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Link topic to first unread post

Post by Arty » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:27 am

When viewing forum icon to redirect to newest unread post is hard to click: Image

Its not a problem when using mouse, but it is a big problem when using touch screen devices. Chances of user hitting that icon are next to none because it is located right near topic link.

To solve it I suggest to change topic link for unread topics to link to first unread post when user is logged in and there are unread posts in thread. Also change its color to indicate that it links to unread post.

To make it possible to go to first post, turn first post time below topic title into a link to first post.
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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by Kamahl19 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:07 am

+1

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by leschek » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:20 am

Wouldn't help to make the icon bigger?

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by Jacob » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:26 am

Arty wrote:To solve it I suggest to change topic link for unread topics to link to first unread post when user is logged in and there are unread posts in thread. Also change its color to indicate that it links to unread post.
¿And get rid of the icon? I'm all for it.

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by Boardtalk » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:31 pm

+1
How about making the entire area in 'last post' clickable. It can be annoying when directed to a users profile instead of the last post.

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by Arty » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:35 pm

Bigger icon: maybe, but it has to be very big. Then it would cause topic title to move to right side and probably wrap to another line.

Area of last post clickable: that area is not shown on mobile devices.
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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by keith10456 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:42 pm

+1 for initial idea...

In reference to making icon bigger. Maybe a little bigger.

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Post by DavidIQ » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:48 pm

I wouldn't be against getting rid of the icon. Even some on our own staff didn't know this icon existed... :roll:
As it looks now it seems related to the username anyways and not the topic.
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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by Pony99CA » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:27 am

What if you eliminated that icon and made clicking an Unread Posts icon take you to the first unread post? Those icons are bigger.

Clicking No Unread Posts icons could take you to the last post in the topic, allowing you to eliminate that other tiny icon by the name of the last user to post.

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by Kamahl19 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:14 am

Do you mean the icon left from topic title? I dont know if it is such a good idea, because forum icons are not clickable. People wont know they can click on topic icon but not on forum icon. It should be unified somehow, this sounds like half-way solution.

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