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Mark a Thread as Read/Un-read ? RRS feed

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  • Hi Rob,

    I'm curious why you would want to mark a thread as "Un-Read"? We've got a new filter coming that will allow you to see all threads that have new messages so you'll get threads you have never read and threads that have new messages since you last read them. But i'm not sure that would help with what you're looking for?

    thanks,

    Sam


    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Thursday, March 13, 2008 6:05 AM
  • We're adding a new filter called “Unread”, which displays any thread which has new posts added since your last visit. This allows you to see which threads you’ve never read (bold), as well as threads you’ve read that have new replies.

    The original suggestion was to be able to mark something as read/un-read. We're thinking that this unread filter will basically give you the functionality you're looking for without zero clicks. It doesn't give you quite as much control however. See how this works for you once it's live.
    Forums Product Planner, Andrew.Brenner at Microsoft.com
    Thursday, April 3, 2008 3:58 PM

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  • No, it’s not currently possible to mark a thread as unread. I added this to our suggestions list for a future release.
    Andrew Brenner, Forums Product Planner
    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 3:42 PM
  • Thanks Andrew,
    BTW...Alerts seem to be working but double emails...I recieved two from this thread.

    And then another via Live Messenger when I just replied to you...I wonder if I'll get another after editing this(?)
    • Edited by Rob Giordano Tuesday, March 4, 2008 5:35 PM added content
    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 5:33 PM
  • Did you get one alert for each reply? That’s what I would expect.


    Is that different than the way alerts work on the older forum platform (forums.microsoft.com)?


    I think the behavior that you saw where you got an alert by email and messenger, may be by design if you’re subscribed to both types of alerts via Live Alerts.


    Andrew Brenner, Forums Product Planner
    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 8:21 PM
  • Hi Rob,

    I'm curious why you would want to mark a thread as "Un-Read"? We've got a new filter coming that will allow you to see all threads that have new messages so you'll get threads you have never read and threads that have new messages since you last read them. But i'm not sure that would help with what you're looking for?

    thanks,

    Sam


    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Thursday, March 13, 2008 6:05 AM
  • Yep, that'd work.

    Thursday, March 13, 2008 2:01 PM
  • Oh great to hear! I know I'll personally use this filter a lot especially for this forum where I will always want to quickly see all the new posts since I last checked.
    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Friday, March 14, 2008 4:33 PM
  • You know what else would be cool?... If the Live Alert (like I just received) had a method of going directly to the Alerted Message.
    Friday, March 14, 2008 4:36 PM
  • Rob Giordano said:

    You know what else would be cool?... If the Live Alert (like I just received) had a method of going directly to the Alerted Message.



    Like a permalink to the post itself within the thread? You do get a link to the thread right?
    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Saturday, March 15, 2008 6:22 AM
  • Sam Jarawan said:

    Rob Giordano said:

    You know what else would be cool?... If the Live Alert (like I just received) had a method of going directly to the Alerted Message.



    Like a permalink to the post itself within the thread? You do get a link to the thread right?
    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead



    Yes, otherwise you have to go searching for the msg.

    Also...it's really kinda dumb that you get alerted to your own posts - I wonder if anything could be done about that?

    Wow...and that Live Alert if really fast, a couple of seconds after I posted this I was alerted to my post!
    • Edited by Rob Giordano Saturday, March 15, 2008 1:33 PM added content
    Saturday, March 15, 2008 1:31 PM
  • Rob Giordano said:


    Also...it's really kinda dumb that you get alerted to your own posts - I wonder if anything could be done about that?



    http://forums.expression.microsoft.com/en-US/thread/7831b23b-cdd1-4ba6-a8e1-ff86562be770
    Fred
    Saturday, March 15, 2008 3:53 PM
  • We're adding a new filter called “Unread”, which displays any thread which has new posts added since your last visit. This allows you to see which threads you’ve never read (bold), as well as threads you’ve read that have new replies.

    The original suggestion was to be able to mark something as read/un-read. We're thinking that this unread filter will basically give you the functionality you're looking for without zero clicks. It doesn't give you quite as much control however. See how this works for you once it's live.
    Forums Product Planner, Andrew.Brenner at Microsoft.com
    Thursday, April 3, 2008 3:58 PM
  • Well it would be really nice to be able to mark all threads as Read


    That way you can start with a clean sheet. There are lots of threads that you may have no interest in visiting, and it would be nice to be able to "catch up" by marking everything read.

    Then the unread filter could be more useful.

    CHO, HomePage Doctor
    Thursday, May 22, 2008 7:09 PM