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Add "Do not show this box" option to Mark forum as read confirmation

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Biker, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    As someone who uses Mark all forums read a lot, the confirmation box that now pops up is beyond irritating. Please provide the option to check a "Do not show this dialogue again" box so it shows once, and we can suppress it.
  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I think this is a nice feature but I feel for those that use it regularly needa "do not show again". Nice suggestion, I hope this gets implemented and sure it will. *likes*
  3. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I use this everytime I read through the 'What's New' page...

    Being able to ignore the confirmation, or a hotkey to instantly confirm would be nice.
  4. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I understand why a confirmation was added to this. But this request is also very understandable for power users who know exactly what the "mark all forums read" does and they don't want to waste time on a confirmation. If added it would also need to be added as a preference on the preferences page, in case they want to turn the confirmation back on.
  5. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    This was my first thought as well.

    It would be interesting to know what % of users mark forum as read more than 1/day. I've never used it.
  6. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I've never really used it, but some of my users most definitely do. When they're done on the forums for the day, then they mark everything read, so that when they comeback, only new stuff since the last time is marked as new.
  7. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I use it everytime I use What's New; as I ignore certain threads and certain forums.

    I'll read all the interesting topics, and then I'll check if there are any new posts, and mark all forums as read afterwards, so that I can read posts without having to ignore those threads again.
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  8. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Has anyone considered something like 'mark forum' as read?

    That might be more universally used, especially the Test forum on this site.

  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Its already there :).

    Look next to "Search this forum".
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  10. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Whhooooaaaa!!! I missed it!

  11. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    No problem; I tend to use that when I wake up, or when I spend a few hours away from the forums, that way I can get right to reading what I missed, and replying to what I have something to say to.
  12. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Well the thing is if they leave for a long period of time and hit "What's new?", XF already has a divider between what's old, but unread since last visit, and items unread after that period of time.

    I guess for those who want a complete slate that's okay, but then again it's only once or twice they're hitting it. Using that feature a lot to the point of getting annoyed by the dialog just surprises me personally as I've never known someone to use it that often.
  13. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    I use it maybe 10-20 times a day :) Check alerts, Check what's new, Mark everything else as read, rinse, repeat :)
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you click "Do not show this again", how can you undo that setting if you want to re-enable it?
  15. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    It would require an option in the profile settings.
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    For that 1 option?
    A lot of work for what is a minor issue and lots of unnecessary bloat IMO.

    Perhaps those who don't like it can just edit the code to disable it or someone will create a mod.
  17. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    not really.

    Hopefully they do add this, that confirmation is going to drive me insane
  18. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    How is one option 'a lot of unnecessary bloat'.

    It would barely require code probably.
  19. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I'm going for a setting in the user cp for this. Else, if you want it back on, it'll be a lil bit hard :)
  20. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Personally, that #$)(*#$))@##@ confirmation box can go away. I don't read posts per forum. I select "What's new", read what interests me, then mark everything as read. I do this several times a day. Many of my users view forums in the same manner.

    For example, I logged in this morning and there was 3 pages of new posts. A fraction of those were of interest and actually had something to do with the development of the software. Those were read. The rest of the fluff was of no interest.
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