the moderation funcionality as locking a thread

    d'oh

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    Well, if they consider it up-stream I am sure they can include a check to see if a user is a moderator or not.

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  • SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    But then what if a moderator wants to mark the thread as read?

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    Well then we're going to start running out of threads to post in

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    Smasher wrote: »
    But then what if a moderator wants to mark the thread as read?

    I guess they will just have to live with the crushing disappointment.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    Unfortunatetly double clicking on the dot is already in the moderation funcionality as locking a thread

    I never knew that.

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Unfortunatetly double clicking on the dot is already in the moderation funcionality as locking a thread
    I never knew that.
    How the hell do you not know that?

    Do you ever actually moderate anything?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    It's not like we have a manual that explains the nuances of the software. I've always just used thread tools.

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It's not like we have a manual that explains the nuances of the software. I've always just used thread tools.
    We've had this discussion several times in the past.

    And there is, in fact, a manual that explains the nuances of the software. It's just really fucking long.

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  • DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Than is scary when he gets like this.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    DeShadowC wrote: »
    Than is scary when he gets like this.

    Uppity?

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited October 2008
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Unfortunatetly double clicking on the dot is already in the moderation funcionality as locking a thread
    I never knew that.
    How the hell do you not know that?

    Do you ever actually moderate anything?

    writer's block

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Unfortunatetly double clicking on the dot is already in the moderation funcionality as locking a thread
    I never knew that.
    How the hell do you not know that?

    Do you ever actually moderate anything?

    writer's block

    The subforum that time forgot.

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  • DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    DeShadowC wrote: »
    Than is scary when he gets like this.

    Uppity?

    Angry without purpose?

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Unfortunatetly double clicking on the dot is already in the moderation funcionality as locking a thread
    I never knew that.
    How the hell do you not know that?

    Do you ever actually moderate anything?
    writer's block
    Soooo... no, then?

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    wait why can't we just make that mod functionality single click?

    does that do something else already?

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited October 2008
    because it would make it more likely that threads would accidentally get locked and because it would be a large amount of effort for a monumentally unimportant reason.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2008
    Here's a Greasemonkey script that makes the thread title go to the first unread post, for you lazy bums.

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    because it would make it more likely that threads would accidentally get locked and because it would be a large amount of effort for a monumentally unimportant reason.

    oh! shows what i know about forum coding.

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    Echo wrote: »
    Here's a Greasemonkey script that makes the thread title go to the first unread post, for you lazy bums.

    Thank you, that is fuckin' delightful.

    I scoured the internets for one on marking single threads as read. Came up snake eyes, if anyone has better luck, please share.

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