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reading only new posts

Postby raju.mailinglists » 2006-01-03 03:28

I am wondering if anyone can offer a suggestion on this issue. Currently the way I read this forum is to log in first and then click on the "View posts since last visit" link (located at the top right corner). But the problem with this method is it distinguishes only between read and unread threads.

Sometimes there are threads with lot of replies. Let's say I have read 20 replies and there are 3 new replies in a thread. I do not want to go through all the first 20 messages of the thread (which I have already read) inorder to read the last three. Is there anyway to shortcut this process?

On a corresponding note, the email clients do this beautifully by providing shortcuts to jump across new messages of a mailing list. Is this functionality possible on forums?
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Postby Jeroen » 2006-01-03 12:38

Click on the Image symbol (left of the topic title if there's unread posts in a topic) to jump to the first new post of a thread. Click on the Image symbol (far right) to jump to the last post in a thread, mostly that'll be close to the newest unread post, and you only need to scroll up a bit, at most.

I'm not aware of any way to jump to 'next unread post'. Forums are not really that well suited to 'read everything', mailinglists are much better suited for that. Debian has also mailinglists, see http://lists.debian.org, debian-user comes closest to what this forums are about.
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Postby raju.mailinglists » 2006-01-03 15:09

Jeroen wrote:Click on the Image symbol (left of the topic title if there's unread posts in a topic) to jump to the first new post of a thread.


thanks. That hint is wonderful and very useful.

Jeroen wrote: I'm not aware of any way to jump to 'next unread post'. Forums are not really that well suited to 'read everything', mailinglists are much better suited for that. Debian has also mailinglists, see http://lists.debian.org, debian-user comes closest to what this forums are about.


Thanks. I am familiar with debian-user. I am trying out forums as I faced a particular problem that mailing lists were unable to solve. http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/200 ... 03342.html
While forums solve the problem of "subscribing to d-u on a thread basis" they lack some interesting features of mailing lists.

I see that mailing lists and forums complement one another. What I would like to see is to combine the best of both worlds :-)

thanks
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