How to mark Topic or Notification as "Read = true"

I´m working with the Discourse API.
The website I’m working on gets all the data from the Discourse API. I’m having the issue that because I’m actually not viewing the Topics and Notification, and only getting data through the api, then my topics and notification are not registered as viewed.

How should I solve this issue?

If I’m following, you need to make an API call to this endpoint:


Thanks for the reply.
How would this post request help me?

It will mark the posts as “viewed”, which is what you wrote in the first post.

How should the api request look like ?
something like this?

Please read How to reverse engineer the Discourse API


You could start with following the code back to the controller. Everything you need to know about the method is there.

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I already tried do the reverse engineering.
The only response i get from the network tab is
{{baseurl}} + /t/3295.json?track_visit=true&forceLoad=true&_=1550774445459

You gotta read it carefully.

Right clicking a request to timings and selecting copy a cURL will give you all you need for a request using the cURL syntax (the standard format for most people):

curl ''  \
    -H 'Accept: */*' \
    -H 'Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5'  \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8' \
    -H 'X-SILENCE-LOGGER: true' \
    -H 'Discourse-Logged-In: true' \
    -H 'Discourse-Visible: true' \
    -H 'X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest'  \
    --data 'timings%5B3%5D=1019&timings%5B4%5D=1019&topic_time=1019&topic_id=108685' \

This is what I got from the network tab

What is the the number beside the timings variable?

Hi Edwin, did you figure out what this timings variable was an dhow to set it? have same problem.

Hi Edwin, did you figure out how to get the data? timings and topic_time? or how to get it work? I have the same issue. Thanks!

can someone please explain what the value of timings and topic_time are? is that seconds spent on the topic?