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October 18, 2010 at 08:05:06
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 2.7ghz/3 gig
Justin,

On the right hand side of the screen there is a box labeled Your Tracked Posts/Messages, and it shows how many pms you have and two tracked posts. Is there any way that you could make it show at least the four or five last tracked posts? I know I can click See All, but it would be just one step less, as I usually try to work on four or five problems at a time.

Thanks!

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#1
October 18, 2010 at 08:47:38
Hey,

Yeah, I could, but I'm not sure how others would feel about having so many posts pushing things down. Opinions?

Justin


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#2
October 18, 2010 at 11:12:16
This is kind've in the same vein...Justin is there any way to say flag (save for answering later) a post after reading it? Sometimes I glance at the newly answered post that I answered to see what was the follow up (I could be too busy at the time to answer it at that time) , then it dissappears down my list. It would be nice if I could flag it and answer it later, or even mark it as unread, that would even help. I answer alot of posts.
Thanks

As far as the tracked posts, I wouldn't mind if you had 10 of them showing, it would also make things much easier.

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#3
October 18, 2010 at 11:12:49
If it respected the 'show new replies' setting, I wouldn't have an issue with a longer listing. Outside of the PM notification, it's pretty useless for me as it is.

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#4
October 19, 2010 at 07:02:23
JRComp,

I have gone ahead and increased this to show 4 posts.

XpUser4Real,

Other than the tracking in my computing.net message list, no. Are you saying you would want a flag system on top of the tracking system?

Justin


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#5
October 19, 2010 at 07:09:43
Justin,

Thanks!

Are you saying you would want a flag system on top of the tracking system?

I think he is talking about how on the side of the screen, posts that have been commented on are not bolded like they are in the full list.

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#6
October 19, 2010 at 07:11:58
actually no, maybe just a button (above the post where the thumbs up & Down are) to keep the post as new so I can go back to it later when I have more time. Something like yahoo mail has 'mark as unread' after you have read it.

It will still show as unanswered in My Message list in My Home. I hope that explains what I mean, thanks

Like I mentioned, sometimes I open an answered post to see what was re-entered by the origional poster, then i like to get back to it later to add another reply to it.

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#7
October 19, 2010 at 09:12:51
Oh my bad, I was thinking of what Razor had said about them respecting the show new replies setting.

If it respected the 'show new replies' setting, I wouldn't have an issue with a longer listing. Outside of the PM notification, it's pretty useless for me as it is.

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#8
October 19, 2010 at 19:40:03
XpUser4Real,

While I agree that feature might be interesting, I think its highly specific and kind of complex to understand. I'm not sure how many people would actually have any use for it other than a couple.

Justin


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#9
October 20, 2010 at 05:15:11
Justin

I would find the feature XpUser4Real requested useful for the same reason. Perhaps I don't understand how the forums work but I would think a feature like that would be user specific. The post need not be moved to the top, just have some sort of marker attached so we could find it again.

Sometimes these threads are rather old when they finally have a new response, so trying to find them in my list of threads can be difficult.

The best solution would be to have the option to mark the thread as unread. That way, the thread would show when refreshing "My Home".


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#10
October 20, 2010 at 05:20:39
I agree with Othehill, there are many times when I don't get back to the post because it gets buried.

I think it would be good for active people that answer lots of posts. For the person that answers maybe up to 4 or less a month, it would be redundant for them

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#11
October 20, 2010 at 06:49:39
Othehill,

I believe you and XpUser might be talking about different things. When threads have a new response, they will always show up in your list. You can filter the list to show only threads with new responses.

You say the post moves down because its old. Marking it as "unread" really wouldn't help. It would still be in the same position. If it has new responses, it is unread.

Justin


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#12
October 20, 2010 at 06:58:03
"You can filter the list to show only threads with new responses."

Not after you have opened it. That is the point I am trying to make. Once you review a thread it dissappears down the list.

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#13
October 20, 2010 at 07:38:34
You'll excuse me for saying so but, (and this is just my opinion right) it seems to me XpUser4Real is trying to reinvent the wheel here.

