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XF 1.3 What's the difference between the dot and the thread link when bold?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Razasharp, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    How does the blue dot link, and the thread links differ? (forumdisplay page)

    They both seem to go to the first unread post? Or am I missing something :/
  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Just two ways to get to the same place.
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  3. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    Hi @Mike could you please could you confirm this? Is it safe to remove the dot?
  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    The links do the same thing and the dot gives you a visual indication that there are unread posts in the thread; you can unlink/remove/style it how you like. (y)
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  5. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    XF was the first forum software that I ever used that took me directly to the first unread post simply by clicking the click. I was used to having to click a separate "Go to first unread post" button similar to that dot. My members were a little confused after we switched from vB as their behavior is for the thread link to go to the first post. So I could see it being something that prevents some confusion for your members.

    Doesn't the bolded link give you the same visual indication?
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  6. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    That's odd - I thought when the link was bold on vB it took you to the first unread post too!

    That's prob why XF has it then, to help people coming over from other forum software.

    I have removed it now - as it's not needed because of the bold link going to the same place (tho the reason I queried it was because the links were different for a new thread - though they still end up at the same place).

    Thanks for the replies.

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