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Lack of Interest Mark Forums Read on Bottom Too

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by kilcher, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. kilcher

    kilcher Active Member

    This is something that's always driven me nuts about vB so I'm making the suggestion here.

    I would like to have a "mark forums read" link at the bottom of the "what's new" page. When you're scrolling through the posts you presumably end up at the bottom of the page. To then have to scroll up to the top of the page to click the "mark read" link seems like an extra step that doesn't need to be there. The logical place to have it would be at the bottom when you finish the list.

    I'm not saying it shouldn't be at the top, it should, I just think it should be at the bottom too.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Do you mean at the bottom of the forum view page or the what's new page?

    You can edit the forum_view template and place this code at the bottom:
    <xen:if is="{$visitor.user_id}">
                <a href="{xen:link 'forums/mark-read', $forum, 'date={$serverTime}'}" class="OverlayTrigger">{xen:phrase mark_this_forum_read}</a>
  3. kilcher

    kilcher Active Member

    Yeah, I'll eventually add it to mine. I just like to have it on other forums I visit and wish it was standard.
  4. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    I think the idea is less is better in certain cases. When it comes to a long thread there is a "Top" link at the bottom right of the forum which will bring you right to Mark All Forums Read :)

    Otherwise I'd say it's better left as a template edit.
  5. kilcher

    kilcher Active Member

    Not on the thread pages. It's on the "what's new" page.

    Why have to click top and then click mark read? Why not just have it right at the bottom of the search results?
  6. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Again I think it just comes down to preference. If that's the argument here then why not include What's New, Watch Thread, Search Forums, and many other links at the bottom. I know where you're coming from but after using the software for awhile I definitely like the less is more motto going on.
  7. kilcher

    kilcher Active Member

    Ok, guess we'll have to agree to disagree. To me "less is more" means removing the extra step of having to scroll back up to the top of the page to click the link.

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