This plugin adds another option to the
top menu site setting, which gives you a new tab labelled “Unseen”. It is an exact replica of the “Latest” tab, but only shows the unread topics.
It has the same live-update functionality as the built-in pages:
There is a button to mark all topics in the list as “read”:
There are no site settings to enable/disable this plugin. You simply install it, then add “Unseen” to your
top menu site setting.
“Unseen” is not a great title, but it needed to be something different to “Unread”. On my forum, we have renamed the existing “Unread” page to “Tracked”, and then renamed “Unseen” to “Unread”.
How is this different from the existing new/unread tabs?
The existing “New” tab displays:
Topics in any category
created in the time frame you specify in your
Consider topics new when setting, that you have not yet opened
The existing “Unread” tab displays:
New replies, to topics you have already viewed at least once, and are tracking. Even if you are tracking a category, the topic will not show up in “Unread” unless you have opened it at least once.
If an old topic in a category you are tracking has new replies, but you have never opened it, it will not display in either list. For us, that means that the “Latest” tab is the only reliable option. For more discussion on this limitation, check out
Spooky tracking happenings 👻
This plugin’s “Unseen” tab displays topics matching BOTH criteria:
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