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New Posts functionality missing now

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by brianman, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    With the forum update, New Posts is gone.

    So I tried out What's New and it doesn't fit the bill.

    What New Posts provided me 2 hours ago was the ability to easily see the newest posts and click the red dot to go to the unread.

    The red dot is not present in the What's New view. So basically I'm stuck going to individual subforums to get the red dots back.
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Update: Looks like NEW POSTS just popped back up. Yay!
     
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  3. danny

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    So the clarify, to see unread posts in "What's New" you simply click on the "Unread Posts" tab, as I explained in another thread. However, given that the red dot is not showing up in the Unread Posts page at the moment, I have added the "New Posts" link back to the navbar for the time being until we fix remaining issues. However, we will eventually get rid as it is redundant so please don't get too used to it :p
     
  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Too late. I'm 5 years used to it.

    That said, I'm open to being convinced but it is the most used feature of the forum by me by far. Click new posts, ctrl-click a dozen or so red dots, read the opened tabs, repeat.
     
  5. danny

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    Yes I understand, as such we will try to make it function identically such that the only real change for you will be the title of the link.
    The way it will behave is that when you click on What's New, it will default to the "Unread Post" filter, which will look and work identically to the "New Posts" page.
     
  6. HankLloydRight

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    Where can I find "Watched Threads"?
     
  7. NOLA_Mike

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    I think if you hover over "WHAT'S NEW" it's there. But it doesn't seem to be working as I expect.

    My bookmark for TMC takes me straight to Watched Threads, and it still works (for now). Here it is:

    https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/watched/threads
     
  8. HankLloydRight

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    That's exactly what I use on the desktop, but for mobile it's not easy.

    I found it in the hamburger icon menu under the "Forums" area, but that menu automatically defaults back to "Whats New" so I now have to open the hamburger click "Foruns" and then "Watched Threads" every time.[/QUOTE]
     
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  9. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    You don't actually have to click on red dots. A long time ago I made the change that you could just click on the avatar image to the left of where you expected those red dots. So try that.
     
  10. danny

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    Yes, Watched Threads is a sub link of Forums, so on desktop you can access it by hovering over "FORUMS". . We already have it in the plans to integrate it into What's New so that should make navigation better for some. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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  11. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Why are all the titles gray in What's New? It gives the impression I've read everything. Compare with titles in a section you've read some of the posts in -- where fully read threads have gray titles, and partially/fully unread threads have black titles.
     
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  12. mblakele

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    Related to that, the links from "unread posts" and "recent posts (watched forums)" still point to the last post in each thread instead of the first unread post like I'd prefer. I reported this and posted a workaround at Any Way to Load New Posts for Watched Forums Only? — but the workaround is a little technical, and it doesn't really help on phones or tablets.
     
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  13. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    @danny - If this is how it works, then it's useless compared to how New Posts used to work.
     
  14. danny

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    #14 danny, Nov 20, 2016
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    Yes, we can fix that, but in the meantime, as has been mentioned, if you click on the avatar on the left of the thread title, that will take you to the latest unread post in the given thread.
     
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  15. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    For some threads this doesn't work because there are circles with my avatar on it. When tapping those boxes it tells me my stats rather than navigating to the thread.
     
  16. woof

    woof Model X 75D Blue, 6 seats

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    One can also click on the title of the thread...that also jumps to first unread post (sometimes). Sometimes it jumps to the first post if the thread is very old, but in that case clicking on "first unread" still works.
     
  17. MP3Mike

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    There I fixed that for you. :rolleyes:
     
  18. woof

    woof Model X 75D Blue, 6 seats

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    Actually, for me that's always worked, no (sometimes) about it!
     

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