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  # 963837 9-Jan-2014 12:56
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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.

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  # 963839 9-Jan-2014 12:58
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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




 
 
 
 


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  # 963840 9-Jan-2014 13:00
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Oooh oooh, should I use this as another opportunity to ask again?.... No, I'll leave it.

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  # 963841 9-Jan-2014 13:01
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Ok, can't help myself sorry.

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

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  # 963843 9-Jan-2014 13:10
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Like the one by your avatar?




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  # 963845 9-Jan-2014 13:17
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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 :)

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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.

 
 
 
 


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  # 963861 9-Jan-2014 13:40
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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?

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  # 974339 25-Jan-2014 21:33
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anything from the Admin?

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  # 982860 9-Feb-2014 19:01
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Thanks :D

so much less scrolling now :)

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  # 982890 9-Feb-2014 19:45
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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.





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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??




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