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Go to first unread

Discussion in 'Website Support & Feedback' started by Marni, May 7, 2017.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    What happened to the link for "Go to first unread." I miss it.
     
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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

    I never used this feature. Did it disappear with the last update?
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    I didn't notice until recently that it was gone. I didn't use it a lot, but it is a nice feature when you get to 2 and 3 pages of posts on a thread.
     
  4. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

    Isn't it a default behavior? When you click the title of a thread, it seems to go to the first unread post, which I thought is a nice feature of XenForo (the forum software).
     
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  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Not if you have already looked at the last post. In that case it takes you to the beginning. If I want to go back and check something or add something I have to scroll or go to the next page. It was just a handy feature to have for someone with a bad memory.
     
  6. Brent W

    Brent W Owner Staff Member

    Where was this feature located? (Where did you click it at?)
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    It is there now. Just above the first post.
     
  8. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oh no! Now it has disappeared. Was that my imagination?
     
  9. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

    Marni, I think the button appears when there is an unread post in the thread. So when I came to page, I saw the button. But when I go back and click this thread again, the button disappears because I have read all. I was puzzled by this at first, too.
     
  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Naoki, you are probably right. But when I go to a thread with a new post it takes me to the first unread post. If I go back to the page without a new post, it takes me to the first post and doesn't give me the option of Go to first unread.

    So what is the point of having it when you don't need it and not having it when you could use. (That is obviously a rhetorical question from a frustrated user and not intended for you.)
     
  11. Brent W

    Brent W Owner Staff Member

    It doesn't show because there are no unread posts. The forum software can't take you somewhere that doesn't exist. However, if you look underneath the Last Message Column and click on the date underneath the username, it will take you to the last post.
     
  12. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Thanks for the explanation. The Message Column link will do I what I was wanting.
     
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