Often when browsing discourse I find I want to “get back to something later”, bookmarks are a bit too heavyweight for me cause I don’t want to have to remember to remove the bookmark.
Furthermore my usual workflow centers around keeping “unread 0” so being able to simply add to that list makes it very easy for me not to forget about stuff without resorting to heavyweight “assign” or middle weight “bookmark”
Personally, I use this button multiple times a day, every day mostly from mobile.
What Discourse Defer does?
Discourse defer optionally adds a defer button to your topic actions:
If you click this button, the last post on the topic becomes unread, and topic is added to your unread list:
By default this feature is disabled but administrators can change the default using theme settings:
As an end user you can pick if the feature is on or off in the
user / interface section. eg: https://meta.discourse.org/my/preferences/interface
Import the following theme per: How do I install a Theme or Theme Component?
Try it out!
Choose “Sam’s Simple Theme” on meta (in hamburger menu). Then head to https://meta.discourse.org/my/preferences/interface and enable the defer button
Setting is per device you will have to enable it on every browser you use. We plan to address this long term by adding theme user settings.