Dismiss (new topics) button missing


(Mark Sealey) #1

Using Discourse at these two sites:


Until a recent upgrade, there used to be a small, rectangular mid-grey button at bottom right of the page displaying New topics (from the ‘New’ tab at top) with the label ‘Dismiss’ or ‘Dismiss All’.

It seems to have gone in this version.

It was particularly useful when not every thread was relevant or needed to be attended to.

Now it’s necessary to click into each thread - actually twice - for them each no longer to show up in one’s ‘New’ list.

Good luck with fixing this - and thanks!


Dismiss Topics/Replies per Category
(Jeff Atwood) #2

We used to suppress this until you had at least {x} things visible. How many things were visible in the list in the above two examples?

I believe we recently changed it so that the Dismiss button is always visible, even if there are zero or one items visible in the list.


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #3

To be clear, he’s referring to the fact that there’s no Dismiss button when you drill down into the category-level.

Top-level, dismiss button is available:

Category-level, no dismiss button:
Edit: Whoops, I accidentally screenshotted Latest instead of New here, but take my word for it, there’s no Dismiss button.


(cpradio) #4

I believe that is intentional though, as New, unlike Unread, is a setting on the user, not on a category. So resetting it with a category filter will filter topics/posts you are not viewing, because they are in a different category and your category view is hiding them from you.

Unread on the other hand is on a topic level and can exist on the category filter page without any repurcussions.


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #5

Huh? I’m not following your logic here. I can dismiss my New topics spanning all categories, so why shouldn’t I be able to do the same for just one specific category?


(cpradio) #6

Becuase the indicator is on the user level.

If I’m viewing All Categories, then setting “unread date” to “right now” on the user table for my Username makes sense, as I’m seeing what I’m dismissing.

But if I’m on the Bugs category and I’m seeing 2 out of 36 New Topics, setting that indicator will wipe out all 36 topics even though I’m currenting looking at 2 of them. As it will update a timestamp on my entry in the Users table, which applies outside of all categories and topics.


(cpradio) #7

Also, suggest reading this (as I looked into this in the past and couldn’t implement it due to what I’m trying to describe here)


(Mark Sealey) #8

Thanks for your replies!

It makes no difference whether there is/are 1 or 10 unread threads.

It makes no difference whether I am in ‘All’ or a subcategory.

Behaviour has also changed in that - in the absence of Dismiss - I now have to go into the thread/topic and click at least twice on the (often single) post before it stops contributing the the New count.

:slight_smile:


(cpradio) #9

It works for me

Not shown on category filter

Shown on All Categories


(Jeff Atwood) #10

Oh wait I misspoke. Apologies. I was referring to the Dismiss button on the user notifications.

Dismissing new topics:

  • may not be available at the category level
  • is only shown when there are more than (x) topics to dismiss

(cpradio) #11

Only for the top button (which requires 30), bottom button simply requires at least 1 new topic for it to be shown.


(Mark Sealey) #12

Thanks - I get nothing of any kind, ever :frowning:


(cpradio) #13

Are there any CSS customizations or third party plugins on the site? Have you tried disabling those?


(Mark Sealey) #14

Not so far as I know.

I am not the administrator. I get this on two browsers - one at work, one at home.

Your help appreciated!


(cpradio) #15

No repro