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Old 09-19-2008, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I love this board, and it's one of only a few that open when my browser opens. However, I always have trouble keeping track of threads I have and have not read.

Usually it seems to mark all messages in a forum read after a timeout. But sometimes all threads in all forums are marked as read before I finish checking my usuals, and then I have trouble finding where in a particular forum or thread I was. The "Go to first new post" option doesn't work if a thread's been marked as entirely read.

I manage a somewhat smaller vBulletin board, at about 1,000 active members and 12,000 posts a month. We use the "Database (no automatic forum marking)" setting [AdminCP > vBulletin Options > General Settings > Thread/Forum Read Marking Type]. This way, when you're logged in, the system never marks a thread or post read unless you actually read it - at least until the "Database Read Marking Limit" is reached.

I'm not sure how this setting works on a larger board though, or with the WiForum WAP engine as our board doesn't use it. I use Opera Mini pretty much only for my board. I can do most immediate mod things from it, and it does respect marking threads as read. I can bounce back and forth between my BB and my computer and it consistently and appropriately marks threads and posts as read.

Any chance of setting that here?

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Old 09-19-2008, 11:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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When you open the wiforums it marks all your forums as read. It's a pet peeve of mine, too.
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When you open the wiforums it marks all your forums as read. It's a pet peeve of mine, too.
Ick. I'll definitely stop using that portal; I almost never do anyway.

What about the possibility of setting the other thread marker for the main portal?

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