the 'mark forum read' button

silvercar
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I've only just noticed the 'mark forum read' button, not sure how long it has been there.

I noticed it because I accidentally clicked on it. Is there an 'undo' function to match? It should at least have an 'are you sure?' pop up.
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  • TadleyBaggie
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    Where is this button, I've been looking for such a thing ever since the forum was updated?

    Disagree about the confirmation pop-up, would just annoy the 99.99% of users who pressed it intentionally.
  • silvercar
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    edited 28 January at 3:11PM
    Where is this button, I've been looking for such a thing ever since the forum was updated?

    Disagree about the confirmation pop-up, would just annoy the 99.99% of users who pressed it intentionally.

    Circled above. It doesn’t seem to appear on this board.
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  • MSE_Stephen
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    edited 29 January at 11:14AM
    silvercar said:
    I noticed it because I accidentally clicked on it. Is there an 'undo' function to match? It should at least have an 'are you sure?' pop up.
    Disagree about the confirmation pop-up, would just annoy the 99.99% of users who pressed it intentionally.

    Hi

    I've also wondered about the buttons being easy to accidentally click. An undo function is not possible, and a confirmation for both buttons might be frustrating. 

    But

    I think it might be a very quick tweak add in the in-browser confirmation for just the "Mark Forum Read" link if members think this would be helpful? 


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  • silvercar
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    I would find it helpful. Out of interest, how long has the option been there and is it only visible on groups that are in your "followed content" list?
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    edited 29 January at 2:20PM
    silvercar said:
    I would find it helpful. Out of interest, how long has the option been there and is it only visible on groups that are in your "followed content" list?
    Can't see a post announcing it, but probably around August last year!
    Edit: It's been visible to all members on all category/board lists
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    edited 29 January at 2:00PM
    silvercar said:
    I would find it helpful. Out of interest, how long has the option been there and is it only visible on groups that are in your "followed content" list?
    It is at the top of every boards main thread list page.
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