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As designed  Marking a forum read also marks children forums read


XenForo Developer
Staff member
I'm pretty sure this is the intended behaviour, as it makes sense no to me that you could have a read parent with unread children, but I'll wait for Mike to concur.


Well-known member
I have thought about this and as far as I recall this is the behavior commonly found in forum software.

However if this were to change in XF, perhaps a small checkbox/option within the popup to also mark the children as read could be implemented? It would only show up if the forum you're trying to mark read also has sub-forums in it.