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Old 12-06-2007, 12:25 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Hugh Wyn Griffith View Post
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If you are reading new posts in threaded view you may see scattered bunches of unread messages individually marked with the yellow icon in the thread tree. That way you can pick which to read.

BUT as soon as you reply to the first one, all unread markers change to read, even tho' you've not read them yet. So there is no really practical way of reading just the remaining unread ones.

Any chance of correcting this? Having a Next Unread button and not just Next would be nice too. <g>
Sorry, Hugh. Saw your message but didn’t have time to reply then, and then I forgot about it.

There are some definite problems in vBulletin that vary by the viewing method. Threaded has some, hybrid may have even more. Only linear seems to work sensibly.

But to be specific, I have long ignored the indicators on messages. I generally use hybrid, and use the Get Posts > New Posts dropdown. I read the threads up from the bottom (not sure why, actually, but that is what I do), then use the Get Posts > New Posts again.

When viewing a thread, I check to be sure that I am reading all the messages posted since my last read (the posting date/time is shown in the thread view and my last reading time in the Welcome box, more or less — last visited, anyway).

Is it classy? No. But I rarely miss a message that way.

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