Why do we have to Mark Threads Read now??

Discussion in 'Tips On Using The Board' started by Rich Johns, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    On old V8 Board system refreshed and highlighted new or recently posted existing threads automatically when you logged on.
    Now the new version you have to manually have to Mark Threads Read ,why, seems to be a step backwards?
  2. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Not sure I understand your question.

    This software, just like the VB, will refresh posts in your "new posts" page, only when there are new replies. In fact threads you have just posted to will disappear from that page, once you post on them. I am getting used to that.. and they will re-appear if you click the "recent posts" script on the "new posts" page.

    It will list older posts, that do not have new replies, in chronological order, under the posts that have new replies. It tells you that they have not been updated since your last visit. That was available with the old software, but you had to click for it, so I think this software in that regard, is actually a step forward.

    There is no reason that you have to "mark" anything read, although that option exists to you, as it did with the VB software.

    If you "mark all threads read" then yes, they no longer show up at all on the "new posts" page... maybe that is your question.

    Personally, when I am working in my office like I am this afternoon, I will just click in the board, hit "new posts" and when that page comes up, I look at the new replied stuff, and ignore everything else.

  3. David G

    David G de-modded....

    New software, slightly new functioning... this wasn't a software upgrade, it is entirely new software, with similar functions. I dislike having to click a 2nd time to confirm that I really do want to mark all forums read. But of course I'll get used to it. :)
  4. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    If I do not click on "Mark Threads Read" tab before I exit board ,then the next time I return to the board any old posted threads and new threads are highlighted .
    I only want to see threads highlighted that have new posts since my last time on board.
    This was automatically done on old board, seems a step backwards?
  5. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP


    Are you hitting the "new posts" tab, or viewing the board directly from the home page?
  6. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    I have not noticed or understood "new posts" tab.
    Do I just hit that tab when I visit board every time?
  7. David G

    David G de-modded....

    Absolutely. We've always had a New Posts button on V8, it's not new to this current software. Come to the site, click on New Posts, go thru the pages reading what you want to, and when done click on Mark Forums Read.
  8. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    On old version of V8 board this happened automatically.
    Definitely a step backwards.
  9. Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers Well-Known Member

    He is viewing the board like I do, from the main page. I prefer that to the "new post" page. But I "stay logged in" and have always hit the Mark All Posts Read button on the way out.
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  10. 71GS455

    71GS455 Best Package Wins!

    This is how I've always done it too. I guess we all just assume that everyone navigates the same way we do - I didn't even understand the question to begin with.
  11. David G

    David G de-modded....

    I never ever view the board from the main page. First thing I do there is click on New Posts, always have. There are always topics that are in the results, that are from subsections that I'd likely not have bothered to visit otherwise(lack of interest), simply due to the fact that a LOT of members start threads in the wrong section. I guess if you're only looking at a very limited number of different sections, it maybe makes sense to navigate directly to each section individually.

    Everyone has their own way of doing things in general in all things, no one is right and no one is wrong. And of course you can't make everything work perfectly for everyone. As I'm getting used to this new software and how to get things done here, I think in the end it will be just as good as vB was, if not better, but is a lot more secure package as JW has stated.

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