New "Mark As Read" Feature

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    As stated in the newsletter (link was missing, I know) we've added a more robust "Mark As Read" feature on the forum.

    The previous system was very basic and didn't work as well as some of us would have wanted. The problem is that proper "mark as read" features are often big resource hogs (imagine tracking every post that every member has read or not read and when the read it PHEW).

    We were reluctant to add this feature but now that we've made some server upgrades (thanks to those of you who support the forum with Bumper sticker and Store purchases) we're hoping that we can support a better "Mark As Read" system.

    Here is how it works:

    You login to the forum and every topic that has a new post since your last visit will be bold and have a little chick marking that it hasn't been read. For example, check out the Recent Posts Page.

    As you click on a topic and navigate back to one of the other pages the topic will be marked as read.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you logoff or if you remain inactive for over 60 minutes all the posts that were new BEFORE you logged off or BEFORE you went idle will automatically be marked as read. Fortunately any new posts that people make AFTER you logged off or AFTER you went idle will be marked as new.

    We hope you enjoy a bit of an easier reading / forum experience!
     
  2. Sandyki

    Sandyki Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey! It works good in the forums. Can you make it work in the index also?

    Thanks for adding this feature!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sandy
     
  3. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Sounds like a great idea. We are patiently waiting for our 4 new egg layers ( they arrive Thurs.) and have no intentions on using them for meat. Knowing that I'll have more eggs than I normally have, I would love ideas on how to cook more with them, etc. There are only so many quiches one can eat! :eek:

    Thanks!
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:Unfotunately this was a known issue going in. The "Recent Topic" list on the index page is a modification, so the "mark as read" modification wasn't designed to work with this other mod.

    We're looking into it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Thanks Nifty!!

    I like this feature alot. It works great. Thanks again for all your hard work.

    Cindy
     
  6. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    I LOVE the mark as read feature.

    Another idea perhaps - some kind of icon if there is a picture on that thread. (I'm always looking at pics!)

    Thanks for all your hard work![​IMG]
     
  7. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like it too. Thanks!
     
  8. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know rob....this was my biggest wish after the initial migration back to byc.com from EZBoard....glad I was patient!!!!! (well, sort of patient anyway!)
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    Sandra
     

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