Subscribe forum option could be more intuitive

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Subscribe forum option could be more intuitive

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I have seen that the TICKED "Subscribe forum" means that I am NOT subscribed. Clicking it removes such tick and shows unticked "Unsubscribe forum". Then "User Control Panel - Overview - Manage subscriptions" shows such thread as subscribed. Sorry about such confusion on my side, yet such interface (tick on "Subscribe forum") seems anti-intuitive to me and actually fooled me. It is my suggestion to change the TICKED "Subscribe forum" by an UNTICKED one to mean that subscription is NOT active. That is a suggestion for the admins here.
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I agree (and have brought this up before) having the "Subscribe" check box ticked implies you are already subscribed.
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Mick wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:50 am
Personally I think it’s awkward the way it is. I’d prefer two radio buttons (yes/no) or something similar so you can see exactly what’s going on at first glance.
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Would this not be better addressed as a Bug Ticket - if it has not already been reported that way?
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Agreed.
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That's a FontAwesome iconfa-check-square-o to be switched to fa-square-o and vice-et-versa, that should do. Not tried.
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I'm bumping this as I think this needs more attention.
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The problem is that the icon is connected to the action (subscribe/unsubscribe) but not to the subscription status. So having an empty checkbox visualizing "Subscribe" option and vice versa would look confusing. That is the reason why this idea looks simple to implement but not implemented for 3 years already I guess :)
Would it probably be better to go with fa-bell-o for "Subscribe" and fa-bell-slash-o for "Unsubscribe" instead?
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Hi
You can do yourself, open viewtopic_topic_tools.html and find this:

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				<!-- IF U_WATCH_TOPIC -->
					<li>
						<a href="{U_WATCH_TOPIC}" class="watch-topic-link" title="{S_WATCH_TOPIC_TITLE}" data-ajax="toggle_link" data-toggle-class="icon <!-- IF S_WATCHING_TOPIC -->fa-check-square-o<!-- ELSE -->fa-square-o<!-- ENDIF --> fa-fw" data-toggle-text="{S_WATCH_TOPIC_TOGGLE}" data-toggle-url="{U_WATCH_TOPIC_TOGGLE}" data-update-all=".watch-topic-link">
							<i class="icon <!-- IF S_WATCHING_TOPIC -->fa-square-o<!-- ELSE -->fa-check-square-o<!-- ENDIF --> fa-fw" aria-hidden="true"></i><span>{S_WATCH_TOPIC_TITLE}</span>
						</a>
					</li>
				<!-- ENDIF -->

Delete and replace by this:

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				<!-- IF U_WATCH_TOPIC -->
					<li>
						<a href="{U_WATCH_TOPIC}" class="watch-topic-link" title="{S_WATCH_TOPIC_TITLE}" data-ajax="toggle_link" data-toggle-class="icon <!-- IF S_WATCHING_TOPIC -->fa-bell-o<!-- ELSE -->fa-bell-o<!-- ENDIF --> fa-fw" data-toggle-text="{S_WATCH_TOPIC_TOGGLE}" data-toggle-url="{U_WATCH_TOPIC_TOGGLE}" data-update-all=".watch-topic-link">
							<i class="icon <!-- IF S_WATCHING_TOPIC -->fa-bell-slash<!-- ELSE -->fa-bell-slash<!-- ENDIF --> fa-fw" aria-hidden="true"></i><span>{S_WATCH_TOPIC_TITLE}</span>
						</a>
					</li>
				<!-- ENDIF -->

When you subscribe a topic
Subscribe.png

You don't subscribe a topic
Unsubscribe.png
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