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Offline rosie99

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Re: Notifications - not a rant
« Reply #27 on: Friday 19 January 18 12:34 GMT (UK) »
MaxD, 

I always find your answers really informative and often lengthy, posting all you have found. (I wish they were my relatives  ;) )   Perhaps another option is to not give too much information on your first reply but suggest you have found more information if they are interested.   :-\   :)

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Re: Notifications - not a rant
« Reply #28 on: Friday 19 January 18 12:41 GMT (UK) »
Just checking the difference between unread posts and new replies.

Does new replies just show threads to which you have contributed?  If so how does it treat those threads to which you have used the un notify button?

Unread topics - all messages to which you haven't contributed (unless includes those topics where you have un notified too) which have been posted since the last time you visited the board?

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Re: Notifications - not a rant
« Reply #29 on: Friday 19 January 18 13:13 GMT (UK) »
Rosie - wise words (as usual), I'll have a think about that although if they haven't got their preferences set up correctly (which I'm beginning to think is the most likely cause) then they aren't going to see that either. No real answer  :(.

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« Reply #30 on: Friday 19 January 18 13:15 GMT (UK) »
Just checking the difference between unread posts and new replies.

Does new replies just show threads to which you have contributed?  If so how does it treat those threads to which you have used the un notify button?

Unread topics - all messages to which you haven't contributed (unless includes those topics where you have un notified too) which have been posted since the last time you visited the board?

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Notify and unread/new replies are different. The only reason that posts will not show in unreads/new replies is if you ignore the topics. 

Gadget

Added - however, if you've already looked at your posts via Notifications,  they won't show in subsequent unreads/new replies until a new post has been made in that topic.
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Re: Notifications - not a rant
« Reply #31 on: Friday 19 January 18 13:36 GMT (UK) »
Sorry but that still doesn't explain to me the difference between unread and new replies.

I have only ever used unread posts so that I see all threads that are current which have had replies that I have not yet picked up on - and that's whether I have posted to the topic or not.

What would I see if I clicked new replies then? (and I know someobody is going to say try it then but I want to know what the intended difference is and would I be better switching to new replies)

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Re: Notifications - not a rant
« Reply #32 on: Friday 19 January 18 13:39 GMT (UK) »
'New replies' are restricted to replies to threads on which you have posted.

I always check those first, then go to 'unread'.
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Re: Notifications - not a rant
« Reply #33 on: Friday 19 January 18 13:41 GMT (UK) »
Unreads are all the latest posts that you've not read. Replies are the latest posts on threads that you've replied to but have not read so far. 

It's really what it says - unread  and new replies.

Sorry, Jennifer - hit post and red warning came up at same time - I'm too quick for the warnings  :-X
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Re: Notifications - not a rant
« Reply #34 on: Friday 19 January 18 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Another thing that you can do is to Mark all messages as read, Mark selected as read and Ignore topics:

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Re: Notifications - not a rant
« Reply #35 on: Friday 19 January 18 13:47 GMT (UK) »
Ok so actually confirming exactly the distinction that I put in my original post.

How does the distinction between unread and new work regarding threads on which you have posted previously but have subsequently marked as 'unnotify'.  Do they still appear as new as you have posted at some point or is the system now capable of ignoring them and so they just appear in unread?

Thanks I do make use of mark all messages as read.

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