Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3
7528 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 235

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 963837 9-Jan-2014 12:56 Send private message

Jase2985:

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



Yes, Geekzone is custom/bespoke software, so Mauricio would have to write code and change the database to add this feature.

He probably doesn't have time or see it as important enough currently, it's probably on his list which like any software has a massive list of possible changes/improvements.

7528 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 235

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 963839 9-Jan-2014 12:58 Send private message

Ragnor:
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?



Just bumping my earlier reply to add...

Mauricio, I think you could implement a "new since last visit" link on each thread using the existing last visit date/time like this:

1: Add new link after the existing page number links on each topic in the topic, eg: newest.asp?forumid=x&topicid=y
2: newest.asp code finds the first post in that thread that is newer than the users the last visit date (eg: select top 1 ReplyId from Replies where TopicId = y and CreatedOn > @LastVisitOn order by CreatedOn desc)
3: Calculates what page number that would be on given the users page size (eg: should be doable pretty efficiently with a subquery as SQL Server has ROW_NUMBER OVER)
4: Redirect to the normal forum.asp url/query string for that page/post with the correct page_no and replyid

Win




1348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 63

Subscriber

  Reply # 963840 9-Jan-2014 13:00 Send private message

Oooh oooh, should I use this as another opportunity to ask again?.... No, I'll leave it.

1348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 63

Subscriber

  Reply # 963841 9-Jan-2014 13:01 Send private message

Ok, can't help myself sorry.

Can we please have a manual "reset read flags" option Mauricio?

556 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 131

Subscriber

  Reply # 963843 9-Jan-2014 13:10 Send private message

Like the one by your avatar?

1348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 63

Subscriber

  Reply # 963845 9-Jan-2014 13:17 Send private message

andrewNZ: Like the one by your avatar?


Sorry, I mean manual only reset read flags option, as opposed to the current system where new posts are flagged as read after a fixed time since your last visit.

I like to come to GZ and scan through all new posts on a regular basis (daily mostly).  But if someone replies to a thread I am watching during the day, I cannot just come to GZ and read that one post without losing the ability to read/scan all new posts on my next visit, as the visit just to read that one particular post resets all my read flags.

It's something I have requested maybe 10 times now over the past couple of years, but have been unable to get it across the line as of yet.  I can't see how it would be a big deal.  Just turn off the functionality which resets read flags after X minutes, and require users to manually reset their read flags via the existing button.  For those who do not use read flags to scan all new posts, this will not impact them.

I'm working on the assumption that if I ask for it enough times it might get implemented :)

7528 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 235

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 963859 9-Jan-2014 13:36 One person supports this post Send private message

Satch:

I can't see how it would be a big deal.  Just turn off the functionality which resets read flags after X minutes, and require users to manually reset their read flags via the existing button.  For those who do not use read flags to scan all new posts, this will not impact them.

I'm working on the assumption that if I ask for it enough times it might get implemented :)


I don't believe read tracking like in say vBulletin exists in GZ's code ie: Geekzone doesn't track individual thread and reply reads, it just has a general last visit date for account and "reset read flags" just resets that.  

If I recall correctly Mauricio has said adding individual read tracking would add a lot more database overhead and be a lot of work.

1348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 63

Subscriber

  Reply # 963861 9-Jan-2014 13:40 Send private message

Ragnor:
Satch:
andrewNZ: Like the one by your avatar?


Sorry, I mean manual only reset read flags option, as opposed to the current system where new posts are flagged as read after a fixed time since your last visit.

I like to come to GZ and scan through all new posts on a regular basis (daily mostly).  But if someone replies to a thread I am watching during the day, I cannot just come to GZ and read that one post without losing the ability to read/scan all new posts on my next visit, as the visit just to read that one particular post resets all my read flags.

It's something I have requested maybe 10 times now over the past couple of years, but have been unable to get it across the line as of yet.  I can't see how it would be a big deal.  Just turn off the functionality which resets read flags after X minutes, and require users to manually reset their read flags via the existing button.  For those who do not use read flags to scan all new posts, this will not impact them.

I'm working on the assumption that if I ask for it enough times it might get implemented :)


I don't think Geekzone actually tracks individual user's thread and reply reads, it just has a general last visit date and "reset read flags" just resets that.  Mauricio has said adding individual read tracking would add a lot more database overhead and be a lot of work.


Every time I visit, it knows which replies I have not read and puts a little red circle next to them with the word "NEW" in it.  This "new indicator" disappears either after I click "reset read flags" or after a defined amount of time, whichever happens sooner.  All I want is for the time reset to be disabled so a manual reset is the only option.

I don't understand the workings of GZ at all, but at face value this seems to be pretty simple?

170 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 974339 25-Jan-2014 21:33 Send private message

anything from the Admin?

170 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 982860 9-Feb-2014 19:01 Send private message

Thanks :D

so much less scrolling now :)

BDFL
47934 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3540

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Reply # 982873 9-Feb-2014 19:16 Send private message

Jase2985: Thanks :D

so much less scrolling now :)


Beer!






170 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 982886 9-Feb-2014 19:42 Send private message


BDFL
47934 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3540

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 982890 9-Feb-2014 19:45 Send private message

Ragnor: 

code finds the first post in that thread that is newer than the users the last visit date (eg: select top 1 ReplyId from Replies where TopicId = y and CreatedOn > @LastVisitOn order by CreatedOn desc)


You're hacking us!

Seriously though, no need for another script - all done within the existing set.





4987 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 163

Subscriber

  Reply # 983146 10-Feb-2014 08:40 Send private message

Thanx for the new quick way to access the last post. What would be involved when a person logs in and clicks on that icon to go to the last "unread" post since their last login??




Regards,

Old3eyes

BDFL
47934 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3540

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 983156 10-Feb-2014 08:51 Send private message

The last?




1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by KiwiNZ on 20-Apr-2014 18:55 (120 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Naked Broadband, who's made the switch.
Created by Presso, last reply by richms on 20-Apr-2014 23:04 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by jeffnz on 20-Apr-2014 14:10 (59 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Whats the best wife friendly media centre?
Created by amorpeth, last reply by jonolynn on 19-Apr-2014 20:20 (14 replies)

Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Apr-2014 00:05 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Help ! Home business connection and VDSL dead. yikes.
Created by Scotsman, last reply by Scotsman on 17-Apr-2014 21:10 (26 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.