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Confirmation for "Mark all forums read" really needed?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by dutchbb, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I have my doubts wether this is really necessary, since clicking the link by accident is unlikely. It hasn't happened for me so far anyway. What do you guys think?
  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    When the Mark Forums Read link was to the right, yes people were clicking it accidentally, and a confirmation was asked for.
  3. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    It was like that at first but then people said they wanted a confirmation on it.
  4. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I know on my forum is been requested to have a confirmation.
  5. Lost

    Lost Well-Known Member

    I like the confirmation screen.
  6. Alex

    Alex Active Member

    I must admit I don't mind the confirmation screen and there are a couple of times I have changed my mind before confirming it, something I wouldn't be able to do without it
    Peggy likes this.
  7. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Is it just me or did the links switch back again? :confused: I've found clicking the link to mark the forums read a few times today.
  8. bookmark

    bookmark Well-Known Member

    in case of clicking it accidentally.It's a useful function.

  9. Been Told

    Been Told Well-Known Member

    I never use that option so I don't know how it's being done right now. My idea would be to have a confirmation - but not as an alert, pop-up, highlight or whatever...
    Something less obtrusive. Like, you click "Mark all forums as read" and then the phrase "Mark all forums read" becomes gray or something and slides off to the side. Then a "are you sure?" comes up right where "Mark all forums read" was before.

    I think something similar is already being done somewhere here... Can't remember where I saw that though.
  10. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I think it is absolutely vital to have that confirmation dialog - clicking that link by accident can do major damage to your browsing session if you are trying to ensure that you have paid attention to all threads.
  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I have quite a few sites where I have over 25,000, 35,000 or even 50,000 posts. Clicking on mark read ruins my browsing experience, especially when the click was not intentional.
    gordy likes this.
  12. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks for the replies. I assume this can be changed with a template edit?
  13. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Naturally. You probably only have to remove class OverlayTrigger from the link.
  14. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    Why not make this optional for the users?

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