If you click the "track message" flag in a posting, then you can easily find it no matter where it is in the list. That's pretty darn simple and the other idea just seems to me to be overly complex. Unless I'm completely misunderstanding what it is he's trying to achieve here.

If you mark a post as "unread" then you'll be scrolling around to find it, possibly even clicking on page 2 or 3 depending on how long it's sat and how many more posts have come up in that forum. Whereas if you click on "track message" you just click on the "show all" under "tracked messages" and there it is.

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#14
October 20, 2010 at 07:43:22
Hey Justin -

Are you alright? You must have confused me with XpUser4Real when you wrote in Post 11 I believe you and XpUser might be talking about ...

maybe it's time for another cup of coffee :-)

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#15
October 20, 2010 at 08:52:43
"You'll excuse me for saying so but, (and this is just my opinion right) it seems to me XpUser4Real is trying to reinvent the wheel here."

Curt, you are WAY off base here...Ithink you should re-read this whole discussion. It is humerous when someone jumps in and ASSUMES they know what the discussion is about without understanding the issue...

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#16
October 20, 2010 at 09:14:27
XpUser,

No, I was just saving myself some typing... I'll be more precise next time.

Curt,

I know what XpUser4Real is saying, and it is different. I'm just saying it sounds like a feature that won't benefit very many people... maybe none other than him.

XpUser4Real,

Yes, I understand your point, but I was replying to what OtheHill wanted. He seemed to say he wanted it to be markable as unread to help with messages that get new replies that were added to the message list a while ago. I was telling him that messages with new replies are "unread" by our definition. He's more talking about a way to move things up and down the list like a Netflix queue.

Justin


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#17
October 20, 2010 at 10:21:34
I know I am severly missing something here. I have read this entire thread 6 times and it always seems to me that there are too many chiefs trying to make things difficult for the indians. It sounds like XpUser4Real tracks so many posts that his list is rather long and he continues to add to it so if he wants to get back to post xxx1 he has to weed through post x999 to xxx2 before getting to it and what he is asking for is that posts that he wants to reply to later be kept on top rather than moved down by the timeline. Am I even close?

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#18
October 20, 2010 at 10:22:13
Hey,

I believe I might have come up with a solution that solves everyone's problems. Right now, if you click the red flag on the top a message that is already in your message list, it just adds it again. This isn't very useful.

How about I change it to do two things if the message is already on your list. 1) Delete the message from your list and add it to the top. 2) Mark the message with 0 replies (ie, if there are any replies on it, it will be marked as unread).

Sound good?

Justin


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#19
October 20, 2010 at 12:03:56
What list will the post be moved to the top in? My messages I assume?

Marking the message with 0 replies won't actually remove the replies will it?

If I understand your ideas then I would say the first one is not necessary. If the thread can somehow appear in my list just like it does when there is a reply to it then that would be enough.

So we would be able to flag the post as unread then?


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#20
October 20, 2010 at 12:21:56
"It sounds like XpUser4Real tracks so many posts that his list is rather long and he continues to add to it so if he wants to get back to post xxx1 he has to weed through post x999 to xxx2 before getting to it"

Hard Rocker you hit it on the head, tyvm...I average at least 5-6 posts daily and it takes forever to find one that I've glanced at and haven't had the time to reply.

Justin, I'm not sure about your reply...the number 2) sounds good. I just thought it would be easiest to just mark the post as 'unread' so it shows up on my unread message list again...is that what number 2 means? Sorry for the confusion.
Thanks for the reply.

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#21
October 20, 2010 at 14:01:15
Hey,

Yeah, its done. If you click the red flag on a post, it'll mark it as unread.

Justin


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#22
October 20, 2010 at 14:07:34
Thanks Justin, I just tried it and it works fine...
Thanks again!

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#23
October 20, 2010 at 14:11:16
Works great Justin, just what we needed.

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#24
October 20, 2010 at 15:53:34
Hey,

Glad I was able to solve it so simply!

Justin


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#25
October 21, 2010 at 08:59:36
Oh heck no I actually understood something in here?

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