Link topic to first unread post

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by Arty » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:53 am

Pony99CA wrote: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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If there are no unread posts, user might want to see last post or first post. Thread row has both. No need to change that behavior.
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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by Pony99CA » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:17 am

Arty wrote:
Pony99CA wrote: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.
If there are no unread posts, user might want to see last post or first post. Thread row has both. No need to change that behavior.
What "thread"?

If the user has no other way, he always go to the first post by clicking the topic title and then clicking the First Page link in the pagination area (or pressing Ctrl+Home if he's on the first page).

NOTE: I have no problem with the current behavior. My comments only apply if the behavior of clicking the topic title is changed.

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by spello » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:35 pm

Arty wrote:
  • 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
I think that we should add one additional behavior:
  • Time stamp of last post to link to last post
Thanks to this behavior would be unified in both columns.


Moreover, it would be nice if user has ability to mark post as unread (also private messages), for example, to read it later [something like that was done in phpBB3.0 MOD]

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by VSE » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:17 pm

I'm finding this new change a bit disorienting and drastic!

Shouldn't there at least be a an ACP option for it (or better even an UCP option, let users decide how they want their topic clicks to behave)... To have the normal way or this new way?

It just seems awkward now to click the topic link and be taken to somewhere buried within the thread. I also can't say I've experienced this form of behavior with any other form software out there. I really think the topic title should always just take you to the beginning. My 2cents.
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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by Mess » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:44 pm

Nooo dont change it back I love this new functionality. :(

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by Pico88 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:05 am

I also prefer current title behaviour - move to first unread post. ;)

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by NORDLANDVOLK » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:11 am

VSE+ wrote:I'm finding this new change a bit disorienting and drastic!

Shouldn't there at least be a an ACP option for it (or better even an UCP option, let users decide how they want their topic clicks to behave)... To have the normal way or this new way?

It just seems awkward now to click the topic link and be taken to somewhere buried within the thread. I also can't say I've experienced this form of behavior with any other form software out there. I really think the topic title should always just take you to the beginning. My 2cents.
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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by nickvergessen » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:30 am

I tend to agree here. I'm not sure whether its about "getting used to it" or whether its just a personal preference decision.
However I think having more options like https://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/ucp.php? ... &mode=view is the wrong way. Also it should be fairly easy to make an extension for having the old way (need to check whether the event is in place, but apart from that it's 1 event you need to listen to)

Also on desktops you have no problem in clicking the unread icon easily if you want to the first unread post. On mobile devices its a bit more difficult.
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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by EXreaction » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:48 am

It should be very easy to have different behaviors depending upon what the browser size is.

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Re: Link topic to first unread post

Post by nickvergessen » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:19 am

EXreaction wrote:It should be very easy to have different behaviors depending upon what the browser size is.
Well I think it should be consistent. But the intension was that the icon was too small.
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