I read a new topic and wanted to see it fresh tomorrow morning. I selected the defer option, expecting it to also mark the topic as new again since it only had the one post, but this did not happen. I suppose a topic reminder would be best for this, but I’m curious if people think it should also have marked the topic as new in this case.
This is @sam’s functionality so your question should be directed to him.
I does mark the topic as new… I just tested it, I sometimes defer 1 post topics
Hmm I don’t see that happening. At the very least, it doesn’t reappear in https://meta.discourse.org/new.
For example, after deferring the below topic it is clearly stylized as unread, but it doesn’t have the blue dot and it doesn’t appear in my new section. Maybe I worded my original comment poorly.
Try expanding your consider topics new timespan in user settings
I changed it to a week and that didn’t help (if it’s retroactive). The topic was already within the two day timeframe (my previous setting) anyway. I’ll try with more topics later.
I just tried again with a 40 minute old topic and it still doesn’t do what I’d expect.
- The blue dot does actually appear, but I didn’t notice it because it doesn’t happen right away. I have to refresh to get the blue dot to appear.
- The deferred topic doesn’t get added back to https://meta.discourse.org/new. This was the intent of my original question (though I obviously didn’t mention it explicitly). Should it get added back there? The inconsistency is a little weird, because right now I can scroll to see 5 topics with blue dots, but the New section only has 4 topics.
My guess here is that something about topic user is not quite right, will have a look, but it will probably take a few weeks.