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PhilWakely
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« on: October 18, 2019, 07:29:34 am »

I have found this a very useful tool in the forum toolbox.

However, is there any chance that this can be modified very slightly to simply 'Show unread posts' please?

For a number of reasons, I was unable to look at the forum for a few days. So, as I fully expected, the 'Show unread posts since last visit' produced more than a page full of thread titles to look through.  I spent an hour or so reading some of the threads before having to log out - knowing that there were unread posts in nearly 20 threads.  I take another look the following morning and the 'Show unread posts since last visit' function now only has three entries!

I then resort to just looking at the forum as a whole - and only a dozen oards are highlighted as having unread posts as it would appear that there had been (from my visit a couple of days back) multiple unread threads from the same board, but I had read the latest post, rendering the others not immediately obvious unless I clicked on the board title.

(Apologies - rather verbose, but I hope you get the drift!)
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 08:15:45 am »

I have found this a very useful tool in the forum toolbox.

However, is there any chance that this can be modified very slightly to simply 'Show unread posts' please?

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(Apologies - rather verbose, but I hope you get the drift!)

Long and useful post.   Short answer.   Noted and that may come with major software upgrade (note - "may").  Benefit as you describe; disadvantage that posts will "stack up" rather than being cleared at each visit so facility might get jammed and become less useful for some members with other metrics.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 09:28:23 am »

I was puzzled by that, as it's not what I see. But then I'm flagged as permanently logged in, so presumably my last visit started 261 days ago and hasn't ended. So, first question, do you need to log out? Note that it's the account that stays logged in - I don't think it matters how may devices you use, though there may be technical issues involved that affect some people. 
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