Get rid of "No unread post"

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Re: Get rid of "No unread post"

Post by DavidIQ » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:30 pm

bantu wrote:
Oleg wrote:If topic marking for guests is off, they will never have any read posts, therefore it's wrong/pointless to tell them that there are unread posts.
I agree.

If guest tracking is on and Cookies are off, posts will always appear as unread which sounds like acceptable behaviour to me.
+1. If the feature is enabled and the guest does not have cookies enabled that falls on them. There is nothing misleading about the message in that case as the user is knowingly and purposefully deleting their cookies.
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Re: Get rid of "No unread post"

Post by callumacrae » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:55 pm

John P wrote:I delete cookies on regular base and I believe a lot of people do this because of so much cookies, so everytime I delete cookies i didn't read one message the board is telling.
This message is pointless in this way and if a user want to know which message he read or didn't read he should register at the board.
This message is misleadng.
You're the first person I've ever heard of who does that, and I've done research on stuff like this.
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Re: Get rid of "No unread post"

Post by oddfish » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:37 am

^ I suppose some are fearful (used politely) of where they have browsed.

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Re: Get rid of "No unread post"

Post by Frug » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:25 am

callumacrae wrote:You're the first person I've ever heard of who does that, and I've done research on stuff like this.
You can't seriously mean you've never heard of anyone deleting cookies after doing research on it. I know I scrap mine frequently except for a few sites on a whitelist.

Anyway +1 for the message being ok if the feature is enabled, regardless of cookies. If the feature is off it shouldn't be there though.

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Re: Get rid of "No unread post"

Post by John P » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:30 am

callumacrae wrote: You're the first person I've ever heard of who does that, and I've done research on stuff like this.

Well it's on every board in the footer, "delete all board cookies"

If I visit the board the first time I didn't read any message while the board is saying there are no unread messages.

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Re: Get rid of "No unread post"

Post by Frug » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:36 pm

Browsers also have incognito or private browsing mode which afaik will never store cookies. Also, while I doubt SEO is a huge priorty with something so small, a crawler shouldnt get that title on all topics.

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Re: Get rid of "No unread post"

Post by callumacrae » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:05 pm

Frug wrote:Browsers also have incognito or private browsing mode which afaik will never store cookies. Also, while I doubt SEO is a huge priorty with something so small, a crawler shouldnt get that title on all topics.
There is no way of detecting that, though
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Re: Get rid of "No unread post"

Post by Dragosvr92 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:36 am

^ Yup... Makes a lot of sense. Remove the darn thing. :)
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Re: Get rid of "No unread post"

Post by Frug » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:45 pm

callumacrae wrote:
Frug wrote:Browsers also have incognito or private browsing mode which afaik will never store cookies. Also, while I doubt SEO is a huge priorty with something so small, a crawler shouldnt get that title on all topics.
There is no way of detecting that, though
Just providing it as another usage case where cookies will not be stored even though users are not just 'being le dumb'

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Re: Get rid of "No unread post"

Post by callumacrae » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:16 pm

Frug wrote:
callumacrae wrote:
Frug wrote:Browsers also have incognito or private browsing mode which afaik will never store cookies. Also, while I doubt SEO is a huge priorty with something so small, a crawler shouldnt get that title on all topics.
There is no way of detecting that, though
Just providing it as another usage case where cookies will not be stored even though users are not just 'being le dumb'
They're stored until the session ends, which is long enough to make it not worth removing the link.
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