Dismiss-button in Unread


I just read about the function of the dismiss-button in "Mark all read" button on all New and Unread topics:

We just moved forum platform from vBulletin to Discourse, and we moved all topics to the new platform. That means that I (and all other users) have a lovely number of unread topics. For me it’s 2674!

There’s two issues for me/us with the Dismiss-button:

  1. I’ll never get to the bottom of that list and find the button.
  2. I actually still want to track all of the posts in case someone write something new in them. I would just love a clean slate instead of a couple of thousand of unread posts.

Is there really no way around this other than me going through every single topic?

(Daniela) #2

You can find the dismiss button also in the top right

Then you can see this pop up

Don’t flag the option inside in fact “stop tracking” is a option.


Thanks for the help! :smiley:

I’m not sure what you mean by this sentence?

If I don’t mark ‘Stop tracking…’ then it’ll just mark them all as read but keep the current tracking?

(Dave McClure) #4

Yep, that’s correct.


Best news ever! Thanks!

(Jeff Atwood) #7

You don’t need to get to the bottom; when you have more than (x) where x is around 20, the button is duplicated on top and bottom.

(Stephen Chung) #8

That’s very smart. :+1: This kind of attention to UX details is what sets Discourse apart.