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Topic # 98496 29-Feb-2012 12:56 Send private message

Where do i click to go to the newest post in a topic?

Currently all I can do is go to the last page and scroll through all older posts until I find where I was up to last time.

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  Reply # 588773 1-Mar-2012 11:29 One person supports this post Send private message

Yes. i go through topic by topic, I don't use the "New forum posts" thing at the top of the page. A VB like "Go to first new post" would be nice.

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  Reply # 588781 1-Mar-2012 11:55 Send private message

Chainsaw: Yes. i go through topic by topic, I don't use the "New forum posts" thing at the top of the page. A VB like "Go to first new post" would be nice.


The "New Forum Posts" page links to threads updated since your last visit/login. We don't have links to new replies in topics though.
 




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  Reply # 588785 1-Mar-2012 12:04 Send private message

Is it possible to add this feature? It is very handy, especially when you have been away for a few days, or it is a very long thread.



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  Reply # 588818 1-Mar-2012 13:16 Send private message

I find it amusing the biggest technology forum in NZ (I assume) doesn't have this feature.

If possible this we be a very helpful feature.

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  Reply # 588831 1-Mar-2012 13:32 Send private message

We don't track individual visits to each discussion, so we can't determine what you've read or not.




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  Reply # 588834 1-Mar-2012 13:36 Send private message

This is a pretty common feature in most other forums I seem to browse. Is it possible to add to GZ?

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  Reply # 588836 1-Mar-2012 13:36 Send private message

See my reply just before your post.




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  Reply # 588838 1-Mar-2012 13:38 Send private message

Yeah I was actually replying to that post of yours, sorry for not being a bit more clearer. Is it not possible to introduce that kind of individual tracking?

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  Reply # 588988 1-Mar-2012 17:20 Send private message

freitasm: We don't track individual visits to each discussion, so we can't determine what you've read or not.


What about a "New Replies" link just after/next the existing page # links that uses the general last visit date (the same one you use for generating the list for new posts) in order to send you to the page number with replies since your last visit?



 

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  Reply # 589002 1-Mar-2012 18:01 2 people support this post Send private message

Use the email notifications, they work brilliantly and serve the same purpose... at least for threads you're interested in

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  Reply # 589007 1-Mar-2012 18:12 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Use the email notifications, they work brilliantly and serve the same purpose... at least for threads you're interested in

This - I subscribe to posts I am interested in, then I get an email when a new post is posted, and no others until I re-read the topic.   

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  Reply # 589117 1-Mar-2012 22:56 Send private message

Agree this is a badly needed feature, and agree that it's weird that a technology focused site doesn't have it. How hard can it be to record the time a user last visited a thread, and then create an anchor to posts beyond that time?




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  Reply # 599974 26-Mar-2012 00:25 Send private message

freitasm: We don't track individual visits to each discussion, so we can't determine what you've read or not.


Ah, so that is why when i reload the main forum I still see NEW for threads I have read.  Any chance though that it could be updated so that your own posts do not count as NEW?

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  Reply # 600019 26-Mar-2012 08:44 Send private message

We show posts being "new" based on timestamp and your date/time of last visit.






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  Reply # 963596 8-Jan-2014 22:44 Send private message

Just bring this one back to the top.

I believe this feature would optimize peoples browsing and make it less cumbersome to use the forums, ie having to scroll to find the newest post you haven't read in each and every thread.

I use the forum most day and just browse through topics that take my fancy. I don't subscribe to many as i don't want to many emails in my inbox.

but i do use the reset read flags when i finish browsing.

is there any way to do the take me to the news post in a thread since my last visit even though the forum doesn't record visits to each discussion? it must know when i reset my read flags, so surely it must be able to take me to the next new post after the read flag was reset?

most other forums have this ability, is it something to do with the forum software or how its setup? is it even possible?

it would me much appreciated my myself and im sure many others if this could be looked into again

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