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04-28-2013 02:59 AM  7 years ago
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Mark Ryder

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New Posts - What's the big deal?
Now surf new Classifieds independently of new Regular posts.

The ideal way to read through new posts is to start on the home page.

Then click either "NewR" or "NewC"...

Then continue clicking the yellow More button...

You finish on the home page with all marked read.

NewR = Regular Posts
NewC = Classified Posts
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04-28-2013 02:19 PM  7 years ago
Gladiator

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Sounds Interesting... But I think I am confused.

So, let me see if I got this right...

The buttons have 2 functions depending on the "Read" being checked or not.

If read is not checked then you go to new posts in that sub. If read is checked then you make/reset the new posts as read.

Is that correct?
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04-28-2013 03:36 PM  7 years ago
McKrackin

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Cool. Thanks.I literally never use the word literally right.
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04-28-2013 04:23 PM  7 years ago
simages

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Very cool..... but then again I'm a computer geek.... I like it.AMA No: SIMAGES
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04-28-2013 04:33 PM  7 years ago
rexxigpilot

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If the buttons are to reset reads on Subs, Regular and Classified posts why not label the button as such instead of Home, New1 and New2?
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04-28-2013 07:34 PM  7 years ago
Mark Ryder

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The buttons have 2 functions depending on the "Read" being checked or not.
If read is not checked then you go to new posts in that sub. If read is checked then you make/reset the new posts as read.
If the buttons are to reset reads on Subs, Regular and Classified posts why not label the button as such instead of Home, New1 and New2?
The buttons are for what you want to read next. If [X] Read is checked, then the current screen you are viewing will be marked read.
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04-28-2013 09:50 PM  7 years ago
Vance

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I guess i'm stoooopid or something, but this makes no sense to me the way it is presently worded.
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04-28-2013 10:54 PM  7 years ago
Cadriel

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Yeah, I understand that by having the read tickbox checked - the screen you're LEAVING is marked as read. However, the button labels make no sense whatsoever to me. *confused*.In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
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04-28-2013 10:59 PM  7 years ago
Mark Ryder

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Button labels now relate to dual post counts on the RR home screen. The button labels are constrained by space, and especially, longer term visual simplicity.Mark Ryder
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04-28-2013 11:57 PM  7 years ago
JKos

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Mark,
This change seems way more complicated then need be. It's confusing to say the least. And, having the "Read" checked be default is dangerous.

Why couldn't it simply be one button that marks all threads in the current view as read? Whatever you may be looking at be it subs, regular, or classifieds is marked as read.

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04-29-2013 12:17 AM  7 years ago
Mark Ryder

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This change seems way more complicated then need be. It's confusing to say the least. And, having the "Read" checked be default is dangerous.
The buttons light up yellow once you reach the last post in the current view. It's seems simple to me to just keep clicking the yellow buttons. If you just want to read New1 or New2 just keep clicking the one you want.
Why couldn't it simply be one button that marks all threads in the current view as read? Whatever you may be looking at be it subs, regular, or classifieds is marked as read.
One button is fine but this is about moving forward to the next view marking read in the process. The big deal, is that this change, allows you to surf classifieds independently of regular posts.

I am all ears on improving the presentation. This is a work in progress. Button names can easily be changed. The functionality is bitchin.

Thanks for the feedback.
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04-29-2013 12:57 AM  7 years ago
AzHyper

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Just follow the yellow brick road. Seems to be a nice enhancement once you give it a try.
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04-29-2013 02:08 AM  7 years ago
Bouchah

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I don't get it, I think I'm using RR wrong
I start at the home page, look to the right to see if any of the topics I am subscribed to have been posted in, then go to other topics such as main discussion, off topics, classifieds or whatever.
What am I missing here?
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04-29-2013 05:45 AM  7 years ago
misskimo

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Yep, that flew right over my head,
Maybe Mark can take a video of what he means
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04-29-2013 06:17 AM  7 years ago
Cadriel

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I think I have it figured out.

The expectation is to browse through rr in a pretty explicit way.

What made it click for me is the new1 and new2 headers on the forum list page. New1 actually means "new posts that aren't classifieds". New2 actually means "classifieds".

So, here's how I browse.

1) click start here. Usually this means I'm on my subscriptions list. I read through any subscriptions, clicking my back button when appropriate to get back to the same page.

2) once I'm done with subscriptions, the new1 or new2 button is highlighted yellow, indicating new posts. If I click new1, I go to a list of new posts. Same with new2' but they're classifieds.

IMPORTANT: this pages posts are marked as read at this point. So if I'm on the new1 page and click new2, then all of the new1 posts are cleared.

3) I read through page by page the new posts that interest me. When I get to the last page, the 3 buttons are available - again, one is yellow to indicate new posts.

It's quite hard to explain. I guess you could think of the three buttons as customised searches split between the forum list, new standard posts and classified posts.

I hope I got that right, someone feel free to tell me otherwise.
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04-29-2013 06:54 AM  7 years ago
Girard Ibanez

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Just to complicated ... more buttons ... "KIS" ????
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04-29-2013 04:06 PM  7 years ago
Pistol Pete

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New2 stays yellow and returns me to home page.

Deleted history, cookies, temp files, closed browser, logged back in...same results.
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04-29-2013 05:02 PM  7 years ago
Mark Ryder

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New2 stays yellow and returns me to home page.
Deleted history, cookies, temp files, closed browser, logged back in...same results.
This was the case for logged out users. I just fixed the bug.

Thanks for the feedback.
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04-29-2013 05:02 PM  7 years ago
JKos

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> I think I have it figured out.

It finally clicked for me, too. Still seems a bit much.
IMPORTANT: this pages posts are marked as read at this point. So if I'm on the new1 page and click new2, then all of the new1 posts are cleared.
Indeed, it does. It marks posts read that you haven't seen listed. Under this scheme, perhaps only pages of the list you actually view should be marked read. Having the read marked by default makes it tricky from a user standpoint.

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04-29-2013 05:04 PM  7 years ago
Mark Ryder

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Yes but the buttons only go yellow when there is no more new.
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