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Link to last unread post instead to last post

Post by Ideas Bot » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:20 pm

Right now when you click on the view the latest post button in the last post section you are send to the last post of that topic. What I would propose instead is to link to the last unread post in that topic. Example you visited the topic once but since then the topic grew for let's say 3-4 pages of posts so it would be better to link user to the first unread post in that topic instead of to the latest unread post. Because now when you view the latest post all previous unread posts are getting marked as read and you may have problem with remembering what was the last post you read in that topic.

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Re: Link to last unread post instead to last post

Post by KevC » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:22 pm

Click the topic icon or the little folder to the left of the topic title.
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Re: Link to last unread post instead to last post

Post by canonknipser » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:47 am

KevC wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:22 pm
Click the topic icon or the little folder to the left of the topic title.
Exactly spoken that is the first unread post (which you can also reach not only by clicking the little red folder, but the big red topic icon) , the user is talking about:
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What I would propose instead is to link to the last unread post
This is afaik not possible at the moment. Wondering why would somebody want to jump to the last unread post?
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Re: Link to last unread post instead to last post

Post by AmigoJack » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:07 am

Sounds like you never used what has been there already since at least 3.0:
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Re: Link to last unread post instead to last post

Post by KevC » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:54 am

canonknipser wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:47 am
the user is talking about:
Yep, they're talking about changing the behaviour of an existing link.

What I'm saying is that link is already there, just at the other end of the line they're looking at.
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Re: Link to last unread post instead to last post

Post by canonknipser » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:57 pm

I guess there is a difference between first and last unread post, but I'm no native speaker :oops: . It is not possible to go to the last unread at the moment in vanilla phpBB, only to the first unread.
With both icons you jump to the first unread post in a topic:
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Re: Link to last unread post instead to last post

Post by Crizzo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:09 pm

KevC wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:54 am
canonknipser wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:47 am
the user is talking about:
Yep, they're talking about changing the behaviour of an existing link.

What I'm saying is that link is already there, just at the other end of the line they're looking at.
But on Touch devices it is not that easy to hit it correctly
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Re: Link to last unread post instead to last post

Post by KevC » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:15 pm

canonknipser wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:57 pm
It is not possible to go to the last unread at the moment in vanilla phpBB, only to the first unread.
Yeah it is. That's the icon on the far right column with the last poster name in it.
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Re: Link to last unread post instead to last post

Post by canonknipser » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:25 pm

Crizzo wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:09 pm
But on Touch devices it is not that easy to hit it correctly
Use the big fat topic icon instead of the fancy little folder icon - works for my old fingers even on a 5" smartphone ;)
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Yeah it is. That's the icon on the far right column with the last poster name in it.
but that's every time the same, nothing to do with read or unread ;)
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Re: Link to last unread post instead to last post

Post by KevC » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:29 pm

The last unread post is the last post.
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Re: Link to last unread post instead to last post

Post by canonknipser » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:46 pm

And for that reason the functional changes the OP wants are already fulfilled:
KevC wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:29 pm
The last unread post is the last post.
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Right now when you click on the view the latest post button in the last post section you are send to the last post of that topic. What I would propose instead is to link to the last unread post in that topic.
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