How can I see which posts I have NOT replied to?

How can I see which posts I have NOT replied to?

WOCModerator
Joined: 29 Jul 2017, 10:02

06 Dec 2017, 15:01 #1

I'm not sure if I can explain this clearly, but I have had a request from several members on my board for this function, so I am passing it on in the hope that you can provide a solution.

Members want to be able to quickly identify which topics/discussions they have NOT already replied to.

Using the Discussions > Unread option you see all topics which are
  • completely new with no replies
  • have had replies from other people since you last read the topic.
Using the Discussions > Participated you see all topics which
  • you created yourself
  • you have replied to
The vertical bar at the beginning of the topic line in a forum view disappears after you have replied to the topic, but reappears if someone else replies after you. Members do not always want to read the replies from other members.

None of those options allows you to easily see which topics you have NOT replied to.

Is there a way to do it at the moment (other than getting a notification of new topics)?

If not, is there any chance of the developers putting it on their list? For example, on the Freeforums boards, any new topic was shown in bold type. When you opened it, it changed to standard type, even if further replies were made, so it was easy to see which topics you had already read.
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WOCModerator
Joined: 29 Jul 2017, 10:02

09 Dec 2017, 23:22 #2

Can anyone answer this question please - even if it is to say "no, we're not going to do anything about it" - so that I can report back to my members? When it just goes unanswered it is impossible to know whether anyone from support has even read the question!
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aagtje
Joined: 08 Oct 2017, 09:13

09 Dec 2017, 23:51 #3

Hi Judith, I seem to recall that our former FreeForums (phpbb) layout had topic icons where a small red asterisk indicated that you had participated in that particular subject, so it was also fairly easy to see in one glance in which topics you had NOT yet participated.
I do not think that at this moment something like that is available on the TT platform.

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SeekKolinahr
Joined: 15 Oct 2017, 02:30

10 Dec 2017, 19:08 #4

I'm pretty sure the admins here can't tell which they haven't replied to, either. At least it would explain why it seems like no one is having their questions answered lately. 
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RAV4Club
Joined: 26 Oct 2017, 16:53

10 Dec 2017, 22:29 #5

SeekKolinahr wrote: I'm pretty sure the admins here can't tell which they haven't replied to, either. At least it would explain why it seems like no one is having their questions answered lately. 
That would explain something.

Why the read/unread/locked/sticky/etc. icons had to be mucked about with I really don't know.  Hundreds and thousands of forums used these and HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF USERS were perfectly happy with them,  but no, we have to have a stupid side bar instead that takes away loads of quick to see info and adds virtually nothing.

Guess that is the price of improvement?
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winter
Joined: 08 Feb 2009, 10:12

11 Dec 2017, 01:58 #6

We use the Unanswered tab to keep track of thread that no one posted t yet. Is it what you looking for?

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aagtje
Joined: 08 Oct 2017, 09:13

11 Dec 2017, 02:19 #7

@winter No, that is not the same thing. The DISCUSSIONS - UNANSWERED tab (which seems to be missing here in the Support Group) merely shows all subjects/threads without any reaction whatsoever.
What is asked for, is a listing showing subjects/threads where the logged-on user has not placed a reaction but may or may not already contain other comments. In fact: sort of a reversed. DISCUSSIONS - PARTICIPATED list
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RAV4Club
Joined: 26 Oct 2017, 16:53

11 Dec 2017, 12:03 #8

Whether or not it is decided to be addressed is another matter, but TBH I am a little concerned that such a basic - and well explained - requirement from the forum owners aagtje and WOC Moderator is not understood by tapatalk 😱
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WOCModerator
Joined: 29 Jul 2017, 10:02

11 Dec 2017, 12:10 #9

aagtje wrote: @winter No, that is not the same thing. The DISCUSSIONS - UNANSWERED tab (which seems to be missing here in the Support Group) merely shows all subjects/threads without any reaction whatsoever.
What is asked for, is a listing showing subjects/threads where the logged-on user has not placed a reaction but may or may not already contain other comments. In fact: sort of a reversed. DISCUSSIONS - PARTICIPATED list
It's not exactly that. My members want to be able to see which threads they have either read OR replied to already. As soon as someone else replies, it goes back to being "unread". On the FF boards, the threads stayed "unbold" once you had opened them. and as aagtje said, there was an indicator next to the thread that showed if you had posted a reply.

The Discussions - Unanswered, as far as I am aware anyway, is visible ONLY to moderators and administrators, so that wouldn't help anyway.
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aagtje
Joined: 08 Oct 2017, 09:13

11 Dec 2017, 12:49 #10

WOCModerator wrote:[...]The Discussions - Unanswered, as far as I am aware anyway, is visible ONLY to moderators and administrators, so that wouldn't help anyway.
Ah... I did not know that. That explains why it's visible on our own board (for me, anyway) and not visible here.

The icons we formerly had on FreeForums showed both read and unread, and indicated whether or not you had already posted a reply.

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