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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
A few weeks back when the forums were being changed around a bit, I'm pretty sure that at one point this feature was turned on. The little folder icon preceding the thread title was a different color, I believe.

I like this. Sometimes you're trying to follow a discussion in which you've participated, but there are lots of similar-sounding threads. It's nice to see which ones you've posted in as a reminder.

It many be difficult to keep straight which ones you've posted in vs. which ones have new posts - maybe that's the reason for not using this feature? I don't know anything about the various features of these forums, but maybe there's a way to get that back without it being confusing.

Thanks.

[edit. hmm, the title says "threades." Yeah, that's what I meant. It's the famous Greek playwright named Threades. You know the one.]

[edit by Amorph: Well, he's two millenia dead. He won't mind if I edit him out of the thread title. ]
post #2 of 17
answer

oh and the icon color was the same... (blue or yellow)
the extra identifier was the folder being open just a little bit...

worked well...
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post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
No comments from mods/admins? Yes, no, maybe, piss off?
post #4 of 17
For now, maybe. I'm sorry, this dropped off my radar. I'll look into it and turn it on if there aren't any evil side effects.
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by BRussell
No comments from mods/admins? Yes, no, maybe, piss off?

PISS OFF!

Ah kidding

BTW, what about simply subscribing the thread you wish to follow? I know it is not the solution you are asking for, but it works reasonably well for the most part.

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post #6 of 17
Sorry for the delay, but I just found and enabled the option.
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Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
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Original music:
The Mayflies - Black earth Americana. Now on iTMS!
Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by Amorph
Sorry for the delay, but I just found and enabled the option.

Absolutely awesome! Thank you, Amorph.

Now if only you could fix the bug that resets your last visit every time there is a new thread in News Comments (see this thread)...

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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by Escher
[B]Absolutely awesome! Thank you, Amorph.

Now we have to do something about that icon, which is fuuuuuuuuugly.

Quote:
Now if only you could fix the bug that resets your last visit every time there is a new thread in News Comments (see this thread)...

Escher

On it.
"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

Original music:
The Mayflies - Black earth Americana. Now on iTMS!
Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
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"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

Original music:
The Mayflies - Black earth Americana. Now on iTMS!
Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
Reply
post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by Amorph
On it.

Rock 'n Roll!

Escher
"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Amorph
Now we have to do something about that icon, which is fuuuuuuuuugly.

Yeah it's not the most aesthetically pleasing look I've ever seen. It's also odd because there's such a big difference between threads you've posted in but haven't read yet and threads you've posted in but are old.

What about keeping the colors the same (orange = new, blue = old) but putting that dot on them if you've posted in them.
post #11 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by BRussell
What about keeping the colors the same (orange = new, blue = old) but putting that dot on them if you've posted in them.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like vBulletin is that clever. It's a great idea, though.
"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

Original music:
The Mayflies - Black earth Americana. Now on iTMS!
Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
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"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

Original music:
The Mayflies - Black earth Americana. Now on iTMS!
Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
Reply
post #12 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by Amorph
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like vBulletin is that clever. It's a great idea, though.

Amorph: Check out the MacNN boards. As far as I can tell, the icon turns red if I've posted in a thread, and there's a black dot on top of the red dot if there are new posts in that thread since I posted in it.

Escher
"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by Escher
Amorph: Check out the MacNN boards. As far as I can tell, the icon turns red if I've posted in a thread, and there's a black dot on top of the red dot if there are new posts in that thread since I posted in it.

Wow. An actual reason to visit the MacNN boards. Thanks, I guess.

I'll look into that. Even if it's something that gorgonzola hacked in himself, it's a nice feature.
"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

Original music:
The Mayflies - Black earth Americana. Now on iTMS!
Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
Reply
"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

Original music:
The Mayflies - Black earth Americana. Now on iTMS!
Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
Reply
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Amorph
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like vBulletin is that clever. It's a great idea, though.

Oh, I thought you were referring above to the ugly icons, and that the icons could be changed. That's all I was saying.

Thanks for you work and time.
post #15 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by BRussell
Oh, I thought you were referring above to the ugly icons, and that the icons could be changed. That's all I was saying.

They can be changed, but it appeared in the Preferences that there was only room for one icon for "folder with dot on it."

Now that I'm aware of the MacNN solution I'll give that a more serious look.

Thanks for the suggestions.
"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

Original music:
The Mayflies - Black earth Americana. Now on iTMS!
Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
Reply
"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

Original music:
The Mayflies - Black earth Americana. Now on iTMS!
Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
Reply
post #16 of 17
I like the new dot feature.

Unfortunately it might be the same effect as saving incoming phone numbers to my cell phone - I might never need to remember (threads I posted in/phone numbers, respectively).

How much less can I use my memory?
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post #17 of 17
Amorph it IS possible to have the "dot" appear with both colors...

way back before the "split" and subsequent security sweep the old images had both the new/old and posted/virgin identifiers...

see above:
Quote:
oh and the icon color was the same... (blue or yellow)
the extra identifier was the folder being open just a little bit...

worked well...

any chance we could get a solution like that?
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