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[Forum Suggestion] Subscribed Threads View
« on: April 02, 2012, 03:25:22 am »
Excerpt below from my post here: http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,16513.msg89783.html#msg89783

Oh, one suggestion on this forum system. A number of other forum systems I am a member of have a view which shows all threads I have ever posted to. Threads with yet un-read posts will show up in BOLD font, and threads I have already read all of the messages in are in normal font. Such would be very handy in this forum system. This is not the same as reviewing all of my posts, as if I replied more than once to a thread, that would show each response. The view by threads shows all threads I have ever posted to, in descending order based on date of most recent post. So if someone replies to a thread I commented on months ago, then right away it bubbles to the top of that list, and is BOLD so I can see that someone replied to that thread.
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Re: [Forum Suggestion] Subscribed Threads View
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 10:05:41 am »
Personally i always use the "Show unread" link down there. Not only will you see topics that you have been active in, it also shows new possibly interesting topics that already fell down the right side Recent list. Open topics in new tabs as you read them, and finally "Mark all messages read". It's not something i use on every forum, but with that it's impossible to miss something.

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Re: [Forum Suggestion] Subscribed Threads View
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 10:13:51 am »
Agreed with 137... makes it easy to keep up, especially if people have descriptive thread titles...
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Re: [Forum Suggestion] Subscribed Threads View
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 11:41:25 am »
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Personally i always use the "Show unread" link down there.
That is useful for those that are here mainly to help others or to learn from others but not for those that are here only to get help on a particular subject.
For the latter I suggest using "Show latest comments" or  "Show own posts" and open the interesting threads in a new tab. There won't be that many ;)

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Re: [Forum Suggestion] Subscribed Threads View
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 12:02:53 pm »
As long as the number of posts stays reasonable, looking up unread posts may help, too. And people reading the forums may learn something new ;)
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Re: [Forum Suggestion] Subscribed Threads View
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 02:22:30 pm »
Specifically I feel in this Forum system that I might not see replies to topic-threads I have previously replied to. If I found the thread appropriate to respond to at one time, it would be nice to see it bubble back to the top of the list / bold font notification that some old thread has another reply. Perhaps someone replies to my post asking a further question, I do not see it for a long time / ever, and thus do not reply. Having Subscribed Threads / that message bubbles to the top, is in bold font, I would more easily notice and post a reply.
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Re: [Forum Suggestion] Subscribed Threads View
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 03:40:46 pm »
The forum is not developed by the lazarus team itself, but by SMF (with some visual modifications by me)
New functionality like showing bold unread items has to be implemented by SMF.

If there exists a SMS mod or a config option that I missed, please let me know
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Re: [Forum Suggestion] Subscribed Threads View
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 04:38:53 pm »
If there exists a SMS mod or a config option that I missed, please let me know

I get the impression that my suggestion did not ring any bells of an existing capability which is simple not enabled presently?

Thus, I will attempt to forward my suggestion to them.
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Re: [Forum Suggestion] Subscribed Threads View
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 06:30:54 pm »
There are several links on the left side (scroll down)

Show recent
Show unread
Show replies
Show own posts


The sant 2 should help.

They are not exactly what you need. But close

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Re: [Forum Suggestion] Subscribed Threads View
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 06:39:39 pm »
Show replies

This at least showed me (now) two threads I had replies I should read. Thanks for pointing that out, Martin_fr. Yes, much closer than not knowing about that.
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Re: [Forum Suggestion] Subscribed Threads View
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2012, 04:06:17 pm »
I have posted the suggestion to the Simple Machines forum, here:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=473433.0
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