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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Mark all threads read on exit

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by soloarquitectura, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Active Member

    In the user control panel the option: "Mark all threads read on exit" would be very useful for some of us.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Do you mean when you log out, or just when you leave? Because with the nature of the web, it's really hard to determine when someone actually leaves vs just wanders off for a bit.

    Because of the destructive nature of marking everything as read, it seems to be a better option to do it explicitly; I think the cases where it's wrong would be problematic.
     
  3. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Active Member

    When log out, of course.

    The explicit form we already have it. I use it whenever I leave this site ;)
    I have seen this feature in some phpBB-based forums, and I find it interesting, as it saves a few clicks to those who surf the forums in the same way as me.
    Since it would be an option, it can be disabled by default.
     
  4. ijeffers

    ijeffers Active Member

    I'm rather picky and still like the old option in vBulletin that was inactivity/cookie based so did it on time out.

    That's me though, I'll just have to pick up a new habit and use Mark All Forums Read.
     
  5. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Can we have a "mark all subscribed threads read" option? When you changed the read marking limit a while ago, it messed up my subscriptions, so I have a bunch of threads from the beginning of the month in my "Unread Watched Threads" when really I read them quite a while ago. It would be really nice to say "I've read all of these" with one click, while leaving the threads I actually haven't read (i.e. those I haven't subscriped to) untouched. :)
     
  6. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I've clicked "sign out" once in a while completely by accident. If I understand correctly, you want it to make threads read at that time?
     
  7. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Active Member

    Yes, but remember that it would be an option in the user control panel, for what if you have it disbled it would not mark anything as read.
     
  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I think it's a bit too much to just add option after option to the user preferences, when it is a global system setting.

    I think it's not a big task to just click "mark read" when you're finished reading it all and don't wish to continue, and want to log out.

    Maybe it is just me though. I never mark things read, and I never log out. But I can understand that's because I am here at home and nobody else uses my systems. Which doesn't apply to a work situation where you leave a terminal.

    I do think it's overkill to add an additional option just for managing logging out on a per user basis.
     

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