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Title: -NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: PoohBear on September 02, 2003, 10:48:30 AM
The -NEW- indicator next to posts was a mod I added to my board that was very well received by the members as it easily identifies the which posts have not be read.
As the "NEW" indicator is on the topic list I am sure it wouldn't be that difficult to add?
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: klumy on September 02, 2003, 01:30:25 PM
This would be a very good addition for SMF
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: Spaceman-Spiff on September 02, 2003, 02:15:46 PM
can be made as a mod
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: klumy on September 02, 2003, 04:31:41 PM
why not as default. I think this function could be useful for all users.
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: Grudge on September 02, 2003, 07:36:46 PM
because if the user does the sensible thing and selects the "view last unread post link" it is obvious which posts are read and unread?
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: 1979Z28 on September 02, 2003, 11:29:27 PM
Not all users click the 'view unread messages' link though. I find it quite handy, even though most of the time in my forum, I know what the new messages are when I look at them  :D
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: [Unknown] on September 02, 2003, 11:37:16 PM
I find it quite annoying.

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Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: klumy on September 03, 2003, 03:38:12 AM
I think it's quite useful.
Please have a look at the image how it could be.

You can easily see the new post, because of the NEW symbol.
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: PoohBear on September 03, 2003, 11:44:59 AM
Naturally it could be added at a later stage as an option, but personally would prefer it to be in the general release from the outset.

If there were an option in board settings it could easily be enabled / disabled.
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: [Unknown] on September 03, 2003, 11:55:14 PM
I'm pretty sure this could easily be done with the template system, and if not I will make it so it can be.

However, I still think this is horribly annoying.  Especially if it HAS to be red.  I would bludger my eyes out.

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Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: Douglas on September 04, 2003, 11:23:13 AM
Just make it bold.  I use this on my large site, and the members ABSOLUTELY love it, as do I, since I often forget to click on the "new" icon.
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: klumy on September 04, 2003, 11:36:43 AM
Yeah bold black font would be excellent
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: PoohBear on September 04, 2003, 04:38:22 PM
Indeed, it doesn't have to be red, in fact it could even be the "NEW" icon as used on the board index..?
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: Valconeye on September 04, 2003, 04:40:35 PM
I find it quite annoying.

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so do i
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: [Unknown] on September 04, 2003, 04:45:34 PM
I've now made sure it's perfectly themable.

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Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: PoohBear on September 04, 2003, 05:29:04 PM
cool  :D
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: Dietrich on September 10, 2003, 01:16:49 PM
The -NEW- indicator next to posts was a mod I added to my board that was very well received by the members as it easily identifies the which posts have not be read.
As the "NEW" indicator is on the topic list I am sure it wouldn't be that difficult to add?
why not use this image in an other color to mark new posts, just as in phpBB?
(http://www.simplemachines.org/community/Themes/default/images/post/xx.gif)
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: Bouminok on September 10, 2003, 03:00:53 PM
phpBB? ugh
Title: Re:-NEW- Indicator next to posts
Post by: Dietrich on September 11, 2003, 12:34:27 PM
yeah i don't like phpBB either but it's a handy feature though :D