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Posted 08/07/2016   12:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
New members never seem to use the active topics page much and it's by far the best tool on the forum. The name change and matching tool tip makes it much more obvious what it does so it will hopefully get more use.
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Posted 08/07/2016   7:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmmmm, okay. Guilty. I always use UNANSWERED as my first pick. I found ACTIVE to have too many listings for my short attention span. But, I'll give NEW POSTS a try.
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Posted 08/07/2016   8:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love the NEW POSTS button. It's the ONLY way I surf on SCF.

What could be more logical than seeing every new post since my last login. And with NewPosts, they are grouped/sorted by subforum. The Top100 and other methods show the threads, but I have "guess" if they're US, Canada, World, etc.

My 2˘ worth
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Posted 08/08/2016   06:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbcev80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Bobby

I have found on another Forum that "New Threads" as well as "New Posts" to be helpful.

Is it possible to add "New Threads" also?

Jerry B
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Posted 08/08/2016   07:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. This is more consistent with other forum software. Is there a way to mark all topics read?
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Posted 08/08/2016   09:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Renden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I used "active" all the time and will use new posts now !
Also, Jerry's idea of "new threads" is great.
Thanks Bobby -
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Posted 08/08/2016   10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I have found on another Forum that "New Threads" as well as "New Posts" to be helpful. Is it possible to add "New Threads" also?
Jerry B



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Is there a way to mark all topics read?


The new posts page includes both topics with new posts and new topics since your last visit or reset using the link at the top left of the table.



Also if you click Recent Topics it will take you to the bottom of the page with two separate lists for new topics and active topics. The headers of those lists are also clickable for a full page of 100.
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Posted 08/09/2016   01:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am on board.
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Posted 08/09/2016   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbcev80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Bobby

After a few years finally found out how to really use the site. Clicking the "recent topics" header does what I was suggesting. Thanks.

Jerry B
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Posted 08/09/2016   10:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cool, just a suggestion though, give the new posts page a shot I think you might like it better once you get the hand of it.

I go to active topics, then hold down the control key, and click on all the topics I want to read. That opens them all in new tabs. I go to the last one and start reading, closing the tabs as I finish them. When I get back to the active topics page I click the "Mark all topics as read"" link. Any topics that had new activity since the last load (while I was reading) will now be the only ones that show.
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Posted 08/09/2016   11:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I see the Mark All Topics Read feature now.. Thanks
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