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Posted: 17 February 2010 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Please forgive me; I know it’s bad form to complain in one of one’s first posts in a new place, but this is really bugging me. There seems to be no “Go To First Unread Post” button available, as there is on many other forums. I know it’s a forum software issue; perhaps the product you’re using doesn’t have such a button. If it does, though, and it’s just disabled here, could it please be turned on? Or perhaps a plugin found for one?

In case I’m speaking Greek: in vBulletin in particular, there’s an icon/button that appears in front of the thread title for any thread with new posts in it since the last time you read it. Click on it and it takes you to the first of those new unread posts. It makes the entire process of catching up on previously-read threads one thousand times easier and faster; instead of guessing or remembering which page you were last on, and scrolling down to find where you left off, just one click and you’re there!

Pretty please could this be looked into? I love this forum greatly already, and would like to see it made even easier to use.

Many thanks in advance.

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Posted: 17 February 2010 03:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Agreed, Bree, it’s one thing I’m hoping for as well ... not sure what can be done with this package though; it’s more limited than vBulletin.

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Posted: 18 October 2011 07:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Bumping this old thread to see if there is any possibility of implementing this feature. It would be a real time saver.

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Posted: 18 October 2011 08:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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There is the “View New Posts” option at the top. Isn’t that it?

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Posted: 18 October 2011 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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No. What the OP and I are referring to is a button that appears next to each topic with new posts. Clicking the button takes to to the first new post in that particular thread.

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Posted: 18 October 2011 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Oh, I see. And yes, that would be handy.

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Posted: 18 October 2011 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’ll check and see ...

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Posted: 20 October 2011 11:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Looks like it can’t be done with our forum software ...

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Posted: 24 October 2011 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I appreciate your checking into it, Doug. Oh well…

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Posted: 24 October 2011 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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FreeInKy - 24 October 2011 11:34 AM

I appreciate your checking into it, Doug. Oh well…

Yeah, my thoughts too. Oh well.

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