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Lack of interest Mark Forums/Nodes as read

JJJ

Active member
#1
One of the most requested features of our users, after migrating a big board from vBulletin to XenForo is, they would like to mark a node (including sub-nodes) as read.

In vBulletin, this could be done, by double-clicking the node-icon. But this isn't a good idea for smartphones or touchscreens. But anyway: I don't miss much after switching from vB to XF... but marking nodes as read in the nodelist, really would be nice.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
Is the suggestion marking from the forum list or just having it in general? Because it exists in general; the link in the navigation at the top is context aware.
 

JJJ

Active member
#3
Is the suggestion marking from the forum list or just having it in general?
I know, it's a matter of convenience ;)

But actually, we somehow would like it in forum_list and maybe forum_view for sub-forums. Especially the power-users request this, because they like to mark a complete node as "read" after they have read the interesting threads, and then hope to get informed, if new postings arrived in this node (& children).
 

TJA

Well-known member
#4
One of the most requested features of our users, after migrating a big board from vBulletin to XenForo is, they would like to mark a node (including sub-nodes) as read.

In vBulletin, this could be done, by double-clicking the node-icon. But this isn't a good idea for smartphones or touchscreens. But anyway: I don't miss much after switching from vB to XF... but marking nodes as read in the nodelist, really would be nice.
A little search in Resources

https://xenforo.com/community/resources/double-click-forum-icons-to-mark-forum-as-read.2298/
 

JJJ

Active member
#5
A little search in Resources
Hahaha, I've done that research and found this addon and installed it. It works fine so far, unless we would like some improvements.

First: We chose a vB-like display of sub-forums. This addon will not, when clicking on an icon of a subnode. but we maybe could fix this by tweaking a little in the templates.

The main reason, we think, it should be integrated to the core is, that double clicking is not a good idea for smartphones. Maybe someone has got a brilliant idea :)
 
#6