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How often do you use "Mark Forums Read" ? or Do you use What's new ?

How often do you use "Mark Forums Read" ? or Do you use What's new ?

  • I use "Mark Forums Read" on all Forums and Subforums alot (heavy user)

    Votes: 24 28.2%
  • I use "Mark entire Forum Read" alot (heavy user)

    Votes: 18 21.2%
  • I use "Mark Forums Read" on a forum where I am a moderator, but rarely in other situations (mod user

    Votes: 6 7.1%
  • I use rarely ever use "Mark Forums Read" (No)

    Votes: 29 34.1%
  • What is "Mark Forums Read" ? (No)

    Votes: 7 8.2%
  • I use What's New to see new content (No)

    Votes: 36 42.4%
  • Do you feel your users use "Mark Forums Read" alot ? (Yes for users)

    Votes: 3 3.5%
  • Do you feel your users rarely use "Mark Forums Read" alot ? (No for users)

    Votes: 26 30.6%

  • Total voters
    85

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#1
Do you bother with Mark this forum Read ?
How do you use it ?
Do you only use it as an admin / moderator ?
Do you users use it ?


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For those that use "Mark this forum Read" ... please comment how you use it. More details the better !

Click *all* that apply

 

Peggy

Well-known member
#2
I use the Mark All Forums Read up on the navigation bar, regularly.
I also use What's New regularly, but I didn't mark that one, because you have a (No) after it.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#5
I also use What's New regularly, but I didn't mark that one, because you have a (No) after it.
No more eludes to the fact that you are a "No" for Mark Forums Read, because you are a Yes for What's New.
It's a big ambiguous. But you'd be a "Yes" for What's New (but no big whoop).
:)
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#7
On which forum?

How I use this forum where I am a moderator compared to how I use my own forum where I am an administrator compared to how I use other forums where I am a regular member, are all very different.
 

Sadik B

Well-known member
#9
I have never used the Mark Forums Read, not on forums i visit, neither on forums i moderate or am admin of.

I use the What's new heavily on my forums and somewhat on forums i visit.
 

Grover

Well-known member
#17
How often do you use "Mark Forums Read" ?
I never have and I am not sure I ever will. I don't even know how it works (never felt the need to use it) and what the benefits are :oops:... :

or Do you use What's new ?
... well: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/sort-functionality-for-whats-new.9603/ . So no, I also do not use that much anymore overhere at xenforo.com. I am only interested in a limited portion of the huge amounts of forums overhere, but using the What's New gives me an unsortable overview of everything... which makes it too hard (also the forumnames not having their own column does not help!) to easily see what threads should be of an interest for me . Causing me to hardly use this invaluable function anymore...
 
#18
I use Mark Forums Read on very rare occasions: I think I used it like 4 or 5 times in years. I always take a look at these new posts to be aware of the forum's content at all time.

I use the What's New button only when I didn't visit for a long time when there's more recent stuff than what the Recent Activity section can display. Other than that, I use Recent Activity most of the time. :)

In Vbulletin 3 I used the Today's Posts button all the time rather than using the New Posts one. :)
 

FredC

Well-known member
#19
I used to use mark all forums read on vB when i used Paul M's hack to show how many posts i had not read.. I dont do this anymore because that hack isnt available here and i cant easily see how many new posts show up per day, week, month, etc.. Whats New on vB seemed flawed or just different enough that i never used it but with XF i use Whats News almost exclusively. I do really miss the ability to click on a forum status icon to mark that particular forum as read though.