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Not planned New unread posts counter next to thread icon

Moshe1010

Well-known member
#1
In my vBulletin forum, there is an option to see how many new replies were made since my last visit in this thread. It shows the number of the new replies in a black box, on top of the thread icon. In addition, if a person clicks on that black icon, it transfers him/her right to the first unread post in that thread. Here how it looks like:
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1050/saasagasgagagagagaga.png

It's possible to adjust the time this icon is shown to users, so in my forum it has a counter of 48 hours and then disappears (if the user hasn't clicked on that thread. If somebody reads the unread threads, it also disappears).
 
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Jeremy

Well-known member
#2
There is a small blue dot that indicates unread. Clicking on the thread title also takes you to unread posts if there are any.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#4
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Is this a forum listing of threads ?
or a [New Posts] listing of threads ?
or a watched subscribed threads list ?

This feature seems very query intensive. (can anyone comment about if this is a query intense feature ? )(I'm just guessing).
I might like it myself (admin / mod) but seems over the top in most situations.
 

Moshe1010

Well-known member
#6
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Is this a forum listing of threads ?
or a [New Posts] listing of threads ?
or a watched subscribed threads list ?

This feature seems very query intensive. (can anyone comment about if this is a query intense feature ? )(I'm just guessing).
I might like it myself (admin / mod) but seems over the top in most situations.
This is a thread list inside a specific forum. The counter shows new replies in a specific thread. This also works in subscrbieid thread list/what's new and other areas that have the same layout.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#7
This is a thread list inside a specific forum. The counter shows new replies in a specific thread. This also works in subscrbieid thread list/what's new and other areas that have the same layout.
Why is it useful ?
Can you give me a situation where it's useful ?
I'd like to try it .... but I doubt it's all that useful.
Convince me.
 

Martok

Well-known member
#8
Why is it useful ?
Can you give me a situation where it's useful ?
I'd like to try it .... but I doubt it's all that useful.
Convince me.
+1

This seems to be a 'nicety' but at the expense of additional queries on the db (I assume). If this is the case then it's just 'bloat' and shouldn't be a core feature but could be an add-on for those that want it.
 

Moshe1010

Well-known member
#9
Why is it useful ?
Can you give me a situation where it's useful ?
I'd like to try it .... but I doubt it's all that useful.
Convince me.
For example, I hate entering a thread that has only one new response in it and then coming back to it again when there is another. I like to "reply in bulk" to threads in my forum (it's a support forum for a specific topic). Then, in my opinion, it saves a lot of time in the long run.
Another example would be an interest in threads. Let's say a thread has a new post in it (1 post), and another thread has 20 new posts when they are both were read at the same time by the user. I would care less reading the new comment on the first thread, but I would love to see what "happened" in the second thread since it got so many new posts in a short period of time.
I can think of more reasons for that, these are just two examples when the first one is the most critical for me (and maybe others, I don't know).
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#10
For example, I hate entering a thread that has only one new response in it and then coming back to it again when there is another. I like to "reply in bulk" to threads in my forum
Thanks for the example. Hmmmm. I am not convinced !

You hate threads in vBulletin because the whole thing is a bloat slow mess.
Things are fast here.

Replying in bulk can actually be a hassle in Xenforo as there is no multi-quote.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#12
I will simply say that calculating this will be absolutely brutal, not particularly advantageous, and unlikely to fit in XF anyway.

Nothing stopping an add-on though.