[quote=“codinghorror, post:3, topic:11434, full:true”]
Are these topics where you have
Posted a reply to the topic
Just read the topic
Are new and you have never even entered the topic
If the answer is 1, that is more complicated. If the answer is 2, I suggest editing your user preferences so you track topics you read less. But I need more information from you.
We view a “mark all read” button as utter design failure and are unlikely to implement that.
[/quote]Hmm… i think there’s a bit of confusion, perhaps i haven’t expressed myself well.
This is what i feel i need, i’m sure some of it is how it already works now but i want to be thorough:
On the “New (33)” category only NEW topics are displayed, if i press “Mark all as read” it should no longer display those topics in that category ever again. I really don’t feel like opening each 33 of those topics just tell the system i’ve seen them. Only topics that have been created since the last time i visited should be here (assuming i clicked “mark all read” last time).
On the “Unread (18)” category i feel it should only show topics that have new replies i haven’t seen with a blue <5> number next to the topic showing how many replies i haven’t read, if i press “Mark all as read” then all those unseen replies should be counted as “read” and those topics should be removed from “Unread” until someone else adds a new reply. Again i don’t feel i should be opening every single of those 18 topics just to tell the system i’ve seen them. Manually “Tracking/Watching” a topic should pin said topics to Unread and those would never be removed until manually “Untracked/Unwatched”.
If a New topic is created and is called “my puppy is now 1 year old!” i am really not interested in readind that. Now imagine 70% of all new topics are like that. A button to mark them all as read would be really good.
TLDR: Can i fix this by simply saying “Automatically track topics I enter: never”? What about topics i have replied to? What if i have replied to 10 different topics but am no longer interested in tracking them, do i have to manually untrack every single one of them?
So how about these buttons: “Mute all topics”, “Mute selected topics”, “Mark all as Regular”, “Mark selected as Regular”? Maybe i am simply unfamiliar with Discourse and don’t know how to configure it properly