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Title: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Lawrie Pardy on 2014-03-13 02:48 am
Hi guys,
I hate to complain, really I do, but has anyone else noticed the change to the forum "folder" icons?  Are you happy with it?

It used to be that a forum with unread posts was very obvious, the folder changed shape and colour (went yellow IIRC), but now the folders remain the new shape and go from grey to grey/blue.  I find this less helpful.  Not impossible mind, but I have to look more carefully now instead of being able to see changes at a glance.

Eric, mate, is there any way we could go back to the old ones?  Pretty please?

Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: William Ashworth on 2014-03-13 02:52 am
Mine are still yellow, Lawrie. Have you accidentally changed a setting?
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Rick G. on 2014-03-13 03:14 am
has anyone else noticed the change to the forum "folder" icons?  Are you happy with it?
Yes. No. Indifferent, perhaps :)
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: fathafluff on 2014-03-13 03:39 am
Yeah, I just noticed it, and it is much less obvious this way. I wonder if the forum software vendor made the change. Tell them I don't like it.
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Flurmy on 2014-03-13 07:58 am
I don't like it and I was just wondering why this happened.
I did nothing to my browser setup. A problem with the cache?
Then I found this topic...
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Lawrie Pardy on 2014-03-13 09:51 am
Mine are still yellow, Lawrie. Have you accidentally changed a setting?
No, no setting changes...
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Mike Shawaluk on 2014-03-13 12:15 pm
I thought it might be worth mentioning that there's another easy way to tell if there are new posts here. I use an RSS aggregator (Feedly, but there are others) to monitor the forums, and it will tell me when there are new posts or replies to existing posts (in all but the Back Stage forum). I'm pretty sure there are instructions in the forum's Help menu to tell how to add a feed to your aggregator, but if anyone wants more information on this, please let me know.

(Side note: The Simple Machines forum software has one of the better RSS implementations I've run across, since it will capture both new posts and new replies. Some forums' RSS code will only capture new posts, and you have to visit the forum to see if there are new replies)
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Haymo on 2014-03-13 07:06 pm
I seem to find all I need by clicking on:
Show unread posts since last visit.
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Flurmy on 2014-03-13 08:05 pm
.. or set a bookmark at https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?action=unread
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Flurmy on 2014-03-24 08:09 am
The old icons are back.
Thank you!
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Lawrie Pardy on 2014-03-24 09:18 am
The old icons are back.
Not for me :(  maybe I need to clear my cache...
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Flurmy on 2014-03-24 09:22 am
No, Lawrie, it's my cache to blame.
Sorry.
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Lawrie Pardy on 2014-03-24 09:24 am
Hmmm, yup - just cleared mine without success :(
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: NoteWorthy Online on 2014-03-25 04:02 pm
The icons changed as a part of prep work for upgrading to SMF 2. I modified the primary folder icon today so that it is more easily differentiated with the no new posts icon.
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Richard Woodroffe on 2014-03-25 10:20 pm
It's great now.

Thanks

Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Lawrie Pardy on 2014-03-25 11:15 pm
Thanks mate, much easier to differentiate now :)
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Rick G. on 2014-03-25 11:38 pm
meh
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Flurmy on 2014-03-26 08:13 am
Ditto
Title: Re: Unread posts in forum icons
Post by: Haymo on 2014-03-26 02:42 pm
Thanks,
now I also can see the difference between Read and UNread items.