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    Hi,

    Can someone tell me if the ability to go to the first unread post in a thread is going to be added in vB5?

    What about the ability to go to the last post of a thread? How was this left out? Is it not critical to forum navigation? Was this accidentally left out, or is it a bug that it shows up nowhere, or is intentionally no longer going to be a feature in vB5?

    These two issues make using this site terrible.
    Last edited by GasMan320; Tue 30 Apr '13, 9:36pm.
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  • #2
    How about being able to bookmark a specific page in a thread. UBB 1.0 had that.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GasMan320 View Post
      What about the ability to go to the last post of a thread? How was this left out? Is it not critical to forum navigation? Was this accidentally left out, or is it a bug that it shows up nowhere, or is intentionally no longer going to be a feature in vB5?
      vB 5 was still in Beta when I added the request to the tracker, that we need a better navigation bar. This included a first/last page button, a to-the-top button, a jump-to-first-unread-post button and the possibiliy to have the navbar on the top and/or on the bottom of the screen. Some days ago this feature was moved to vB 5.0.4, so we will have to wait for it quite a long time.

      I don't know if it is hard to add such a basic feature, but I am pretty sure they didn't forget to add it in the initial release. If you ask the staff for the reason, they will give you a default answer: "It was time and resources that made it impossible to have this feature in the initial release, but as you can see, it will come back in a future version."

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      • #4
        This is a huge feature request of mine. The search module needs a setting that allows the link to jump to the most recent post instead of the beginning of the thread.

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        • #5
          Just boggles the mind. Such a critical feature to proper navigation on the site and they left it out. Just seems like its amateur hour here.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by GasMan320 View Post
            Just boggles the mind. Such a critical feature to proper navigation on the site and they left it out.
            We do have "Comment" now.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throw_o...the_bath_water


            "Throw out the baby with the bath water is an idiomatic expression used to suggest an avoidable error in which something good is eliminated when trying to get rid of something bad,or in other words, rejecting the essential along with the inessential.


            A slightly different explanation suggests that this flexible catchphrase has to do with discarding the essential while retaining the superfluous because of excessive zeal. In other words, the idiom is applicable not only when it's a matter of throwing out the baby with the bath water, but also when someone might throw out the baby and keep the bath water."







            vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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            • #7
              I just upgraded and this is driving me batty. This was my main routine to click to list unread posts, then choose a post and click on "first unread." Now I have to do a LOT of scrolling to get to the first unread post. Was this ever fixed or will it be in a update soon? I'm imagining lots of complainers soon.

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              • #8
                I am noticing today there is a little double down arrow icon now that will take you the first new post. Still something not working quite right, but I have to keep playing.

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                • #9
                  so when you click on a thread instead of going to Page 1, how can I get it to go to the last page or first unread post.

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                  • #10
                    Click the round double down-arrow next to the Thread Title to go to the first unread post.

                    Click the square double right-arrow next to the last post information to go to the last post in a topic.

                    Missing functionality includes a link within the thread to the first unread and filters to show unread posts only. I think users should also have an option to just go to the first unread by clicking the topic title in the thread list as well.
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                    Wayne Luke
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
                      I think users should also have an option to just go to the first unread by clicking the topic title in the thread list as well.
                      Wayne, was that implemented? Or can be added somehow? My users are crying for this feature.

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                      • #12
                        This is not implemented by default but it can be done using template hook. I'll create this when I get a chance. Watch for it in my site. See links in my signature.

                        GIPHY for vB5 AutoLinker Auto-Create Flag Report Topic Social Icons in Postbit Clear Cache Cron DragDrop Upload Topic AJAX AutoUpdate Custom Avatars Selector Stop Links in Posts...and more!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Glenn Vergara View Post
                          This is not implemented by default but it can be done using template hook. I'll create this when I get a chance. Watch for it in my site. See links in my signature.
                          As promised...

                          http://vbmods.rocks/forum/vbulletin-...r-to-last-post


                          GIPHY for vB5 AutoLinker Auto-Create Flag Report Topic Social Icons in Postbit Clear Cache Cron DragDrop Upload Topic AJAX AutoUpdate Custom Avatars Selector Stop Links in Posts...and more!

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                          • #14
                            This was frustrating some of my members to no end!. (and I was only made aware of it)
                            Still working on 5.6.2
                            Last edited by Mr Peabody; Wed 1 Jul '20, 12:56am.

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                            • #15
                              Strangely I've not had this problem. Can you not change the post order in a thread so the newest is first? It's reading backwards but ...

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