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XF 1.4 What's the point of the blue dot before the thread title?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by imthebest, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    When browsing a node there are blue dots before the thread title:


    When you click on the blue dot you're redirected to the first unread message on that thread (the URL changes to /threads/thread-name.123/unread). However if you click on the thread title itself the behavior is the same (even when it doesn't add the unread part at the end of the URL): you're redirected to the first message on that thread (tested here at XenForo.com).

    So what is the point of showing that blue dot if clicking on the thread name will produce the same result?

    How I can get rid of that blue dot?

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  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Its another indicator to show there are new posts in the thread. Don't forget that the text could be styled differently and not necessarily be bold when there are new posts.
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  3. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Correct me if I'm wrong but on the stock theme the title name is always bold when there are new posts.

    So I don't see the point of having that blue dot. How I can get rid of that?
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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Remove this line.

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  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Anticipating your next question...

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  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    It was a requested feature during initial development. Different representations of the same data is not always counter productive.
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  7. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    That is correct, but as @Martok said, on custom styles, it could be different. For example, another site I'm a member of has bold titles for their pinned threads, regardless of read status, so besides the New Posts page, the dot is the only way to tell a thread has new posts -- well, aside from looking at the last message date / time.

    Although admittedly, I don't really pay attention to the blue dot.
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  8. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    I see what you're talking about and I really appreciate your help but please pardon my ignorance and tell me where should I modify the code? I looked at the xenforo.css template and found nothing related to that snippet... do I need to add something in EXTRA.css?
  9. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Just about any time code is posted and you're not told where to put it, put it in EXTRA.css.
  10. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    I added the following on EXTRA.css as per Brogan's instructions:

    .LoggedIn .discussionListItem .titleText {
       padding-left: 10px;
    But unfortunately nothing happens, the extra space of the removed blue dot is still there.

    I believe that I'm doing something wrong...
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Use the !important declaration.

    .LoggedIn .discussionListItem .titleText
        padding-left: 15px !important;
    Or, modify the original CSS in the discussion_list.css template.

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  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Template search works wonders. ;)
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  13. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    yeah when you remember its there.. If i remember correctly that wasn't always an option.. I dont recall when it was introduced though..
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  15. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    It looks like we both forgot about the blue dot on the conversation list page... how I can get rid of the blue dot there too?
  16. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Brogan any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks!
  17. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Repeat the same steps for the conversation list item template.
  18. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    @Brogan I'm sorry for keep bothering you but I can't find the appropriate line to remove on the template conversation_list_item in order to get rid of the blue dot there... could you please assist me? Thanks!
  19. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Any advice please?
  20. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Comment this line out in the conversation_list_item template:

    <xen:if is="{$visitor.user_id}"><a href="{xen:link conversations/toggle-read, $conversation}" class="ReadToggle"
                        title="{xen:if {$conversation.isNew}, {xen:phrase mark_as_read}, {xen:phrase mark_as_unread}}"></a></xen:if>
    Or remove it with custom CSS:

    .LoggedIn .discussionListItem.unread .ReadToggle {
        display: none;
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