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#115023 11-Mar-2013 13:02
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I seem to request this GZ feature every six months or so in the vain hope that it might be picked up one day...

I read GZ from various different machines (work laptop, iPad, desktop at home etc).  When I jump on to GZ, I like to browse through all the new forum post topics since the last time I visited.

GZ seems to mark all posts read since your last visit, regardless of what you have viewed.  It also seems to mark all posts read at random intervals too.  If I leave GZ open in my browser while expectantly called away, when I get back all new posts are reset.

I find that this doesn't always work in my favour in the following situations:

  • I mainly visit GZ from my work laptop.  Sometimes when I visit from my iPad or home desktop, the new forum posts show posts that were new a few visits ago.  Sometimes it says I have 10+ pages of new posts to read when I had only visited yesterday and expect on average 3 pages.
  • If I get a reply to a topic I am watching, I either have to wait until I have time to read all new posts so I don't miss out one something, or read that one reply and lose my history of new posts.
  • If I get called away during my visit to GZ, often the new post count gets reset.


It would be great for the Reset New Posts link to be the only way new posts are reset.  Surely others on here experience similar issues?  I can't be the only one who uses GZ in this way?

I'm asking for this again as I can see a number of other ideas being raised and implemented, therefore I can only be hopeful...


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  #777964 11-Mar-2013 13:17
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We currently store a timestamp per account as "last session". To do what you want we would have to store and manage this on a per device basis and I can see a lot of confusion as in "I already read this on my work machine why is it showing as new on my home PC|tablet|phone"...





 

 

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  #777965 11-Mar-2013 13:21
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I'm not asking for you to have a different status per device.  Just asking for that status to be manually controlled per account.  i.e. don't reset red flags automatically ever.  Let each user do this themselves.  Or even better, allow people to select between the two in their profile options.

 
 
 
 


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  #777967 11-Mar-2013 13:24
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Hmmm.




 

 

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  #777968 11-Mar-2013 13:25
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I'm hoping that's a positive "Hmmm."

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  #777969 11-Mar-2013 13:26
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I have to look at it. I am doing some work for the +1 thing and personal options which probably will take the week...




 

 

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  #777970 11-Mar-2013 13:27
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Even looking at it is a win in my eyes... Thanks :-)

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  #778473 12-Mar-2013 12:03
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Ok, I accidentally opened the GZ link in my Chrome browser this morning by accident (was meant to be Google). Closed it down immediately. When I came to visit now, all the new posts since my visit to GZ yesterday lunch time and this morning had been marked as read. I find this to be very frustrating.

All I can do now is show all new posts since yesterday, locate the first post around the time I left, and trawl through each thread I am interested in until I find a post I haven't read yet (as the little "new" indicator was reset this morning).

Please, please change the way GZ handles read posts :-(

 
 
 
 


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  #778491 12-Mar-2013 12:53
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Most forums work the same way geekzone does, last session time... if you want to have a read/not read state for every/post thread you may be better off subscribing to Geekzone's RSS feed in Google Reader (or other Reader).

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  #778493 12-Mar-2013 12:56
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Not true. I visit other forums which I have to manually reset the read flags. GZ seems to be the only one I struggle with in terms of this issue.

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  #778503 12-Mar-2013 13:14
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I prefer manually resetting read flags.

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  #795689 9-Apr-2013 15:39
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Just came in to read a private message. Had to either read all new posts at the same time or lose their new post status. Frustrating. Has my manual reset read flags idea gained any further traction?

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