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Post by Haranguer » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:05 pm

What has happened to "Unread Posts"? Great way to keep up on everything without having to go through every topic.

Don't see how to search on other members either.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:12 pm

Which theme are you using?
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Post by tjg_marantz » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:17 pm

Probably black. Same for me posted in other thread
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:41 pm

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Post by TheMix » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:49 pm

Years ago I just added a link to my bookmark toolbar. It's a lot faster than looking for the link on the page.

https://www.octopusoverlords.com/forum/ ... nreadposts
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Post by tjg_marantz » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:30 pm

TheMix wrote:Years ago I just added a link to my bookmark toolbar. It's a lot faster than looking for the link on the page.

https://www.octopusoverlords.com/forum/ ... nreadposts
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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:40 pm

I'm always surprised at how many people use that. Seeing all of the posts just lumped in together without the context to topics would make me nuts.
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Post by tjg_marantz » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:59 pm

? It shows the thread title and then you click on the little paper icon to take you to the first unread post. It doesn't just show the posts.
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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:20 pm

I know. I just don't want to have the R&P mixed in with the PC Gaming mixed in with the Meta forum and so on. Sometimes, for instance, I'll skip R&P until I have the time to give it more attention (or when I'm just not in the mood.) If I'm following a particular thread in Gaming in General, I'll jump in there if I see a new post, even if I don't have time for the others. The Forum Games I never click on. Lumping them all together just seems like a really weird way of reading things to me.
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Post by The Meal » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:28 pm

Blackhawk wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:20 pm
I know. I just don't want to have the R&P mixed in with the PC Gaming mixed in with the Meta forum and so on. Sometimes, for instance, I'll skip R&P until I have the time to give it more attention (or when I'm just not in the mood.) If I'm following a particular thread in Gaming in General, I'll jump in there if I see a new post, even if I don't have time for the others. The Forum Games I never click on. Lumping them all together just seems like a really weird way of reading things to me.
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Post by TheMix » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:53 am

It shows which forum the post is in. Though the title itself is often a giveaway. Rarely I'll click a post thinking it's something else and then realize that it's in a forum I wasn't expecting (usually that's going to be either R&P or Forum Games). But generally I choose the threads I want to read by the title/subject matter, not by the forum. :confusion-shrug:
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 am

I browse multiple ways. New Posts helps me keep up on active threads. I probably do this the most. Unread helps me see threads I missed. Unanswered helps me find neglected posts.

The by category when I'm feeling like catching up on games or R&P or whatever. This is my favorite but I rarely have time for this kind of deep read.
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Post by wonderpug » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:06 am

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 am
I browse multiple ways. New Posts helps me keep up on active threads. I probably do this the most. Unread helps me see threads I missed. Unanswered helps me find neglected posts.

The by category when I'm feeling like catching up on games or R&P or whatever. This is my favorite but I rarely have time for this kind of deep read.
You left out "I haven't been interested in clicking on this thread but it just hit a 2nd page and there's no logical reason why that topic would hit 2 pages so now I have to read it from the beginning to see what's going on."

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Post by hentzau » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:55 pm

The Meal wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:28 pm
Blackhawk wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:20 pm
I know. I just don't want to have the R&P mixed in with the PC Gaming mixed in with the Meta forum and so on. Sometimes, for instance, I'll skip R&P until I have the time to give it more attention (or when I'm just not in the mood.) If I'm following a particular thread in Gaming in General, I'll jump in there if I see a new post, even if I don't have time for the others. The Forum Games I never click on. Lumping them all together just seems like a really weird way of reading things to me.
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Post by Haranguer » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:04 pm

Got it, thanks to all, appreciated.
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Post by ImLawBoy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:49 am

hentzau wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:55 pm
The Meal wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:28 pm
Blackhawk wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:20 pm
I know. I just don't want to have the R&P mixed in with the PC Gaming mixed in with the Meta forum and so on. Sometimes, for instance, I'll skip R&P until I have the time to give it more attention (or when I'm just not in the mood.) If I'm following a particular thread in Gaming in General, I'll jump in there if I see a new post, even if I don't have time for the others. The Forum Games I never click on. Lumping them all together just seems like a really weird way of reading things to me.
Agreed.
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