warmweer wrote: ...And now I'm going to check the feature requests for 2.2 and submit a request for this (if it hasn't been done before)
Great idea. And when you say 'this', I suppose there are really a few distinct ideas that you can mention:
1. Lump together unread pms and new pms so that they all comprise 'unerad pms' (and change the text to read 'you have __ unread pms'). (And I suppose if they want ot get fancy that could give the admin the option to display only new messages as per the old way, or only unread plus new messages as per this thread, or actually make the text really long and say 'you have ___ new messages and ___ old but unread messages -- I hate that but I suppose someone might like it.)
Note that the whole concept of lumping together new pms and old but unread pms is completely identical to the concept behind the keep unread mod that assures that any topic you have not yet actually read will continue to show up as flagged for reading (which IMO is one of hte most important mods around).
2. flashing gif tied to the existence of any new OR unread pms.
3. Make the unread message text larger, bold, underlined and different color when you have new or unread messages.
By the way, how will 2.2 upgrading work...do we know yet? Specifically, will anyone who wants to upgrade to 2.2 have to ditch all their mods, or is there a chance that someone with a heavily modded board can do a step by step mod upgrade the way they could do in going from 2.0.x to 2.0.8a? If you can't do that, I have a very hard time believing that upgarding to 2.2 will be worht it (since my board is so heavily customized).