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Implemented Please have "All Recent Messages" button remain, when there are no "Whats New" threads

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Dean, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Clicking on Whats New brings up this view. But if there are no New Threads the All Recent Messages link/button does not show. I think if the All Recent Messages remained, even if there were no New Threads, that would be much better.

    Especially for the slower moving sites, and even for larger sites when people like to mark the entire forum as 'read' - but they may have another few minutes available to check the forum... so it is probable that could encourage posting.

    ankurs, Trombones13 and Nasr like this.
  2. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Agreed, or it could at least be included in the "No results found" message (as in, "No results found - view all recent messages here"). :)
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I think that if "What's New" yields no results, All recent messages should be displayed.

  4. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    No... don't think that would be as consistent. But having the button available would be consistent, and useful.

    2 pence.
  5. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    The only issue I see with that is that someone will confusedly think they're all new, I think, due to "muscle memory" of sorts.

    *tosses in his two pence as well :p*
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    You are referring to the top 0.5% of forum users who hammer the what's new button.

    I am talking about something that happens more often.
    When I go to a site for the first time,
    I am a guest.
    I click on "What's new".
    "No results found" would only be acceptable if there were NO posts in the forum.
    This is my first time there.
    Maybe for guests, it should just say "Most Recent Posts" - ie. What's new only appears for logged in users.

    Try this site.
    Click what's new.

    I think the consistency Xenforo should maintain is consisently keeping xenforo sites looking good.

    "No results found. Nothing to see. Try another site".
    if a forum has any posts a Guest should never see this message.
  7. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Onimua and Dean like this.
  8. bizpro

    bizpro Member

    how did you implement this?
  9. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    It's in Release Candidate 2--just download it and it'll be included. :D
    Dean likes this.

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