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cranlsn
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Since: 18.3.02
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Is there a logic behind Mark Forum Read being in only the first thread in each forum? Why not in all threads with new posts?

Just curious...




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My guess...the first thread is the newest, thus if you've finished reading it you've probably read all the older ones. I know, we all jump around, but...seems like that's the logic to me.



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#3 Posted on

    Originally posted by cranlsn
    Is there a logic behind Mark Forum Read being in only the first thread in each forum? Why not in all threads with new posts?

    Just curious...

'cause I start at the oldest thread with new posts and move up until I'm done. In other words, I only care if it's convenient to ME. ;-)



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It marks every thread read up until the timestamp in the last post in the thread. Because of the way it works, triggering the mark read in a different thread would screw up posts in threads that were newer - hence it is only in the newest thread.



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#5 Posted on

    Originally posted by CRZ

      Originally posted by cranlsn
      Is there a logic behind Mark Forum Read being in only the first thread in each forum? Why not in all threads with new posts?

      Just curious...

    'cause I start at the oldest thread with new posts and move up until I'm done. In other words, I only care if it's convenient to ME. ;-)


Ah...suddenly it's all quite clear! Thanks.




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