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Offline Notes_Norton

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First Unread Post option?
« on: December 16, 2012, 07:08:38 PM »
Many forums have a "first unread post option" so that when you go to a thread you haven't visited in a couple of days, or when the thread gets really, really long you can click the "first unread post" link and the forum will take you where you last left off.

Any chance of initiating this option in the Parker Forum?

Or is it already here and I just overlooked it?

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 01:42:55 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 07:47:35 AM »
When you are logged in, beside you avatar is says "Show unread post since last visit." That's the one I use.
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Re: First Unread Post option?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 10:24:54 AM »
Thanks Luc and Syber

Perhaps I didn't explain myself well.

I know how to find the threads with unread posts since my last visit.

However......

Let's say I posted on page 3 in a thread. ... Couldn't log on for a couple of days because of heavy gig schedule and came back to the same topic. ... Now there are 7 pages ... and I forgot what page I posted on. Was it page 4? 2? so I start searching for my avatar to see where I left off in the conversation.

The first unread post option I'm talking about would work like this.

Click the thread, then click the "first unread post" button and it would automatically take me to the post on page 3 right after my last post.

I've seen this feature on other forums like those run by the phpBB software.

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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 11:47:32 AM »
I've seen this feature on other forums like those run by the phpBB software.

I don't see that here...  :-\
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 11:52:02 AM »
I've seen this feature on other forums like those run by the phpBB software.

This is not a phpBB forum. Apparently SMF does not have this option, or it's been disabled.

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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 01:59:20 AM »
It's not exactly the feature you want but maybe that will help you...

Click Profile (main menu, top right) and then move your mouse over the highlighted (blue) Profile Info a bit below your picture. Third line in the menu says Show Post.... You can click that (and omit the sub menu choice). You see all your posts in reverse order. The message titles are displayed as FORUM_SECTION / POST_TITLE. Clicking the POST_TITLE will bring you directly to your reply and you can check if anything was posted below.

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 10:33:04 AM »
Oh well, it's not here.  (I know it's not a phpBB - I was using that as an example of what I would like to see in this forum).

I hereby put in a request for that function to be added at some future date, assuming of course it's possible with this software and agreeable with Parker.
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 04:11:30 AM »
I'm sure it's possible, but it is something that the people from Simple Machines will have to do, not Parker. Maybe it will be part of a future update.

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