Link topic to first unread post

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

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Kamahl19 wrote: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.
So make clicking the forum icons take you into the forum. ;)

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Added this to first post:
Arty wrote:To make it possible to go to first post, turn first post time below topic title into a link to first post.
I think that should solve problem of wanting to go to first post.

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I think I can agree with turning the topic title into a link to the most recent unread post, and make the first post time a link to the first page. I may be overlooking it, but what is the behavior when there are no unread posts? Does it revert to the current behavior or take you to the last post in the topic?
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If there are no unread posts it should link to first post.

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Ticket: http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-11969
PR: https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/pull/1822

It changes:
  • Topic link to link to unread post if there is unread post and user is not bot
  • Time stamp of first post to link to first post
  • Adds titles to first and last post links

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This will be ultra useful!

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Arty wrote:Ticket: http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-11969
PR: https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/pull/1822

It changes:
  • Topic link to link to unread post if there is unread post and user is not bot
  • Time stamp of first post to link to first post
  • Adds titles to first and last post links
Fingers crossed this goes in. :)

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Arty wrote:Ticket: http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-11969
PR: https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/pull/1822

It changes:
  • Topic link to link to unread post if there is unread post and user is not bot
  • Time stamp of first post to link to first post
  • Adds titles to first and last post links
Screenshot? I know I'm being dense(I mean I get the general idea), but I'm not very good at visualizing stuff. :(

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bonelifer wrote:Screenshot? I know I'm being dense(I mean I get the general idea), but I'm not very good at visualizing stuff. :(
Before:
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After:
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after.png (22.29 KiB) Viewed 7581 times
The fix is not visual. :P

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Mess wrote: The fix is not visual.
It is if you put call outs on the screen capture with text indicating what each item does. :P
Arty wrote:If there are no unread posts it should link to first post.
Personally, I think that if there are no unread posts, you should go to the last post. That will be more internally consistent than going to the oldest post. The current rule basically goes like this -- Go to the first "new" post, otherwise go to the oldest post. Going to the newest post seems better.

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